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USDA Offers Advice on Keeping Food Safe When the Power Goes Out

Power outages are a major concern when severe weather strikes. Extended periods without power - such as the outage many Hannibal residents faced last May after straight-line winds damaged much of the city - can lead to contamination of food stored in refrigerators and freezers. According to the United States Department of Agriculture, " Power outages from weather emergencies compromise the safety of stored food, but consumers can take steps to reduce food waste and the risk of food-borne illness."  

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Christmas Gift Ideas for Hard to Buy For People on Your List

We all have them, usually we're related to them: people that are nearly impossible to buy Christmas presents for. I don't know this for a fact, but I would bet one of the most common reason people dread Christmas shopping is the anxiety involved in finding gifts for hard-to-buy-for people. What do you do? Here are a few ideas that might help.

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Hannibal’s 2013 Autumn Historic Folklife Festival – Food

If you were to ask several attendees of the Autumn Historic Folklife Festival about their favorite part of the annual event in downtown Hannibal, there's a very good likelihood that you would hear "food" as an answer fairly often. Here's a rundown of who's serving what during the 2013 Folklife Festival, according to the Hannibal Arts Council.

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11 Festive Ways To Eat Through the 4th of July

We're all entitled to our own opinions, but food is arguably the best part of any holiday. See, eating our way through this sort of celebration is an automatic win-win-- we're happy, our stomach's are happy, everyone's happy.

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Things to Know for the Fourth of July Weekend

The big Fourth of July weekend is here! Time to relax, watch fireworks and eat hot dogs.

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The Ultimate Memorial Day BBQ [Survey]

Not that I need an excuse to grill (or to eat), but soon Memorial Day will be here. I am not sure if I will host a barbecue at my house this Memorial Day weekend. I won't know that until the middle of May. If I don't host, I will at least help with the planning and execution of a barbecue at my in-laws.

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10 BBQ Fails to Avoid on Memorial Day

Got any Memorial Day plans? Maybe you’re heading to a parade and dressing up in those American flag shorts (guilty). Or perhaps heading to the public pool to kick off swimming season is more your style. Whatever you do, there’s one Memorial Day staple that all Americans must experience on Monday— the BBQ.

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3rd Annual Smokin’ on the Lake KCBS BBQ Competition at Mark Twain Landing Resort

The 3rd Annual Smokin' on the Lake KCBS BBQ Competition is May 17 & 18 at Mark Twain Landing Resort.

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Water Tower Place

Our 48-Hour Whirlwind Chicago Vacation

I had the opportunity to take my wife to Chicago for her birthday. She had always wanted to see Blue Man Group, so I felt this was a great time to do this.

Because I grew up in Chicago, I have a tendency to want to do too much - get as much in as possible in the short time we have in the city

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Zac Brown Band Eat & Greet – My New Favorite Country Band [Video]

The Zac Brown Band has become my new favorite country band. Not becasue of songs like 'Goodbye In Her Eyes'...it is because of food.

So you ask - Michael, how do these two things tie together? Funny you should ask

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