Brittany Ruess


News Tribune reporter

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Jefferson City church serves Thanksgiving to public servants

Serving those who serve

Heat from the stoves, boiling water and volunteers scurrying filled the kitchen inside Bible Baptist Church on Thursday.

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Local non-profit provides Jefferson City woman with new set of wheels

Briana Gray recently turned in her two weeks notice to her employer. The 25-year-old mother of two has been working for First Student as a bus driver, transporting students at Jefferson City High School and Simonsen Ninth Grade Center in Bus 77. Though working in transportation, she had none of her own.

Group homes for disabled to close

Residents of facilities in Linn, Belle must be out in 10 days

Disabled adults living in two Mid-Missouri group homes will need to move out early next month.

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Judge swears in new CASA volunteers

Retired after more than 40 years in the health care industry, Sharon Lowder knew she wanted to become a volunteer. Where to volunteer, though, was her most challenging question.

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Big devotee of 'little libraries'

JC mother-son duo establishes little free library, hopes to promote literacy

Eleven-year-old David Hofherr was there when Harry Potter defeated the basilisk hiding in the Chamber of Secrets. He survived middle school alongside “wimpy kid” Greg Heffley, and solved mysteries with the Hardy Boys.

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Churches, Salvation Army serving free meals this Thanksgiving

Four Jefferson City area organizations are serving hot meals Thursday to the public for free, thanks to volunteers.

Food Bank to host food drive, volunteers needed

The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri is partnering with grocery chains throughout Mid-Missouri, including two Jefferson City locations, to collect as many monetary donations and canned food as possible in a 12-hour spree.

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LU event brings light to suicide awareness

A blue-painted semicolon decorated the right hand of Kendall Wright, a Lincoln University student, on Friday.

Missouri River Regional Library looking to create new strategic plan

The Missouri River Regional Library administration and board started discussions of a new strategic plan for the library during its monthly board meeting Tuesday night.

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Boys and Girls Club breaks ground

New building to be named after late Jefferson City couple

The new Boys and Girls Club of the Capital City building, to be constructed on the Lincoln University campus, will be named after the late Frank and Billie Railton.

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