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Angie Hutschrieder

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Boys and Girls Club now serving dinner

The Boys and Girls Club of Jefferson City on Monday started extending its hours until 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, and now offers dinner and an evening snack to children.

One family recounts heroin nightmare

No individual or family is immune to the consequences of drugs and drug use.

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March of Dimes fundraiser to take Baby Steps

It is time to get ready to March for Babies.

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Farm Bureau, Cardinals join to help March of Dimes

It only makes sense to pair three award-winning organizations to help benefit more of Missouri’s residents and future residents.

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Teen uses artistic skills to give back to Boys, Girls Club

Block letters begin to spell out the word “LISTEN” as Alex Bravo puts the finishing touches on the word that he “tagged” on one wall at the Boys and Girls Club.

Campaign against deadly drug focuses on education and prevention

To help combat the growing local heroin problem, THE HOPE Campaign is taking shape with the help of the Jefferson City Police Department, MUSTANG Drug Task Force, area medical professionals, substance abuse treatment professionals and families effected by the drug.

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French Legion of Honor awarded to three local World War II vets

In the midst of the cold, rain, wind, land mines, bullets whizzing by and threat of capture, hundreds of thousands of soldiers performed their duties as assigned by the United States government.

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Funds still being raised for animal shelter

Even as the new Jefferson City Animal Shelter is scheduled to open for business at its new location in Hyde Park this spring, money continues to be raised for shelter needs.

Bed bug battle continues at Jackson Street towers

Progress is being made as treatment for bed bugs continues at Hamilton and Dulle Towers.

Dreams to Reality passes on donation to Salvation Army Thrift Store

The leaders and volunteers at Dreams to Reality work to ensure they help turn the dreams of their clients into their reality by providing them with clothing to wear to a job interview, in hopes it will lead them to a career.

Jefferson City Realtor earns Missouri Good Neighbor award

Realtor donates prize money to Samaritan Center

Alan Mudd has officially been named a good neighbor.

Snapshot: Nikki Bateman, computer whiz at MRRL

Nikki Bateman loves helping people establish their first e-mail account, set up a Facebook account that will connect them with family and showing patrons shortcuts for common computer uses.

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Efforts to help wounded Marine taking shape

Construction has yet to begin, but area home builders and volunteers are digging in to help out a Marine from Fulton.

Message in a bottle, author found 24 years later

On Aug. 8, 1988, Andy Cornwell and his sister scrawled messages on pieces of steno paper, sealed bottles and let them float away, all in hopes of getting a response. Fast forward 24 years and an estimated 485 miles downstream.

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Scholastic honored for its work in hiring veterans

Scholastic is known worldwide for being the world’s largest distributor of children’s books.

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37 units to be heat-treated in Dulle Hamilton Towers

The treatment of 37 units for bed bugs in Dulle Hamilton Towers began Monday in hopes of eradicating the problem that authorities say has been an issue for at least a year and a half.

Red Cross: Transition part of national restructuring

Agency says title of position changed; former CEO says job eliminated

An announcement late last month from the Capital Area Chapter of the American Red Cross that named Dave Griffith its new executive director has left many wondering what happened to the chapter’s former regional CEO, Beth Bauer.

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North School teachers, students bring Christmas cheer to Joplin

Classrooms, by nature, are bright, cheery places with walls often covered from top to bottom with teaching tools, posters and encouraging words.

Mid-Missouri’s Food Bank eases the pang of hunger in 32 counties

With poverty on the rise and affecting as many as one in two Americans, social service agencies are stretching their dollars as much as they can.

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Wendy Waters efforts to aid stricken Joplin continue to blossom

If you believe that those with a giving spirit will find the blessings come back to them, then Wendy Waters is sure to have a blessed life.

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Community to build home for injured Marine’s family

Since the word of Lance Cpl. Tyler Huffman’s injuries and needs have spread, at least two communities — Fulton and Jefferson City — have rallied to support the young Marine and his family.

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New class of child advocates graduates

More than 40 children have been touched by the hard work and dedication of 16 volunteers since the CASA program began in Cole County a year and a half ago.

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Wreaths honor veterans at St. Stanislaus Cemetery

Wreaths with bright red bows adorn the graves of the veterans buried in St. Stanislaus Cemetery in Wardsville.

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Xander Schmid learns early about helping others

At the young age of 5, it was so important to one child that he help deliver Christmas toys to the area’s neediest children that a special pickup of his donation was scheduled.

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Residents along Dixon Drive maintain holiday greetings tradition

The lights sparkle, adding a twinkle to the eyes of children whose parents are driving them slowly along Christmas Card Lane.

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Hundreds turn out for Wreaths for Heroes event

The air was crisp and cold, but it did not stop nearly 275 volunteers of all ages from arriving early at Jefferson City’s National Cemetery, all to lay wreaths on the graves of some of the city’s veterans for Wreaths for Heroes.

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Event ‘welcomes home’ Vietnam veterans

Former soldiers share stories

Whether it was the six years Charlie Plumb spent in a communist prison camp, or the day that changed Don Hentges’ life forever, or the questions curious friends asked Art Fillmore, each Vietnam veteran has a reason for why they speak now and why they may not have spoken of their experiences for some time.

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Snapshot: Natile Walker, prenatal care manager, Cole County Health Dept.

Natile Walker was hired as the prenatal care manager for the Cole County Health Department, through a grant from the March of Dimes that funded her position for one year.

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Most-valued pooch nabs more than 100 moles on daily walks

Molly 104, Moles 1. Molly is not the latest tool or trick used by an area landscaping company; she is Dan and Susan Reed’s beloved dog.

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Samaritan Center serves as Santa for some

Christmas will be a little brighter for some families served by the Samaritan Center in Jefferson City.

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MU professor to offer insights in library presentation

Many view cemeteries as a place to honor and memorialize the deceased loved ones. Keith Eggener, Ph.D., says cemeteries have and continue to serve a variety of form and function.

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Event will remember, honor sacrifices of veterans

Since 2003, a key group of Jefferson City residents has worked together to bring a variety of welcome home-type events for soldiers both before and after deployments.It is never too late to thank a veteran and pay respect for his or her sacrifice.

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Newcomers Club shops for Samaritan Center Christmas

Tis the season. The season for shopping, wrapping and, most importantly, helping others.

JC health center receives quality award

The Community Health Center of Central Missouri has been named a level three patient-centered medical home by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).

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Dan Dey’s love of the outdoors drew him to job as a forester

Dan Dey’s career has taken him from the Tongass National Forest in Alaska to the Nez Perce National Forest in central Idaho to Sault St. Marie, Ontario, and now Central Missouri.

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Christmas tree lot is a backdrop for family traditions, special moments

For 57 years, the Optimist Club of Jefferson City has sold Christmas trees on the corner of Dunklin and Broadway streets. This year is no different, and Ralph Diele says he is ready for another season of memories and fun.

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Shoppers swarm for Black Friday bargains

While most Americans gathered around dining room tables to share a feast of turkey and a day of thanksgiving, some Mid-Missourians cut short or gave up counting their blessings around a table, hoping to count the bargains from Black Friday sales.

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For many Mid-Missourians, holiday's spirit of hope is being stretched

Finding a reason to have hope and be thankful can be hard for some this Thanksgiving.

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For Carl Olson, public health goes environmental

A career change and moving from one community to another brought Carl Olson to Jefferson City 25 years ago. The move also brought him to apply for a job as a multi-county sanitarian.

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Samaritan Center expands parking as need grows, funds dwindle

It is clear just by driving by the Samaritan Center that there are more and more Mid-Missouri residents reaching out for help.

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Mid-Missourians honor sacrifices of nation's veterans

The wind was blustery at the Jefferson City cemetery, but the 9-year-old boy stood respectfully quiet.

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Veterans event offers respect, surprises

For the second year, Jefferson City High School’s Ambassador Club hosted Veterans’ Appreciation Night at Jefferson City High School, though the night was full of surprises.

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United Way campaign tops $1.64 million

Success. That was the message at the end of the United Way of Central Missouri’s 2011 campaign and victory breakfast Wednesday at Farm Bureau.

Two groups, one mission to honor veterans

The mission is a shared one: to provide wreaths for tombstones of veterans in Jefferson City.

Relay for Life kicks off campaign

Luau for Life. That is the theme for the American Cancer Society’s 16th annual Cole County Relay for Life.

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Veterans awarded Silver Star banners

For more than 65 years, Wilburn Rowden has been a veteran, a veteran who was injured defending his country.

Project records veterans' history

The Missouri Veterans History Project is hoping Missouri’s veterans will tell the story of their time in service so it can be archived for both the state and nation as a whole.

Walk brings awareness to health issues in schools

Cross the line to better health with other Cole County residents starting at 2 p.m. Sunday at Adkins Stadium.

Public offered peek inside cerebral palsy center

United Cerebral Palsy Heartland’s Gibbs Center for Independence is opening its doors and inviting the community to view the new sensory and restorative therapy rooms and meet the new director.

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Special Olympics benefits from rappelling

When Jill Linnenbrink, Julia Gampher and Justin Reynolds glanced over their shoulders as they rappelled 13 stories down the Jefferson Building in Jefferson City, they saw a sea of green.