Brittany Ruess


News Tribune reporter

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Hartsburg Pumpkin Festival goers can expect new routes

An anticipated 25,000-50,000 will travel to the small Missouri town of Hartsburg with a population of 105 for its annual pumpkin festival this weekend.

Local diabetic woman raising funds for service dog

Hounded by disease

A Centertown woman is on a mission to purchase her key to a healthier life — a service dog.

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Disability advocates celebrate ADA, seek further advancements

Hands around the Capitol

Hands of those with disabilities, ranging from the deaf and blind to those with cerebral palsy and rare genetic disorders, joined together Tuesday, along with able-bodied advocates around the Capitol, forming a circle to show their solidarity as a community.

Missouri's waistlines growing

Local obesity statistics in line with statewide average

Missouri ranks 20th in the nation in obesity prevalence with 30.2 percent of the population considered obese, according to a report recently released by two national nonprofit organizations.

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First patients arrive Monday at Capital Region expansion

Physicians will begin seeing patients Monday inside Capital Region Medical Center’s (CRMC) 115,000-square-foot expansion.

NAACP awards social justice advocates at annual dinner

As Reuben Shelton, president of the Missouri Bar Association, celebrated the work of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Saturday night, he remembered how the organization played an integral role in his father’s life.

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Entertainment brings home message of proper dental care

Mid-Missouri pediatric dentist says prevention is key to oral health

A young boy and girl stood in front of their Fatima Elementary classmates earlier this week inside the school gymnasium dressed in white cloth to represent teeth. They volunteered to help illustrate proper dental care during a two-man sketch put on by Delta Dental.

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Eyeglass ministry provides clear sight

Thousands in Mexico receive eyeglasses thanks to JC man’s efforts

A Jefferson City man and volunteers from the Concord Baptist Church recently helped 1,127 people living in some of the poorest regions of Mexico receive recycled eyeglasses during a recent trip.

Readers Theatre to feature whodunit mysteries

Actors — men, women and of various ages — read lines from paper setting on music stands inside the Missouri River Regional Library Wednesday night in preparation for its upcoming Readers Theatre.

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JC pastor appreciates pontiff's advocacy for 'marginalized people'

A local pastor said Pope Francis’ speeches during his visit to the U.S. could open doors for faith-based advocacy.

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