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(NAPSI)—In the ’80s and ’90s, Jimmy Thunder was flying high—as bass player and lyricist for the chart-topping “hair band” Dark Mondays. But times and tastes changed, forcing Jimmy into early retirement, complete with a bruised ego and a years-long grudge against an industry that abandoned hi… Read More

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(Family Features) One area of the kitchen that is often overlooked when it comes to spring cleaning is the area home chefs keep their spices, whether it’s a cabinet, rack or drawer. Keeping your spices fresh and organized is a smart way to create faster, more flavorful meals. Read More

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(Family Features) Whether you take shorter showers, reduce food waste or make eco-minded choices at the grocery store, adopting one simple habit can make a difference in protecting Earth’s natural resources. These simple, renewable lifestyle changes may even affect your personal mindset. Read More

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(Family Features) While spring cleaning can be crucial in keeping your home in tip-top shape, especially for DIYers who find inspiration in the bright season for new home decor projects, the annual ritual can also feel overwhelming. Read More

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(Family Features) Ask any parent what he or she remembers most about a child’s first year and you’re likely to hear quite a bit about sleep schedules. However, a baby’s eating schedule is just as important as his or her sleep. Read More

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(Family Features) Training a pet can be a rewarding process. It takes some time and patience, but it can also be a way to bond with your pet and help set you both up for a happy life together. Read More

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(Family Features) Despite a desire for perfect sleep, Americans are not even close to getting the recommended eight hours a night, and 1 in 4 Americans believes the sleep they are getting isn’t the quality rest they want and need. Read More

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(Family Features) Caregiving affects all generations, with more than 10 million unpaid caregivers in the United States between the ages of 18-39, according to research published by AARP. That’s 1 in 4 people nationwide who care for an older relative or friend. These young caregivers often ta… Read More

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(NewsUSA) - Owning a home is a huge investment, and once they've owned long enough to build up equity, many homeowners opt to leverage the equity for other uses. But if you're on the fence about taking on another monthly loan payment, an option that may be right for you is co-investing. Read More

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(StatePoint) With many kids out of school and spending more time at home, finding ways to fill the time is essential. As most parents know, it can be tempting to allow children to pass some of the extra hours using digital devices, however, research shows that managing screen time is vital f… Read More

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(Family Features) Being more productive at work means working smarter, not harder (or longer) and getting the most out of the hours you spend in the office. Sometimes, however, people find their workdays spiral out of control even when they start each morning with a set plan and to-do list. Read More

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(NewsUSA) - Spring is here, and that means so is spring cleaning. This year, take time to show some love to the workhorses that make your house run smoothly; namely, the washing machine, dishwasher, disposal, and stove. Read More

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(StatePoint) On rainy days, it can be tempting to hand children devices and let them fall down a YouTube rabbit hole. After all, there can be a lot of hours to fill when the weather isn’t cooperating with your weekend plans. Read More

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(NewsUSA) - Remember the excitement of calling your first Uber or LYFT ride? With the download of an app and the click of a button, convenience and transportation were right at your fingertips. The days of standing on the corner hailing a cab or hiring a car service are over (for most.) Read More

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(StatePoint) The sun is shining, flowers are blooming, and you’re probably ready to get outside. Spring offers new opportunities for outdoor fun for the entire family. In fact, it is the perfect time to create a bucket list of warm weather activities for the season ahead. Read More

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(Family Features) A family getaway is the perfect chance to unwind and reconnect with loved ones away from the distractions of daily life. However, peak travel times like Memorial Day and Fourth of July weekend are some of the busiest times of the year, which can mean limited options. Read More

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(NewsUSA) - You may be surprised to learn that, when asked to consider the items they can't live without, Americans rank toothpaste and their toothbrush almost as important as the internet and cell phones, according to a recent study. Read More

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(NewsUSA) - Medication management often feels like a high-stakes balancing act. With multiple visits to doctors and specialists, a variety of dosage instructions, and refill schedules that vary from prescription to prescription, it's a challenge to keep medications organized. Read More

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(Family Features) If it feels as though your life is too busy, you're not alone. Many families experience the feeling of constant busyness, but there are ways to save time around the house and lift some of those burdens. Read More

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(Family Features) A diagnosis like inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) means lifestyle changes throughout every aspect of life, including financially. IBD has many direct costs of care, like clinic visits, radiology studies, procedures and medications. There are also indirect costs such as miss… Read More

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(Family Features) In addition to playing with a laser pointer and offering endless cuddle sessions, there are many more ways to connect with your favorite feline. Cats are curious by nature, and in order for them to stay happy and healthy, they need lots of love and care from their parents. Read More

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“Fly Back, Agnes”by Elizabeth Atkinson(NAPSI)—Twelve-year-old Agnes hates everything about her life: her name, her parents’ divorce, her best friend’s abandonment, her changing body. So while staying with her dad over the summer, she decides to become someone else. She tells people she meets… Read More

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(NewsUSA) - Shiplap - the wall treatment favored by popular home improvement shows - is filling Pinterest boards and continues to top the to-do lists of today's savvy DIYers. Even high-end homebuilders are incorporating it into their upmarket designs. And when crafting a custom shiplap wall,… Read More

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(NewsUSA) - Today most homeowners want to do right by the environment while also caring for the health and wellness of their own families. But they don't always know what measures they can take with the design, construction, and furnishing of their houses to achieve eco-friendly, health-enha… Read More

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(Family Features) Money management and building long-term financial health is a careful balancing act between long- and short-term financial needs, and now is a perfect opportunity to re-examine your goals. People sometimes focus on short-term needs, making sure they can cover routine bills … Read More

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(Family Features) A brain tumor can result in a wide range of physical and emotional changes, but proactively managing your coping strategy can have a significant impact on your treatment program and quality of life. Read More

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(Family Features) As families prepare for the future and consider hospice care for loved ones, it’s important to know and understand what hospice care is and how it can help both patients and their caregivers. Read More

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(StatePoint) Family caregivers lead busy and at times, stressful lives, often balancing work, their own kids and spouses, hobbies and more, all while ensuring their loved ones are happy and healthy. Read More

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(BPT) - Teachers know that when technology is used well, it saves time by organizing material and automating routine tasks. Technology can also engage students actively, create a more equitable classroom and personalize learning. Read More

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Upcoming Events

Capital Bluffs Event Center
Free

The Jefferson City Community Band will celebrate its 10th Anniversary. This will be a special celebration with fun activities for all. In addition to the 2 pm concert, titled "Moments," activities beginning at 12:30 include food trucks, music from a Dixieland Band and the Jeff City Boys & Girls Club Drumline, face painting, and a fun photo booth. Band sections will also raffle themed baskets.

Windstone Entertainment Center

Hambo Latham is a singer who plays a variety of music from the 50's to the 80's. Cash bar and Windstone kitchen open. Every Thursday 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Miller Performance Arts Center
Free

Jefferson City schools Superintendent Larry Linthacum will be at the Miller Performing Arts Center atrium for "Coffee with Larry" on the first Friday of each month from 7-8 a.m. Dr. Linthacum will have a presentation and will take questions from the audience. Everyone is invited.

The Mission
$15

Porter Union, led by husband and wife, Cole Michael Porter and Kendra Porter, is the result of the two old souls spending the better part of the last decade traveling the country together to play their music everywhere from the dive bars and honky tonks to festivals and theaters. When you hear the story of Cole and Kendra meeting in a hometown bar, falling in love while writing and playing together, it sounds like fairy tale built by corporate music row. Luckily, that’s where the compari…

Windstone Entertainment Center
$40-45

Featuring country artist Gene Watson. With special guest band Osage Travelers, playing country and classic rock.

N.H. Scheppers Distributing

Join us for a unique presentation by Dr. Greg Renner and Carolyn McDowell on the historic duck decoy factories that once operated in Jefferson City. Duck decoys made here by Hayes and Gundelfinger have become valuable collectibles throughout the country.

Windstone Entertainment Center

Hambo Latham is a singer who plays a variety of music from the 50's to the 80's. Cash bar and Windstone kitchen open. Every Thursday 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Jefferson City Jaycees Fairgrounds
$1

Jefferson City Jaycees and JC Parks are co-sponsoring the 33rd Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Memorial Park. This special event will be open to children up to 9 years old. Children will be divided into age groups and the park will be divided into four sections. Children will begin their hunt at 11:00am. Parents will not be allowed in the hunting area except for the 3 and under area. All proceeds go to benefit other community projects in Jefferson City.