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160 years and still worshipping strong

A nearly packed house came to celebrate Quinn Chapel AME’s 164th anniversary Sunday afternoon, reflecting on the church’s journey from humble beginnings in a log cabin two decades before the Civil War to its latest move a year ago.

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County horse show highlights skills that go beyond horsemanship

Alicen Jennings tied her horse, Harley, to a trailer and held one hand under its mouth while stroking above its nose with the other before one of her six events at Sunday’s Cole County 4-H and FFA Horse Show.

BizBeat: Former BBQ restaurateur opening daycare

Michael Ferguson, who owned Michael’s Unforgettable BBQ for several years at 2113 Schotthill Woods Road, is starting an unlikely follow-up to that business in the same location: a Christian daycare center.

BizBeat: Furniture store celebrates new storefront, inventory

Bescheinen Family Furniture of Loose Creek is holding a grand opening sale and ribbon-cutting in conjunction with its newly renovated storefront.

BizBeat: State earmarks $24M for small businesses

The U.S. Treasury Department’s State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) released a new quarterly report showing that Missouri has designated nearly $24 million to grow small businesses.

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Blue Sunday gives spirits a lift

Matt Griffin has attended Blue Sunday previously at times to listen to live blues music. This Sunday, he was also there to play it.

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BizBeat: Five downtown tenants losing leases

Former JC Penney’s building may be in line for new owner, remodeling

Hawthorn Bank, which manages the trust that owns the building at 210 E. High St., has told its five tenants that their leases will expire at the end of the month.

BizBeat: Longtime book store closes

Nancy’s Trade-A-Book, a longtime Jefferson City book store at 2219 Missouri Blvd. that specialized in used paperbacks, has called it quits.

BizBeat: Short move for furniture store quadruples space

B&B Quality Furniture is settling in nicely to its new digs at 708 Jefferson St., just a half block up the street from its old Jefferson City location.

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Organizers: Optimal July 4 event

Jefferson City’s Salute to America festival had nice weather, a large attendance and almost nothing in the way of problems, organizers and police reported.

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