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Church-wide effort draws area residents to Westphalia

For Tuscumbia residents Ken and Norma Runge, Sunday’s St. Joseph Catholic Church Fall Picnic in Westphalia was an intimate gathering, despite attendance that more than tripled the size of the small town.

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Mid-Missouri band joins label, releases record, prepares for tour

Battling cancer and a new album, Shaman’s Harvest’s lead singer tells all

Local band Shaman’s Harvest has gone through years of struggling — balancing the band with families and part-time jobs. At times, they’ve questioned whether they should continue.

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Pastors lead Sunday discussion on racism and equality

Speaking at a “Dialogue on Racial Justice” on Sunday, the Revs. John Bennett and W.T. Edmonson talked about their experiences with racism and thoughts on equality, while Edmonson urged the community to “be engaged in the conversation.”

Storms disrupt Thursday Night Live; Sip n' Stroll still on

A “bleak” forecast has lead to the cancellation of today’s Thursday Night Live in downtown Jefferson City, event planner Jill Snodgrass said.

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Crews raze West McCarty Street building

The Jefferson City Housing Authority has bought and razed the building that was the last piece in the city’s land-acquisition puzzle to clear the way for a planned conference center just east of Capitol Plaza Hotel.

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New Jefferson City fire station draws big crowd

Hundreds of people streamed through Jefferson City’s newest fire station on Sunday afternoon, describing it as “spacious” and “impressive” as they snacked on hot dogs, chips, cake and punch.

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84-unit retirement complex progressing

Company expects to open by end of year

Primrose Retirement Communities, which operates 30 retirement communities in 15 states, hopes to open an 84-unit retirement complex on Old Lohman Road in western Cole County by the end of the year.

Jefferson City losing 70 jobs as DST closes office

Software developer DST Systems Inc. will close its Jefferson City offices on Dec. 31, leaving its 70 employees to transfer or find other jobs.

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Walk to End Alzheimer’s hits close to home for ‘stars’ of annual event

For Vicki Clark and her 13 siblings, along with members of their families, Sunday’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s was a bittersweet gathering.

BizBeat: Fazoli’s closing Jefferson City restaurant

Fazoli’s, an Italian restaurant chain known for its pasta and unlimited garlic breadsticks, plans to close its Jefferson City location on Oct. 1.

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