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Linn County Leader - Brookfield, MO
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Updated at 11:40 AM

1. Turkey is the star of Thanksgiving dinner for 88 percent of all Americans, who eat a total of 46 million of these tasty fowl on the fourth Thursday in November. Although Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving on the second Monday of October, they, too, tend to express their gratitude over a roast turkey, consuming more than 3 million whole birds as well as turkey products.

Updated at 10:51 AM

HARWICH, Massachusetts - There’s a chill in the air and winter may be on its way, but a visit to the gorgeous Wequassett Resort and Golf Club in Harwich is just the thing to warm up a fall weekend. The resort is one of a kind, among the top resorts...

Posted Oct 29, 2014 at 1:01 AM

Five ways you can have fun this weekend:1. The big movies opening this week are “Nightcrawler,” an R thriller starring Jake Gyllenhaal; “Before I Go to Sleep,” an R thriller starring Nicole Kidman and Colin Firth; and “Horns,” an R horror...

Posted Oct 29, 2014 at 1:01 AM

Reader question: While attending an open house, the agent had a contract form displayed on the kitchen counter. They explained it as “what we sign if we want to buy the house.” We thought it was high pressure or presumptive because we showed no...

Posted Oct 29, 2014 at 1:01 AM

Every fall around this time I go to war with the squirrels over my pumpkins. The problem is we have competing interests. I want to decorate my front stoop with pumpkins. They want to eat the pumpkins I put on my front stoop.Personally, I...

Posted Oct 29, 2014 at 1:01 AM

Dear Dave,I’m a 26-year-old journalist making $26,000 annually, and the only debt I have is $31,000 in student loans. I’m following your plan, so I also have $1,000 in my starter emergency fund and am working side jobs to make extra money.

Updated Oct 28, 2014 at 10:25 PM

From pumpkin soup to beef and barley, we've got soups aplenty—so grab a spoon and pick your poison!

Posted Oct 28, 2014 at 1:01 AM

In reporting on the good teacher search, I described an amazing project called “mining,” developed by two teachers in a suburban middle school. Children were given a hands-on experience in which chocolate chip cookies and different toothpicks...

Updated Oct 27, 2014 at 10:26 PM

Put your decorative pumpkins to good use with this creative menu featuring fresh pumpkin.

Updated Oct 27, 2014 at 10:25 PM

A first-timer shares her experience with infrared sauna technology, the hottest new way to work up a sweat.

Updated Oct 27, 2014 at 1:35 PM

Everyone knows the wisdom about not choosing a book by its cover. But it doesn’t apply to a cookbook. A catchy title, an inviting food photo and an appealingly funny photo of the chef sells a book. Engraved leather? Totally impractical. It may look...

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