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Opening Week!

Did my morning check in to see if April the giraffe had her little and she has not as of yet…. So can we now just celebrate the return of Cardinals Baseball this week? Opening Day is one of my favorite day of the year (like most ‘Lou-ans” I will assume.)    Believe it or not, I attended my very first ... Read More »

#CantBeatCassiday – 3/27/2017

Each weekday morning Cassiday puts $83.74 of her own money on the line during Can’t Beat Cassiday.  We will play again Tuesday morning at 7:45! Here are the questions and answers for today! Let us know how you did!                                                                            CAN’T BEAT CASSIDAY (37-4) JODIE SWEETIN AND HER FIANCE HAVE SPLIT UP AFTER A YEAR-LONG ENGAGEMENT. WHO STARRED ALONG SIDE ... Read More »

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