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Conception Abbey welcomes you as Christ

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St. Benedict tells us that “All guests who present themselves are to be welcomed as Christ, for he himself will say: I was a stranger and you welcomed me.” Conception’s Abbey Guest ...

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Hurricane Ida damage likely to result in higher gas prices for Labor Day weekend

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Anyone planning to travel for Labor Day weekend can expect to pay more for gasoline. On top of Biden administration policies that have caused gas costs to rise, Hurricane Ida has shut ...

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Vacation locations close to home make great ‘Staycation’ options

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We are creatures of habit, but how does that apply to a vacation?  We often associate feelings of positivity and comfort with familiarity, which is created by the repetition of tasks and ...

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AdventHealth buys Holy Land Experience theme park in Florida

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A Seventh-day Adventist health-care company has purchased the Holy Land Experience theme park in Orlando from Trinity Broadcasting Network. TBN, the park’s owner since 2007, sold the roughly 15-acre museum and tourist ...

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Missouri State Fair showcases $8 million facility improvements

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Visitors to the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia next month will enjoy about $8 million in improvements to the grounds. This includes campground improvements, brick horse barn upgrades and major renovations at ...

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Attendance at Auschwitz exhibit at Union Station breaks record

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A record 150,000+ tickets have been sold to the Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away. exhibition at Union Station in Kansas City. “When we started planning this exhibition nearly six years ago, ...

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Tower of Babel comes to the Ark Encounter

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Answers in Genesis celebrated the fifth anniversary of its popular Ark Encounter by announcing plans for a new Tower of Babel attraction. The Ark Encounter opened in July 2016 in Williamstown, Ky. ...

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Israel to reopen for individual tourism July 1

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Individual travelers will be welcomed to Israel beginning on July 1. Pre-Covid, the country had its biggest year ever as it welcomed 4.5 million tourists in 2019. An amazing feat for a ...

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St. Louis is home to several historic churches to visit on summer getaways

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Local residents don’t have to travel to Europe to visit historic churches this summer. St. Louis has several excellent examples of church architecture. The city’s history dates back to the mid-18th century ...

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Silver Dollar City nominated for best amusement park in America

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Fans of Silver Dollar City in Branson can cast their votes in the 2021 #1 Amusement Park in America by USA Today 10 Best Readers’ Choice Awards. The park already holds the title from previous ...

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Israel’s first tour group after Covid arrives from Missouri

Israel has reopened to international tourists for the first time in over a year. The Israel Ministry of Tourism announced that the flight arrived from Newark International Airport in New Jersey and ...

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Expect gas prices 1/3 higher Memorial Day weekend than last year

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Drivers can expect to pay a lot more for gas this holiday weekend but are unlikely to face shortages. The average price per gallon remains slightly above $3, ranging from as low ...

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Planning a vacation? Here’s the states that still have mask mandates

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If you’re planning a summer vacation you are probably wondering which states have mask mandates. More and more states are dropping the regulations as Covid rates decline and pushback from the public ...

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Silver Dollar City offers ‘Tasting Passport’ during Street Fest

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In an encouraging sign of the easing of the pandemic and the coming of spring, Silver Dollar City in Branson is open for business. Something new this year is a “Tasting Passport” ...

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Peace Valley Ministries invite the weary

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Kenneth and Vickie Campbell searched for 30 years for a peaceful place on the river. Nothing felt right until Kenneth picked us a local ad sheet and saw an ad for acreage ...

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Biblical Israel: Garden of Gethsemane

Mark and Matthew identify Gethsemane as the place Jesus went with his disciples after eating the Passover meal within the city of Jerusalem. This was just prior to his arrest (Matthew 26:36; ...

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Missouri Explorers program encourages families to travel state during bicentennial year

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A new Missouri bicentennial program is underway to encourage individuals, families and groups to travel the state and participate in fun challenges and learn more. Participants in the Missouri Explorers Program will ...

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Southwest flight crew finds Navy sailor’s wallet, adds $100 before returning it

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A story about Southwest Airlines, a navy sailor and his wallet proves kindness is not dead. This reminder is becoming more imperative as stories of conflict and hate saturate the media cycle. ...

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Did Herod’s carriage look like this one unearthed near Pompeii?

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What would a ceremonial Roman carriage used by King Herod on the streets of Jerusalem possibly look like? We may have an answer after archaeologists unearthed an intact vehicle outside of Pompeii, ...

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My six days behind the Iron Curtain, and why it matters today

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Yes, I spent six days behind the Iron Curtain. In the summer of 1981, I sang with a group called, “The Continental Singers.”  After a two-week rehearsal camp, we started our tour ...

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From the Heartland to the Holy Land tour to Israel!

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Many people dream of visiting the Holy Land. Did you know it’s easier than you think? You can join believers from across the area on our next tour from March 19-30, 2022. ...

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Museum of the Bible works to return artifacts to rightful owners

Over 11,500 artifacts the Museum of the Bible had purchased are being returned to Iraq and Egypt. Steve Green, president of Hobby Lobby and chairman of the board for the Museum said ...

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In last days, Trump administration honored City of David in Israel

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The Trump Administration paid tribute to the relationship between the United States and Israel during its final days in power. Last week, the United State officially recognized the ancient City of David ...

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Greetings from Springfield, your fall getaway destination

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With a summer that most agree passed too quickly, many people feel cheated in their passion for travel this year. If you feel the same, you’re not alone. But have hope! There’s ...

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Thanks to financial grant, Missouri folklore being put on the map

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Every community in Missouri seems to have its own folklore that is passed down from generation to generation. A recent grant will enable the state to erect signs commemorating some of those ...

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