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Oktoberfest returns to Old Munichburg

Starts Friday evening, not just Saturday

This year’s Old Munichburg Oktoberfest celebration in Jefferson City begins Friday, Sept. 26, instead of just happening on Saturday as in the past.

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Nashville music major returns to Mid-Missouri home stage

Andrea LaRay shared her music with the town that inspired it Saturday at the 24th Annual Ozark Ham and Turkey Festival in the city of California.

Polly Bergen, versatile actress, singer dies at 84

Emmy-winning actress and singer Polly Bergen, who in a long career played the terrorized wife in the original "Cape Fear" and the first woman president in "Kisses for My President," died Saturday, according to her publicist. She was 84.

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Fisher Farms opens season soon

Features pumpkin patch and corn maze

Fischer Farms, a pumpkin patch and corn maze on the north side of the Missouri River outside Jefferson City, will be open for business starting 4 p.m. Sept. 26.

Ig Nobel winner: Using pork to stop nosebleeds

There’s some truth to the effectiveness of folk remedies and old wives’ tales when it comes to serious medical issues, according to findings by a team from Detroit Medical Center.

Winners of the 2014 Ig Nobel Awards

The 2014 Ig Nobel winners, awarded Thursday at Harvard University by the Annals of Improbable Research magazine:

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Sale of Rogers’ Rangers New York site is completed

The sale of the Hudson River site considered the birthplace of the U.S. Army Rangers is complete, ending a decade-long effort by an upstate community to secure the public purchase of a historic island and turn it into a heritage tourism attraction.

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Lake of the Ozarks Air Show celebrates veterans, aviation

Event returns Saturday to Camdenton Memorial Airport

Since the initial event in 2011, a B-25 has not been able to take flight with honored passengers, merely planted at the annual Lake of the Ozarks Air Show for viewing. However, it is returning this year to give more than 14 World War II, Korean War and other veterans a complimentary ride.

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Research paper: King Richard III died painfully on battlefield

England’s King Richard III might well have lost his kingdom for a horse.

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NASA’s Maven spacecraft reaches Mars this weekend

Mars, get ready for another visitor or two.

Chicago, NY, Hawaii on Obama library’s short list

Chicago, New York and Honolulu have made the short list to host Barack Obama’s future presidential library.

TV show helps spur arrest in 1997 Arizona killing

Police say a television show that featured the nearly two-decade-old killing of an Arizona teenager and her unborn baby helped lead to an arrest.

CBS: Rihanna out of NFL telecast

CBS and Rihanna are splitting up, more fallout from the Ray Rice domestic violence incident and the turmoil it has caused for the NFL.

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Comedy-drama movie turned play to open at Scene One

Scene One Theatre is presenting the American comedy-drama “The Graduate.”

Bliss to perform classic country tribute

The Jefferson City Concert Association will host A Classic Country Tribute with Gail Bliss at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Miller Center.

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