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Stretching out: Yoga instructor moves into bigger downtown space
A practitioner of yoga, Flake is a relatively new teacher who has something to offer fellow runners and other active people: a little peace.
Ryan Richardson: Homeless animals at high risk this winter
We have a couple of stray cats that wander around my apartment complex -- my dog lets me know every time they walk past the window -- and I've seen them crawl under cars. I've seen them disappear into the trees to escape the wind, only to emerge the next day to scrounge for food.
All-weather walkers: Dogwood Trailblazers meet for fun, no-frills fitness
Fun, friendship and fitness -- the motto of the American Volkssport Association -- is something that members of the Dogwood Trailblazers take to heart as they walk their way to a healthier lifestyle.
Lisa Brown: Library has plenty of cookbooks for vegetarians
Our collection features an array of diet, exercise and motivational books, audio books and DVDs. My personal favorites, though, are the cookbooks -- specifically, the vegetarian variety.
Frankie Meyer: Courthouse records contain their own lingo
When looking through court records, a researcher often comes across unusual legal terms. Two examples are "grantee" and "grantor."
Ryan Richardson: Holiday break turns into dog vacation
I ended up watching two of my college friends' house for the first four days I was home, which was a great experience for my dog and I. They have three small dogs like mine, and they also have a dog they are watching for a mutual friend while she goes through the end of her pregnancy.
Golden opportunity: Animal boarding business turns into nonprofit pet-rescue sanctuary
Mary Ann Schlau knew on Thursday that she needed to go shopping, so she planned a trip to the Joplin Humane Society. She tries to go there often these days to pick up dogs and cats that have not yet been adopted and puts them up for adoption in her recently converted animal sanctuary, Golden Paw Animal Rescue and Sanctuary.
Craig Tally: Grief can be a healthy gift
Grief is defined as keen mental suffering or distress over affliction or loss; sharp sorrow; painful regret. It is a universal experience.
Jeana Gockley: Award-nominated 'Mr. Terupt' gets kids talking
"Because of Mr. Terupt," by Rob Buyea, was on last year's Mark Twain Award nominee list -- meaning that Missouri students in grades four through six had a chance to read it, along with three of the other nominees, and then vote for it to win the state award.
Frankie Meyer: Though on the wane, written letters won't disappear
Have you learned valuable family history information from old photos, cards and letters that had been stored for years in a cedar chest? Those types of details will rarely be available to generations of the future.
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