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Helping volunteers teach youth

She was active in a 4-H program in her native Carrollton, Ill., but the young Jenny Flatt didn’t envision growing up to work with the program full time.

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This VBS offers 'special' message

St. John’s Lutheran spreads message to special needs children

For most parents, taking their children to a new activity causes a bit of alarm or wariness. Those emotions are heightened when their child has a special need.

Salute success

Few problems, good weather and revenues … and a marriage proposal

Jefferson City once again played host to some 50,000 people celebrating the country’s independence, and officials said the weather played a part in making the festival financially successful and without any major problems.

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Teen returns to Lake hospital that saved his thumb

Wisconsin boy, family stop to say thank you

Nurses and staff at Lake Regional Health System’s Wound Healing Center in Osage Beach smiled and gave words of encouragement as 13-year-old Wisconsin resident Tyler Delaney wiggled his thumb.

Scoops to raise funds for splash park

The Jefferson City Cultural Arts Foundation is sponsoring what they believe is Mid-Missouri’s first ice cream tasting festival, to be held from 5-9 p.m. July 10 along downtown High Street.

Prairie Home Fair gears up for 100th showing

Not only special events, but extra days, have been added to the Prairie Home Fair’s 100th showing, which will be held July 8-12.

Conservation centers being reviewed

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is seeking feedback about its nearly 1,000 conservation areas around the state. Runge Conservation Nature Center in Jefferson City is among the areas under review.

Special Olympics fundraiser on tap

Central Missouri law enforcement agencies will participate in a “Tip a Cop” fundraiser Wednesday as a means of raising money and public awareness of Special Olympics.

Cornerstone reminder of Capitol’s importance

A century ago, an estimated 3,000 people gathered on the Missouri Capitol grounds on June 24, 1915, to celebrate the installation of the cornerstone of the new Capitol — the one to replace a building destroyed by fire four years and 41/2 months earlier.

Lake Ozark man killed in crash

Lake Ozark resident Gergory A. Barkwell, 28, was killed in a one-vehicle wreck early Sunday morning in St. Clair.

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Salute to America draws thousands downtown

The annual Salute to America Festival drew thousands to downtown Jefferson City on Saturday, enjoying the break in rain for Independence Day celebrations.

Council for Drug-Free Youth to redesign amid legal battle

Jefferson City’s Council for Drug Free Youth holds its next coalition meeting at 5:30 p.m. July 21 in the Hawthorn Bank Community Room off West Truman Boulevard.

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New time capsule to house more than 30 items

Many local residents’ suggestions make final list

Missourians were encouraged to suggest items to be placed in the new Capitol time capsule, for the people of 2115 to open. A dozen of those suggestions came from Mid-Missouri residents.

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Baseball team developer, LU to talk about stadium idea

The owners of the Jefferson City Renegades organization continue to seek financing to bring a Frontier League baseball team to Jefferson City, but they have set their sights on a second possible location for the stadium — at Lincoln University.

Does JeffTran have an image problem?

Supporters say awareness, image create large hurdles for funding, expansion

Jefferson City Transit Division Director Mark Mehmert said the transit division has to get better at promoting itself as an alternative means of transportation for people and focus on the economic benefits the system provides.

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JeffTran supporters look at ways to increase ridership, expand service

Supporters of Jefferson City’s transit system would like to see the service grow, but a lack of available funds means searching for creative solutions.

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BizBeat: Waddup Dawg debuts

Kate Kuse debuted Waddup Dawg, a travelling hot dog stand, in early June and has been wheeling it around Jefferson City at least once a week throughout the past month.

BizBeat: New signs looming at Capital Mall

Capital Mall is making progress in Jefferson City with plans for new signage both in front of the mall and along the highway.

BizBeat: JC’s Chicken closed

JC’s Chicken, the former KFC restaurant at 1923 Christy Drive, has closed; and the property is under new ownership.

Jacqueline Morrow — June State Employee of the Month

Jacqueline Morrow puts effort, initiative and caring into everything she does as a child support specialist with the Missouri Social Services Department’s Family Support Division, said Shauna Adkinson.

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