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Local Edward Jones adviser weighs in on wobbly markets

Markets have been volatile lately, starting out the year on a wobbly foot and worrying many investors.
Monday's markets were pulled lower by further weakness in oil prices as energy shares led declines, with major indexes retreating after last week's strong gains.
Edward Jones Financial Advisor Greg Seibel says people tend to forget how often this sort of slide happens.
Typically, Seibel says the short-term sentiment or opinion aligns on something, leading to a bigger supply-and-demand to create that change. Seibel compares following daily markets to meteorologists predicting the daily weather -- it's not perfect and not on the mark every time.
Oil continues to slide in price, falling six percent on concerns of oversupply after news that Iraq's output reached a record last month. This has led to losses for most energy groups big and small, with Texas and Oklahoma hardest hit. Kansas has felt the affects of lowered oil prices, but Seibel says most folks have enjoyed the side effect of this problem -- lower gas prices. That, Seibel says, leads to people spending more money elsewhere, in turn helping the economy and furthering the cycle of finance.
For further market information or advice, consult your financial advisor.

Emporia Senior Center, Council Grove Library hosting free income tax assistance programs

It's tax season, and the Kansas Department of Revenue says it is partnering with the Internal Revenue Service's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program to offer tax preparation help across the state.

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Rural Council Grove house fire started in dining room

A house with a Council Grove address in northwest Lyon County was destroyed by fire early Sunday.

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Westar in process of improving power transfer from Prairie Street substation

Improvements continue at Westar's Prairie Street substation in northwest Emporia.

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BBQ for ESU raising money for students in dire need

Emporia State students are using food to raise money for fellow students who may be going through tough times.

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HeartChase registration period underway

Planning is fully underway for Emporia's fourth annual HeartChase coming later this year.

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FHCHC, NRH boards meeting separately this week

Board meetings are coming this week for the Flint Hills Community Health Center and Newman Regional Health.

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After nearly 20 hours of cleanup, traffic back to normal after chain-reaction Turnpike crash

Low speeds may well have contributed to a chain-reaction crash involving three semis southwest of Emporia on Friday night.

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