Brittany Ruess


News Tribune reporter

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Cantorum to present ‘Home Sweet Home’

The Jefferson City Cantorum, celebrating its 49th year, will be bringing its choral sound to audience members Saturday at its spring concert.

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Poverty summit explores how to aid Missouri’s impoverished

A shared responsibility

With a collective passion in serving low-income individuals, nearly 350 people from across the state gathered in Jefferson City to discuss ways of lifting 908,000 Missourians out of poverty.

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Nonprofit Profile: RACS offers support system for women suffering from domestic, sexual violence

From #jcmo Inside Business

Since 1980, the Jefferson City Rape and Abuse Crisis Service Inc. (RACS) has been providing shelter and support to women suffering from domestic and sexual violence. The organization served about 225 women and children last year.

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Local advocate reflects on national honor

Elijah Mayfield honored for Down syndrome awareness

Diagnosed with Down syndrome, Elijah Mayfield has led a life defined by him — not his condition. Like the “Cheers” theme song, it seems no matter where the 20-year-old goes, everybody knows his name.

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Jefferson City Symphony Orchestra concert to feature young, acclaimed pianist

The Jefferson City Symphony Orchestra will welcome the winner of its 2016 Piano Concerto Competition to play at its final concert of the season.

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Day-to-day solution

Parents and students alike benefit from Day Solutions

Heather Livingston, 21, practices counting money every week at Day Solutions, a Jefferson City-based learning facility for adults with developmental disabilities, in the hopes of gaining employment someday.

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More Cole County mothers choosing to breastfeed

When she returned to work after having her first child, Ashley Boyce needed to maintain pumping her breast milk to ensure she could last a year supplying food to her daughter, Alyce.

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Diners get surprise at Dinner for a Difference

A taste of the other side

Attendees of Central Missouri Community Action’s first “Dinner for a Difference” event waited for their meals Thursday inside the Millbottom in Jefferson City.

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Coaching against cancer

Cancer survivors, lawmakers get pep talk from area college basketball coaches

It’s not odd for basketball coaches to wear suits or sneakers, but sporting both inside the state Capitol on Wednesday — along with legislators, lobbyists and Missourians — made a statement for cancer awareness and research funding.

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Elementary schools fight childhood obesity

Callaway Hills Elementary students packed their school gymnasium earlier this week, dancing to upbeat music during a Zumba class.

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