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Christmas Shopping Season Gets Underway On "Black Friday"
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Missouri Among Top 5 For States ‘Most Likely to Encounter Fights at Black Friday Sales’

I've always heard about Black Friday shoppers fighting over hot Christmas items, but I've never actually seen a fight break out. That might be surprising, as it turns out I live in one of the Top 5 states "where you’re most likely to encounter fights at Black Friday sales."

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President Obama Lays Wreath On Tomb Of The Unknowns On Memorial Day- DC
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A Coin on a National Tombstone Means Something. Find Out Here

It never ceases to amaze me of the things you learn as you move through life. I guess that's what makes life interesting and worth living.  A good friend of mine, Dick McKinney shared some information in an article he read regarding National Cemeteries. If you ever go to one and look at the tombstone, look closely to see if there is a coin on top of it.

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Homemade Turkey Thanksgiving Dinner
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The Cost of a Thanksgiving Meal in Missouri

Good news for Missouri shoppers. The price of a Thanksgiving meal is not going up very much in 2015. The American Farm Bureau Federation says that the price for most items used to prepare a traditional Thanksgiving Day meal will be very similar to 2014 prices. 

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10 Fun Facts About Quincy/Hannibal That Will Make You Say ‘I Didn’t Know That!’

It's always fun to learn new facts that make you say "I didn't know that!" Here are some interesting pieces of trivia about Quincy and Hannibal that might surprise you...

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‘Voltron: Defender of the Universe’ a Product of Missouri

There were several cartoons that I loved when I was growing up, but there were always three that were my absolute favorites: 'He-Man and the Masters of the Universe,' 'Thundercats,' and 'Voltron: Defender of the Universe.' It wasn't until I was an adult that I discovered that one of those shows has a local tie to our region.

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Kurt Parsons
Kurt Parsons

Hannibal Among USA Today’s ‘Most Picturesque Towns’

It's always nice to see a local community receive recognition from a national publication. This week, USA Today published Idyllic America: Picturesque towns in each state, a photo gallery featuring one picturesque town for each state in the country. Hannibal was chosen to represent Missouri.

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Mark Twain Statue
Kurt Parsons

Show Me Something Interesting- Fun Trivia About the State of Missouri

The state of Missouri certainly can lay claim to some fun facts and interesting things. Real estate brokerage firm Movoto has put together a list of several things the "Show-Me" state can boast.

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Halloween Parade
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The Annual Halloween Parade in Hannibal is Saturday

The Marion County Health Department and Home Health Agency is once again sponsoring the annual Halloween Parade in Hannibal. The parade will be at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 24 from Grand Avenue and Broadway to the end of Main Street.

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Crazy Laws in Illinois, Missouri and Iowa

There are a lot of crazy, weird and unusual laws still on the books in every state in America. Most of these laws were passed years and years ago in a very different time, and they simply have never been taken off the books. Upon looking at many of them, it's a real good thing these laws aren't still enforced.

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Rock/Pop Stars From Missouri
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Pop and Rock Stars From Missouri

The state of Missouri is home to many popular rock and pop stars and bands. Here are some notable ones from over the years.

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