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Big Brothers Big Sisters: One hour a week can change a life

Retired people have a lot to offer youth.

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A Christmas Wish part 6: ‘A blessing in our lives’

Big Sister’s role has grown, matured with her Little Sister

A shy second-grader at Thorpe Gordon Elementary School, Corrin Lepper was unsure how things would go when she was matched with retired middle school teacher Bev Price through the Missouri Valley Big Brothers/Big Sisters.

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Unity through song

About 170 people marched downtown on High Street Sunday afternoon with the simple idea of uniting the community through song.

Schedule of Jefferson City area Christmas week services

Churches in the Jefferson City area have Christmas Eve and Christmas Day services scheduled this week.

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Voluntary spirit

Navy service thrusts veteran into the heart of Vietnam War

When asked why he chose to enlist in the military amid the heat of the Vietnam War, Roger Thompson jokingly responded, “The Navy seemed better than the Army because the Army was Vietnam.”

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Handsome on High Street

Steve Gilpin is the owner of the High Handsome men’s clothing store on High Street.

Trash-can decorating contest begins

Missouri's conservation and transportation departments invite the state's public, private, and home-school students in grades K-8 to help fight litter by participating in the 2015 “Yes You Can Make Missouri Litter-Free” trash-can-decorating contest.

Helias hosting informational meeting

Parents of eighth graders who are considering attending Helias Catholic High School as freshmen are invited to an informational meeting Jan. 7 in Jefferson City.

University of Missouri buyout offer has 110 takers

The University of Missouri's flagship campus says a buyout offer will free up about $17 million in budgeted salaries and benefits.

Officials: Multipurpose building could serve citizens, draw tourists

As the Jefferson City Council considers whether to help fund a proposed multipurpose building, the facility’s purpose may have shifted somewhere between serving residents and attracting tourism.

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Day Care Center helps parents balance needs of job, kids

A Christmas Wish Part 5: Putting busy mom at ease

For Jenna Kelsey, the Jefferson City Day Care Center is what enables her go to work every day and not have to worry about her two daughters.

For nearly half-century, Jefferson City Day Care has nurtured children

The Jefferson City Day Care has sought to provide child care to those who may not otherwise be able to afford it for nearly 50 years.

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Christmas wishes fulfilled courtesy of the police

The toy aisles of Walmart Supercenter in eastern Jefferson City were filled with blue and gray uniforms, shopping carts and excited children Saturday morning.

Small business tax deduction extended

Extension could pay for new equipment, but time for decision will be short

The news many business owners have been waiting for has finally arrived, but now the benefits may be short-lived.

New JCPS superintendent discusses upcoming challenges

Jefferson City school board members hope hiring a new leader will allow the district to have a fresh — and less turbulent — start with parents, students and other patrons who had voiced complaints over problems with student discipline and teacher morale.

Russellville early grads begin college prep programs

While most high school seniors are immersed in their final year of activities and classes, a few students each year at Russellville High School choose to graduate in December.

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Eric Niemeyer — Helping conservation-minded landowners

As a private land conservationist, Eric Niemeyer works with landowners interested in improving habitat not only for quail, but for all of Missouri’s flora and fauna.

Lake group seeks to beautify US 54 interchange

Joe Roeger, Lake Area Chamber of Commerce board president, presented the idea to beautify intersections/overpasses along U.S. 54 through the city of Osage Beach, showing two design concepts.

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Dallmeyer Home evolves since first house in 1869

The Burkheads operate their accounting business out of what was once the home of a distinguished Jefferson City business man at 600 E. Capitol Ave. known as the Dallmeyer Home.

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Eldon’s Ministerial Alliance holds Tour of Churches

A spiritual Christmas experience captivated many people last Wednesday night when the Eldon Ministerial Alliance held its Tour of Churches.