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No plate like home

LU panel discusses healthy food availability, public policy

Two dozen people gathered on the Lincoln University campus Monday evening to attend the free public forum, “There’s No Plate Like Home.”

Scene One to put on satirical ‘Speed the Plow’

“Speed the Plow” is a satirical dissection of the American movie business by David Mamet presented by Scene One Theatre.

Speech, debate coach receives national award

Jefferson City High School Speech and Debate Coach Abigail Nahlik received a national coaching award this month.

Players, volunteers sought for Miracle League

The city's Parks and Recreation and the Jefferson City Evening Lions Club are sponsoring a non-competitive baseball league for Jefferson City area school-aged children with physical and developmental disabilities or other conditions that keep them from participating in other baseball leagues.

Women’s History Month event set at LU

March is Women’s History Month, and Inman E. Page Library on the Lincoln University campus is Celebrating African American Women around the state of Missouri.

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Branch enjoys service on City Council

1st Ward Councilman faces no opposition on April ballot

Jim Branch has served as 1st Ward councilman on the Jefferson City Council for nearly two years and is ready for another term.

Police warn of sweepstakes scam

Jefferson City police are warning residents about a scam in which they have been told they have won $5 million dollars.

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Mystery born in Alabama

Piecing together history of a WWII prisoner turned NASA employee

Throughout the last several years, the Silver Star Families of America (SSFOA) has strived to honor veterans by sharing the many stories of sacrifice made by those who have committed of their time — and occasionally their health — to serve in the nation’s armed forces.

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Leader of the pack

Scout leader, mom has love of volunteering

Michelle Gabelsberger is a typical volunteer.

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More young women trying their hands at non-traditional skills at Nichols Career Center

When Jennifer Nesmeyer, a 17-year-old senior at Blair Oaks High School, tells people she wants to be a welder, they often don’t believe her. Even Kenny Thomas, the welding instructor at Nichols Career Center, didn’t take her seriously at first.

Jefferson City's municipal court eyes parks offices

Need for space could move court to parks offices once multipurpose building is complete

As the Jefferson City Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department eyes a new multipurpose building on the campus of Lincoln University, some city officials are looking at the current parks offices on Monroe Street as the perfect new home for municipal court.

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Home show draws serious shoppers

Icy weather didn’t deter serious shoppers from attending the Home Builders Association’s Home Show held at the Firley YMCA on Friday and Saturday.

South school committee at Versailles pleads for time

The Morgan County R-2 School Board at Versailles continued discussions regarding the reorganization plans for South Elementary, which included letters of plea for a delay in an Early Learning Center decision.

Missouri Republicans divided over gubernatorial candidates

The Missouri GOP's annual conference this weekend showed a party divided over the two top Republican candidates for governor in 2016 — previewing a primary some worry could besmirch both contenders and help the only declared Democrat running for the office.

Lawmakers weigh raising weight limits on Missouri highways

The Missouri General Assembly is considering legislation that would raise maximum weight limits on state highways for trucks carrying livestock.

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Missouri facing transportation funding options — with no clear favorite

Like many other states, Missouri is trying to figure out how to pay for future road and bridge repairs and construction.

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High Street building traces history from taylor shop to travel agency

For nearly a century, 207 E. High St. was a staple of men’s fine clothing in Jefferson City. The ownership changed hands and the styles certainly took their turns, but the location was dependable.

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BizBeat: Harbor Freight projects April grand opening

Harbor Freight Tools is set to open in Jefferson City in just over a month.

BizBeat: New eatery to serve soups, salads at Capital Mall

Business owner John Fernandes is optimistic about Capital Mall’s future — so optimistic he’s opening a third business in Jefferson City’s Country Club Drive retail hub.

Jefferson City restaurant inspections for January 2015

Jefferson City’s Food Code requires food-service establishments be inspected at least once every six months. The inspections note critical and non-critical violations.