Stay-at-Home Doesn’t Stop Birthday Surprise

Advertisements By Peggy Bair Gettin’ By With a Little Help from Their Friends Two friends who have shared a birthday lunch together for decades were not able to do that today due to a COVID-19 stay-at-home order – but one woman wasn’t going to miss an opportunity to make the day special for them anyway. By coincidence, the two friends met 20-some years ago and … Continue reading Stay-at-Home Doesn’t Stop Birthday Surprise

Opening Up the Heartland in a COVID-19 World

Advertisements Conversations in the Heartland as Kansas and Missouri weigh how to open up the states’ economies again Part ONE – A recap of the past month, a county official explains PHE, protesters, a survivalist and an economist With stay-at-home orders in both Kansas and its neighboring state Missouri, the effort to “flatten the curve” for spreading the COVID-19 pandemic followed advice from health experts: close … Continue reading Opening Up the Heartland in a COVID-19 World

Worship in the Heartland

Advertisements This weekend features stories of strength and resilience found in the variety of people and faiths reflective of the rich diversity of American spirituality. As Americans face challenges of life and death health and financial hardships, turning to new ways to share faith was one of those challenges. There is no shortage of innovation, though. Broadcasting services has never been easier and many churches … Continue reading Worship in the Heartland

Farmers Growing Keep America Going

Advertisements By Peggy Bair Up on a quiet hill in Tonganoxie, KS, morning breaks over JET Produce and Meats Farm, pouring sunshine over the rich earth, stirring young shoots to spring forth, slowly turning over a brown landscape to a glistening pale green. Parking in the drive in front of the little two-room store, one can pause for a moment to appreciate the fresh air … Continue reading Farmers Growing Keep America Going