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Fair’s lady in the ‘happy cart’

Sharon Kirchoff isn’t just a familiar face at the State Fair, she brings joy to a wide number of Jefferson Citians

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JC, French families exchange houses for summer vacations

Two families — one from Jefferson City and another from Plachy-Buyon, France — swapped houses for part of this summer, to the delight of all.

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160 years and still worshipping strong

A nearly packed house came to celebrate Quinn Chapel AME’s 164th anniversary Sunday afternoon, reflecting on the church’s journey from humble beginnings in a log cabin two decades before the Civil War to its latest move a year ago.

Jazz festival fundraiser set for this week

Capital Jazzfest is holding a fundraiser to benefit the jazz festival at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at The Mission, 915 E. High St. in Jefferson City.

Club to offer activities for children

All children ages pre-K through high school are invited Aug. 4-8 to the Third Annual Kids’ Club, an evening filled with games and activities for children.

Russellville church hosting blood drive

St. Michael’s Catholic Church is hosting a blood drive from 2:30-6:30 p.m. Aug. 18 at 5214 N. Hatler St., Russellville.

Area woman hurt in golf cart wreck

Russellville resident Cynthia L. Hager, 47, was taken to Capital Region Medical Center after wrecking her golf cart early Sunday morning.

Woman injured in JC accident

A Texas woman was injured in Jefferson City Sunday afternoon in a rollover wreck in the 2100 block of U.S. 50 West.

Former teacher sues Jefferson City School District

Journalism instructor alleges discrimination, harassment by administrators

A former Jefferson City High School journalism teacher has sued the district, alleging she was subjected to age and sex discrimination and harassment by the school’s administrators.

One-day retreat reaches out to children who are dealing with grief

‘The forgotten mourners’

Helping children who are grieving after losing a loved one was the mission of a free, one-day retreat for children Saturday.

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Local family trying to bring medically fragile girl home from Ukraine

A Stringtown family is facing dire circumstances as they attempt to bring home a medically fragile, malnourished 9-year-old girl they have adopted from Ukraine.

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Amendment 7 sales tax debate heats up

Both sides of transportation tax taking issue to public

As the days until the Aug. 5 election become fewer, supporters and opponents of the proposed Constitutional Amendment 7 have become more vocal of their positions on television and radio.

Trucking industry wants critics to hit brakes

Critics of the proposed Constitutional Amendment 7 — the creation of a ¾ of a cent sales tax with revenues being directed to road and transportation projects — have used Missouri’s trucking industry as a scapegoat, according to one trucking industry leader.

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Day of celebration for abortion opponents

Saturday, a group led by Kathy Forck, head of the Columbia-based chapter of 40 Days for Life, stood along the sidewalk in front of the Hobby Lobby lot on Missouri Boulevard, in a show of support for the store.

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Foursquare-style home named city Landmark

Nearly a century of character

When Shae Marie Eickhoff walked into 1214 Elmerine St. 11 years ago for the first time, she knew she had found her home.

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Darwin Heaton — July State Employee of the Month

A single, elderly man suffering from memory loss and disorientation is safe and cared for in a residential care facility as a result of Darwin Heaton pursuing the client’s best interest.

Local group sponsors fundraiser for foundations of fallen heroes

Operation Bugle Boy is a name which has become synonomous in Mid-Missouri with the recognition of local veterans. Every year since 9/11, an army of volunteers has hosted a Thanksgiving-style dinner boasting a patriotic theme and entertainment.

Area business academy now open for applicants

The Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce is teaming up with the University of Missouri Extension’s Small Business & Technology Development Centers to offer Cole County a Small Business Academy.

BizBeat: Saying goodbye to Fabulous Finds

After nearly two years in business, Finishing Touches Fabulous Finds will close its doors for good.

BizBeat: Chim’s opens new location in California

California has a new restaurant this month after restaurateur Chim Duncan purchased a new location in the Mid-Missouri town.