Too many times players are berated for their mistakes. None of us like to make mistakes, but it is how coaches react to players’ mistakes that makes the difference. The exciting aspect of life is every day offers a brand new day with unlimited possibilities.

When things do not go your way, how do you respond? Do you dig down and work harder in accomplishing your goals? Or do you say it was not meant to be and move on?

I have had several parents of high school players reach out to me in the last month complaining about abusive coaches. Coaches putting down their players in front of others. Not just correcting but ridiculing the players.

Florella Adair saved the Adair Cabin from being destroyed by proslavery forces following the Battle of Osawatomie on Aug. 30, 1856, but proslavery forces looted the Adair’s property, stealing his and his cousin, David Garrison’s, cattle.

The Freedom Festival is a living history and cultural event that will bring the Border/Civil War history to life. It will be held in Osawatomie’s John Brown Memorial Park on Saturday, Sept. 18, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 19, from noon to 5 p.m.

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September is Whole Grains Month, and the Dietary Guidelines recommend that Americans make half their grain intake whole grains. For everyone age 9 and up, this means eating 3-5 servings or more of whole grains every day.

Do you realize that 50 percent of the teams playing games last week lost? Are all those players considered losers? Adversity is an opportunity to strengthen character.

The Fugitive Slave act of 1850 was part of the Compromise of 1850 that gave slaveholders greater legal latitude to capture and return fugitive enslaved African-Americans to their slaveholder.