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Mother’s Day: The interesting history of our most celebrated holiday

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Mother’s Day is the one day a year when children make a point to visit their moms. Hanging baskets, cards, flowers, candy, a picnic, or some other special meal commemoration ensues. But ...

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Small Missouri town of Noel widely known as “The Christmas City”

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Still haven’t sent out your Christmas cards? There’s still time and there’s a town that will help. One of the most popular places in the world each Christmas is the small Ozarks ...

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Flu cases spike 43% in Missouri

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Christmas brought the flu to many of Missouri families this week with numbers increasing dramatically. According to weekly state data, Missouri had a total of 857 lab-positive flu cases from December 8-14, ...

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Missouri offers numerous choices for celebrating Christmas season

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Missourians don’t have to travel far to get into the Christmas spirit. The website OnlyInYourState.com offers these suggestions for cities in the Show-Me State. St. Charles celebrates the holidays in a huge ...

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How to have happy, healthy holidays

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Happy Healthy Holidays! A time for all the family, friends, gifts, and …the food. THE FOOD. How many times have you regretted eating too much during a Thanksgiving, Christmas or other holiday ...

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Sean Hannity counts his blessings at Christmas and throughout the year

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Popular talk-show host Sean Hannity says he is closer to God now than he’s ever been though it does not come without struggles. “I would say I realize more than ever that ...

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Pastor shares timely message as busy Christmas season heats up

The Christmas season, which should be one of the happiest times of the year for most people, all too often leaves them feeling exhausted and breathing a sigh of relief when the ...

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Avoiding the malls? Try celebrating Bless Friday instead

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Although some people will be up before the crack of dawn in search of Black Friday bargains, others would rather not set foot anywhere near the mail. They may want to consider ...

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How to maintain a work/life balance over the holidays

Remember when you were younger and you enjoyed what felt like an eternity off from school in order to celebrate the holidays? Well, those days are long gone. Now, as a working ...

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Salvation Army goes high tech to kick off annual Red Kettle campaign

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Salvation Army bell ringers are as much a part of the season as caroling and last-minute shopping. The local organization kicked off this year’s Red Kettle campaign on Friday evening with a ...

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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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The Art of the Potluck: A guide for the 21st Century

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As fall gets into full swing, so does the season of the potluck. The period of October through January is becoming known as America’s newest season built around the tradition of gatherings ...

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Capital Grille keeps the ambiance and great food in new location

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The holiday season is around the corner and for many people that means planning group events. With the opening of The Capital Grille in its new and expanded location on the Country ...

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Memorial Day: They sacrificed their tomorrows

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Memorial Day This weekend, we celebrate Memorial Day, which was initiated to commemorate and memorialize our nation’s war dead, those men and women who gave their last full measure of devotion to ...

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Thanksgiving remembered as joy and loss

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The year was 1971. Thanksgiving was different from any I remembered. Yes, my two brothers, their wives, my husband and I gathered with my mom at the big round dining room table. ...

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Should Christians celebrate Halloween?

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Should Christians celebrate Halloween? Opinions differ between Christian leaders, lay people and church members. According to a poll taken on Facebook by  CBN News, 87% of believers feel that Christians should not celebrate ...

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What you can do to make Memorial day meaningful

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Today marks the 150th anniversary of that first “Memorial Day” remembrance, when Congressman James Garfield—who would later become president—addressed a crowd of more than 5,000 at Arlington Cemetery. The tradition continues to ...

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Is Hanukkah the Jewish Christmas?

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

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