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There are many significant Civil Rights figures, but few are as recognized as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  and the work he did reshaping America’s culture.  If he were alive, he would have celebrated his 91st birthday on January 15.  One wonders what other great speeches and accomplishments we’ve missed since his untimely death 50 years ago.

I've heard that there may be a few Cardinals fans listening.  There are some folks who just love baseball!  If you are one of them, then get excited.  The Cardinals Caravan is coming back to town on January 20 at the Osage Centre.

Welcome to the twenties!  They are back in full swing, and I bet your resolutions are, too.  I am sure you have heard the bleak statistics:  according to a study by the University of Scranton, just eight percent of people achieve their New Year’s goals.  And you can be one of them.  Cape Girardeau is an exceptionally supportive community.

If your goal is to get healthier or live a more active lifestyle, try to check out any of the trails and parks around Cape Girardeau.  Plus, there are a lot of healthy eating options featuring fresh smoothies and vegan alternatives.

Benjamin Franklin said, “Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.”

Can you believe the new year is around the corner? If there was ever a year for reflection and looking ahead, this is the year to say you have "2020 vision." Whether you are making resolutions, reminiscing on your 2019 achievements or just celebrating another revolution around the sun, I want to wish you and yours a happy New Year.

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The holidays will hit their peak this week and families throughout the world will celebrate the joys of giving and receiving gifts.