Brittany Ruess

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News Tribune reporter

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Faith-based program aims to heal, provide mentorship to women

Sundi Jo Graham established Esther’s House of Redemption in 2013, filing for non profit organization status. Through the organization, she connects with women in need and mentors them.

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Barbecue fundraiser benefits Goldschmidt cancer patients

An annual barbecue fundraiser helps bring balance — in two different ways — to the lives of patients at the Capital Region Goldschmidt Cancer Center.

Missouri House committee examines new Medicaid system

An increase in the Missouri’s Medicaid caseload had legislators questioning representatives from the department of social services in a Tuesday hearing.

Extension exercise program targets seniors' strength

The Cole County University of Missouri Extension wants to help older adults maintain their strength as they age.

Teen in custody after Saturday shooting

JC man, 19, wounded in Holts Summit incident

A 16-year-old male is in custody after fleeing from a weekend shooting in Holts Summit.

Electronic dance music festival offers ‘break from the norm’

A Jefferson City man’s love for electronic dance music spurred his motivation to bring a festival celebrating the genre to the area.

Assessment lists area’s top five health concerns

List to guide in addressing community health needs

A report released this month has identified the top five health concerns facing a four-county region in central Missouri.

Samaritan Center collecting Halloween costumes for children

Though it’s still summer, the Samaritan Center of Mid-Missouri has its sights set on fall — or Halloween, more specifically.

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Hundreds of LU freshmen begin college experience volunteering

A day of commmunity service

Dirt washed away from the H. Kenneth Kirchner State School’s sign as Lincoln University freshmen poured a bucket of water on it Thursday morning.

'Silver tsunami' amplifies nursing shortage

Report: Hospitals wrangling with high turnover, vacancy rates

A recent report from the Missouri Hospital Association shows trends in turnover and vacancy rates among certain health care professions, specifically with challenges regarding nurse staffing.

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