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Turkey Bowl set for this weekend in Kansas City’s West Bottoms

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The pandemic and recent cool temperatures have led to cabin fever for many Kansas Citians. With predicted temperatures in the 70s and plenty of room for social distancing, the West Bottoms area ...

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Salvation Army starting early in effort to ‘rescue Christmas’

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Salvation Army kettles are as much a part of the Christmas season as festive lights and caroling. Because of the ongoing pandemic, the organization is getting an early start on this year’s ...

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Trader Joe’s fights cancel culture, says it will not change food names

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The cancel culture war on innocent names was just too much for Trader Joe’s and their liberal big-city customers. The retailer indicated earlier this month it might change the names of some ...

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Walmart will be closed on Thanksgiving this year

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Walmart announced on Tuesday it will close all of its stores on Thanksgiving this year. The move shocked retail analysts who point to a trend in recent years in which Black Friday ...

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Local authorities have conflicting face mask regulations

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If you’re confused about requirements to wear a face mask don’t feel alone. Across the sprawling Kansas City Metro, which encompasses 14 counties, there are almost as many different regulations. The problem ...

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Midtown Kansas City church hands shoppers $50 gift cards for groceries

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The coronavirus threat has created an opportunity for area churches to serve those less fortunate. On Sunday afternoon, members of City of Truth church in midtown Kansas City handed out $50 gift ...

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Increase in ‘church hopping’ among trends found in State of the Church survey

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The days of joining a church and staying in it for life are long gone. New research by the Barna Group shows that practicing Christians and churched adults believe in the value ...

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Preparing for a Healthy and Happy Christmas

The Christmas holiday: many of us look forward to this time of year with hearts of excitement as we anticipate time spent with loved ones. But just as the excitement and joy ...

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Naughty or nice? Liberty Counsel offers guide to informed shopping

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Most Christians prefer shopping at stores that support their beliefs during the Christmas season — or at least don’t ignore them. Liberty Counsel tries to make that job easier.       ...

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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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Christmas store helps elderly to share in the giving spirit

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Residents of Pleasant Hill, Mo. and nearby towns are again organizing a free Christmas store for those living at local senior living facilities. A Christmas store will be held at Pleasant Hill ...

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Local officials learning tax hikes doom consumer spending

City and county officials in Johnson County recently told the Kansas City Star they are ‘puzzled’ by sluggish sales tax collections and consumer spending. They shouldn’t be.  Local officials should realize the obvious. Kansans ...

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Altered Appetite to hold conference here

Altered Appetite is a movement with the purpose of igniting revival fire within the hearts and minds of God’s children. Doug Cromer, one of the co-founders, has been a 30+ year food ...

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Kansans cut shopping equal to vetoed tax windfall

Governor Kelly vetoed the tax windfall bill, raising Kansans’ income taxes to the tune of $50 million. Near the same time, the latest state tax report shows Kansans decreasing shopping by $40 ...

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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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Alert: Clever Cyber Monday scam is after your money and identity

Cyber Monday is here! If you avoided the retail stores and skipped their Black Friday deals, don’t worry, you’ll get another chance for major savings today. From clothing to travel to exclusive ...

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Small Business Saturday. Support your mom-and-pop shop!

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Black Friday typically focuses on big box retailers. But where do your local small mom-and-pop shops fit in? Small Business Saturday. From Kansas City to Topeka, to Olathe and Lee’s Summit to ...

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Retailer “Naughty or Nice” advertising list released

Which stores acknowledge Christmas in their advertising? 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 ...

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