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Posted at 6:02 AM

Watch out illiteracy, Mid-Continent Public Library is out to eradicate you through its Storytime program involving more – a whole lot more – than children listening to their favorite stories. “What has happened over the past few years is that Storytime has been expanded to include not only reading, but also writing, playing, singing and talking,” says Jean Tapley, Youth Services Storytime Specialist for Mid- Continent, who says the purpose of the popular...

Posted at 5:14 AM

When John Howe’s son Mason was playing Queen City League baseball, a photographer would visit his games, take some photos and come back the next week with a batch of 5x7s that parents gobbled up like appetizers at a Super Bowl...

Posted Feb 11, 2016 at 11:01 AM

Zoofari Adventures Summer Camps, which begin May 31 and runs through the week of August 8, are science-themed fun-filled camps designed for 4 to 15 year olds. Campers will enjoy hands-on educational activities, crafts, special tours, animal...

Posted Feb 11, 2016 at 7:26 AM

Winter is usually a slow time for animal adoptions, but since the weather has been rather mild, it might be a good time to add a pet to your...

Posted Feb 11, 2016 at 7:00 AM

The following animals are available for adoption at the Regional Animal Shelter, 21001 E. Missouri 78. Call 621-7722 or visit www.greatplainsspca.org/adopt. If...

Posted Feb 10, 2016 at 11:00 AM

The River Valley Master Gardeners and the Battle of Lexington State Historic Site will host the Great Backyard Bird Count from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 13. The bird count, sponsored by Cornell University, is a worldwide project and is...

Posted Feb 10, 2016 at 6:38 AM

Sometimes I wish we could just skip the month of February and move on to March, thus eliminating much of winter’s cold misery. But, if we were so inclined, we...

Posted Feb 10, 2016 at 6:28 AM

1 “The Fabulous Carnival of Creatures” – Joann McMillan of the Flying Heart Theatre of Eufaula, Okla., will perform this puppet show at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Saturday and Monday at the Puppetry Arts...

Posted Feb 10, 2016 at 6:27 AM

Tien Xuan Tran, a middle child of three, was born in 1943 in the northern Vietnam village of 

Posted Feb 10, 2016 at 6:15 AM

Sunday is Valentine’s Day and in the spirit of this special holiday, I’d like to share a favorite story with you. A few years ago, I took a trip west to visit my children. I had a fairly new car, which supposedly got great gas...

Posted Feb 10, 2016 at 6:06 AM

While African-American participation in baseball has dwindled in recent years, chiefly among youths but also somewhat in Major League Baseball, author Kevin Mitchell says their deep roots in the game – going back to the Negro Leagues and...

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