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December 2011

Grit and Glitz

When the tour buses and camera crews of the television show “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” rolled up in Joplin last month, an estimated 10,000 volunteers from across the country poured in to help. They worked day and night to build seven…

Wake Up!

People drink coffee all the time, but most don’t really know what it is or how it is made. Most think it’s just roasted beans that have been ground and have hot water poured through them. While that a simple explanation, there is so much…

Introducing Mr. & Mrs .Gress

Kasandra Aslanidis was dancing with friends at Generic Night Club the night of April 24, 2008, when out of nowhere came this man she’d never met. Anthony Gress had noticed Kasandra from across the room. “He started dancing with me, and…

Mid-MO Engagements

Jacaway/Varner Brittney Jacaway and Paul Varner will marry Dec. 2 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with the reception to follow at Elm Street Ballroom. Brittney is the daughter of Robert and Deanna Jacaway of Columbia, and Sherry and…