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Ryan Richardson: Abandoning, surrendering pets not the same
I want to address a phone call I received this week. I got a voice mail from a frustrated lady, who asked me why I had such a hard stance in last week's column on pets that had been abandoned.
Business angle: Asbury man uses retirement to open a successful bait shop
As a kid, Floyd Reeves walked from his home on 32nd street in Joplin to Shoal Creek to fish from the low water bridge using worms and crawdads he'd dug up along the way.
Who should we follow on Twitter? #140fourstates project will profile region's best tweeters
Sharing lives has never been easier, thanks to social networking. And Twitter is responsible for one of the era's biggest transformations. At symbols (@) and hashtags (#) are a big part of the way we communicate, and the service's 140-character limit has given us new emphasis on brevity and being succinct.
Frankie Meyer: Maps can be obtained through interlibrary loans
Several fire maps of towns were compiled and published by the Sanborn Fire Insurance Co. of New York starting in the late 1800s. The Kansas State Historical Society's website at www.kshs.org lists the Kansas towns that were mapped.
Patty Crane: Thrilling romance driven by characters
The Midnight Sun Extreme Freeride Competition is being held in Yancy, Alaska. Snowboarders and skiers are everywhere, and for the McKenna siblings, it means their brother Reef is back. It is a rare chance to see the young brother who left home at 18 to ski the circuit.
Ryan Richardson: Newton County group seeks forever homes
When anyone asks me where to get a pet, I always tell them that any path that goes to adoption is the best way possible.
Song sharing: Crowder Jazz Orchestra makes monthly rehearsals public by inviting listeners
Todd Hastings can play many things on trumpet, from an emotional elegy to a majestic march. The professor of music at Pittsburg State University has a long resume of performances and clinics he's conducted.
Linda Cannon: Filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan studies how to improve schools
Having lived through 12 years of public school, I remain ever hopeful that someone will figure out a better way to educate the next generation. Don't get me wrong: I had lots of talented, caring teachers (along with a few real clunkers, sadly), but even the best teachers have a difficult task trying to provide a quality education for all their students.
Frankie Meyer: History, neighbors provide clues when research hits a wall
Genealogists sometimes encounter a brick wall in research. A person or family seems to disappear from records or suddenly appear in records: Where did they go, or where did they come from?
Clydesdales more than mascot for Missouri
One of the most identifiable features of the Budweiser brand has been the Clydesdale horses the company uses in advertising and day-to day operations.
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