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Pittsburg church’s windows combine recent history, that from biblical times

There is some recent history, along with that from Bible times, depicted in stained glass windows at the First United Methodist Church in Pittsburg. The Nativity scene is central in the sanctuary of the church at 412 N. Pine St. But the 100-year-old church also has windows depicting the Kansas state seal and the entrance to Russ Hall at Pittsburg State University.

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Jo Ellis: Fourth-graders opine on Carthage park

A few weeks ago, our mail carrier brought a manila envelope to our door, wondering if the contents might pertain to me. The address was simply Kellogg Lake, on Easterly Drive. Even though we live on Old Route 66 Boulevard, it was a good guess because being secretary-treasurer for the Kellogg Lake Nature Center, I do get a lot of mail addressed to Kellogg Lake.

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Rural Missourians more likely to be uninsured; McDonald County has state’s highest rate

Missourians who live in rural areas are far less likely to have health insurance than those living near big cities, according to U.S. Census data. The Associated Press examined county-by-county data for 2011, the most recent year available. The data is for residents under 65 since older residents are eligible for Medicare.

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