Joe Hadsall: Saints' success depends on me keeping mouth shut
The most intensely enforced item on my list of nevers, however: I never talk trash about teams with an upcoming game against the New Orleans Saints.
Holiday concerts featured at MSSU
Musicians and vocalists from Missouri Southern State University will perform three holiday concerts next week. All of the concerts are free and open to the public.
Grand Funk Railroad to roll into Downstream
A blues rock band of the '70s responsible for a score of recognizable, remade hits will appear at Downstream Casino.
Vocal quartet to sing medieval, current carols
Christmas songs aren't just Christmas songs, say members of New York Polyphony. As they are repeated and re-created, they become carols imbued with history and meaning.
Miracle workers: Story about Santa's sanity featured for first time at Joplin Little Theatre
There's a reason Richard Copeland does such a convincing acting job as the judge in "Miracle on 34th Street": He's an associate circuit judge in Missouri's Judicial Circuit 29 for Jasper County.
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Sarah Coyne: Try ditching the kids' table this year
Maybe it used to be a simple logistical tool: Kids sat at a separate Thanksgiving table because the adult's dining table was crowded. Maybe it was more of a relic than that, dating back to prehistory when children should've been seen and not heard.
Hot holiday toys will take some power
A look through lists of this year's hot holiday toys indicates that buying stock in battery companies would be a great move in the new year. A lot of these toys are going to take plenty of juice.
Amanda Stone: Drinks make holidays merrier
I'm a strong believer in liquid courage. Alcohol has been helping introverts loosen their lips since the dawn of time.
Cheryle Finley: Reincorporate Thanksgiving leftovers
Though it's been cold enough to feel like Christmas, let's celebrate Thanksgiving first.
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