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The most popular use for pumpkins this time of year is jack-o-lanterns and fall decorations. But pumpkin is healthy and versatile, so we could be preparing and eating it in a variety of ways, as well. Pumpkin provides fiber, vitamins A and C, potassium and protein. Here are some guidelines w…

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There was a long line to buy lottery tickets yesterday at the Gas ‘n’ Go Away. The jackpot this week was $155 million.

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Erin Kelley of Rushville, Missouri, was among more than 600 Emporia State students recognized for academic honors in the spring 2017 semester.

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The 25th annual We Kan! awards were announced May 6 at the Kansas Sampler Festival in Winfield for 10 people. The awards are presented by the Kansas Sampler Foundation as appreciation for dedicated work in helping preserve and sustain rural culture.

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Missouri University of Science and Technology announces the names of students who made the honor list for the Spring 2017 semester.

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On May 6, 149 students were presented with their degrees from Ottawa University during the 152nd Commencement ceremony.

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Laura Erbe of rural Altoona, Kan., has graduated from Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine on May 17, 2019, with her DVM degree. She is the daughter of Mike and Tracy (Matthias) Erbe of rural Altoona. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Matthias Sr. of …

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Brooklyn Hannan, of Kansas City, Missouri, is the winner of the Terumo Americas Holding, Inc. Scholarship Program.

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Project Concern Inc. is a nonprofit organization that provides services to people 60 years of age or older, so that they can live independently with maximum involvement in community activities and affairs.

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Carson Scheer from Boy Scout Troop 18 has earned the rank of Eagle Scout. His Eagle project was creating vegetable beds for students at St. Matthews Catholic School.

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Project Concern Inc. is a non-profit organization that provides services to people 60 years of age or older, so that they can live independently with maximum involvement in community activities and affairs.

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The 110th anniversary celebration of the Atchison chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, held on January 27, featured an address by Kansas State Regent Katherine Walker West and Regent West’s administration of the new membership oath to Heather Rush.

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At one time, the Welsh community of Northeast Brown County was quite prominent with surnames like that of Evans, Picton, Davies and Johns dotting the landscape.

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In the Christian denominations that follow a liturgical calendar, the Christmas season ended and “Ordinary Time” began on Tuesday, Jan. 14. This period will last until Lent begins. So it’s a kind of in-between time, a breathing space before the demands of Lent.

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As we reflect upon the past decade and the new year that just started, it’s a good time to take a look at what changes occurred in our lives, what we would do differently if we had a chance, and what we look forward to in the coming year.

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As a freshman in college, I was in an introduction to English composition class. One of our first assignments was to write about the smell of a hamburger.

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I would like to address two concepts based on scripture readings that are part of the traditional bible passages for Advent.

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For the last few weeks, in the days leading up to the beginning of Advent, our community has been reading from the Book of Maccabees and the Book of Daniel.

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In this season leading up to Christmas, among the popular scripture readings are the stories related to John the Baptist.

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Most people value prayer but don’t feel they pray enough or pray well. They think they need to have more time and better ways of praying. A common saying on prayer is that “the desire to pray is prayer.“

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It’s the holiday time of year again. Whether your family observes Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or some mash-up of everyone in the family’s beliefs and disbeliefs, there is general agreement that it is a time of caring and sharing.

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I was sitting there staring at my computer screen, completely blank (both the screen and me), trying desperately to think of something to write about for this week’s column.