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History & Biography 

Robert Frost (1874-1963)

The much beloved and admired American traditionalist poet has travelled a sometimes bumpy road.  More...
History & Biography 

Charles Dickens

Perennial adaptations of Charles Dickens’s seasonal classic “A Christmas Carol” have made the Victorian author a household name, but there’s much more to the creator of the curmudgeonly Ebenezer Scrooge than guiding ghosts,Tiny Tim, and plum pudding.  More...
History & Biography 

The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

This year will mark the 87th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.  The celebration will feature over 50 of the parade's trademark large balloons as well as musical performances and Broadway dance numbers.  Read all about the humble beginnings of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.  More...
History & Biography 

Stephen King

The name “Stephen King” has long been synonymous with horror, but some things about this popular and prolific writer of unnerving tales may yet surprise you.  More...
Education 

Help! I've Got Homework!

It's hard to believe that school is already back in session but alas, here it is.  And with it? Homework.    More...
Books & Authors History & Biography 

George Orwell

Orwell's classic novel "1984" has been flying off the shelves, but who was the man behind this cautionary dystopic vision?  More...
History & Biography 

Why We Should Thank Johannes Gutenberg

Ah, the humble printing press.  This seemingly archaic little invention has actually had a profound impact on modern society.  More...
Teens 

Have you heard this track from the Hunger Games?


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Community Matters Missouri & Ozarks 

Post-Holiday Clean-up

Put those no-longer-needed Christmas trees, greeting cards, and office party presents to good use.
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Community Matters Missouri & Ozarks 

Ozarks Holiday Celebrations

Looking for ways to celebrate the holiday season with your family?  There's a lot going on out there, and much of it's free!  More...
Government Health & Wellness 

Choose My Plate

New federal nutritional guidelines stress healthy foods in healthy amounts.  More...
Community Matters Health & Wellness Missouri & Ozarks 

Joplin Tornado Relief Efforts

On May 22 a tornado hit Joplin, Mo., causing immeasurable damage to homes and businesses. Residents had a mere 20-minute warning to find shelter before the storms hit. At time of publication, the death toll sits at 122 as citizens of Joplin sort through the wreckage.    More...
Government 

April 5 General Municipal Election

A general municipal election in Greene County will be held on April 5. Find your polling location, learn about candidates and issues, and more.  More...
Health & Wellness Science 

Mobile Health

Smartphones and related technology help bring more, better, and faster medical care to vulnerable populations around the world.
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Health & Wellness 

The Ban on Drop-Side Cribs

On December 15, the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced new federal crib standards that will stop the sale, manufacture, resale, and distribution of drop-side cribs.  More...
Health & Wellness 

National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month

Early detection can slow the disease's onset and greatly improve quality of life, both for patients and their loved ones.  Take some time this November to arm yourself with knowledge.  More...
Health & Wellness 

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Consider adding some pink to your wardrobe and some proactive measures to your routine.  More...
Health & Wellness 

Early Family Bonds Lead to Better Health

Close personal relationships, such as that between mother and child, may provide long-term physical as well as emotional health benefits, according to recent studies.
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Community Matters Health & Wellness Missouri & Ozarks 

Shop Local, Eat Local

Greene County citizens are rapidly becoming "locavores" -- those who seek out goods produced within a 100-mile radius of their hometown. When you live somewhere as bountiful as the Ozarks, it's easy to find local produce and meat if you know where to look.   More...
Community Matters Government Missouri & Ozarks 

Census 2010: Why It Matters

Do you know what the census is? Did you know that a census every 10 years is required by our Constitution? This is a census year and there are a few things you might want to know about this very important process.  More...
Community Matters Health & Wellness 

Crisis in Haiti: What You Can Do To Help

On January 12th, an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.0 rocked the small nation of Haiti, forever changing the structure of their country and their population.  In the aftermath, individuals and organizations from all over the world are pitching in to do what they can to aid this devastated area.  More...
Community Matters Health & Wellness 

Forget the Fads: Make Health Resolutions that Stick in 2010

Every year it's the same old song and dance - you'll resolve to "lose weight" and "be healthy," and by February, you'll be on the couch wearing sweatpants and eating bonbons.  Instead of making vague, unrealistic goals, resolve this year to take charge of your personal health and inform yourself.  More...
Health & Wellness 

Holiday Snacking Without (too much of) the Guilt

Just can't say no to those holiday party munchies?  Here are a few hints to help you make the healthiest choices from all the tempting offerings on the table.  More...
Community Matters Health & Wellness Law 

Health Care Reform

Making sense of the complexities of health care reform can be frustrating.  Here, we've tried to break it down to the basics for you.
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Community Matters Government Law 

Tracking Missouri's Share of the Economic Stimulus Funds

$3.82 billion is a lot of money.  Find out why we received it and where it's all going, down to the last cent.  More...
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