Gerry Tritz


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Liberty Road Baptists packs Christmas gift boxes for Third World kids

It started by packing a few shoe boxes with gifts — a simple way to give Christmas presents to Third World children while also spreading the message of Christianity. Now, tens of thousands of churches are involved in sending millions of boxes a year.

BizBeat: Harbor Freight coming to Jefferson City

Harbor Freight Tools has building plans on file with the city’s Planning and Protective Services Department to locate at the existing building at 2009 Missouri Blvd., across from Furniture Factory Outlet.

Initiative petition to legalize marijuana in Missouri filed

A Columbia-based group supporting marijuana legalization wants Missouri voters to change the Constitution to legalize, tax and regulate marijuana.

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Annual Harvest Festival in Taos brings friends together to help parish, school

Mary Jane Henke was enjoying a game of bingo with her husband, Fred, along with their friends and family at Sunday’s St. Francis Xavier Harvest Festival.

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JC man expanding funeral-related businesses

After working for local funeral homes since the age of 15, Tyler Woods came to a realization: Burying loved ones shouldn’t bury their families in debt.

More than just trick-or-treating this Halloween season

While some of Jefferson City’s bigger entertainment events on Halloween have moved to different dates or been canceled, one continues to grow and grow.

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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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