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The Kansas City Chiefs are hosting a home playoff game for the first time in, well, a while, and it’s good to see the city so fired up for football. It’s hard to beat the playoff atmosphere in a city that loves sports, and Kansas City certainly is a sports town.

The Chiefs have a tough opponent in the Baltimore Ravens, but they’ve got a good collection of young talent, combined with veteran leadership, which makes them a dangerous team. I’m hopeful KC notches the win, but even if they don’t, it’s been a remarkable turnaround and a great season.

The Missouri Secretary of State’s Office has shared with us information about their year-long series of Civil War-related programs at the Missouri State Archives in Jefferson City. Each month, the office will have a special program devoted to unique aspect of the war.

This month’s offering is called “The Border between Them: Violence and Reconciliation on the Kansas-Missouri Line.” This event will focus on the history of the pre-Civil War guerrilla fighting that took place in Missouri and Kansas and what it meant for the people in those regions and nationally.

The city of Lebanon will play host to the Championship Show-Me State Shootout bull-riding event on Saturday. This event will feature some of the top riders in the circuit at the Cowan Civic Center. While you’re in Lebanon, a Route 66 city, be sure to stop by the Route 66 Museum and Research Center at the Lebanon-Laclede County Library. It’s a great place to learn more about the “Mother Road.”

If you’re looking for something fun, exciting, educational or just plain relaxing to do in Missouri, please log on to our website, www.VisitMO.com, to learn more about the Show-Me State and what it has to offer.

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