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Andra Bryan Stefanoni: Pancakes part of Shrove Tuesday tradition
Tuesday is Shrove Tuesday, a day named for the word “shrive,” which means “to confess,” before the 40 days of Lent begin.
Free trees to be available for Joplin tornado zone; applications being taken
Free trees will once again be available in the tornado zone, and volunteers are needed to help plant them. Applications are being accepted from those who have not previously applied to the Community Forest Recovery Effort to replace trees destroyed by the 2011 tornado.
Jo Ellis: Historical fiction that deserves a look
Time does fly. I think it was more than two years ago that I wrote a column sharing my favorite murder mystery/crime thriller authors and also promised to share some of my favorite writers of historical fiction.
Susan Redden: Area Democrats recruiting candidates
Officials with the Southwest Missouri Democrats organization hope to change the election-day landscape when it comes to races for the region’s representation in Jefferson City.
Grammy-nominated duo offer students chance to develop their own songwriting skills
During an hourlong class Saturday, students were only required to bring one thing: their ideas. More than 20 students from third to sixth grades put their imaginations to work and learned the steps for writing a song with the help of a Grammy-nominated duo.
Families make opening day at Roaring River their tradition
Walk along the banks of Roaring River on opening day of trout season, pick anglers at random for a conversation and they’ll likely all mention the same word: “Generations.”
Work to begin soon on six-mile stretch of Bella Vista bypass
Work will soon begin on the next phase of the Bella Vista bypass, a six-mile stretch from Arkansas Highway 72 southeast of Hiwasse to U.S. Highway 71 in Bentonville, according to Randy Ort, spokesman for the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department.
Wally Kennedy: CiCi’s return welcomed with enthusiasm
You could almost feel the happiness Friday at CiCi’s Pizza, 1602 S. Range Line Road. I think people are genuinely happy that CiCi’s has come back after the tornado.
2014 bull breeding soundness clinics to begin next week
Spring Bull Breeding Soundness Evaluations begin this week and run through mid-March, according to Eldon Cole, a University of Missouri Extension livestock specialist based in Lawrence County.
Mike Pound: When looking for a great movie, don’t overlook ‘Fletch’
On Friday afternoon, I was at a large, computer store that also sells movies. The reason I was there is because on Thursday I had taken our 16-year-old daughter Emma’s computer in to have the computer people tell me why it wouldn’t work. The computer people told me there was something wrong with the hard drive. When they said that, I tried to act like I knew what that meant.
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