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Light parks offer free holiday activity for whole family

Four at the Lake of the Ozarks remain open for another week

Want a fun, free holiday activity to enjoy this holiday season? Make sure to stop by four holiday drive-through light parks at the Lake of the Ozarks, with most remaining open through New Year’s Day.

Artist entries sought for 'Equality Matters'

Exhibit to complement WWU symposium on sexism, racism

The Mildred Cox Art Gallery at William Woods University is issuing a call for artists to submit pieces for an upcoming Equality Matters exhibit.

Branson business owner buys winning $100,000 lottery ticket

A Branson business owner has no worries about the winter tourism lull after buying a winning $100,000 lottery ticket.

Obamas, Bidens share favorite holiday tunes on Spotify

Ever wonder what music gets President Barack Obama in the Christmas mood? Sign in to Spotify to find out.

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Nordic countries in annual contest to claim real Santa

Most kids learn that Santa Claus comes from the North Pole, but children in Scandinavia are taught he lives a bit further south. Where exactly is a matter of much debate, with businesses in Finland, Sweden and Norway competing to cash in on the cachet that comes with claiming Santa’s hometown.

'Star Wars' named AP Entertainer of Year

“Star Wars” isn’t just strong. It’s unstoppable.

NORAD prepares to track Santa’s journey

Peterson Air Force base is getting ready for its annual holiday mission — tracking Santa’s storybook sleigh ride around the world.

Facebook to enable viewing of Apple’s animated photos

The latest iPhones come with the ability to turn still images into video — just like magic — but sharing options had been limited to other Apple apps.

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From the Stacks: Fantasy novel with strong heroine an ‘instant classic’

“Seraphina” is the debut novel of fantasy author Rachel Hartman. Written from the point of view of the title character, the book opens in Goredd, a fictional, quasi-Medieval kingdom ruled by the elderly queen.

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Spain's Mireia Lalaguna Royo wins Miss World title in China

Spain's Mireia Lalaguna Royo was named the winner of the Miss World 2015 competition in the southern Chinese island resort of Sanya, an event dogged by controversy over China's refusal to allow Canada's entrant to attend.

'Force Awakens' crosses $250M globally after record Friday

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" has already surpassed $100 million in North America and $250 million globally, setting it up for a record-breaking weekend.

Hasbro hits back in lawsuit over The Game of Life

Hasbro hit back Friday in a lawsuit over who owns the rights to The Game of Life, flatly denying claims by a toy inventor’s widow who says her husband created the board game and she is owed $2 million or more in royalties.

Local author hosts January book signing

Hopes to launch series through fan support

One Mid-Missouri man is hoping to launch a multimedia franchise, starting with the release of his first self-published book, “The Edge of Beyond: Rise Of The Fallen.”

Facebook adding ‘Photo Magic’ to Messenger application

Facebook is trying to make it easier to send photos as the holiday season’s picture-taking frenzy escalates with the arrival of Christmas and New Year’s Eve.

PBS series finds these 2 very unlikely Bills are related

The PBS series “Finding Your Roots” has discovered political television’s polar opposite Bills — Maher and O’Reilly — are distant cousins.

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