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Equipping for the future: What that looks like for young TRM guests

Equipping looks different to different people, but Topeka Rescue Mission Ministries believes in starting during infancy and continuing throughout a person’s life span. The following gives a glimpse into how the ministry ...

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Tax tips for extension filers

The IRS reminds taxpayers who requested an extra six months to file their 2017 tax return that Monday, October 15, 2018, is the extension deadline for most taxpayers. (Except for business tax ...

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How to get better care from your doctor

Have you ever wanted to ask your doctor a question but didn’t because you felt uncomfortable? Experts say that an impersonal relationship with your doctor could be preventing you from receiving the ...

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Dave Says – You must pay a price to win

Need some financial advice? Debt and Income Crisis? Pay off the house first? Check cashing? Taxes? Check out what folks are asking Dave Ramsey.   Dear Dave, What can someone do if ...

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Dennis Quaid Says His Faith Saved Him from Addiction

Dennis Quaid is not your average actor. He has accepted Jesus Christ as his savior and put it all on the line to star in the hit Christian movie I Can Only ...

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How to Have a Successful Retreat

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A retreat is a great way to bring your church or organization together. There are numerous themes you can choose. From women’s and men’s retreats to youth, leadership, couples, 50 plus, worship and more. ...

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How to be a millionaire: Tips from the Dave Ramsey show

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So, you want to become a millionaire. You know your goal, but maybe it seems too far off in the distance, too improbable, too unattainable, for an everyday person like you to ...

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3 tips to make meal prep into an enjoyable family activity

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We all love sitting down together for a hot meal. Unfortunately, preparing the meal itself turns into a chore that usually falls to one family member (Mom). Whether it’s a quick meal ...

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Long weekends are a great opportunity to explore with a road trip

In addition to a plethora of local and nearby opportunities for fall fun, there are also many places a little farther out that can make for a great long-weekend road trip. Following ...

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Huge aquarium planned for famous Branson theater

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A grand redevelopment could be in the works for what was once one of the most iconic theaters in Missouri’s biggest tourist destination, Branson. Thursday the Branson Board of Alderman heard a ...

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Missouri expands website to watch government spending

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Missouri citizens will now have an expanded ability to check-up on state government and it’s spending habits. A new public-facing portal for state monetary data aims to be a significant update on ...

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A look back at ‘Romper Room’ and local host

From 1953 to 1994, Romper Room, a television series for children five and under, aired in the United States.  If you’re old enough, you may remember watching the show as a young ...

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Dave Says – It’s Baby Step 1 for a reason

Need some financial advice? Debt and Income Crisis? Pay off the house first? Check cashing? Taxes? Check out what folks are asking Dave Ramsey.   Dear Dave, I’ll be receiving my income ...

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Getting enough vitamins after 50

If you think of vitamins as the chewable cartoon characters of childhood or overhyped by the supplement industry, you may wonder if they really matter. The answer: Yes, in a big way. Humans ...

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Your next text may be from an online scammer

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Internet scam artists are moving beyond your email inbox to target your text messages as well. “SMiShing,” also known as SMS Phishing, continues to loot information from busy and unaware consumers despite ...

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A horse may be your next seat mate on Southwest Airlines

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During a time when most businesses are cracking down on the increasing abuse of obtaining unorthodox “service” or emotional support animals and taking them on planes or in restaurants, one airline is ...

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7 Healthy Back to School Tips for Parents

Summer draws to a close and school is right around the corner for many children and parents. In one sense, it’s a relief. The kids will be in school and there will ...

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Age of Big Brother: Google tracks our every move

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Google wants to know where you go so badly that it records and tracks your movements even when you explicitly tell it not to. An Associated Press investigation found that many Google ...

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7 Healthy Back to School Tips for Kids

Summer is over for many kids, and as a parent, whether you’re shedding tears or jumping with the joy at your kids heading back to school, you should also be thinking about ...

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The Age Gap in Religion Around the World

By several measures, young adults tend to be less religious than their elders; the opposite is rarely true. In the United States, religious congregations have been graying for decades, and young adults ...

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IRS continues warning on impersonation scams

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With tax season completed, the Internal Revenue Service has warned taxpayers to remain vigilant for phishing emails and telephone scams. Summertime tends to be a favorite period for scammers because many taxpayers ...

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Do you own stuff or does stuff own you?

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If you have read my columns before you have probably figured out that I am frugal with my money…no, not frugal, cheap. I come from a long line of bargain hunters that ...

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Dave Says: Expenses, Not Income

Need some financial advice? Debt and Income Crisis? Pay off the house first? Check cashing? Taxes? Check out what folks are asking Dave Ramsey. Dear Dave, I bring home $4,100 a month ...

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Flight attendants working to keep passengers cooler

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For many passengers on a plane, sitting on the runway, the temperature can become stifling. You instinctively reach for the air knob above your head only to find there is no air ...

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Why fewer Americans are attending religious services

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Fewer adults are attending religious services in the United States, but not necessarily because they don’t believe. Many cite practical or personal reasons for skipping weekly services, according to new Pew Research ...

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