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Saturday 07/30/2016
Married Country Duo Thompson Square Says Performing at a Fair, ‘Feels Like Home’
Posted: July 30, 2016

The multi-platinum selling country act and married couple Thompson Square have been named “Vocal Duo of the Year” multiple times, nominated for that and many other awards even more often and had a string of No. 1 and Top 20 hits.

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Friday 07/29/2016
Frankie Ballard Concert Will ‘Focus on the Musicianship’
Posted: July 29, 2016

Frankie Ballard broke into the country music scene in 2008 when he won Kenny Chesney’s Next Big Star competition for Michigan.

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Wednesday 07/27/2016
Sights and Insights
Updated: July 27, 2016 - 11:28 am

What’s been the best year of your life? That’s an interesting question and one that came up in an interview with a former journalism student of mine, Tobias Johansson, from Lund, Sweden.

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The Band That Changed Everything
Posted: July 27, 2016

In an article about the Top 10 songs by Alabama, “the most successful band in country music history,” Taste of Country notes that this is the group that paved the road for so many of today’s top country groups.

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‘This One Had Me Wanting To Dance’
Updated: July 28, 2016 - 10:48 am

If you think you know Bret Michaels based on songs you hear playing on the radio, you’re not getting the full picture.

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Saturday 07/23/2016
Group Is Searching for Top 10 Grandmothers in Missouri
Posted: July 23, 2016

The search is on for Missouri’s 10 Best Grandmothers.

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Pacific Student Collecting for Ballwin Officer
Posted: July 23, 2016

Paige Plaisted, daughter of Harry and Ruth Plaisted and a student at Meramec Valley Middle School in Pacific, who was crowned 2016 National American Miss Missouri, 10-12 Cover Girl at the state pageant last month, will hold a fundraiser this Sunday, July 24, to benefit the Ballwin Police Officer who was shot in the neck during a traffic stop earlier this month.

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Call of the Wild
Posted: July 23, 2016

There’s something irresistibly cute about young wildlife — baby raccoons, kits, fawn . . . People who come across them in Missouri parks and woods, maybe even on their own property, want to protect them, so they sometimes pick them up and bring them inside if they don’t see the animal’s mother around to care for it.

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Wednesday 07/20/2016
Sights and Insights
Updated: July 20, 2016 - 8:58 am

Vacations are learning experiences. We returned home smarter than we started after a week in upper Michigan. In the past, we’d visited Traverse City, and knew how beautiful the area is, but this time we went further north to a very nice Vacation Rental By Owner cottage in Harbor Springs.

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Life Is ‘Better With Pets’
Posted: July 20, 2016

Ever wonder why pet food companies don’t make something like ice cream flavored cat food? Wouldn’t cats run to gobble it up?

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Saturday 07/16/2016
Conserving Missouri’s Flora, One Seed at a Time
Posted: July 16, 2016

Meg Engelhardt has two different work spaces — a quiet lab inside the Edgar Anderson Center at Shaw Nature Reserve in Gray Summit and the wide open spaces of parks, prairies, roadside patches, basically anywhere native plants are growing across the Missouri Ozarks. Where you will find her on any given day of the week depends a lot on the weather.

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Wednesday 07/13/2016
Red Cross Calls for More Blood Donations to Address Shortage
Posted: July 13, 2016

The American Red Cross has issued an emergency call for blood and platelets, urging all eligible donors to give now to replenish an extremely low summer blood supply.

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Pacific Student to Compete For National Cover Girl Title
Updated: July 13, 2016 - 8:44 am

Paige Plaisted, daughter of Harry and Ruth Plaisted and a student at Meramec Valley Middle School in Pacific, was crowned 2016 National American Miss Missouri, 10-12 Cover Girl at the state pageant held June 25-27 at the Holiday Inn Executive Center in Columbia.

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Awakening, Exciting Children’s Love of Nature
Posted: July 13, 2016

As education coordinator at Shaw Nature Reserve, Karen Bryan has watched dozens of kids each year discover and deepen a love of nature, conservation and science, but there are a few moments that stand out to her, like when a middle school girl in the H2O club asked her mom if they could get owl pellets, like the ones the club was dissecting, to have as an activity at her next birthday party.

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Saturday 07/09/2016
‘We Made It to Freedom’
Posted: July 09, 2016

Katy (Ledo) Boyer had just turned 17 back in August 1961 when her parents put her on an airplane with her 15-year-old brother, Juan, and dozens of other young Cuban girls and boys (more than 14,000 would eventually come), and sent them from their homes in Cuba to live in the United States.

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