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Posted at 11:32 AM

I recently traveled to California to spend some time with my three sisters. We were lucky to rent a cottage right on the beach in Montecito. I had no idea that parts of California had turquoise-colored water. While there, I just kept thinking how lucky we are as Americans to have all of this within our borders.We spent most of our time at the cottage just visiting with each other. We did venture out one day to a local botanical garden, Ganna Walska Lotusland. The gardens were...

Posted at 11:31 AM

Animals Best Friends is holding their annual Dazzling Dogs dinner fundraiser next Saturday, April 25. This is one of the really fun events that people enjoy because participants have the chance to see the ABF dogs.This year's theme is...

Posted at 8:31 AM

These orphans are available for adoption through the Regional Animal Shelter, 21001 E. Missouri 78, Independence; 816-621-7722.

Posted at 8:26 AM

Among the many requests and tasks I get asked to do as a simple country lawyer residing in the suburbs of our fine metropolis is to collect money that is owed to my clients by someone or some company that is either disinclined, unwilling or...

Posted at 7:32 AM

Even though I claim not to be the least bit nervous about going to the dentist's office, there are still a couple things that can make me edgy while reclined in the tooth-fixing chair, with a bib around my neck, and a mouthful of tools. Even if I...

Posted at 7:08 AM

According to the University of Missouri Extension and Missouri Botanical Garden caledar, five things you should be doing in your garden in April includes:1. PLANT - By the third week of April all cool weather crops...

Posted at 6:06 AM

Eileen Swatzell and Teri Sandlin said they were shocked to learn that they would be receiving the awards given to them Friday night – but certainly no less grateful.Swatzell, who has worked for the Independence Police Department for...

Posted at 5:13 AM

A significant piece of history from the end of World War II and the early days of the Truman presidency will be on display locally for a month.The document that Germany signed to surrender, ending the war in Europe, goes on display...

Posted Apr 17, 2015 at 8:12 AM

The 25th Annual "Festival of Color" Youth Art Show is this weekend at the Roger T. Sermon Community Center in Independence.The exhbit is Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a special presentation from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. And it’s open...

Posted Apr 17, 2015 at 5:15 AM

“75 Years of Caring for the Heart of Independence.”That’s the modified motto of Immanuel Baptist Church as it celebrates its 75th anniversary as a church with a heart ministering to the needs of the neighborhood and...

Updated Apr 17, 2015 at 12:23 AM

Four nights of revival plannedAll are invited to a series of revival services at Blue Ridge Assembly of God, 740 Blue Ridge Blvd.The services begin at 6 p.m., on Sunday and then are at 7 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and...

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