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What to buy at the store for your Coronavirus lockdown

Kansas governor Laura Kelley recently put into place an executive statewide stay at home order, which limits people’s outings to going out for necessary trips to get food, medicine or other household necessities; receive medical care; to take care of household members in other locations; and to exercise.  This is …

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Poet discusses mental illness through spoken word

For many university students, depression and anxiety may be issues that they struggle with. The Gorillas Activity Board (GAB) tries to schedule events focused on highlighting these issues on college campuses and giving students resources to help them through these struggles.   One event GAB held that dealt with the issue of mental health was …

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Minestrone soup

Ingredients:  4 slices bacon  1 tbsp olive oil  2 large carrots  1 onion  2 cloves garlic  1 (14 oz) can cannellini beans  4 cups kale  4 cups low-sodium chicken broth  1 cup shell pasta  1 cup frozen peas, thawed  Instructions:  To begin, cut the bacon into small pieces. Heat the …

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Grant to establish first nurse practitioner residency in SEK

Rural areas in Southeast Kansas (SEK) face unique health problems that require health care practitioners and providers to accommodate the needs of the area. A new nurse practitioner residency program in SEK is set to begin and will help increase access to healthcare in the region.  Made possible through a grant awarded to …

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Low-carb eggplant lasagna

Ingredients:  2 large eggplants, sliced lengthwise about 3/4-inch thick (about 8 slices)  3 1/2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil  1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt  1/2 teaspoon black pepper  16 ounces mushrooms  3 cloves garlic, minced  1/2 teaspoon dried oregano  1 24-ounce can prepared marinara-style pasta sauce   15 ounces ricotta cheese  10 ounces …

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Pitt State continues “Apple Day” traditions

Apple Day, Pittsburg State University’s longest held tradition, celebrated its 113th year of events this year.   Apple Day hosted a variety of events and activities throughout the day on Monday, March 2. beginning with apples being handed out in the Oval from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Other events during …

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Homemade cinnamon rolls

Ingredients:  For cinnamon roll dough:  1 cup milk  1/2 cup + 1 tbs granulated sugar  1 tbs active dry yeast  2 large eggs  6 tbs butter, melted  1 tsp pure vanilla extract  4 to 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour  1 tsp sea salt  1 tsp ground cinnamon  For cinnamon sugar …

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Traditional Irish stew

Ingredients:  2 tablespoons vegetable oil  1-pound beef, cut into 1 1/2-inch chunks  2 tablespoons plain all-purpose flour  2 pounds potatoes (peeled and cut into quarters)  1 cup onion (roughly chopped)  1 cup leeks (cleaned and finely chopped)  1 cup carrots (roughly chopped)  3 cups dark beef stock  2 or 3 cabbage leaves  Salt …

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