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Mandi Steele

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Unions, agencies collaborate for ‘The Way We Worked’

Exhibit kicks off Saturday at National Churchill Museum

About a dozen union members worked together Monday morning setting up The Way We Worked exhibit at the National Churchill Museum in Fulton.

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Fulton youths reach goal to build well in Africa

One year ago, a Fulton youth group decided it wanted to make a significant impact on the lives of some in need.

Fulton native competes in Dream Girl contest

When Kaylee Farris first walked into Hooters for a job more than four years ago, she had no restaurant experience besides working part-time at the Domino’s Pizza in Fulton during high school.

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Civil rights activist recalls segregation, protests of ’60s on MLK Day

At 58 years old and having lived through violent Civil Rights era, Joanne Bland doesn’t hold back when she has something to say.

MLK Day event to raise awareness of childhood hunger

In celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Westminster College is holding a special service project.

Farm-management class designed for women

Women who want to learn farm management can do so in a class called Annie’s Project.

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Auxvasse to decide bond issue details

AUXVASSE — To finance a long-range water and sewer system overhaul, the Auxvasse Board of Aldermen have decided to go to the voters.

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Presbyterian manor to host Art is Ageless

Two community events are on the docket for the Presbyterian Manor of Fulton.

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Area illustrator creates abstract art for children’s book

Old paper that some people might recycle or throw out, Jennifer Sain uses to create art.

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Exhibit to feature American workers in history

Work is under way in preparation for a special work exhibit that will come to Mid-Missouri in February.

New Kingdom chamber president: Businesses should reach out

A person whose name is already well-known in the community will step up next month as the new chamber board president.

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New Bloomfield show rider competes across continents

Showing horses had always taken Morgan Brison places.

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Christmas parades announce choices for grand marshals

Parade watchers may spot some well-known figures leading the Callaway County Christmas parades this year.

Four area cities line up to parade for Christmas

Marching bands, floats and spectators — it’s time for Christmas parades.

Salvation Army branch to serve Callaway County

Salvation Army bell-ringers are coming to Callaway.

‘Love Kitchen’ served up pizza for Soup Kitchen

FULTON, Mo. - The smell of pizza was in the air at the Soup Kitchen this week, thanks to the Little Caesars Love Kitchen.

Auxvasse alderman resigns in wake of arrest

George (Trey) Baumgartner resigned from his position as south ward alderman Tuesday.

Prosecutor: Official’s arrest is ‘civil issue’

AUXVASSE — City officials here remain quiet after the arrest of an Auxvasse alderman on Friday.

Former student shares experiences in honor of Disability Awareness Month

“Stilettos are not a disability,” Caitlin Bartley told high-schoolers Friday.

Etiquette program to come to Callaway

Youths who have been told to “mind your manners” may soon have a club to join where they can learn those manners.

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South Callaway student wins Christmas card contest

Little did fifth-grader Nicholas Staats know when he sat down for his school’s assembly Friday morning that he was in for a surprise.

Craft fest, mud run brings in fall fun for Saturday

Those who want to get out and enjoy the fall weather and see some mud-slinging will soon get their chance.

Prisoners, quilt guild partner to sew stockings for local charities

Though it’s only October, the Missouri River Quilt Guild — together with the Missouri Department of Corrections Restorative Justice program — donated nearly 200 handmade Christmas stockings this month to three area food pantries.

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Former volunteer celebrates 50 years of Peace Corps

Though Afghanistan has suffered a considerable amount over the years and is still in turmoil today, Edie Maxey looks back on her time there with fondness.

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Callaway County man plants pumpkins for fundraiser

FULTON — Landry Jones has spent the past couple of weeks pumpkin picking.

Area hunters encouraged to ‘Share the Harvest’

The Share the Harvest program is under way, offering hunters the opportunity to donate their harvested deer to feed the needy. When venison is donated in Callaway County, most of the time it will go to SERVE, Inc. Other area charities also may benefit.

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Young riders meet goal to compete nationally

Three local girls had to jump over a lot of hurdles to get where they are today.

Fulton grad wins design contest in Russia

Rebecca (Moffatt) Wichmann tries to do her part when it comes to the environment.

Area sheriffs make arrests against burglary ring

Three more arrests were made recently in connection with a multiple-county theft ring Callaway and Audrain county officials have been working to crack.

Gala, fashion show to draw funds for church

Those who want to take a peek at the clothing their ancestors wore will soon have the opportunity.

Crime surge equals mounting costs

When it comes time to extradite the Mexico couple accused of murdering a father and daughter near Auxvasse, Callaway County Sheriff Dennis Crane expects his office will be making the trip.

Warrants granted in connection with double homicide

Two arrest warrants were granted Friday morning in connection with a Sept. 2 double homicide near Auxvasse.

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Army private surprises his wife with early homecoming

Pfc. Chris Crespin didn’t even make it out to his wife’s table. She spotted him from across the room, jumped out of her chair and ran into his arms.

Rotary recognizes Deputy Karhoff with annual award

A Callaway County sheriff’s deputy won an award for his work on last year’s triple homicide that resulted in murder charges against Holts Summit resident Josh Maylee.

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Corn maze theme surprises ‘Grandma Shryock’

It’s not every day a person has their portrait done using corn stalks.

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SoCal students, community join together for bluebird project

Sixth-grade science students at South Callaway Middle School are learning what real “tweeting” is about.

Callaway recorder warns residents of deed scheme

The Callaway County recorder of deeds is warning residents to be wary of any letters offering copies of property deeds at an excessive price.

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Swiss film crew shoots scenes of ‘1940s Columbia’ in Fulton

It’s not often that filmmakers choose to feature Fulton in their movies. But last week, a crew worked downtown filming scenes for an upcoming Swiss movie.

Chef Challenge returns to raise funds for CARDV

Once again, two Fulton chefs will use their culinary skills to compete in CARDV’s Chef Challenge. The annual fundraiser for the Coalition Against Rape and Domestic Violence will begin at 4:30 p.m. Aug. 27, at the Fulton Country Club.

2 area professors publish children’s books

The children’s literature arena can be a tough field to crack because of so many other aspiring authors.

Fulton couple reaches 200 blood donations

“I hope I can give today,” Edith Craighead says as she awaits her turn into the area where American Red Cross personnel question potential donors.

Fulton Jaycees thank community for Joplin support

Two months and two loads of donations after the Joplin tornado, the Together for Joplin coalition is now working on its next project.

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Sisters deliver baby boys on same day

Two sisters, two baby boys, born on the same day: Is it too much?

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Veteran couponers teach beginners how to best grasp bargains

“It’s really so easy that even your own husband can do this!” Michelle Waggoner told those who came to hear her secrets to saving big on groceries.

SoCal school district hires new middle school principal

Gary Bonsall will begin his eighth year at South Callaway School District as the new middle school principal.

Former Callaway County jailer faces assault charge

A former jailer at the Callaway County Jail is facing a third-degree assault charge for using pepper spray on an inmate.

Fulton man tended to Joplin’s displaced animals

A flood of volunteers poured into Joplin after a tornado ripped through the city on May 22, including many who came to help the displaced animals.

Tebbetts community picnic starts today

A tradition that started in 1948 continues as the community of Tebbetts gears up for its annual picnic.

Officers ... Start your engines

Traditionally, police officers are supposed to stop speeders. But in a special event next month, they will be the ones speeding.

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New CEO pushes Fulton hospital projects forward

Callaway Community Hospital appointed a new chief executive officer this month.