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Miller County gets poor rating during state audit

Presiding Commissioner responds to audit findings

The financial condition of Miller County is okay, despite the indications of the recently released Missouri State Audit, according to Miller County Presiding Commissioner Tom Wright.

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More invest in animal cruelty investigator training

Program coordinator: law enforcement enrollment increases

Lisa Dority told a group in Fulton that she didn’t expect animals to be such a large part of her life, but due to her involvement with the National Animal Cruelty Investigations School, educating others about animals has become her job.

Youth shares his blessings, makes donation

A Prairie Home fourth grader took action to meet the Moniteau Christian Ministries Center (MCMC) theme of “Sharing Our Blessings” by donating to the Cargill Cares Food Pantry recently.

Russellville School board approves child care program for January

A child care program before and after school will begin in January 2015 for the Cole County R-1 School District at Russellville.

Missouri 4-H Foundation launches gift challenge to support Youth Futures program

The Missouri 4-H Foundation board of trustees has announced a $250,000 matching gift challenge to support 4-H Youth Futures: College Within Reach, a successful long-term mentoring program that prepares underserved youths to succeed in college.

Audit: Missouri commission kept veterans in dark

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Missouri Veterans Commission poorly communicated with veterans when handling pension and disability claims, according to Auditor Tom Schweich's report released Wednesday.

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Message of Thanksgiving, service shared at JC prayer breakfast

Although other speakers touched briefly upon the events unfolding in Ferguson, keynote speaker Donald Claycomb’s remarks hewed closer to a homily on the value of community service at the 35th Annual Jefferson City Chamber of Commerce prayer breakfast held Wednesday.

Candlelight tours at Mansion cancelled

The Governor’s Mansion candlelight tours will not be happening Dec. 5 and 6, according to a press release from the Office of Administration on Wednesday.

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Missouri Black Caucus responds to Ferguson protesters' demand for change

When state Rep. Courtney Allen Curtis heard the St. Louis County grand jury had decided not to indict white police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown, he was standing outside the Ferguson Police Department among a crowd of disappointed protesters.

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Midshipman from Mid-Missouri gets holiday break to explain benefits of service academies

Mid-Missouri students can be appointed to the U.S. military academies.

Old RR Donnelley facility sold

The former RR Donnelley facility has been sold, but the exact buyer and selling price still are unknown.

Firefighters continue work on fire museum

Jefferson City firefighters are continuing their slow, but steady, work on turning an abandoned fire station into a museum reflecting the history of the Fire Department.

Community meals available on Thanksgiving

For those looking for a hot meal on Thanksgiving, there are several opportunities within Mid-Missouri.

NAACP plans march to Capitol

Members of the NAACP on Saturday plan to march more than 120 miles in seven days from Ferguson to the Missouri Governor’s Mansion.

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Former resident’s first novel earns good notices

The debut novel of a former Helias graduate is being hailed as “masterful,” “mesmerizing” and “well-crafted” by a host of national reviewers this fall.

Green blocks state Common Core payments

Temporary restraining order effective only 15 days from Nov. 25

Lebanon man charged in robbery

A Lebanon man who led authorities on a chase Monday in Cole and Callaway counties has been charged with a robbery in Cole County.

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FFA chapter serves more than 600 meals

The Russellville FFA Chapter held its annual Turkey Supper on Saturday.

Area man killed in wreck

A Belle man was killed in a one-vehicle crash Monday night in Maries County.

Lebanon man charged with robbery in Cole Co.

A Lebanon man who led authorities on a chase in Cole and Callaway County, Monday, has been charged with a robbery in Cole County.

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