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When Christmas giving is smart and when it isn’t

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With the Christmas season upon us, thoughts are turning to the matter of gifts and giving. Such matters generally invoke joy in people of all ages, but not always. Sometimes we give ...

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Kansas, Missouri at opposite ends of yearly apple consumption

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Missouri and Kansas are polar opposites when it comes to their love of the apple. The tasty fruit, a sure sign of fall, is a favorite of Missourians who visit many of ...

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Great American Family network schedule of original Christmas movies

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The weather is cooling down, which means the Christmas movie season soon will be heating up on the Great American Family network. The Great American Christmas event will begin on October 21 ...

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Len Dawson, Hall of Fame quarterback and popular broadcaster, dies at age 87

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Even Kansas Citians who are too young to remember Len Dawson leading the Chiefs to victory in Super Bowl IV know him as a popular local broadcaster. The Hall of Fame quarterback ...

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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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Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger: Jesus made me a better husband, father

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Ben Roethlisberger of the Pittsburgh Steelers has been one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL over the past two decades. Amid speculation that he plans to retire after this season, he ...

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Christmas season puts spotlight on epidemic of loneliness – including in the church

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With the Christmas bustle, it can be easy to forget that the holidays can be one of the loneliest times of the year for many people. Nearly one-third of U.S. adults report ...

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How do Christian-Jewish families navigate the Christmas tree?

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Traditionally, for Christian-Jewish families – or at least in writing about them – the month of December is referred to as a “dilemma.” This time of year brings discussion about whether to celebrate Christmas, ...

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Faith helps rookie Sam Ehlinger stay grounded in good times and bad

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Rookie quarterback Sam Ehlinger of the Indianapolis Colts never expected to find himself as a possible starter in his first NFL game. But he believes the adversity he already has faced has ...

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Dallas quarterback looks to ‘God’s plan’ after season-ending injury

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The NFL season ended early for Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott after a devastating injury. However, he hasn’t lost the positive attitude and faith in God that have contributed to his success. ...

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Kansas City Royals issue letter to fans over coronavirus

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A letter sent Sunday from Kansas City Royals leadership concerning the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak: To our Kansas City Royals family: In these extraordinary times, we hold the health ...

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Branson ministry helps employees through slow season

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Branson attractions and businesses hire thousands of workers to meet the high demand during peak tourist season. But when things slow down during the off season, one ministry is stepping in to ...

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Chiefs’ Super Bowl appearance boosts Kansas City worldwide

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The city of Miami will reap an economic windfall from this year’s Super Bowl. But will the Chiefs’ worldwide exposure also benefit Kansas City? Yes, said a professor at the Missouri University ...

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The profound loneliness of Christmas

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If you are blessed with a generally happy Christmas, treasure it enough to share it with someone who might not be. Consider this my public-service announcement, one for all the grinches, the ...

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Tornado season kicks off early with 23 dead in Alabama

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A tornado killed at least 23 people in southeast Alabama on March 3, part of a powerful storm system, which ravaged the Southeast and unleashed other tornadoes. “Unfortunately our toll, as far ...

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Region at risk for higher Spring tornado activity

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After a winter that started in the fall and broke several records along the way, now comes a forecast for a stormy spring. Kansas and Missouri are already in tornado alley but ...

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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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Keeping your health on track during the indulgent holiday season

The holiday season can be an indulgent one, full of cookies, candies, heavy meals and eggnog. While no one wants to rein in the fun during the merriest time of year, there ...

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Why healthy adults shouldn’t fear the flu

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Worried about the flu? Is your concern media driven or legitimate? Each year people get nervous about the flu and do their due-diligence with the hand sanitizer. Building up a strong immune system ...

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