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Growing up in the 1970s, one of the most magical experiences of summer was a night at the drive-in. The drive-in was a wholesome, communal venue where friends and families gathered, unhurried, unhindered under the warm nighttime sky. Lying back on the hood of the family sedan, movie speakers…

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Read 2 Peter 3:1-9 The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love.—Psalm 103:8 (NIV)

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The Cletus (338-012) presents the image of southern colonial with its columns and arched entry, along with the country style shown off by the wrap around porch. Brick with wood accents emphasize the looks of this home.  The dormers provide light and a great contemporary look.

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A summer weekend isn’t complete until you fire up the grill, but flame-kissed burgers are just the start to an unforgettable meal that celebrates all the best of the season.

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Planning snacks you can enjoy with your children is a winning parenting strategy for spending more time together while creating tasty treats.

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The 2,706 square foot Elizabeth (337-030) is the ideal home for an expanding family. Not only does this four-bedroom plan offer plenty of space, it gives you more for your building dollar. Constructed with a handsome shake roof and lap siding, the curb appeal of the Elizabeth is evident.

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This May marked 20 years I’ve been out of college. And while I have no regrets, I did think at 22 that my life would play out much more differently than it has at 42. I assumed I’d have it all figured out by now—family, career, friendships, minor household DIY, you know, the big, important t…

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From Beef Checkoff and Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner., we’re sharing a family friendly recipe that can go from stove to table in minutes. For more beef recipes, visit www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com/recipes.

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A portico entry with turned steps on each side of a planter filled with assorted flowers welcomes one into the Pontian (338-022). Standing in the vaulted entry, the barrel vault creates an arch that extends from the massive double door entry to the rear of the home where light pours in from …

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“If the Diagnosis is Dementia,” is a webinar designed to help families who are dealing with this issue. As part of the celebration of National Elder Law Month, this webinar, which will be at 11 a.m. May 21, via Zoom video conference technology, is sponsored by the Hays, Kansas-based Clinksca…

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If you are searching for comfort foods this recipe with crumbled bacon and cubed potatoes smothered in melted cheddar cheese is sure to satisfy.

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Contemporary styling makes the 2,300 square foot Buccaneer (336-100) a home you can take pride in. Not only is it pleasing to the eye, but also the available space is well allocated, allowing ease of movement throughout.

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It’s been two and half months of staying in my house and only venturing forth for occasional grocery pick ups, the odd drive-thru splurge and my yearly buying trip for flowers for the front yard, all while masked up like I’m an extra on M*A*S*H.

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Do you ever notice the occasional small fly in the sink, or sometimes on the lighted screen of a laptop in the evening? Maybe you’ve wondered, “hmm, a fly, maybe I should do something about flies breeding in my house,” but then promptly went on with life and forgot about them. However, now t…

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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 can take your gre…

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The Ashley (407-23) is ideally suited to a larger family needing more than the traditional three-bedroom home. There are four bedrooms with an optional attic area. To make the home even more desirable, it has a dormer over the second bedroom, windows with half-moon accents, and a covered por…

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From the posts of my friends, it seems that the last 60 days or so of this COVID-19 pandemic have resulted in a tremendous amount of learning new skills and refining or reconnecting with ones they’d forgotten.

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Ground to roof windows in the front of the Barber (406-30) provide a contemporary look to this 1,545 square foot home. With the daylight basement, an additional 1,029 square feet of living space is available to be developed.

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The split-level Gerritt (405-51) has a very contemporary look with a large dormer over the garage. A covered walkway has a clean, open look vaulted to the second floor, with the entry set back and opening into the kitchen area. The u-shaped kitchen provides an abundance of counter space.

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April 17 will mark one month since I started working from home as a precaution against spreading COVID-19. I was lucky—my job is pretty portable. As long as I have my laptop, cell phone and reliable WiFi I can work. And, considering that we have staff members who have varying health conditio…

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“Create some interest in your garden patch by adding unique vegetables this spring,” said University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein.

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For some, cooking dinner every night can be a burdensome task. There are decisions to make regarding what to make, then carving out the time and energy to do the work.

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Surprise your family with a dessert fit for the season. This carrot cake recipe is a traditional take on the timeless treat and created using everyday ingredients.

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Appetizer-sized portions and small bites of all sorts are ideal for breakfast spreads, and these Pastry Brunch Cups are perfect for a quick morning snack. Try baking a batch and separating into appropriate serving sizes for a simple way to meal prep heading into a new week.

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Coral Bells are a low growing, colorful perennial that doesn’t mind the shade. The book on Coral Bells (Heuchera) says sun to part shade. My Coral Bells are on the east side and under a large oak tree. They seem to love this location as they have given me color for several years. They don’t …

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There is a difference between purchasing in preparation for a home stay and the excessive stockpiling being seen in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist.