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Parents reject doctors’ suggestion; preemie born 3 months early defies odds and is home for Christmas

By definition, when a micro-preemie survives and thrives it is a miracle. The hurdles and obstacles and potential problems are substantial. But even by that standard, Layla Daly’s arrival home in time for Christmas ...

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FROM THE CHEAP SEATS – Things I didn’t get for Christmas

Christmas has come and gone and I have to say that it was a very good year. All six of my kids were at my home for Christmas, the first time that’s ...

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Troops in Germany and Iraq respond to First Family’s visit

U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have landed in Germany to thank more American troops during the Christmas holiday as Air Force One makes its way back from a surprise ...

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Kansas man to actually receive two front teeth for Christmas

A Kansas man who lost his front tooth while scrambling to wrap Christmas presents last year will get his wish for two front teeth after a video of him singing a popular ...

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Christmas celebrated at Jayhawk Theatre

Members of Countryside Christian Church celebrated the season spreading cheer at the historic Jayhawk Theatre on Christmas Eve day as the church put on two musical worships Monday afternoon. Pastor Nate Bruns said ...

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6-time Pro Bowler surprises those who need it most with the ultimate Christmas gift

Geno Atkins of the Cincinnati Bengals hasn’t seen his team’s season go as planned, but that hasn’t stopped him from celebrating the holiday season. The six-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle and his ...

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Christmas Eve busy time for churches across America

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At the nondenominational, multi-campus Faith Church in Missouri, Christmas Eve will be the culmination of a long weekend of creative celebration focused on family, Christ and saving souls. “Each service is another opportunity to ...

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Christmas comes early for urban families today

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Today 260 driver volunteers are delivering thousands of wrapped Christmas gifts to more than 540 Kansas City area families. The families previously selected the gifts at City Union Mission’s Christmas Store, part ...

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KCI’s 50 year-old design struggles with weight of holiday travelers

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Long lines abound at Kansas City’s International Airport this week as travelers battle increased traffic and a TSA security process that struggles with the airports 50-year-old design. The airport, designed in the ...

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Mary Poppins Returns stays true to innocence of the original

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Disney’s latest reboot of the beloved classic Mary Poppins, brims with positive themes that can be seen in the lives of the characters and the songs they sing. Those themes include hope, ...

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Senior complex bans ‘Merry Christmas’, decorations

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A religious liberty group says a Catholic assisted living complex in Washington state has wrongly banned residents from saying “Merry Christmas” or displaying holiday decorations out of fear it will violate a ...

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Families ride free on Topeka Metro during Christmas break

The Topeka Metro bus system in Topeka has announced their sixth annual Winter Fling/Families Ride Free campaign. Families can ride all fixed routes free of charge from Saturday, December 22, 2018, through ...

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The Other Side of Christmas

This past year my wife lost her mother and my children lost a grandmother. Christmas can be a time of loss and sorrow and thought this might be a help to all ...

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Francesca Battistelli and Andrea Bocelli team up for Christmas duet

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When Christian contemporary artist Francesca Battistelli answered a phone call asking her to perform a Christmas duet with Italian singer Andrea Bocelli, there was no hesitation in her answer: “absolutely.” “It was ...

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Using art to learn how to love during Christmas

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Art and advent: learning how to LOVE during the season ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO—Art and advent seem to go together like love and marriage. For millennia artist have captured the events surrounding the ...

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Christmas memories: Mysterious nativity set prompts prayer for previous owners

So…the back story: My husband, Bob, and I were in Belton, Missouri, visiting a couple of antique stores. I came across this entire Willow Tree nativity set and instantly fell in love ...

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Siblings to celebrate 93rd Christmas together

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The Mangham siblings of Georgia are in the Christmas spirit – just as they’ve been for 93 years. That’s how many Christmases the clan of four sisters and one brother have been ...

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TBC presents their annual Light Show this weekend

Topeka Bible Church will once again present their legendary Light Show with all the sights and sounds of Christmas, telling the story of the birth of Christ through brilliant Christmas lights and ...

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Ozark, MO faces legal action over cross, reverses decision to dim the lights

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The City of Ozark in southwest Missouri is embroiled in controversy after receiving a letter from the legal department of Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF). The letter concerns a illuminated cross on ...

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Christmas ‘Mystery’ revealed in ballet

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This year marks the 21st season of The Mystery of Christmas (MOC). This original version of the Christmas classic, The Nutcracker, debuted in Kansas City and is continuing its hi-tech, family-friendly production ...

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Which companies made the Naughty List this Christmas?

Have you grown sick and tired of national retail chains bowing to the very small anti-Christmas minority? If so, then take a good look at the list below to see who made ...

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Organizations serving women share ‘wish list’ for Christmas

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Looking to have a local impact with your giving this Christmas? Consider the great organizations that work in the pro-life area. Over the next two weeks, Metro Voice will publish the needs ...

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C5Alive Christmas Luncheon to celebrate with music, games

The monthly C5Alive “POWER Luncheon” will be a Christmas Celebration held at Fairlawn Plaza Mall, on Dec. 13, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Christmas music, games, photos and fun will be ...

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Sin. The Reason for the Season.

Legendary country singer Johnny Cash is one of many artists that have recorded the famous Christmas carol, Silent Night.  I can usually get the first verse by memory, but the second I ...

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Expert advice for decorating your home for Christmas

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With the early wintery weather this year, many homeowners are a little behind schedule in their outdoor Christmas decorating. If that sounds like you, outdoor home maintenance expert Scott Shippy has some ...

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