Category: 2021

“I actually have a few songs I’ve never released because I felt like they were too personal and/or people would misunderstand their meaning,” says Julia Smith of Nachtigal. “They are my time capsule to put those emotions in, but I’m not sure if they would be helpful to other people or not. I struggle with that because I don’t want to hide the ugly parts of my life, and sometimes I think it could be helpful to other people to know they aren’t alone in feeling those things.”

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Heather Priebe’s Journey of Second Chances

The symptoms‌ ‌began ‌in‌ ‌2019: weight‌ ‌gain,‌ ‌bloating‌ ‌and‌ ‌swelling‌ ‌in‌ ‌my‌ ‌abdomen,‌ ‌pain‌ ‌in‌ ‌my‌ ‌lower‌ ‌abdomen,‌ ‌nausea,‌ ‌shortness‌ ‌of‌ ‌breath.‌ On Sept. 5,‌ ‌2019‌, ‌I‌ ‌was‌ ‌diagnosed‌ ‌with‌ ‌non-‌Hodgkin’s‌ ‌follicular‌ ‌lymphoma.‌ My‌ ‌oncologist‌ ‌said‌ […]

Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts in Springfield, Missouri, presents BEAUTIFUL – The Carole King Musical, Dec. 3-5. Tickets are on sale beginning Oct. 4, 10 a.m. Find information about presale tickets here. Music from the show includes “I Feel the Earth Move,” “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” “One Fine Day,” and “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling.”

I‌ ‌had‌ ‌to‌ ‌pause‌ ‌for‌ ‌a‌ ‌moment‌ ‌and‌ ‌thank‌ ‌God. ‌I‌ ‌did‌ not‌ ‌have‌ ‌to‌ ‌walk‌ ‌out‌ ‌of‌ ‌that‌ ‌room‌ ‌and‌ ‌tell‌ ‌our‌ ‌15‌-year‌-old‌ ‌son‌ ‌and‌ ‌9‌-year‌-old‌ ‌daughter‌ ‌their‌ ‌dad‌ was‌ ‌dead.‌ 

Heather Priebe

A little over a year ago, my right foot hurt so badly I could barely walk. I researched the pain online (not recommended), but eventually made an appointment with a local podiatrist. I learned my feet are very flexible; I have a bone spur in my heel, but it’s the bone spur to have; and plantar fasciitis was the culprit of my intense pain.