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Lessons on love: Divide the labor

Take it from Mike and Priscilla Farrall: Doing the dishes can be kind of fun when the labor is divided.

Lessons on love: Leave work at work

Ed and Judith Chmielewski say that not talking about work can help relationships.

Lessons on love: Balance each other out

Ed and Judith Chmielewski say their balance between introvert and extrovert works well.

Lessons on love: Encourage each other's talents

When Mary Ginsburg's husband, Larry, retired, she made sure to encourage his passion for painting. Now that Larry is gone, his art is still something she fondly remembers about him.

Lessons on love: Don't rush into a relationship

Retired teacher Jean Baldwin says getting into a relationship at your own pace is important.

Lessons love: Show kindness to everyone

Marilyn Arrington, who was married for 47 years, says it is most important to be kind.

Lessons on love: Be prepared to work hard

Yvette Elmore has worked hard her entire life.

Lessons on love: Demonstrate compassion

Kusum Chandrapal says volunteering at an orphanage in India taught her that everyone needs love.

Lessons on love: Love like crazy

Otie Kinnear has always counted on his wife, Imogene, to be by his side. Even after more than 67 years of marriage, Otie still drops everything he's doing to talk to her every morning.

10 Lessons on love: Columbia seniors share lifetimes of wisdom

Ten senior citizens with more than 400 years of combined marriage experience weigh in on what lessons they have learned about love over the years.

Kansas City groups work to preserve the city's 'urban forest'

As Kansas City removes thousands of old, damaged trees every year, the Department of Parks and Recreation is working with various groups to plant new ones.

Organist with autism speaks through his music

Organist David Kuhns, 38, has autism, and music is how he best expresses himself.

Cape Girardeau police officers say they're more efficient with laptops

With laptops, officers no longer have to make trips back to the police station to file reports, saving a lot of time. The Cape Girardeau Police Department was the largest Missouri police force to not have laptops in its vehicles.

Dawn Heese finds success as professional quilter

Heese has been quilting for 13 years but has only just recently started her own business. She has created a fabric line and published three books in her first three years as a professional quilter.

NFL's ratings, revenue, popularity continue to grow

The NFL has the Midas touch — its ratings and revenues keep increasing even when the economy isn't at its best.

Growth needs drive Boone County Family Resources' property acquisitions

The agency, which provides services for those with developmental disabilities, says it hopes a Short Street option will allow it to meet space requirements while preserving the North Village's residential character.

Hoosier state charms East Coast guests

Patriots fans are streaming into Indianapolis in preparation for the 46th Super Bowl, and from sandwiches to scarves, their Hoosier hosts are doing everything possible to make them feel at home.

'Tebowmania' comes to Super Bowl

Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow has become a national sensation for his last-minute victories and trademark "tebowing." Tebow visited the Super Bowl on Thursday to talk with reporter about his season, the Broncos' loss to the Patriots, and his desire to keep improving.

By hosting the Super Bowl, Indianapolis gets dose of star power

Celebrities, event planners say that the Midwest city will attract the rich and famous despite its reputation.

Boone County Family Resources relies on network to serve clients' needs

Boone County Family Resources — established in 1976 — served 1,392 clients in 2011 through 202 agencies, therapists and other professionals to provide 44 different services for clients.

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