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Frankie Meyer: Workshops offer opportunities for researchers
Part of the fun of genealogy is visiting with others of similar interests, as well as learning about new techniques and resources. Many organizations offer workshops which allow researchers to do all three.
Lisa Brown: Graphic novels captivate between non-fiction titles
When life gets busy (and the DVR fills up), my reading habits get a bit lazy. Memoirs, cookbooks and short story collections sound appealing, but they sit on my nightstand while I gravitate toward graphic novels and audio books.
Ryan Richardson: Pet harnesses turn trips into joyrides
My dog genuinely loves car rides. I am certain it is one of her favorite things ever, ranking somewhere in between chewing a giant rawhide and receiving an epic belly rub.
Hitting the target: WWII veteran has tremendous aim with community projects
When 19-year-old Homer Cole returned to Joplin's Union Station in November 1945, he was a markedly different man than when he left 10 months earlier.
Jeana Gockley: Newbery winner deserving of prize
In my January review, I talked about the soon-to-be-announced Newbery Medal and how I was hoping that the book I was reviewing -- "Wonder" by R.J. Palacio -- would win. Alas, it did not. But honestly, after reading this year's winner -- "The One and Only Ivan" by Katherine Applegate -- I am OK with that.
Frankie Meyer: Hidden WWII correspondence featured in new book
Staff Sgt. Walter Hawes, who was born and raised in Neosho, was only 19 years old when he joined the Army in 1943. While serving in Italy and North Africa during the following three years, he corresponded with his favorite aunt and uncle who lived in Zionsville, Ind.
Ryan Richardson: Natural substance is best flea-fighter
After that is done and your house is cleaned, you'll want to pick up one of your best weapons in the war against fleas: Diatomaceous earth.
Dog won it: Poodle owned by Galena woman wins new AKC competition
A dog's award-winning proficiency at obedience never would have happened without its disobedience.
Patty Crane: Kardos' debut features great characters in tough situation
"The Three-Day Affair," Michael Kardos' suspenseful first novel, brings together three friends for a long weekend of golf and catching up. But a robbery and kidnapping change it to a weekend that forces them to decide how far they will go to keep what they don't want to lose.
Frankie Meyer: Long-lost relatives can still be found
I recently watched a television program called "The Locator." The poignant series points out that family history research is far more than a hobby for some people.
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