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Millions of people across the globe feel that the holiday season is a magical time of year. Though those people come from all walks of life, it’s likely that no group is as taken by the unique spirit of the holiday season as much as children.

While Christmas Eve is still 23 days a way, the day can be viewed differently by different people, even those who live under the same Santa-ready roof. Adults may see Christmas Eve as crunch time when they must prepare food for the next day or set up presents for their children to open in th…

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Holiday events are popping up all over the Northland from church performances to community tree lightings and more. Here is a listing of upcoming community activities in Clay County.

Decorating the interior and exterior of a home is a beloved holiday season tradition in millions of households. Such décor makes it easy to dive into the festive nature of the season.

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Shopping for gifts for kids makes many shoppers nostalgic for their own childhoods. Few adults can forget the joy of finding the perfect gift under the tree on Christmas morning. Recreating that magic for a youngster can be as joyous for gift givers as it is for kids. That's especially so wh…

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The holiday season can be difficult for a multitude of reasons, but it can be especially hard for people who are grieving a loss. Whether a special loved one or beloved pet has passed away or someone or something important has exited their lives, people grieve for what was once a constant th…

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Various traditions take center stage during the holiday season. One of those traditions may be sitting down and enjoying any of a number of timeless Christmas movies or even newer holiday films that are quickly becoming favorites.

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SMITHVILLE — The Smithville Community in Action Coalition elected officers for 2022-23 with Sarah Ulledahl, president; Anna Schafer, vice president; Kelly Kobylski, past president; Gini Fite, treasurer; and Karla Gallegos-Ross, secretary.

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Spending time with their families benefits children in myriad ways. Such quality time can strengthen bonds between parents and children, and one study from the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse found that frequent family dinners make children less likely to use tobacco, consum…

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Children may start their culinary careers crafting mud pies in their backyards, but that creativity and imagination soon may translate into foods they can actually eat. Many kids love cooking because it can be fun and messy, which are two qualities that children find hard to resist.

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Living with diabetes during the holidays can feel like the Grinch stole some of the fun from parties and family gatherings. It doesn’t have to be that way, though, according to Liberty Hospital Diabetes Educator Lisa Rystrom, MSN, RN, CDCES.

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Missouri State Fire Marshal Tim Bean recommends Missouri families invest the extra time gained this weekend as we “fall back” to Central Standard Time to take several simple steps to keep their families safe during autumn and winter, according to a press release.