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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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Amorous couple on romantic date or celebrating together at restaurant
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Happy Lovers Art Crawl In Quincy

The Art Crawl is back and better than ever. 16 venues will be featuring local artists.

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Ingram Publishing

Missouri Might owe you Money

Here's something that's kind of fun to do. It only takes a second, and you might discover that you are owed some money that you didn't even know about. I did a search at Missouri's Unclaimed Property Database on the State Treasurer's website and found out that I was owed ... $0.89! Maybe you'll have more luck than I did. 

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Natallia Hudyma
Natallia Hudyma

Strange Town Names in Illinois, Missouri and Iowa

There are a lot of strange places in America, and there are a lot of weird town names. Maybe you've heard of Intercourse, Pennsylvania? What about Santa Claus, Indiana, Hell, Michigan or Friendly, West Virginia? Every state has at least a handful of town names that raise eyebrows. Here are a few crazy town names from Illinois, Missouri and Iowa.

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Julie Denesha, Getty Images
Julie Denesha, Getty Images

Time to Sign Up For Lewis County Missouri Elections

Several towns in Lewis County Missouri will hold sign ups for local elections.

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ThinkStock

Five Fun Things I Didn’t Know About Missouri

Don't ask how it happened, but somehow today I ended up at Kids.gov, "a safe place to learn and play" for kids, sponsored by the U.S. government. One of the features on the site is a "learn about your state" link, so I clicked it and picked up five new facts about the Show-Me State. 

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Old-fashioned Main Street
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How Many of Missouri’s ‘Snobbiest Cities” Have You Visited?

This is funny. RoadSnacks has put together a list of Missouri's "snobbiest cities." Maybe the funniest thing about their article is the disclaimer: "This article is an opinion based on facts and is meant as infotainment. Don’t freak out." None of our local cities came in near the top of the list, but several of the Top 10 are not too far up the road.

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iStock

The New Madrid Earthquake Was Supposed to Happen on December 3, 1990

Twenty-five years ago today, yours truly was on the road heading for Cape Girardeau, Missouri to broadcast a Quincy College-Southeast Missouri State University basketball game. I usually didn’t get too nervous going to ballgames, but this time I had a reason to be on edge because this was the predicted day of an earthquake for that area.

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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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