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Joplin Elks host "Elkland Breakfast"

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Joplin Elks Lodge #501 has had a longstanding relationship with the pediatric unit at St. John's/Mercy hospital. The hospital named the pediatric ward "Elkland" after the bond the two share. Saturday, the Elks continued their relationship with Mercy kids by hosting their annual "Elkland Breakfast". Money raised bought car seats for new parents who could not afford one themselves. "Where would we be without our children? All of us were at one point in time ki... More>>

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Family Resource Center in Pittsburg to Cut Programming, Result of Funding Cuts Video included

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State funding cuts made as a result of the Kansas legislature failing to balance the budget will have a lasting impact on a local facility. The Family Resource Center in Pittsburg has no choice but to cut programs, affecting hundreds of at-risk children. 

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Galena Business Sees Property Assessment Triple Video included

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The CEO of a business that owns a four state medical facility responds to a property assessment more than tripling

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Wilson County Holdings Apology

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WE WANT TO CORRECT A STORY FROM TUESDAY ABOUT THE SUSPENSION OF A LAW LICENSE FOR A SOUTHEAST KANSAS ATTORNEY -- CONCERNING AN ATTEMPTED SCHEME BY THIS ATTORNEY THAT THE KANSAS SUPREME COURT DETERMINED VIOLATED HIS DUTIES AS AN ATTORNEY AND ATTEMPTED TO HARM WILSON COUNTY HOLDINGS.  WE ALSO WANT TO APOLOGIZE TO WILSON COUNTY HOLDINGS FOR OUR ERROR IN INCORRECTLY STATING THEY DID ANYTHING WRONG. THE STATE SUPREME COURT SAYS ATTORNEY KERRY HOLYOAK TRIED TO EXTRACT A $1.9...

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Local 13 Year Old to Swim in Paralympic Qualifiers Video included

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There’s no doubt about it, Haven Shepherd makes a splash, in the pool and out. She has her last swim practice in Joplin before heading to North Carolina where she will compete for a spot on a very prestigious team. 

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Doll Decor Video included

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Forget sugar, spice, and everything nice. For these doll fanatics, if you want to make the perfect little girl it's all about ribbons, bows, and giant rhinestones. 

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Businesses Get Schooled on New Labor Rules Mandating Overtime Pay for Salaried Employees Video included

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Area businesses prepare for changes in Department of Labor rules for overtime.      What could mean more money for salaried workers, could create headaches for businesses. 

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Joplin's City Manager Discusses State Auditor's Follow-Up Report Video included

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Joplin City Manager Sam Anselm says there have already been changes at city hall since workers with the state auditor's office began their follow-up audit.

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Teen Center Opens in Columbus Video included

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Southeast Kansas teenagers who say they have nothing to do this summer now have a new option. It's a teen community center. It's been in the works for several years and today, opened its doors in Columbus.

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New Law Promises to Put Anti-Overdose Drug into More Hands Video included

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A new Missouri law makes it possible to get a drug to reverse an overdose without a prescription. The bill's sponsor says two thirds of overdoses happen in the home.

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Missouri State Auditor Releases Follow-Up Audit Report On City Of Joplin Video included

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The follow-up report references a city council vote that the auditor says broke the law.

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  • 7-Year-Old Boy a Hero, Saves his Friend's Life

    7-Year-Old Boy a Hero, Saves his Friend's Life

    Tuesday, June 21 2016 9:22 PM EDT2016-06-22 01:22:32 GMT

    A Cherryvale family is thanking a little boy after he stayed calm in a life or death situation. A little boy who's now being called a hero. 

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    A Cherryvale family is thanking a little boy after he stayed calm in a life or death situation. A little boy who's now being called a hero. 

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  • Federal Court Papers Show Elaborate Joplin Drug Ring Could Have Ties To Las Vegas

    Federal Court Papers Show Elaborate Joplin Drug Ring Could Have Ties To Las Vegas

    Tuesday, June 21 2016 7:59 PM EDT2016-06-21 23:59:12 GMT
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    One suspect has bonded-out, and the other has been released to the U.S. Marshalls Service.

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    One suspect has bonded-out, and the other has been released to the U.S. Marshalls Service.

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  • Fort Scott family serves as stop along Race Across America

    Fort Scott family serves as stop along Race Across America

    Monday, June 20 2016 6:41 PM EDT2016-06-20 22:41:47 GMT
    For the Ashwill family of Fort Scott, Kan., June brings much excitement. The Ashwill family serves as a "time station" along the coast-to-coast route in America's most grueling bicycle race: Race Across America. "It's like our vacation, to my kids, this is their Christmas. They rate this one higher up than Christmas," Martin Hudecek-Ashwill said. The Ashwills designate this week to provide food, water, showers, rest and morale boost to the 83 competitors competi...More >>
    For the Ashwill family of Fort Scott, Kan., June brings much excitement. The Ashwill family serves as a "time station" along the coast-to-coast route in America's most grueling bicycle race: Race Across America. "It's like our vacation, to my kids, this is their Christmas. They rate this one higher up than Christmas," Martin Hudecek-Ashwill said. The Ashwills designate this week to provide food, water, showers, rest and morale boost to the 83 competitors competi...More >>
  • Joplin Police: Couple Beaten Then Held Against Will Inside Home

    Monday, June 20 2016 6:55 PM EDT2016-06-20 22:55:01 GMT

    Police are confident that drugs were not involved in this case.  But there is a connection between the suspects and victims.

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    Police are confident that drugs were not involved in this case.  But there is a connection between the suspects and victims.

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  • Pie Recall: Danger for those with Peanut Allergies

    Pie Recall: Danger for those with Peanut Allergies

    Sunday, June 19 2016 9:24 PM EDT2016-06-20 01:24:01 GMT
    A Kansas City based company recalls some of its pies that could pose a danger to those with peanut allergies.  Tippin's Gourmet Pies is voluntarily recalling certain key lime pies  because of the possibility of peanut residue in the flour. The company announced the recall after learning that Kellogg Company, its supplier of graham cracker crumbs used in pie crusts had recalled the crumbs.  The recall affects its 8-inch key lime pies with a UPC code of 6808160500...More >>
    A Kansas City based company recalls some of its pies that could pose a danger to those with peanut allergies.  Tippin's Gourmet Pies is voluntarily recalling certain key lime pies  because of the possibility of peanut residue in the flour. The company announced the recall after learning that Kellogg Company, its supplier of graham cracker crumbs used in pie crusts had recalled the crumbs.  The recall affects its 8-inch key lime pies with a UPC code of 6808160500...More >>
  • Dads, father figures and sons camp out

    Dads, father figures and sons camp out

    Sunday, June 19 2016 8:28 PM EDT2016-06-20 00:28:34 GMT
    About a dozen father/son pairs woke up to Father's Day 2016 inside tents at Pittsburg Aquatic Center, all part of the annual Father/Son campout. "I think it's important for every kid to have a good male role model in their life," father Russ Wachter of Pittsburg said. Several variations of father/son pairs attended the campout including Charlie Watson who brought his grandsons, that really aren't his grandsons at all. "I like spending time with them and I take them p...More >>
    About a dozen father/son pairs woke up to Father's Day 2016 inside tents at Pittsburg Aquatic Center, all part of the annual Father/Son campout. "I think it's important for every kid to have a good male role model in their life," father Russ Wachter of Pittsburg said. Several variations of father/son pairs attended the campout including Charlie Watson who brought his grandsons, that really aren't his grandsons at all. "I like spending time with them and I take them p...More >>
  • Local Teens Get Lifeguard Certification

    Local Teens Get Lifeguard Certification

    Sunday, June 19 2016 8:10 PM EDT2016-06-20 00:10:28 GMT

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an average of 3,500 people will die  every year in a drowning accident. Now that it's pool season, who is preventing that number from rising? After an intense weekend of training, a group of local teenagers are now qualified to do so. 

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    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an average of 3,500 people will die  every year in a drowning accident. Now that it's pool season, who is preventing that number from rising? After an intense weekend of training, a group of local teenagers are now qualified to do so. 

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  • Music Festival Aimed at Getting Vets Services They Need

    Music Festival Aimed at Getting Vets Services They Need

    Saturday, June 18 2016 7:59 PM EDT2016-06-18 23:59:45 GMT

    Four Staters help local veterans find the services they may need, today, at the Neosho National Fish Hatchery. 

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    Four Staters help local veterans find the services they may need, today, at the Neosho National Fish Hatchery. 

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  • Chili Cook Off Raises Money for the Visually Impaired

    Chili Cook Off Raises Money for the Visually Impaired

    Saturday, June 18 2016 7:48 PM EDT2016-06-18 23:48:04 GMT

    You may not think of pairing wine with chili but at the 4th annual Vine and Grind fundraiser at Keltoi Winery, it is the perfect match. The event benefits the Midwest Low Vision Technology Center, which helps to improve the quality of life for the visually impaired.

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    You may not think of pairing wine with chili but at the 4th annual Vine and Grind fundraiser at Keltoi Winery, it is the perfect match. The event benefits the Midwest Low Vision Technology Center, which helps to improve the quality of life for the visually impaired.

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  • SEK Humane Society Hosts Day in the Park

    SEK Humane Society Hosts Day in the Park

    Saturday, June 18 2016 7:11 PM EDT2016-06-18 23:11:42 GMT

    It’s a day in the park for Pittsburg residents and their furry friends. The SEK Humane Society holds its "bark in the park" fundraiser. 

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    It’s a day in the park for Pittsburg residents and their furry friends. The SEK Humane Society holds its "bark in the park" fundraiser. 

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  • Some Kansans Can't Vote Locally

    Some Kansans Can't Vote Locally

    Friday, June 17 2016 10:17 PM EDT2016-06-18 02:17:06 GMT

    Kansas Secretary of State, Kris Kobach, is appealing a judge's ruling over who can vote in state and local elections. 

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    Kansas Secretary of State, Kris Kobach, is appealing a judge's ruling over who can vote in state and local elections. 

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  • Governor Nixon Makes Investment in Higher Education, MSSU to Benefit

    Governor Nixon Makes Investment in Higher Education, MSSU to Benefit

    Thursday, June 16 2016 9:12 PM EDT2016-06-17 01:12:08 GMT

    Missouri Governor Jay Nixon was in Joplin, today, to announce an investment in higher education. One that will benefit local universities and surrounding areas. Nixon takes action at Missouri southern, signing capital improvement bills for fiscal year 2017 into law. 

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    Missouri Governor Jay Nixon was in Joplin, today, to announce an investment in higher education. One that will benefit local universities and surrounding areas. Nixon takes action at Missouri southern, signing capital improvement bills for fiscal year 2017 into law. 

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  • Neosho Stunt Pilot Puts on Private Air Show for Veteran Turning 100

    Neosho Stunt Pilot Puts on Private Air Show for Veteran Turning 100

    Thursday, June 16 2016 6:39 PM EDT2016-06-16 22:39:32 GMT

      A World War II veteran reaches a milestone as he celebrates his 100th birthday and gets a private air show performed by Neosho stunt pilot Kyle Franklin.

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      A World War II veteran reaches a milestone as he celebrates his 100th birthday and gets a private air show performed by Neosho stunt pilot Kyle Franklin.

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  • One-Year-Old Drowns In Three Feet Of Water In Elk River

    One-Year-Old Drowns In Three Feet Of Water In Elk River

    Thursday, June 16 2016 6:16 PM EDT2016-06-16 22:16:48 GMT

    Officials say the one-year-old was probably doing what many other one-year-old's would've also been doing.

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    Officials say the one-year-old was probably doing what many other one-year-old's would've also been doing.

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  • Ron Clark inspires area administrators

    Ron Clark inspires area administrators

    Thursday, June 16 2016 5:20 PM EDT2016-06-16 21:20:05 GMT
    Known to many as "America's Educator", Ron Clark runs the Ron Clark Academy in Atlanta and was dubbed by Oprah as her first "phenomenal man" award-winner. Clark spent his day in Webb City inspiring high school administrators from the southwest Missouri region. "He's lived it. He's still living it, he's not only a principal, a leader but he's also a teacher as well. He's inspired countless students and teachers for that matter, to keep striving," East New...More >>
    Known to many as "America's Educator", Ron Clark runs the Ron Clark Academy in Atlanta and was dubbed by Oprah as her first "phenomenal man" award-winner. Clark spent his day in Webb City inspiring high school administrators from the southwest Missouri region. "He's lived it. He's still living it, he's not only a principal, a leader but he's also a teacher as well. He's inspired countless students and teachers for that matter, to keep striving," East New...More >>
  • How to Beat the Summer Heat

    How to Beat the Summer Heat

    Thursday, June 16 2016 2:48 PM EDT2016-06-16 18:48:48 GMT

    With the heat index across the four states well over 100 today, it begs the question we ask this time every year. How do you beat the heat if you have to be outdoors? 

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    With the heat index across the four states well over 100 today, it begs the question we ask this time every year. How do you beat the heat if you have to be outdoors? 

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  • Local Soldier Trains in Africa for Jungle Warfare

    Local Soldier Trains in Africa for Jungle Warfare

    Wednesday, June 15 2016 6:45 PM EDT2016-06-15 22:45:57 GMT

      A soldier from Webb city is far from home in Africa. Specialist William Matteson is getting combat training at French jungle warfare school near Yemen, Gabon. 

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      A soldier from Webb city is far from home in Africa. Specialist William Matteson is getting combat training at French jungle warfare school near Yemen, Gabon. 

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  • Equipment Demo Emphasizes Accessibility to Voting for Disabled Residents

    Equipment Demo Emphasizes Accessibility to Voting for Disabled Residents

    Wednesday, June 15 2016 6:22 PM EDT2016-06-15 22:22:38 GMT

    A demonstration at the Joplin independent living center brings accessible voting equipment to those who will use it at the next election. 

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    A demonstration at the Joplin independent living center brings accessible voting equipment to those who will use it at the next election. 

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  • Godfathers: Women Helping Women, Men's Auxiliary aims to raise $4200 by July 4th

    Godfathers: Women Helping Women, Men's Auxiliary aims to raise $4200 by July 4th

    Wednesday, June 15 2016 6:16 PM EDT2016-06-15 22:16:16 GMT

    Not only women, but men too are lending a helping hand to women in need in southeast Kansas.  Women Helping Women, Men's Auxiliary is challenging men in the area to raise $4,200 in support of the Fairy Godmother's Fund.  Women Helping Women (WHW) provides help to women who are suffering and may be in crisis. Although the group typically reaches out to women for contributions, the Men's Auxiliary is providing a way for men to make a difference in our community. "Since t...

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    Not only women, but men too are lending a helping hand to women in need in southeast Kansas.  Women Helping Women, Men's Auxiliary is challenging men in the area to raise $4,200 in support of the Fairy Godmother's Fund.  Women Helping Women (WHW) provides help to women who are suffering and may be in crisis. Although the group typically reaches out to women for contributions, the Men's Auxiliary is providing a way for men to make a difference in our community. "Since t...

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  • MSSU Contracts with New Food Vendor: Fresh Ideas

    MSSU Contracts with New Food Vendor: Fresh Ideas

    Wednesday, June 15 2016 6:06 PM EDT2016-06-15 22:06:50 GMT

    Missouri Southern State University switches food vendors.   A five year contract with Sodexo ends at the end of this month.

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    Missouri Southern State University switches food vendors.   A five year contract with Sodexo ends at the end of this month.

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  • Some People In Missouri Could Have Their Criminal Records Sealed From Public

    Some People In Missouri Could Have Their Criminal Records Sealed From Public

    Wednesday, June 15 2016 5:33 PM EDT2016-06-15 21:33:57 GMT

    Qualifications would be based on how long ago the crime happened, and whether another crime has been committed.

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    Qualifications would be based on how long ago the crime happened, and whether another crime has been committed.

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  • Webb City Police Looking for Peeping Tom

    Webb City Police Looking for Peeping Tom

    Tuesday, June 14 2016 8:55 PM EDT2016-06-15 00:55:17 GMT

    Police in Webb City are looking for a man who left the Walmart Supercenter yesterday. Not just a customer who decided to leave, or had just stolen something. Police say the man pictured in security footage from the Walmart on Madison Street was caught taking pictures of a woman while she was trying on clothes in a fitting room.

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    Police in Webb City are looking for a man who left the Walmart Supercenter yesterday. Not just a customer who decided to leave, or had just stolen something. Police say the man pictured in security footage from the Walmart on Madison Street was caught taking pictures of a woman while she was trying on clothes in a fitting room.

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  • New Water Line To Be Installed in Pittsburg

    New Water Line To Be Installed in Pittsburg

    Friday, June 24 2016 5:50 PM EDT2016-06-24 21:50:54 GMT
    The City of Pittsburg will have water maintenance crews in the area of Woodland Street between Jefferson Street and Martin Street between the hours of 7:00 am and 3:30 pm over the next few months for the installation of a new 8” water line as part of the City’s ongoing improvements program. We apologize for any inconvenience this closure may cause. If you have any questions concerning this matter, please do not hesitate to contact the Department of Public Utilities at (...More >>
    The City of Pittsburg will have water maintenance crews in the area of Woodland Street between Jefferson Street and Martin Street between the hours of 7:00 am and 3:30 pm over the next few months for the installation of a new 8” water line as part of the City’s ongoing improvements program. We apologize for any inconvenience this closure may cause. If you have any questions concerning this matter, please do not hesitate to contact the Department of Public Utilities at (...More >>
  • New Kansas bicycle map available

    New Kansas bicycle map available

    Tuesday, June 21 2016 5:32 PM EDT2016-06-21 21:32:39 GMT
    Whether you want to see designated bike routes in 19 cities in Kansas, traffic volumes along state routes or which county routes are paved, the new 2016-17 Kansas bicycle map will help bicycle riders plan their trips. “This map provides so much information that is specifically geared toward bicyclists,” said KDOT Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator Matt Messina. “Its contents include bicycling statutes, safety tips, suggested routes, future projects and more all in o...More >>
    Whether you want to see designated bike routes in 19 cities in Kansas, traffic volumes along state routes or which county routes are paved, the new 2016-17 Kansas bicycle map will help bicycle riders plan their trips. “This map provides so much information that is specifically geared toward bicyclists,” said KDOT Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator Matt Messina. “Its contents include bicycling statutes, safety tips, suggested routes, future projects and more all in o...More >>
  • McDonald County Library Offers New "Read to a Dog" Program

    McDonald County Library Offers New "Read to a Dog" Program

    Tuesday, June 21 2016 5:27 PM EDT2016-06-21 21:27:09 GMT
    As part of McDonald County Library’s 2016 Summer Reading Program children are getting a chance to share a story with a dog.  This new event, which has been made possible with the help of volunteers Joe and Carolyn Kozlosky, pairs children with dogs, in hopes of providing a low stress setting for practicing reading skills. According to library director, Jeana Gockley, “The beauty of the program is its simplicity—all that is required are kids, dogs, and a fe...More >>
    As part of McDonald County Library’s 2016 Summer Reading Program children are getting a chance to share a story with a dog.  This new event, which has been made possible with the help of volunteers Joe and Carolyn Kozlosky, pairs children with dogs, in hopes of providing a low stress setting for practicing reading skills. According to library director, Jeana Gockley, “The beauty of the program is its simplicity—all that is required are kids, dogs, and a fe...More >>
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