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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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    The fault in my plan

    I had a plan.

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    Women Bike KC: Kim Cole

    Lee’s Summit has a large and actively engaged cycling community, most of which are men, and the goal of the article is to help encourage more women to take up cycling by providing examples strong female role models, such as Kim Cole

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    Tips for a safe Fourth of July

    As our community bustles with the excitement of the upcoming Fourth of July festivities, it’s time to review firework safety to ensure your holiday is injury free. A 2012 report from the U.S. National Product Safety Commission noted an average of 200 people go the emergency room each day ...

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