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Houston boutique owner gets help during cancer treatment

HOUSTON (AP) - Operating a clothing boutique normally requires long hours and stamina. The Houston Chronicle (http://bit.ly/2pgaRLk ) reports Alexandra Kaldis Venzke had neither of those last year when she was diagnosed More...

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Devereux Gardens in South Texas offers vocational training

VICTORIA, Texas (AP) - Johnnie Johnson, 46, watches her co-worker carefully trim plants at Devereux Gardens. "I don't do that," she said. She points out the sections of plants in the garden that she's responsible More...

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White County family recognized for 150 years of agriculture

IDAVILLE, Ind. (AP) - Covering roughly 80 acres near the town of Idaville, there sits a tiny piece of heaven for Perry Godlove. The rural White County farm has been in the Godlove family for over 150 years, and More...

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EXCHANGE: Therapist teaches 5½-year-old to climb stairs

NORMAL, Ill. (AP) - "The ball is scary," pediatric physical therapist Jillian McGriff said as she sat Hunter Trefzger, 5½, on an exercise ball. She steadied him as he reached, one by one, to grab rings held out More...

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Hummingbird Coffee Co. elevates Lafayette’s java scene

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - It's always been a dream of Patrick Boes' to roast and supply coffee for Lafayette's Fuel Coffee Shop, where he's been a barista for several years. His dream became a reality earlier this More...

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Maddox home a contemporary dream of light and art

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) - "Welcome to the ugliest house in Dothan," he chuckled as wife Jeannie joined in on the joke. The story goes like this: When Sam and Jeannine Maddox were looking for a home in the mid-1970s, they More...

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EXCHANGE: Joliet area residents foster healing the arts

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) - "A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful." The quote is More...

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More than 100-year-old letters snapshot life in Columbus

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) - Aging letters penned more than 125 years ago by a young Columbus girl open a window on local life during the late Victorian era. Her fading words on yellowed paper are no longer in danger More...

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Lansing Hall of Fame coach goes into art in retirement

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - For three or four hours each day, Phil Booth unwinds in his happy place. The 15-by-20-foot box of bliss sits in the back corner of his East Lansing yard. Soothing music bounces off the More...

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Nebraska college creates pantry to help students in need

HASTINGS, Neb. (AP) - No matter the age of the student, instructor Susan Oliver knows studying and learning are a challenge on an empty stomach. It was with that in mind that she and a few other staff members at More...