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“Our House”? State Senator Hensley uses home that is not his in TV ad

Hensley

State Senator Anthony Hensley’s current television commercial shows his daughter Katie Hensley Bivens saying “whether it’s in the statehouse, the schoolhouse, or our house my dad is somebody you can always count on.” The problem is, ...

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How should pastors be involved with elections and voting?

voting

Pastor and church leader, do you anticipate encouraging your congregation in voting in the general election on November 3rd?  I hope every pastor and church leader will help make the Christian vote ...

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Should you change investments ahead of the election? Maybe.

stocks, investments

Worried about what might happen to financial markets and your investments if we have the first contested election in 20 years, or if your candidate doesn’t win? You aren’t alone. Unfavorability ratings ...

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Beatles vs. Stones show rescheduled to this Friday at Topeka Performing Arts Center

Beatles vs. Stones

Due to routing issues, the Beatles vs. Stones – A Musical Showdown tribute show scheduled for September at Topeka Performing Arts Center will now take place this Friday, October 23, at 7:30 ...

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Gov. Mike Parson ranked No. 13 among governors for economic policy performance in new report

Gov. Mike Parson

The American Legislative Exchange Council ranked Missouri Gov. Mike Parson 13th among the nation’s governors for economic policy performance, “The Missouri Times” reported. The 2020 Laffer-ALEC Report on Economic Freedom ranked governors based ...

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Missouri National Guard is unsung hero in COVID-19 response, governor says

Missouri National Guard

Gov. Mike Parson last week praised the Missouri National Guard for its critical role in the state’s COVID-19 response. National Guard Adjutant Gen. Levon Cumpton said the Guard has staffed 14 state ...

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Why Trump?

trump

Five years ago, if I was told that Donald Trump was going to be President, I would not have believed you. He won and now is up for reelection. How did we ...

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Ben Roethlisberger thanks ‘Lord and Savior Jesus Christ’ after first game back from injury

Roethlisberger

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is off to the best start of his 17-year career with the Pittsburgh Steelers. After injuring his elbow in Week 2 last year and missing the rest ...

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“Reel Grief” movie series presented for study in Topeka

Reel Grief

Death, end-of-life and bereavement are topics not easily discussed in our western culture. Reel Grief is an opportunity to help individuals process their grief through the use of movie scenes where others ...

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Why swimming might be the best form of exercise you can do

swimming

Swimming is one of the best forms of exercise you can do. Here are five reasons why you should be getting in the water if you want to get in shape and ...

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Topeka Aglow chapter relaunches, holds conference

Aglow

Aglow began in 1967 with four women who expressed a desire to meet together as Christians without denominational boundaries. The first general meeting was held in Seattle, Washington, USA, close to where ...

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“Decade of NOTO” to celebrate growth of North Topeka Arts District

The Topeka Arts & Entertainment District is an attraction for all ages from all over. The restaurants, galleries, boutiques and more make NOTO the top Topeka Art Walk destination. Historic buildings are ...

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FROM THE CHEAP SEATS – All good things must come to an end

Royals

The shortened Major League Baseball season has come to an end and as the expanded playoffs begin, the Kansas City Royals have returned to their homes to begin the offseason and prepare ...

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Where, when and how should you vote? Deadlines loom for Shawnee and Douglas County

vote

The General Election, November 3, will take place in less than a month. In order to vote in this election, residents of the state of Kansas must be registered to vote by ...

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Ribbon-cutting set for remodeled community center

Community Center

A 1 p.m. Oct. 5 ribbon cutting ceremony is set for the dedication of the remodeled main entrance and lobby of Hillcrest Community Center. The project is the capstone to a several-year ...

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Luncheon to feature Barry Feaker

Feaker

Barry Feaker will be the featured speaker at the October C5 POWER Luncheon, to be held October 8, 11:30 am to 1 pm at the The Peak, 1920 SW Gage Blvd. Feaker ...

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National Life Chain Sunday is Oct. 4

Life Chain

The National Life Chain is the largest peaceful, prayerful pro-life public witness in the world.  More than 1500 cities across the United States and Canada are expected to participate in this 33rd ...

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Ward-Meade Garden Glow to replace Topeka Apple Festival in 2020

Garden Glow Topeka

A new event, the Ward-Meade Garden Glow, will replace Apple Festival for 2020 at Old Prairie Town/Ward-Meade Botanical Garden. Patterned after the popular Tulips at Twilight event which was canceled this year ...

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Can baptism forgive your sins?

baptism

Can baptism forgive your sins?  I walked in the hospital room and Terry was lying on her bed.  Her physical condition was deteriorating, and she was not ready to face her Creator.  I got ...

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Prayer March Saturday in Overbrook to coincide with Franklin Graham march in Washington

prayer march

The inaugural “Northeast Kansas 2020 Healing Prayer March” will be held in Overbrook, Kan., this Saturday, September 26, from 8:00 a.m. until noon. “America is in trouble. Our communities are hurting. Our ...

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Upgrade your outdoor living space

outdoor living

Home improvement projects aren’t limited to indoors. In fact, not only can upgrades to outdoor living space expand your livable space, they can also increase your home’s value. Outdoor living projects account ...

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Dave Says – Many benefits to budgeting

dave ramsey

Need some financial advice? Debt and income crisis? Pay off the house mortgage first? Check cashing? Taxes? Credit Cards? Check out what folks are asking Dave Ramsey.   Dear Dave, Some friends recently ...

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SD Gov. Kristi Noem: Americans are addicted to being offended, but God can heal our land

Kristi Noem

South Dakota Republican Governor Kristi Noem spoke out about her bold conservatism in a recent interview. The Mount Rushmore State’s governor has proven herself as a renegade, allowing mass gatherings like the ...

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Funeral planning tips for seniors and their caregivers

funeral

Planning a funeral for a family member can be emotional, complicated and costly. Creating a funeral plan well in advance can minimize stress and confusion for surviving family members, ensure a late ...

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Another Israel coronavirus lockdown forcing unprecedented changes approaching fall holy days

Israel coronavirus lockdown

Israeli’s are headed for a second Israel coronavirus lockdown just before the Jewish High Holy Days begin. Jerusalem’s Great Synagogue will be closed for services for the first time in its 62-year ...

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