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After a long day, the feeling of a cozy bed is so satisfying. But over time, sweat, body oil, and allergens like dust mites can start to build up. The American Cleaning Institute® recommends these steps to keep your bedding clean and comfortable.

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Whether your tax fund is $500 or $3,500, it can mean a real impact on your personal and financial well-being. Before you spend your refund on a big-screen TV or iPad, try to think through your options, even the ones that aren’t especially exciting or glamorous.

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The Atchison Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution met virtually via Zoom on March 13.

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March is National Nutrition Month, from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and this year’s theme is “Personalize Your Plate.”

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Cabin fever is a popular term for a relatively common reaction to being isolated or confined for an extended period of time. Cabin fever is not a specific diagnosis but rather a constellations of symptoms that can occur under these circumstances.

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If spring fever has you thinking about a prescribed burn, the time to make sure you have a good plan in place is not the day of the burn. Start getting ready now.

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The recently released Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2020-2025, provide direction for living healthy through all life stages, birth through adulthood.

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If you have noticed significant changes in your mood and behavior when the seasons change, you may be suffering from seasonal affective disorder (SAD). According to the National Institutes of Mental Health, people may start to feel “down” when the days begin to get shorter in the fall and wi…

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From time to time, I’ve been getting questions about gluten-free foods and baking. So I thought this was a timely topic for this time of year. Holidays can be a rough time for folks who can’t tolerate gluten. Many people enjoy sharing their love of baking during the holidays, and gluten-free…

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American Legion members recently presented Tom Mangimelli an award for more than 25 years of distinguished service for the Sons of American Legion. First District Commander Dan Wentling was in attendance for the ceremony on Oct. 31 at the American Legion Post 6in Atchison. Mangimelli is an A…

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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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The family of William and Dorothy Dudley would like to thank everyone for all the calls, cards, gifts and love shown to us, during both of our birthdays.

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The annual Wood Family Reunion is canceled due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus and social pandemic it has created. We hope to make plans for the 2021 reunion to be held at Carl E. & Ruthie Tharman’s home.

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Tyler and Tara Jones, Atchison, announce the birth of their son, Ivan Matthew, on May 26, 2020 at Mosaic Hospital in St Joseph, Missouri.

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WASHINGTON, DC – The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution urges Americans to reflect on the United States Constitution during this month’s annual observance. in honor this foundational document of national governance.

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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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For the past month I have been engaging with my eye doctor. I've had two cataracts removed which isn't a serious thing in itself. But what goes into this surgery is what baffles me.

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Spring weather would call any child to go outside and play. Remember? We played outside without adult supervision; we played until it got dark ... until the stars and the moon shone above us, throwing off light, and then we split and scampered to our homes. There was a sense of freedom when …

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Did you ever have a week when it felt like something was missing, but you didn’t quite know what it was?

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First of all, a happy and blessed Easter season to all of our readers. As I thought about the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, I recalled the words of the Apostles’ Creed which is prayed by many Christian denominations. In it, we hear the words “He was crucified, died and was buried. He …

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This past week, Christians have been recalling Jesus’ final journey to his destiny. At the beginning of every Holy Week, his entry into Jerusalem is proclaimed. In Mark’s detailed account, Jesus directs the disciples to go to a designated place and untie a particular colt and bring it back t…

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We read an interesting gospel passage at our service last Sunday. The reading is from the gospel of John, chapter 12, verses 20 to 33. In the very beginning of this gospel story, some Greeks come to the disciples. John says, “Some Greeks who had come to worship at the Passover Feast came to …

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Christians refer to the “light of Christ that is to shine in our hearts.” It is a light that is to shine here and now, and it will also shine in the afterlife. What is the dictionary definition of light? It is “the natural agent that stimulates sight and makes things visible.” The sun would …

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Last Sunday, our reading was the story of Jesus casting out the money changers and merchants at the temple in Jerusalem. I don’t recall who the writer was, but one author has said about this story: “All this Jesus did in one nearly seamless rush of holy zeal.” When he went to the temple, Jes…

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This is one of those weeks when I didn’t have a lot of time to prepare my reflection. The reading last Sunday was the story of the Transfiguration of Jesus. “Transfiguration” is the word that is used to refer to when Jesus’ whole being was transfigured in the view of his disciples and they s…