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Small Town Equals Big Eats

World famous pie. Super-size cinnamon rolls. Small-town hospitality. That is what you get when you travel to Dover, Kansas. An “unincorporated” town just southwest of the capitol city of Topeka, it is a tiny, quiet village famous for having amazing pie. Small town equals big eats. Dover, Kansas has amazing food. It’s comfort food. Like what Pioneer …

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Why We Did Not Expose Our Infant To Halloween Haunts

We just celebrated another first for Mylee. She celebrated her first “active” Halloween. As a two-year-old June baby, you might be wondering why we did not expose our infant to Halloween haunts.  Why did we allow our sweet infant child to skip out on two Halloweens? Throwback to Halloween 2013. This was our little four …

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How Small Town Leadership Provides Halloween Celebrations to Remember

I have been thinking quite a lot about how small town leadership provides Halloween celebrations to remember.  Small town leadership is so pivotal in the success of any rural community. Although I grew up in the country, I still visited my small town nearly every day growing up. And since my family owned (and still owns) …

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Why Everyone Needs A Painfully Honest Friend.

“Be honest,” she said. “You can tell me anything,” she said. My friend Chris is painfully honest. It’s a great thing. I think sometimes we as caring human beings fear to express how something or a situation really is. Chris is definitely a caring human being, but she is definitely not afraid to tell anyone …

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