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Economy impairs ministries providing Thanksgiving meals

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High inflation and a slow economy are making it harder for local shelters to feed the needy this Thanksgiving. Shelter KC, which will serve nearly 4,000 meals this week, is feeling the ...

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Festival of Lights tells the story of “The Greatest Gift” at Gary’s Berries Christmas celebration

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Christmas is often a time where families come together to celebrate their love for one-another, creating memories by taking family pictures, enjoying traditions like watching Christmas movies or listening to carols…and of ...

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City Union Mission says increased food, housing need at crisis level

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A perfect storm of food costs and winter temperatures poses a looming crisis for City Union Mission. The Christ-centered organization, which provides homeless men, women and children with shelter, clothes, food and ...

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From shoeboxes to war zones: how Samaritan’s Purse became a $1 billion humanitarian aid powerhouse

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Each week, in a hulking warehouse in the small mountain town of N. Wilkesboro, N.C., Samaritan’s Purse employees load semi trailers full of supplies for the people of Ukraine: medicines, food, tarps, ...

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What’s behind America’s pickle craze?

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Move over bacon and ranch dressing. A pickle craze is sweeping the nation with dill pickle toppings and seasonings in such high demand that they’re appearing on popcorn, chewing gum, seeds and nuts. ...

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Ben & Jerry’s sues to keep ice cream out of Israel

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The Ben & Jerry’s ice cream company this week filed a U.S. federal lawsuit against its parent company Unilever, in a bid to torpedo an agreement that would permit ongoing sales in ...

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Kansas City named #1 city for work and play

Forget New York, LA or Vienna. Kansas City has been named the best city in the world to work during the day and explore in the evenings and on weekends. Notably, it ...

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Farm Bureau: July 4th cookout up like a bottle rocket

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Your Independence Day weekend will cost a lot more to enjoy this year. The American Farm Bureau Federation says the cost of a cookout is up a whopping 17 percent according to ...

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Lithuania bans transit of trains with sanctioned goods bound for Russia

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Lithuania has begun a ban on the rail transit of goods subject to European Union sanctions to the Russian far-western exclave of Kaliningrad, transport authorities in the Baltic nation said on June ...

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People with bad diets know it, but those who think they eat well get it wrong

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Most people believe their diet is far healthier than it actually is. According to a new study of 10,000 people and their diets, just 15 percent could accurately tell how healthy it ...

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Thousands of cattle die as heat wave continues across region

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Record heat across Missouri and Kansas may contribute to already soaring meat prices. As many as 10,000 cattle already have died in Kansas because of high temperatures. One shocking video posted to ...

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World facing “food crisis and famine” over Russian invasion

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The world will soon experience a global food crisis due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The dire warning was issued by Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky as he addressed by video graduates of ...

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Sri Lanka devolves into chaos with food shortages, curfew

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The world could be at the initial stages of a massive food crisis, say economists. Shortages of fertilizer for farmers, the inability of Ukraine to export crops and record fuel prices are ...

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Doorstep celebrates 55 years with Matching Challenge

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On June 8, 1966, a tornado roared through Topeka, killing 17 people and injuring hundreds. The cost of property damage was $100 million. One of the agencies helping people in need during ...

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How some food donation hurts people

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A major problem with how food donation currently works in the United States is that a lot of the calories in those boxes and bags come from items that aren’t particularly healthy, such ...

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Missouri and Kansas residents warned about risk to pets from coyotes

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Both Missouri and Kansas natural resource officials are warning the public about coyotes. The Missouri Department of Conservation says the residents should keep in mind that we’re now in what are four ...

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City Union Mission exceeds fundraising goal

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City Union Mission’s CELEBRATE HOPE campaign has raised $7,110,000, exceeding their goal of $6.5 million. “Our God has provided for us in such a tremendous way through our community,” stated Chief Executive ...

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Grocery shortage worsens as pandemic policy threatens supply chains

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Soaring freight costs plus Omicron and vaccine mandate-related labor shortages are creating a new round of backlogs at processed food and fresh produce companies, leading to empty grocery shelves at major retailers ...

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Liver transplant waiting lists fueled by alcohol, obesity

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Alcohol consumption and being overweight is contributing to a record number of Americans needing liver transplants. The rise is being seen most acutely by those over 65 whose numbers now mirror those ...

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How Communism (yes, Communism) almost ruined the first Thanksgiving

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The little-known story of how the Plymouth Pilgrims progressed from the false dream of communism to the sound realism of capitalism and created the first Thanksgiving. This time of the year, whether ...

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U.S. dollar losing 1 percent in value every 30 days

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Your money is losing close to 1 percent of its value every 30 days. That startling revelation was made by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data which released the latest inflation ...

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Thanksgiving to be “most expensive meal in the history of the holiday”

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Last summer, the Biden administration bragged about saving consumers a few cents on their July 4 celebrations. The news for Thanksgiving dinner will not be as good. According to a report published ...

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7 simple steps to improve your health

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Our society faces a health epidemic because over half of Americans live with a chronic illness and a third suffer from obesity. Does your health or weight impede you from having a ...

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Experts share tips to boost energy as life gets busier

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More and more churches are nourishing physical as well as spiritual health. The focus comes as many people report a lack of energy and additional stress since the beginning of the pandemic. ...

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Sam Brownback warns of humanitarian catastrophe in Afghanistan

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Former United States Ambassador Sam Brownback has issued a statement on the Biden administration handing Afghanistan over to the Taliban. Brownback served as the Trump administration’s ambassador for religious freedom around the ...

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