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Missouri celebrating 200th birthday in Jefferson City today

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Missouri is celebrating its bicentennial in Jefferson City today. The formal ceremony on the Capitol’s south lawn will be livestreamed on Missouri2021.org. Governor Mike Parson, Missouri Supreme Court Chief Justice Paul C. Wilson, ...

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Kansas City will celebrate Missouri bicentennial Saturday

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Kansas City will celebrate the Missouri Bicentennial this Saturday at the François Chouteau & Native American Heritage Fountain in the Northland. The free event will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 ...

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Missouri bicentennial gets own postage stamp

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The U.S. Post Service will recognize the Missouri bicentennial with a commemorative stamp later this year. Gov. Mike Parson shared the design earlier this week, “The Missouri Times” reported. It depicts a photograph of ...

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Spirit of Kansas 4th of July festival back in full for 2021 in Topeka

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The Spirit of Kansas is back for 2021. Shawnee County Parks + Recreation has released a statement saying the Spirit of Kansas Independence Day celebration, will be back in full this year ...

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American cities will light up for Israeli Independence Day

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America is honoring the Independence Day of its closest ally – Israel. Buildings across the United States will light up in the blue-and-white colors of the Israeli national flag to honor Yom ...

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Cancel culture goes after Lauren Daigle in New Year’s Eve celebration

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Louisiana officials and the mayor of New Orleans are sparring over whether Christian singer Lauren Daigle should be included in a New Year’s Eve celebration. The controversy began when the Grammy Award-winning ...

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The miraculous connection of Hanukkah to Christmas

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I grew up a nice Jewish boy in Brooklyn, New York. When December arrived it brought some interesting challenges. Why? My family owned a toy store! I knew little about Christmas, but ...

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Virtual program series kicks off countdown to Missouri’s bicentennial

Missouri 2021 is rolling out a new virtual program series that focuses on the programs and events happening in Missouri to commemorate the state’s 200th bicentennial of statehood. Leading up to the ...

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How to have hope for a difficult Christmas season

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Christmas carols fill the air; smiles and laughter are everywhere. A drive through town reveals glistening windows boasting of tasty holiday treats and shiny red ribbon. Twinkling lights dance in unexpected places ...

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Trump campaign Tulsa rally postponed to honor Juneteenth celebration

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Anyone planning to travel to Tulsa for President Donald Trump’s campaign rally will have to wait a day. The event has been postponed from June 19 to June 20 because of a ...

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Shawnee County: Decision on Spirit of Kansas to be made by June 1

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Shawnee County Parks + Recreation has released a statement concerning the Spirit of Kansas Independence Day celebration. After consultation with county leaders, primary stakeholders and the COVID-19 Response Team, they have determined ...

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Dr. Martin Luther King’s niece challenges Christians to pursue his dream

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As the nation pauses to remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., his dream is alive and well. “Even though widespread conflict and mutual distrust abound; we still have a dream,” said his ...

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Where does your state rank in Christmas spirit?           

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In a recent study sponsored by CenturyLink, analysts used a number of statistics on Christmas cheer broken down into two categories — online activity and area culture. Under online activity, the study ...

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Hillsong pastor shares his thoughts on why parents should allow trick or treating

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Halloween is one of the most contentious days of the year for Christians, with some seeing no problem with their children participating while others shun what they consider a demonic holiday. To ...

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Christians continue to disagree about whether and how to celebrate Halloween

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If the calendar says mid-October, it means that the long-running debate over whether Christians should celebrate Halloween is about to heat up again. Eighty-seven percent of Christians believe they should not celebrate ...

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Sliced bread festival brings Republicans, Democrats together

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It’s the best thing since sliced bread! Really! Seven thousand people are expected to turn out for this weekend’s “Sliced Bread Days” event in northwest Missouri’s Chillicothe. State Rep. Rusty Black, R-Chillicothe, ...

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Full remarks of President Trump at July 4th celebration

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Metro Voice is providing the full text of President Donald Trump‘s remarks at the national Independence Day Celebration. We do this as a service to readers as we provide news in context ...

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Trump speaks to huge crowds as media downplays

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While the media reported there would be “tiny crowds” for President Donald Trump’s address to the nation, photos and the National Park Service provided otherwise. The president addressed a multitudinous crowd during ...

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National Easter Egg unveiled by First Lady Melania Trump

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Did you know the United States actually has a national Easter Egg? It does and the 42nd annual commemorative egg designed for First Lady Melania Trump was unveiled Wednesday in advance of ...

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Where did palm branches come from for Palm Sunday?

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Christians across the globe used palm branches for worship services on Palm Sunday. Some folded them into elaborate little crosses. Kids poked each other with them. But it’s safe to say most ...

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It’s Christmas season again…already!

Can you believe it? It’s Christmas season again…already. It seems like I just reseeded and fertilized the yard yesterday. That was almost 3 months ago! It’s Christmas season again…already! I heard some ...

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Missouri woman helped decorate White House

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A Northwest Missouri woman was one 200 volunteers from across the nation selected to decorate the White House this year. Cindy Roy of Trenton was selected out of more than 6,000 that ...

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Nativity joins Christmas tree at MO Governor’s mansion

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The theme of this year’s Christmas exhibit at the Missouri Governor’s Mansion is “Down Home Missouri Christmas.” As part of the decorations, a 40-foot Norway spruce arrived at the Missouri Governor’s mansion ...

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Don’t break the bank when celebrating Christmas

Christmas changed – a lot – when my husband and I had children. The first few years, we wanted to make sure our daughter (now almost 8) had the very best of ...

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