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Warsaw’s Heritage Days Celebrates Benton County

This weekend there's gonna be some big events going down in Warsaw.  A lot of us manage to head down to Truman Dam maybe a couple of times a summer, and it's always a great place to get away without a huge drive.

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Quisenberry Pumpkin Sale Preserves Sedalia History [INTERVIEW]

For those of you who've lived in Sedalia for a while, the Quisenberry one-room schoolhouse is one of those staples of life gone by. It's a living, standing tribute to how far Sedalia and the school district has come in such a short span of time. We all may have our opinions about the school system, but we can all agree that what we have now is leaps and bounds of improvement from what the Quisenberry kids used.

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Created Equal Series Interacts with Johnson and Pettis County Memories [INTERVIEW]

The Created Equal series is a program from the National Endowment for the Humanities.  It's been taken around to all sorts of places in the nation, from schools to churches to libraries and several different places where people can interact.  It's purpose is to look at our history in personal terms, to remember and discuss where we've been and where we are now in our racial harmonies in everyday terms.

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Jamie Foxx May Play Martin Luther King Jr. For Oliver Stone

Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. is one of the most important figures in twentieth century America, which makes it odd that he's yet to receive the cinematic bio-pic treatment. Now it looks like Oliver Stone will bring his story to the big screen, with 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' star Jamie Foxx playing the famous civil rights leader.

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Tom Clancy Autograph Signing Of Red Rabbit
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Best-Selling Author Tom Clancy Dead at 66

Tom Clancy, the writer of numerous popular military thrillers, died on Wednesday morning at age 66.

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Halloween is one of America's favorite holidays. And one of the most traditional.
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The True Origins of Halloween Traditions — Jack-o’-Lanterns, Witches, Costumes, More

Why do we celebrate Halloween by putting on bizarre outfits and asking strangers for candy? Who is Stingy Jack, and why does he haunt our dreams? We decided to take a look at a few of Halloween's most well-known customs and ask, What do they all mean? 

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West Central Missouri Genealogical Society Researches Family Trees in Missouri [INTERVIEW]

A lot of people these days are very interested in learning about their family tree. With the show "Who Do You Think You Are?" and scrapbooking events, people find that looking back in their past is something very important to them. Preserving history and finding connections to long gone family members can become something very intensely important for these folks. There's a group in our area that have been working on that very thing since 1968.

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Queen of the Prairies Festival of the Arts Returns to Sedalia

For three years now, we've been lucky enough here in Sedalia to see some truly evocative and interesting activities and art with the Queen of the Prairies Festival of the Arts. 

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New York Commemorates The 12th Anniversary Of The September 11 Terror Attacks
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Images From the 9/11 Memorial Ceremony at the World Trade Center Site

On Wednesday morning in New York, family and friends of the victims of 9/11, along with law-enforcement and political leaders, gathered at the World Trade Center site to commemorate the 12th anniversary of the terrorist attacks.

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Getty/Gary S. Chapman

Remembering September 11: Where Were You on That Day? [SURVEY]

The terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, was one of the worst tragedies in American history. The horrific event blindsided the nation, and it's a day that none of us will ever forget.

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