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Don’t engage with Westboro protesters, officials urge

Lawmen, educators prepare for planned Westboro picketing

While area law enforcement agencies are gearing up for today’s planned picketing by members of an anti-gay group known for picketing soldiers’ funerals, some officials are offering simple advice: ignore them.

Wyn Riley, JC’s first lady of theater, dies at age 78

Wyn Riley, who co-founded Jefferson City’s first theater group in the late 1960s and shaped the now-thriving theater scene here, died Saturday at the age of 78.

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Busch's Florist changing ownership

Jefferson City’s longest continually operating retail business is changing hands. John and Gwen Pelzer have sold Busch’s Florist to Nick and Heather McKague.

Scholastic expands product line in JC

When Scholastic Inc. contracts with area schools to put on book fairs this year, the publishing company will bring the books from its Jefferson City distribution center.

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Men of the Club on tap tonight

The latest edition of “Boys Gone Wild” is set for this evening, as the Boys and Girls Club of the Capital City holds its 10th annual Men of the Club fundraiser.

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Good times at the fair

Authorities and organizers both say the Jefferson City Jaycees Cole County Fair was a success, with good attendance and few problems.

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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.

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