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KFL announces winners of 2020 Oratory Contest

oratory contest

Kansans for Life hosted its annual oratory contest again this year to encourage teens to speak up for the value of human life. The 2020 David Gittrich Memorial Oratorical Contest was conducted ...

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Who’s gonna pay for the ‘free’ lunch

free lunch

The saying “there’s no such thing as a free lunch” has been attributed to many people over the years. Someone must produce and someone must pay for what we consume. There has ...

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Oh, no! Not again! EasterFest celebration cancelled by the county for second time this year

EasterFest

The annual EasterFest celebration, scheduled to be held in Garfield Park on August 29, has been cancelled by Shawnee County officials for the second time this year, organizers learned on Thursday. The ...

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Starlite Skate Center closes permanently

Skate

Starlite Skate Center at 301 SE 45th street has closed permanently after being shut down since March when the COVID-19 pandemic began. “We are sad to close our doors, it was a ...

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Trump signs executive orders to extend unemployment benefits, cut payroll taxes, assist renters & relieve student debt

executive orders

President Donald Trump signed four executive actions Saturday for coronavirus economic relief, after lawmakers failed to reach a deal on Friday. Trump  accused Democrats of stonewalling greater aid efforts. Trump’s executive action calls for $400-per-week in supplemental ...

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Man’s Greatest Folly: Believing in Man, instead of God

God

Believing in Man, instead of God the Creator, is Man’s greatest folly.  Man’s failure to learn and teach God’s Word, throughout the world, as He directed, has resulted in the world we live ...

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National Christian Foundation shares 19 ways to help churches during pandemic

churches pandemic

Just like individuals and businesses, many churches are struggling during the coronavirus pandemic. The National Christian Foundation asked pastors and church leaders from across the country how members can help and developed ...

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Vitae Foundation event features former congressman Jason Chaffetz

Jason Chaffetz Vitae

Former congressman Jason Chaffetz will be the keynote speaker at the Vitae Foundation’s Annual Kansas City Pro-Life Event on Wednesday, September 16, at the Sheraton Overland Park Hotel, 6100 College Blvd., in ...

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Vice President Mike Pence offers additional assistance to Missouri

Missouri Pence

Vice President Mike Pence called Missouri Gov. Mike Parson to offer additional assistance and resources to fight COVID-19. “We are grateful to both our vice president and to President Trump for their ...

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Museum of the Bible focuses on theme of the Bible and healing

Museum of the Bible

Christians believe the Bible has the answers to the challenges facing the nation. A new exhibit at the Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C., is highlighting these solutions. “Bible and Healing” ...

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Two Christian leaders disagree with John MacArthur position on church reopening

John MacArthur

John MacArthur has decided to reopen his Southern California church despite state policies Two Christian leaders said they respect his decision but disagree. President Mark Dever of the church-equipping ministry 9Marks and Jonathan ...

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New “Queen Esther” show will be streamed live by Sight & Sound Theatres

Queen Esther

“Queen Esther,” the latest show from Sight & Sound Theatres, will finally make its debut. The show, which was scheduled to premiere live in March, instead will be shown by pay-per-view on ...

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EasterFest to be held this month with COVID protocols observed

EasterFest

You may have gotten tired of all the Hallmark Christmas movies that were showing in July, and if so, it may not be so hard to think about Easter in August.  Therefore, ...

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The stress that gets overlooked

stress

Stress and stress management are growing concerns in today’s work force. They decrease work productivity, affect our health, distract us from work, increase absenteeism, and most of all, they affect the company’s ...

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FROM THE CHEAP SEATS – The state of major league sports

sports

Covid-19 continues to grip the nation and affect the sports world in ways that I never thought was possible. Leagues are starting back up while scrambling to get their seasons completed, all ...

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Who will redress my grievances?

grievances

Ten words.  That is all there are.  Ten seemingly throw-away words at the end of the First Amendment to the US Constitution.  But if you were to take a few seconds and ...

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Dave Says – Responsibilities come first

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.   Responsibilities come first   Dear ...

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Polls: most parents want to reopen schools this fall

reopen schools

As the coronavirus lockdown loosens, most parents of school-age children want to reopen schools this fall and say it will be bad for students if they do not. A new Rasmussen Reports ...

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Archbishop Viganò’s powerful letter to President Trump: Eternal struggle between good and evil playing out right now

Viganò,President

Mr. President:  In recent months we have been witnessing the formation of two opposing sides that I would call Biblical: the children of light and the children of darkness. The children of light ...

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Shawnee County accepts ownership of Great Overland Station

Great Overland Station

Shawnee County Commissioners voted this week to accept a transfer of ownership of the Great Overland Station from Railroad Heritage, Inc.(RHI), to Shawnee County for the sum of $1. Great Overland Station, ...

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KSBE rejects Gov. Kelly’s school reopening plan

school reopening

Kansas’ elementary, middle and high schools will be able to reopen for in-person instruction in August, despite Gov. Laura Kelly’s school reopening plan to delay the 2020-21 school year until after Labor ...

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Patrick Mahomes passes Tom Brady as NFL’s top merchandise seller

Mahomes

Following up an MVP campaign in 2018 with a Super Bowl victory last season has moved Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes to the top of the NFL‘s merchandise sales chart. Tom Brady’s three-year run as the ...

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3 home projects that combine beauty and performance

home projects

Will you be completing outdoor home projects this season? To maximize your investment, consider these project ideas, which combine beauty and long-lasting performance:   Smart Landscaping Landscaping is a fundamental aspect of ...

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Division of Kansas Tourism launches new tagline celebrating Spirit of Kansas

Kansas Tourism

The Kansas Tourism Division of the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism has introduced its new tourism marketing tagline and campaign, which honors and celebrates the perseverance that defines what it ...

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Mental Health: The importance of staying mentally strong

mental health

Our mental health — how we consider the world and our role in it — is every bit as important as our physical health. And just as we must work to stay ...

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