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    The best lesson in coaching: Part II

    With the summer youth sports season winding down, I’ve been fortunate to see some great competition from Lee’s Summit athletes over the past few weeks. Moreover, I’ve enjoyed seeing how a brief interaction with a coach can help young athletes perform. Whether it’s a correction...

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    Don't blame me for your pregnancy: Part I

    It happened to me again, just last week. At a business gathering, a business leader good friend of mine that I have not seen for a couple months approached me. She has always exhibited the beautiful body shape of a model. This time was different. I easily realized that there was a change in her ...

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    Take your workout to the local park

    We have all seen kids playing on the swings, slides and running around having fun at the park, but this can also be a great place to do a resistance and cardiovascular workout. Kids look at the park and see a fun place to run and play, adults see a place to let their kids run free to play and use...

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    August primary elections

    On Aug. 5, voters statewide will go to the polls for the primary election to nominate party candidates for the November general election. Every seat in the Missouri House of Representatives is up, although not all races will have primary candidates or opposition. Missouri Senate seats that are for...

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    Back to school

    You may be ready for your kids to head back to school or you may be holding onto every minute of summer fun. In our house the words “back to school” are synonymous with “do your chores.” Regardless of your position, it’s time to start thinking about simple things...

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    Older adults are not sick - they are just weak

    A recent article in the Wall Street Journal includes information on how to keep our muscles strong as we age and is certainly good information for everyone.

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    Governor’s actions on truly agreed bills

    Earlier this week, the governor completed the process of taking action on the bills passed this session by the General Assembly. The Legislature passed 211 pieces of legislation in the 2014 session. Six of those were joint resolutions, which will appear on the August or November ballot. Twenty-one...

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    Healthy summer in Lee’s Summit

    How great do our kids have it? There’s so much to do in Lee’s Summit in summertime, no parent should ever hear an utterance of “I’m bored” from their youngsters until at least Labor Day.

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    Outstanding people in our community

    Your Community Foundation’s 19th Toast to Our Towns Gala will be Sept. 6 where we once again will celebrate and recognize outstanding people who make this a great community. It truly is an Eastern Jackson County celebration bringing together all of the communities in this region with seven...

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    The ‘Farmers’ Market?

    I ran into a friend who said he and his wife had gone to the Farmers Market. He told me they picked up some cucumbers, tomatoes, some snapdragons (whatever those are), a couple of pot holders and cinnamon rolls. Wait! What? Cinnamon rolls? You can get cinnamon rolls at a farmers market?

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