Amid alerts and worries, Thanksgiving still beckons

The State Department has issued a chilling worldwide travel alert, warning that the threat of terrorism looms large. Cable news and Twitter carry round-the-clock breaking news of attacks around the world. Police officers patrol major airports with bomb-sniffing dogs and carry intimidating weapons like shotguns and AR-15s.

Redefining cheap flights out of MidAmerica

On the heels of the new flights to Las Vegas, Allegiant Airlines announced that on Feb. 18 they will begin service to Fort Myers, Fla. That means you will soon be able to get to Vegas plus three Florida destinations from MidAmerica St. Louis Airport.

This week's circulars

Angie Sarver owner of Pretty Poly Clay Creations talks about her handmade clay tags and ornaments that she sells at craft fairs and through The faux bisque creations are perfect for trees, gift bags, jars, candles, baskets, doorknobs and wine bottles. Angie is an Air Force master sergeant who has been stationed at Scott Air Force Base since 2008.