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    Far away from the Oregon Trail

    I remember getting computers as a kid in elementary school.


    Life is good when you’re living a good life

    Is life good, or are you living a good life? At a graduation recently, the speaker focused on the difference in these two ways of thinking about our values and our intentions.


    Purple passion

    I am thinking this adult beverage from the 1980s needs to be a selection on the refreshment table at a future Raintree Lake Property Owners Association meeting. Or, perhaps, it already was, based on the nonsensical nature of its latest legal endeavor.


    Echoes by Hubert Neth



    Arts groups find enthusiastic new leaders

    One inherits a position, while the other is creating a new job as she goes along. Both face challenges and opportunities as they bring change to the Lee’s Summit Arts scene. Shannon Lawrence has stepped in as the interim executive director for the Lee’s Summit Symphony, while Ginger...


    Plan better before we keep spending

    In April of 2013, voters in Lee’s Summit overwhelmingly passed a bond issue to support projects at Legacy Park, the new historical museum and a downtown performance space.


    Back-to-school sales tax holiday

    As the summer begins to wind down, parents inevitably turn to preparations to send their children back to school. A big part of that process is purchasing the supplies and clothes their kids will need as they head back to the classroom. Fortunately, Missouri has a three-day back-to-school sales ...


    Sure, we will cash Wal-Mart's check

    The angst that abounded around south Lee’s Summit like one of those bouncing, yellow Wal-Mart happy faces has long since subsided.


    You must hear him first

    Remember the story of young Samuel where Eli was raising him in the things of God. In 1 Sam 3:1–11, it says, “Now Samuel did not yet know the Lord, nor was the word of the Lord yet revealed to him.” Samuel was young and didn’t personally know the Lord yet. Therefore, ...


    Absence of quorum hurting city business

    The cancellation of the July 9 Lee’s Summit City Council meeting may not have triggered an all-points alert to the citizenry at large.

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