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Silver Dollar City nominated for best amusement park in America

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Fans of Silver Dollar City in Branson can cast their votes in the 2021 #1 Amusement Park in America by USA Today 10 Best Readers’ Choice Awards. The park already holds the title from previous ...

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Little Lions Summer Academy open at Plaza Heights

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Plaza Heights Christian Academy is happy to announce the opening of the Little Lions Summer Academy beginning May 2021! The Little Lions Summer Academy is a five-day-a-week academic and social program for ...

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Grandview Christian School hosts Creepy Crawly Critters Summer Camp

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Your students won’t want to miss the fun at Grandview Christian School‘s Creepy Crawly Critters Summer Camp! We will have games, activities and educational components as we spend time learning about all things ...

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CDC issues strange summer camp guidelines

The CDC has issued new summer camp guidelines that many say are arbitrary and contradictory. The rules are being mocked on social media as out-of-step with reality. The new guidance says that ...

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Peace Valley Ministries invite the weary

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Kenneth and Vickie Campbell searched for 30 years for a peaceful place on the river. Nothing felt right until Kenneth picked us a local ad sheet and saw an ad for acreage ...

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Missouri Explorers program encourages families to travel state during bicentennial year

A new Missouri bicentennial program is underway to encourage individuals, families and groups to travel the state and participate in fun challenges and learn more. Participants in the Missouri Explorers Program will ...

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Chinese organizations linked to unrest in U.S. cities

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More evidence is coming to light showing that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has been fueling some of the social unrest in the United States this summer. Author and documentarian Trevor Loudon, ...

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Laura growing to CAT 4 hurricane, will hit Wednesday night

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The Gulf Coast of the United States is rapidly prepping for hurricane Laura which is “rapidly intensifying” over the Gulf of Mexico Wednesday morning.  It is expected to become a Category 4 ...

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The virus that ate the summer movie multiplex

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The covid virus has ravaged our world for the last six months, forcing unprecedented closures, lockdowns and adjustments to our normal way of living. And that’s been especially true when it comes ...

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Missouri receives grant to help tourism industry recovery

Help is on the way for Missouri’s tourism industry, decimated by state and local lockdown orders. Gov. Mike Parson on Thursday announced a $15 million grant to help make attractions safer. “So ...

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Kanakuk Covid-19 cases surge to 82, all camps closing

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Kanakuk Kamps has decided to close after the number of staff members and campers with COVID-19 has climbed to 82. Missouri health officials said that number may go higher as more campers ...

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Churches getting creative in holding VBS this summer

Across America, Vacation Bible School is a summer tradition. The ongoing pandemic has left many churches scrambling to find safe ways to continue VBS, giving kids access to a familiar summer activity ...

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Even in pandemic, Child Evangelism Fellowship reaches kids

The spiritual needs of children didn’t end when the coronavirus outbreak began. Child Evangelism Fellowship is continuing to help area kids experience the love of God. “This summer, we are ministering to ...

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Museum of the Bible reopens as families resume vacations

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Families planning a vacation to the nation’s capital this summer can include the popular Museum of the Bible. The museum reopened to the public on Monday after being closed because of the ...

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Gov. Mike Parson announces phase two of Missouri reopening plan

Gov. Mike Parson says the state of Missouri is open for business – or at least closer than it has been since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. As of Tuesday, the ...

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‘Wretched’ may be #1 but family films rule theater-free season

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If you look at official box-office results, The Wretched is the uncontested coronavirus-season champion. The indie horror flick just passed the $1 million mark, theatrically speaking—an impressive achievement, given the lack of theaters actually open. ...

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Lockdowns may be permanently damaging mental health of children

As lockdowns ease, many parents are still wondering if they will be able to send their children to church camp or if they’ll continue to spend time in lockdown. With children already ...

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Ballparks of America in Branson gearing up for youth baseball season

A baseball game or visit to Branson, Mo. is a summer highlight for many families across the Midwest. As coronavirus restrictions are eased, folks with cabin fever soon may be able to ...

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Child Evangelism Fellowship looking for summer volunteers

Warmer temperatures are a reminder that summer vacation from school is right around the corner. Child Evangelism Fellowship is looking for volunteers to help share God’s word with local youth. Several options ...

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What’s the best religious museum in America?

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What’s the best religious museum in the nation? That question was posed to USA Today readers who responded by choosing the Ark Encounter. It comes just in time as families’ talk turns ...

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City Union Mission takes homeless children to summer camp

Kansas City’s at-risk and homeless children are getting ready to head to camp, thanks to City Union Mission. Registration is now open for the Mission’s summer camping programs which give children an ...

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Mandy Moore’s mindful tips for a well-balanced, lively summer

With plans of trips and relaxation on the horizon, it can be easy to give your wellness routine a vacation, too. Before you jet set off on your next adventure, take a ...

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Actors can’t replace previous star power of Men in Black

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When Columbia Pictures dropped rising star Will Smith and respected veteran actor Tommy Lee Jones into the original Men in Black film in 1997, it immediately became a family favorite. The family-friendly feel continued ...

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I-29 re-opens after flooding forced closure

Motorists will welcome the news that Interstate 29 has reopened north of St. Joseph even with floodwaters lapping at its shoulders in southwest Iowa. Adam Watson, an engineer with the Northwest District ...

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Flood waters rise as more rain expected across Missouri

Rain is expected across Missouri the next 10 days just as rivers are cresting along the eastern side of the state. Rivers and lakes continued to fill and crest, breaking years of ...

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