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(BPT) - When they first got together, Andy and Nicole Hill thought they were doing fine financially. They made about $130,000 a year. They bought what they wanted and went out to dinner when they felt like it. When they decided to figure out their net worth, they were in for a shock: It was … Read More

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(NewsUSA) - Engagement rings mean many things -- romance, love, commitment. Each love story is unique, each engagement ring is the start of a new love story, and each will be a witness to a lifetime of memories. Read More

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(NewsUSA) - As the approach of warmer weather draws more COVID-19-weary people outside, the allure of being in nature and out on the water is inspiring a boom in the fishing boat business. Regular fishermen and novices are eager to get out and enjoy the challenge and contemplation that comes… Read More

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(BPT) - As with everything, there is myth and truth. Pediatric dentistry is certainly no exception and when it comes to navigating oral health care for your child’s teeth and gums, there are many misconceptions and myths. Read More

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(NewsUSA) - As travel restrictions ease and vaccination rates rise, many people are eager to resume travel and enjoy a much-needed change of scene. However, one thing hasn't changed, and that is the potential stress of trying to find a parking place at the airport, where wasted time cruising… Read More

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(BPT) - As most Americans have heard by now, whole grains are good for us — dietary guidance tells us to “make half our grains whole,” cereal boxes and bread bags tout their whole grain goodness, and news headlines repeat the message. Read More

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(BPT) - Looking to start a new career, or to revamp your current career in real estate? For women entrepreneurs seeking a breakout business opportunity, now is an ideal time to consider a real estate franchise. Advantages include using skills and knowledge you already have, being your own bo… Read More

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(StatePoint) Americans are living longer than ever before, and with continually rising health care costs, the need for a long-term care solution becomes more of a “when” than an “if” situation, according to financial experts, who warn that Americans are largely waiting too long to plan and prepare. Read More

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(StatePoint) Access to reliable home broadband has never been more crucial. Over the last year, we’ve experienced a shift to remote work and virtual learning that will likely last far beyond the pandemic. This rapid shift has revealed just how inaccessible home internet is in the US, particu… Read More

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(BPT) - The pandemic created a lot of uncertainty for people, especially when it comes to their finances: unemployment was up, spending was down and pretty much everything felt like a roller coaster. One year after much of the world shut down due to the coronavirus, it’s time to rebuild your… Read More

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(BPT) - It is estimated that 81% of drivers read and type text messages while driving, 70% use social media while driving and 50% say their smartphone is essential for getting around, according to AT&T It Can Wait. Read More

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(BPT) - Home and property ownership is a nearly universal part of the American dream. An unfortunate reality of our nation’s past and present, however, is that this dream has been much more difficult to achieve among minority groups. Read More

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(BPT) - U.S. Fire Administration data shows since January, more than 285 older adults (age 55 and older) have died in house fires, accounting for more than 53% of known fire deaths in the U.S. By age 65, people are 2.5 times more likely (or 4 times more likely for those age 85 and older) to … Read More

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(BPT) - There is a severe global shortage of women entering careers in Science, Technology, Education and Mathematics (STEM). According to the National Girls Collaborative Project, women occupy just 28% of STEM careers, despite constituting half of the total workforce. This long-standing pro… Read More

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(NAPSI)—Despite years of talk about how 5G is going to transform everyone’s lives, most people haven’t experienced the lightning-fast speeds and incredible performance of it—yet. What Is 5G And Why Do I Want It?5G is the fifth generation of network technology. It may improve everything from … Read More

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(BPT) - The stresses of the past year have many adults turning to yoga. Many first step on the mat with a desire for stress relief, flexibility and physical activity, but soon discover that the benefits of yoga go beyond what drew them to the practice in the first place. Two-thirds of yoga s… Read More

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(BPT) - This Earth Day, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is celebrating climate action, partnering with companies and organizations that are leading the way to a clean energy future and a healthier planet by investing in energy efficiency with ENERGY STAR and green power with the Gre… Read More

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(BPT) - You check your alarms regularly and practice your emergency escape plan — but are you overlooking an essential component of home safety? Having fire extinguishers — and knowing how to use them — is an important part to help ensure your home and family are prepared for the unexpected. Read More

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(BPT) - During difficult times like this past year, it’s more important than ever to safeguard your health and invest in your self-care. With the physical, mental, and emotional challenges everyone has been facing, it’s no surprise many people are rethinking their wellness routines. Implemen… Read More

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(NewsUSA) - With summer right around the corner, spring is a great time to get started on your health and wellness goals like moving more and losing weight. Just take it from Rose Kis. Like so many of us, Rose felt stuck in her weight loss efforts and found lots of places to place blame. "I … Read More

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(StatePoint) It’s time to extend your home’s living spaces to the outdoors. To get your patio prepped for a summer of relaxation and fun, consider the following décor ideas and inspiration: Read More

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(StatePoint) Having kids can mean having a lot of stuff, not all of which is made from eco-friendly materials. However, if you’re like many parents, you want your children to have a clean, healthy planet to live in when they grow up. Going green while parenting might sound challenging, but i… Read More

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(Culinary.net) It’s that time of year again when nearly everyone wants to be outside all day, every day. These are the times kids have been waiting for all year long. Read More

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(Family Features) Finding the perfect recipe to share with loved ones can prove to be a year-round challenge. These tasty dishes that include a flatbread appetizer, shrimp main dish and a favorite seasonal dessert made with strawberries can help you serve up a meal perfect for any spring gathering. Read More

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(Family Features) The spring season brings to mind flowers blooming and plants springing back to life, making it the ideal time to enjoy fresh produce in meals throughout the day. Salads are of course one of the easiest ways to combine the flavors of your favorite fruits and veggies, but you… Read More

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(Family Features) The spring season and warmer months are typically all about renewal and evaluating things that may no longer serve you, such as habits, products or routines. Read More

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(Family Features) Whether you’re racing against the waves or quietly floating with a pole in hand, a day on the water is hard to beat. However, before you can enjoy the excitement of a new season, there are several steps you need to take to make sure your boat is ready for the ride. Read More

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(Family Features) Spring brings plenty of reasons to celebrate, from holidays to weddings to baby showers. Even a just-because al fresco brunch is a great way to share time with family and friends while taking advantage of a beautiful day. Read More

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(Family Features) Building an appreciation for history is one way to help kids understand and connect with the world around them. History not only shows how people lived long ago, but it also gives clues about how society evolved into what it is today. Read More

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(Family Features) Even before COVID-19 limited social contact with friends, family and colleagues, many adults experienced loneliness and depression due to limited contact with others. Now, a year after the pandemic forced many people into even greater levels of isolation, the issue of socia… Read More

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(Culinary.net) You can almost feel spring in the air, and with the warmer weather comes delicious, delectable foods. From casseroles to fresh fruits and wholesome vegetables, a change of season offers something to look forward to for nearly every foodie. Read More

Upcoming Events

Runge Nature Center

You can join MDC naturalists and area birders as we discover the avian life that call Runge home. These short birding walks are for all experience-levels. We will gather near the front doors of the nature center. Binoculars and field guides will be provided for those that need them. Masks are required to attend this program. Free. Registration preferred. Ages 8 and up.

Joseph and Etta Miller Performing Arts Center

On the last Friday of the month from March-October, local food trucks come together for a night of delicious food and live music. Food trucks include Rebel Tacos, Zydecos Cajun Kitchen, Wrap It Up, Young Doggs, Ready Popped and Serendipity Coffee and Tea. River City Florist will be there with the flower cart, and you can enjoy live music from ToasterBath Band.

Windstone Entertainment Center
$8

The dance band “Shades of Blue” will be playing their classic 50’s, 60’s and 70’s country, rock, R&B and pop. Jay Finley will be on bass/vocals, David Schwarzer on drums/vocals, and Tom Whittle on guitar/keyboards/vocals.

Capitol Plaza Hotel and Convention Center
$20

James Johann was born in the Midwest during the 70’s era of bell-bottom jeans, wood paneled station wagons and disco music. His childhood upbringing was significantly influenced by country music, countless bad haircuts and heavy doses of Catholic school. In 1991, after being fired from several “McJobs,” James began his standup career in Kansas City. But don’t let James’ boyish appearance fool you; he’s a 10-year veteran of the stand-up comedy circuit. His self-deprecating sense of humor …

Capital City Productions

Capital City Productions is thrilled to announce the second production of our Spotz On The Artist series, featuring some of America’s finest professional entertainers. Several of the professional singers from our recent production of “Million Dollar Quartet” are staying with us to bring you the exciting “Blue Suede Shoes Cabaret”—a tribute to the King himself, Elvis Presley, and some of the finest rock and roll talent of the 50’s and 60’s. You won’t want to miss this amazing live music c…

North Jefferson City Pavilion

For the 15th year, the Jefferson City Area Board of Realtors will host a 5K run to benefit the Council for Drug Free Youth. This year’s race begins and ends at North Jefferson City Pavilion. Registration is $25. Details and registration form is at thelanding.missourirealtor.org. Or contact donna@jcabor.com.