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.
Our Elf on a Shelf has stayed true to his name: He has remained on the shelf. I figured that would qualify me for the Lamest Mom Ever Award, but my two children thought otherwise.
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.
More than 800 Carthage children celebrated Christmas on Saturday with members of the Carthage Police Department.
State Rep. Bill Lant said a report he drafted last week barely scratches the surface in addressing what needs to be done to improve state systems to protect children from abuse and neglect.
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.
Kansans aren’t signing up for the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, because they don’t like it. So said Kansas Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer, a surgeon who also is the point man for Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback and his administration on health care issues. But at least one Kansan disagrees.