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H is for Hermione (Granger) in the hands of Daisy Axon, an Australian pre-pubescent powerhouse in only her second acting credit playing precocious Candice, a redheaded Pollyanna in a town full of grumpy people. Candice is determined to turn their frowns upside down, starting with her own fam…

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H is for Hermione (Granger) in the hands of Daisy Axon, an Australian pre-pubescent powerhouse in only her second acting credit playing precocious Candice, a redheaded Pollyanna in a town full of grumpy people. Candice is determined to turn their frowns upside down, starting with her own fam…

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SMITHVILLE — Nehemiah Festival at Smithville Lake's Smith's Fork Park is pushing forward, inviting all those interested in Christian music and fellowship to join for a weekend of performances beginning Friday to Sunday, Sept. 18  to 20.

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KANSAS CITY — Mid-Continent Public Library System issued a release informing Northlanders that Woodneath Library Center, 8900 NE Flintlock Road, and its book drop will be temporarily closed until further notice.

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KEARNEY — Common Sense for Common People, a grassroots political action committee based in Kearney, will present author Doritda Nicholson and her reading of “Pearl Harbor Through a Child’s Eyes” at 7 p.m. Sept. 14, at ReeceNichols, 307 S. Jefferson St. in Kearney.

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LIBERTY — At 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 30, the Liberty Mid-Continent Public Library branch on Kent Street will close to the public for good as the branch moves to its new location at 1665 S. Withers Road, a press release states.

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Mid-Continent Public Library celebrates Library Director Steven V. Potter’s 10-year anniversary in his current role and 30 years of service at MCPL in total. As director, Potter oversees the largest library system in the Kansas City metropolitan area, which serves more than 816,000 residents…

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The Story Center at Mid-Continent Public Library, in partnership with the University of Missouri Extension Community Arts Program, is proud to announce the launch of “State of Stories,” a series of free public programs commemorating the Missouri Bicentennial.

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KEARNEY — City leaders expect the new splash pad feature and other improvements in downtown Kearney’s Lions Park will be ready to open in the spring or summer of 2021.

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SMITHVILLE — According to a Facebook post, in the interest of public health and safety regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, the Smithviille Area Chamber of Commerce Board canceled the 2020 Backyard BBQ Bash & Amateur BBQ Contest. The event was scheduled to take place Sept. 26.

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The awkward moments in "I Used to Go Here" are supposed to be experienced solely by Kate, the main character and would-be successful novelist with serious self-esteem issues, but the entire film left me feeling awkward myself as well.

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SMITHVILLE — Despite many cancellations in the community including the Hot Summer Nights concert series as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Smithville still has community activities for residents to participate in throughout the month of August.

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Center for Human Services service coordinators provide case management services to individuals with developmental disabilities from the age of 3 years through the adult lifespan, states a press release.

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SMITHVILLE — As an annual prequel to Nehemiah Festival, Smithville will have Christian bands playing every hour on the hour in Smithville's downtown Courtyard Park, along the 100 block of Main Street, beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 25.

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KEARNEY — The Kearney Enrichment Council will offer its first free drive-in movie night of the season starting at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 25, in Jesse James Park, located north of downtown off Missouri Highway 33. The film feature for the “throwback month” is “Space Jam.” The film will be s…

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Kansas City — The weather isn’t the only thing heating up in Kansas City this August. Mid-Continent Public Library’s third-annual Romance GenreCon will be held virtually Aug. 7 and 8 via the Romance GenreCon Facebook page @romancegenrecon.

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A tight-knit fishing town in the Outback is the sparse but beautiful backdrop for this almost Shakespearean love story of two of its haunted inhabitants, played exquisitely by Garrett Hedlund of “Mudbound," “Georgia Rule” and Kelly MacDonald of “Boardwalk Empire," “No Country for Old Men."

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GLADSTONE — In the interest of public health and safety in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Gladstone Area Chamber of Commerce canceled Gladfest for 2020. This decision was based on the guidelines and recommendations of county, state and federal health officials, states a press release.

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Missouri State Highway Patrol is taking part in the annual American Association of State Troopers' 2020 America's Best Looking Cruiser Contest and is asking the public to help by voting for their cruiser, a press release states.

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The boy from “Witness” (Lukas Haas) is all grown up and in “Browse," we witness him slowly unravel. In a near future where nearly everything is done virtually, from dating to online banking and disembodied personal assistants that control alarms, notifications and keyless entry to your home,…