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Jim Dyke

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Christmas lighting contest turns 30

Since 1985, Jefferson City's Christmas Home Decorating Contest has been an official way to recognize local residents for their hard work in helping make the season bright.

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Lighting contest recommended for body, soul

The Jefferson City Christmas Home Decorating categories are City’s Best; Best Use of Lights; Best Religious Display; Best Use of Christmas Characters, and Christmas Elegance. New this year is the People’s Choice Award.

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City lighting contest gets rhythm

Deadline to enter is 5 p.m. today

Rock ‘n Roll is in control, “Oppan Gangnam Style.”

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Prestigious winery joins Central Missouri barrel maker for anniversary

Central Missouri wine lovers and producers can rub shoulders with one of America’s premier wineries from Napa Valley, Calif., at a special anniversary event next Sunday.

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Dying tradition? Technology used to connect instead of visiting graves

The tradition of gravesite visitation is alive and well in our community, according to Jefferson City observers. But, they quickly add, younger generations seem to be adopting some new methods of honoring deceased loved ones.

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Get in shape for home decorating contest

A regular feature of the News Tribune’s Health section is a graphic called “GET FIT.” The Tuesday feature uses photos and text to demonstrate an exercise you can try.

Get in shape for Jefferson City's home decorating contest

Allow me to introduce you to my very own “GET LIT” feature. I’m your personal trainer for getting your residence in shape to enter the 26th annual Home Decorating Contest. Let’s begin now.

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Annual home decorating contest is an investment with guaranteed returns

Join the fun of the annual Home Decorating Contest sponsored by the News Tribune; Jefferson City Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department; Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce; and Cottonstone Gallery and Frame Shop.