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Why did your ancestors move from one region of a state to another region in the same state in the 1830s to 1860s? If the move occurred in Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio, Indiana or Illinois, the answer might be that they were moving to new areas that developed and prospered along can…

If you’ve been thinking about building your next home but feel overwhelmed by the process, The Home Builders Association of Southwest Missouri can help you get started.

In celebration of personal growth, I’d like to present a story. It starts with the vastly differing personalities of two children; it ends with a parenting epiphany. It goes like this.

CARTHAGE, Mo. — Forget Punxsutawney Phil and his shadow. Cuddly rodents don’t mark the coming of summer. Drive-in theaters opening for the season, however ...

PITTSBURG, Kan. — Sure, Mark Nizer started out as a world champion juggler. And because he’s a funny guy, he added comedy to his act. But it’s the innovative use of 3-D technology that truly sets him apart from his peers.

Gazing at the photo of the Peppermint Beach Club in Virginia Beach, I was transported to my youth growing up in Norfolk, Virginia, and my long summer days at the beach with my best friend, Leigh.

Sunday is St. Patrick’s Day, and no matter the ethnic or racial boundaries, everyone is a little bit Irish this weekend. Not surprisingly, there are plenty of events planned this weekend in celebration.

Ideally, road trips would be enjoyable for everyone in the vehicle. Spring break is drawing nigh, as is the beginning of this much-anticipated season on the calendar. Let’s celebrate the end of eternal winter with a day trip or two.

While Dorothy is probably the only one to go over the rainbow and only leprechauns are lucky enough to benefit from the pot of gold at the end of that rainbow, I think we all agree it brightens our day to see a beautiful rainbow off in the distance.

Imagine time travel as a marketable business and time machines being rented to the general public. That can be a scary thought for several ethical reasons, but thanks to the FC3000, plausibility turns into actuality.

March has been declared Women’s History Month to recognize and celebrate the role of women in our nation’s history. Family history researchers have an especially difficult but rewarding task of finding records of female ancestors. After compiling details of their lives and sharing the inform…

TULSA, Okla. — You know you’ve had a successful musical career when Johnny Cash mentions your name, which is what happened to John Mellencamp when Cash described him as “arguably the most important roots rocker of his generation.”

MIAMI, Okla. — The boys of the glam metal band Warrant will forever be remembered for their 1990s rock anthem “Cherry Pie” as well as the heavily aired video starring model Bobbie Brown and drums made of, appropriately, cherry pies.

When it comes to reading a book by Barbara Kingsolver, how can you go wrong? After all, anyone who can craft a novel as rich as “Poisonwood Bible” is a sure bet.

At the southwest corner of our patio stands a large, beautiful oak tree, between 3 and 4 feet in diameter, and though it requires maintenance, cleanup and some expense, it would be sorely missed were we to lose it. I am always astonished that it grew from a single acorn that could be held in…

While opening for bluegrass legend Rhonda Vincent tomorrow afternoon is a unique opportunity, it certainly won’t be the first time a Joplin family-turned-gospel band has played in front of hundreds of people — or even thousands, for that matter.

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GALENA, Kan. — It’s been a Broadway hit as well as a 2008 Meryl Streep movie that recently spawned a sequel — now, “Mamma Mia!” is the latest production from the Cherokee County Arts Association.

PITTSBURG, Kan. — The Pittsburg State University choir and chorale will perform at 7:30 p.m. today in the Sharon Kay Dean Recital Hall in McCray Hall on the PSU campus.

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When bluegrass-playing duo Dailey and Vincent played to a sold-out Memorial Hall this past June, there was hope Darrin Vincent’s bluegrass-playing sister, Rhonda, would soon follow.

It's funny that I live in Carthage and go to Sarcoxie and end up seeing more friends in one evening than I usually do in a month. Last Saturday, while my husband, Chris, spent the day fishing in the freezing cold, Frank and Betty Saferite, Ray and Cindy Harding, Tracy and Carroll Asbell, and…

Fasting for health goes against everything I thought I was sure about. Why would I consciously choose to be hungry when I have unlimited access to healthy food? Preliminary research was compelling enough to make me want to give it a go, proving once again that anything is possible.

MIAMI, Okla. — Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College will present “She Kills Monsters” at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday in the auditorium of the Fine Arts Building.

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A rather portly and occasionally grouchy Sgt. Orville P. Snorkel has for decades tried to instill some discipline into the easygoing Beetle Bailey. Few realize that the relationship revealed in the comic strip between Beetle and Sarge is a direct reflection of the association between the str…

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