Gerry Tritz


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Dyslexia dilemma

Parents, educators given ‘tools’ to cope with disorder

Dyslexia is a cognitive disorder that is often misunderstood, and even schools have a long way to go to understand it and make accommodations for students who have it, a master certified dyslexia tutor told a group of parents and educators on Sunday.

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Piano Praise returns

Three groups of 10 pianists on 5 pianos equals heavenly music

Praise through music is repeatedly encouraged in the Bible, and First Baptist Church is responding in multitude.

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100+ grandchildren on hand for Eugene couple’s Grandparents Day

Leonard and Rosemary Kempker of Eugene will celebrate Grandparents Day today in grand style, like they do with many other notable events throughout the year.

Bringing ‘good vibes’

Organizer pleased with first-time dance music event, hoped for larger attendance

The local man behind a first-of-a-kind dance music festival in Jefferson City over the weekend said the event was “awesome” despite a lower-than-expected turnout.

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Longtime Immaculate Conception sister accepts new calling

After 27 years at Immaculate Conception School, Sister Josetta Eveler is leaving a family of many to care for a single family member.

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Not too neighborly

Interchange project draws complaints from some residents; others keep eye on future

Neighbors of the Lafayette Street interchange give the project mixed reviews so far, with some saying it’s creating noise and safety issues, and others saying it creates temporary inconveniences for a long-term benefit.

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'Their sacrifice is not forgotten'

70 years since end of WWII marked with wreath-laying

Two World War II veterans on Sunday honored one of their fallen comrades — and all WWII vets who made the ultimate sacrifice — by placing a wreath at his grave during a ceremony commemorating the 70th anniversary of the end of the war.

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Scores rally round Confederate battle flag

Some 150 people joined a Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) rally Sunday at the Capitol in support and defense of the Confederate battle flag, which has come under fire in recent months.

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Quinn Chapel offers prayers on anniversary of shooting

About 55 people attended Quinn Chapel AME’s one-year anniversary commemoration of the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, with the local NAACP president saying not enough has been done to address such situations.

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85-year-old trying to solve lifelong puzzle

Off and on for nearly seven decades, a Jefferson City woman has been puzzled after receiving a nearly 600-year-old gift accompanied by a cryptic note. Now 85, Sue Overland is making one more attempt at solving a mystery from far in her past.

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