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Small farms band together to grow their connections to consumers who hunger for local food

Small producers are looking for ways to get their locally produced food products into the kitchens of hungry consumers. A food hub for distribution and collection is in the works for 2016. In the meantime, several food entrepreneurs are forging their own models.

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Mainline Presbyterian members win lawsuit over control of Overland Park church

Heartland Presbytery, a regional body of Presbyterian Church USA, had sued members who last year broke away and joined the more conservative ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians. At issue was control of the Presbyterian Church of Stanley and its property. Heartland is willing to work with the ECO faction, allowing its members to worship at the church until it finds a new home.

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Kansas City community leaders talk about race, white privilege

Four Kansas City community organizers — two black, two white — sat down for a frank discussion. Here, in their own words, edited for length and clarity, they address recent controversies and their vision of the change that is needed to overcome racism.

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Cowboy churches in Kansas and Missouri find their own trail to faith

Cowboy churches strive to avoid the trappings of traditional church, like many nondenominational churches. But cowboy churches go further: They don’t have a roster of members. They don’t pass a collection plate. They don’t have a dress code. Worshippers wear cowboy boots — and their cowboy hats, except during prayer.

Over 45 years, Star Magazine covered life in and around Kansas City

The Star’s Sunday magazine traces its modern origins to January 1970, when the first issue was published featuring best wishes from President Nixon and anthropologist Margaret Mead, among others. After 45 years as part of the Sunday Kansas City Star, the magazine ceases publication with the Feb. 22, 2015, edition.

This is one tough weed that just loves all our rain

From Dennis Patton: All our rain has been great for lawns, but it also has helped a pesky weed thrive. It goes by several common names including nutsedge, nutgrass and water grass. The technical name is yellow nutsedge, which happens to be one of the most difficult lawn weeds to control. For more, read on.

Over 45 years, Star Magazine covered life in and around Kansas City

The Star’s Sunday magazine traces its modern origins to January 1970, when the first issue was published featuring best wishes from President Nixon and anthropologist Margaret Mead, among others. After 45 years as part of the Sunday Kansas City Star, the magazine ceases publication with the Feb. 22, 2015, edition.

This is one tough weed that just loves all our rain

From Dennis Patton: All our rain has been great for lawns, but it also has helped a pesky weed thrive. It goes by several common names including nutsedge, nutgrass and water grass. The technical name is yellow nutsedge, which happens to be one of the most difficult lawn weeds to control. For more, read on.

Modern baby nurseries wave bye-bye to pink and blue

More and more parents want to give their babies an offbeat and artistic room, far from traditional pastel spaces filled with baby paraphernalia. Current nursery trends include gray and yellow, wood walls and gold accents.

 

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Dear Abby: Security cameras catch teen by surprise

DEAR ABBY: Years ago, after a robbery, my parents installed security cameras outside our house. I knew about them because they were visible. But apparently some were installed that I knew nothing about. I have done things while alone to help control certain feelings, and I have also walked around without much on when my parents were away and never thought anything about it. Ever since I found out, I have been freaking out.

Dear Abby: Security cameras catch teen by surprise

DEAR ABBY: Years ago, after a robbery, my parents installed security cameras outside our house. I knew about them because they were visible. But apparently some were installed that I knew nothing about. I have done things while alone to help control certain feelings, and I have also walked around without much on when my parents were away and never thought anything about it. Ever since I found out, I have been freaking out.

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Mainline Presbyterian members win lawsuit over control of Overland Park church

Heartland Presbytery, a regional body of Presbyterian Church USA, had sued members who last year broke away and joined the more conservative ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians. At issue was control of the Presbyterian Church of Stanley and its property. Heartland is willing to work with the ECO faction, allowing its members to worship at the church until it finds a new home.

Mainline Presbyterian members win lawsuit over control of Overland Park church

Heartland Presbytery, a regional body of Presbyterian Church USA, had sued members who last year broke away and joined the more conservative ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians. At issue was control of the Presbyterian Church of Stanley and its property. Heartland is willing to work with the ECO faction, allowing its members to worship at the church until it finds a new home.

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Five swimsuit myths blown out of the water

High-rise bikini bottoms, except on Taylor Swift, strike some people as the scariest trend to hit swimwear since the sharks along North Carolina’s shoreline. Like so much of swimwear, high-rise bikini bottoms are often misunderstood. Here’s a reality check.