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Love in a shoebox arrives for Rwandan children

When a gift-filled shoebox is placed in the hands of Rwandan children, it often holds the very thing that child wanted. Tricia MacFarlan saw firsthand the miracles when she traveled this summer with an Operation Christmas Child team to the developing country.

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Kitty in car crash only had a prayer

When the family van rolled on the highway, Cleo the cat jumped through a shattered window and fled the scene. How could a 7-month-old kitten possibly survive harsh winter temperatures and preying coyotes? Most people would think it didn’t have a prayer.

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Accidental actress portrays Corrie ten Boom

It seemed the young woman had been handed an assignment, one that in her mind was certainly not for her. The very thought of taking on such a task – the portrayal of Holocaust survivor Corrie ten Boom — made Susie Sandager’s knees tremble.

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Store has sweet ‘ingredient’

In a flurry of Christmas shopping, Lucy Luginbill stumbles upon a chocolate shop that would make even Willy Wonka’s eyes widen. She soon discovered there was a special ingredient and a story to tell.

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French restaurant in Richland enjoys recipe for success

Jason LaBarge enjoyed creative cooking as a young boy, but never envisioned owning a French restaurant someday. A twist of fate put Jason on a path to learning culinary skills and an eventual degree. Chef Jason LaBarge and wife Jennifer believe faith has been key in their opening Lepice on Gage Blvd., in Richland.

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Rescued poodle Maddie unleashes kindness, love

Kindness can show up in the most unexpected way: a coffee drink paid anonymously in the drive-thru lane, a greeting card for no other reason than to lift one’s heart, a task shouldered by a friend when life seems weary. But imagine kindness arriving with a wagging pink tail.

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Hospital to paint over decades of memories

For the last 19 years, parents would imprint their newborn’s footprint onto a wall in the hallway of Anderson Hospital in Maryville. The hospital has announced that it will be covering the footprint wall by next year as part of renovations.
Julian Lim jlim@mcclatchy.com
Hospital to paint over decades of memories 3:02

Hospital to paint over decades of memories

Manhattan Project National Historical Park Interim Visitor Center dedication 0:55

Manhattan Project National Historical Park Interim Visitor Center dedication

One man's astounding classic car collection is up for auction 1:48

One man's astounding classic car collection is up for auction

Ex-members say Brazilians funneled as 'slaves' to U.S. by Word of Faith Fellowship church in North Carolina 3:13

Ex-members say Brazilians funneled as 'slaves' to U.S. by Word of Faith Fellowship church in North Carolina