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A Dey in the life

Pharmacy tech job was the right prescription for him

Gary Dey follows what he calls the four P’s of life — police work, politics, public relations/pharmacy and prayer.

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Tools of Ozark farming history identified for owners

Ever wonder about that antique tool?

Missourians had the chance Saturday to have old tools and materials identified by an archaeologist with the Institute for Traditional Ozark Crafts.

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Relay for Life draws crowd, looks to continue fundraising

The Cole County community remembered and honored those taken by cancer and those who have survived the disease at the Cole County Relay for Life Friday night at the Jefferson City Jaycees Fairgrounds.

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Joe Bax: Mapping out MoDOT plans

Joe Bax’s position as land survey manager for the Missouri Department of Transportation’s (MoDOT) Central District involves a lot of mapping.

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Exterior of new St. Mary’s Health Center nearing completion

In the home stretch

Officials at St. Mary’s Health Center expect substantial completion of the new facility on Mission Drive in late July with an official move-in date of Nov. 16.

JC woman named Food Bank regional coordinator

Betsy Dudenhoeffer is taking her passion for nonprofits to the next level, tackling a new role as regional coordinator of the southern/central counties for The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri.

Program hopes to engage new employees in community

Will roll out the welcome mat

The Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce is in the early stages of implementing a program to introduce new hires at area businesses to Jefferson City’s amenities and resources.

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Local nurse honored for going above and beyond

Tessa Ellis, a registered nurse at St. Mary’s Health Center, was awarded the hospital’s first DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses last week for the exceptional care and attention she provided a patient during his hospital stay in 2013.

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Environmentalists: Coal ash is a threat to waterways

The Sierra Club and Labadie Environmental Organization are urging the state of Missouri to reject proposals to build coal ash ponds or coal ash landfills in state floodplains and to perform ground-water monitoring in the areas of existing ones.

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Salute to Veterans features Snowbirds, Golden Knights

Dual themes for air show

The 26th Annual Memorial Day Weekend Salute to Veterans Celebration is from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Columbia Regional Airport.

Search continues for library director

Missouri River Regional Library (MRRL) has received several applications for the library’s director position previously held by Helen Rigdon, the MRRL board was told Tuesday.

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Annual Guns and Hoses football game raises funds for charities

With assist from powder puff teams

Two agencies that typically work in collaboration found themselves in competition Saturday evening at the Blue Tiger Quarterback Club’s 2nd Annual Guns & Hoses & War of Roses at Dwight T. Reed Stadium.

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Mid-Missouri lawmakers look to 2015

Bills lost in shuffle, rush or politics not dead in their eyes

Mid-Missouri lawmakers expect to be back next year trying to get into state law some of their ideas that didn’t make it all the to the governor’s desk this year.

Restoring dental benefits makes advocates smile

Funding was cut from Medicaid in 2005

Health officials say there’s an unmet need for dental coverage in Missouri, and the General Assembly’s reinstatement of dental funds in Missouri’s budget is a step in the right direction.

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Mid-Missouri lawmakers call session a success

Mid-Missouri lawmakers generally liked what the General Assembly accomplished this session.

Chamber, city back MoDOT sales tax issue

The Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce and Mayor Eric Struemph voiced their support Wednesday at a Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission meeting for a bill in the Legislature that would increase state sales tax by three-quarters of a cent to fund transportation.

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Micca Ruffin gets top Zonta honor

“It makes no difference what you have or don’t have, it’s what you give,” said Micca Ruffin, this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient at Tuesday’s 15th Annual Zonta Women of Achievement Yellow Rose Luncheon.

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Biggest of the ‘Bigs’

Demetrius Jones is up for national Big Brother of the Year after winning state title

Demetrius Jones has been some sort of mentor throughout most of his adult life.

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‘Garden Lady’ preserves her son’s memory with garden for special-needs children

April Brewer-Drewel is known by kids at Jefferson City's Special Learning Center (SLC) as the “Garden Lady.” The garden has a special meaning for the mother of four.

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Counselor building network for new, expectant moms

Racquel Hykes is proud of many of her accomplishments in the year she’s been a breast-feeding peer counselor at the Cole County Health Department.

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County weighs value of chamber contract

Commission asks for signs of success in economic development

The Cole County Commission on Wednesday questioned the economic development successes of the Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce for Cole County.

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JC veteran receives Legion of Honor Medal

'Your courage shaped the world for the better'

Veteran Ray Herigon on Tuesday was awarded the Legion of Honor Medal, the highest honor awarded for service in France.

Psychiatrist to speak on science of marijuana addiction

Dr. Christian Thurstone is one of a handful of physicians in the United States who are certified in general, child and adolescent addictions psychiatry.

Hemp oil successes tempered by some risks

Twenty-one states and Washington, D.C. have legalized some form of medical marijuana, and if Gov. Jay Nixon signs hemp oil legislation within the next few weeks, Missouri will be added to that list.

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Auditory Processing Disorder causes everything to sound alike

Sounds like trouble for young Liam O’Brien

Liam O'Brien was experiencing what 5 percent of school-aged children face — a disorder where they can’t process what they hear.

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Miracle Leagues play ball

Jefferson City’s Breakfast Lions Club has taken on the mission of fundraising for a rubberized baseball field for the capital city’s Miracle Baseball League of Central Missouri.

Nixon proposes Missouri Health Works plan

Gov. Jay Nixon is proposing “Missouri Health Works” to Missouri small businesses with fewer than 150 employees, in an effort to offset costs in providing employees’ health insurance.

152,000 Missourians enrolled in insurance plan

Official: State exceeded goal by 29 percent

More than 152,000 Missourians selected an insurance plan in the Health Insurance Marketplace during open enrollment from Oct. 1, 2013, through March 31, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

'Twenty years is more than enough'

Family appeals for clemency for drug life sentence

Family and friends of Jeff Mizanskey gathered at the Capitol on Monday to deliver to Gov. Jay Nixon more than 360,000 signatures from a petition asking for Mizanskey’s clemency.

Letter carriers prepare for Stamp Out Hunger drive

Food collection scheduled on May 10

The National Association of Letter Carriers is hosting the 22nd annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive across the country May 10, and all of Jefferson City’s collection will benefit The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri.

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Golden games have seniors rhyming, rocking

Nursery rhymes echoed throughout St. Martins Knights of Columbus Hall Thursday as area nursing facility residents participated in the Missouri Health Care Association’s (MHCA) annual Golden Age Games.

City staff needs $220K extra to cover overtime, buy salt

Harsh winter depletes stockpile

Due to a harsh winter, Jefferson City staff is requesting a supplemental appropriation of $200,000 to replenish the city’s stockpile of salt and to cover additional overtime expenses.

Engineer outlines potential fixes for Country Club Drive

City Engineer David Bange has met informally with a structural engineer to investigate Georgetown subdivision residents’ concerns with truck traffic causing structural issues to their homes on South Country Club Drive.

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Two local runners making emotional run in Boston Marathon

Two Jefferson City runners will test their grit, strength and determination this morning in the 118th Boston Marathon.

Walk for Babies raising funds for life-saving research

For Darice and Justin Goetz, it’s hard to put into words what the March of Dimes means to them. March of Dimes research helped to save their daughter's life.

Dispute over petitions at library to yield policy change

Petitioner's attorney threatens to sue over policy

Missouri River Regional Library board members are drafting an updated facilities use policy in response to petitioners collecting signatures under the library’s front awning.

Local artists compete in cancer art competition

Two local artists submitted paintings in the Lilly Oncology on Canvas Art Competition, which honors the journeys individuals face when confronted with a cancer diagnosis.

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First osteopath named to Missouri's hall

Andrew Taylor Still — the founder of osteopathic medicine — was inducted into the Hall of Famous Missourians Wednesday at the state Capitol.

Fashion show planned

The Strut Your Style fashion show and luncheon is May 5 at the Jefferson City Country Club.

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Designer picked for new Fulton State Hospital

Gov. Jay Nixon announced Monday that the state has selected design firm Parsons Brinckerhoff to plan and design a new Fulton State Hospital.

Mowing down expenses

The lawn care and landscaping business is moving in a different direction — using propane-powered lawn mowers to get the job done more efficiently.

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St. Mary’s, JCMG opening Cancer Center

One-stop shop for cancer patients opens Monday

St. Mary’s Cancer Center at JCMG (Jefferson City Medical Group) will open its doors to cancer patients Monday.

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Rachel Bauer - Keeping the House running smoothly

Rachel Bauer loves that her job as chief of staff for Missouri House Speaker Pro Tem Denny Hoskins allows her to be on the inside track of what’s going on at the Capitol.

Habitat for Humanity celebrating 20th anniversary

5K, variety of activities planned today

River City Habitat for Humanity is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the sale of its first home today with a 5K fun run/walk, lunch, games and a magic show at Jefferson City’s North Pavilion, 927 Fourth St.

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Nixon: State pushing to protect crime victims

Standing up for crime victims can help energize the justice system and make sure it’s held accountable, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon told a group of crime victims’ rights advocates at a Capitol ceremony Thursday.

Week of good health

Today marks the beginning of National Public Health Week, which runs through April 13.

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Public health a perfect fit

In her previous role as administrator for the disease prevention section at the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS), Kristi Campbell missed the environmental side of things.

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Rise in autism cases raises concerns

Experts: Ratio could be tied to increased awareness

James and Heather Brewer dream about the day they can communicate with their son Maddox.

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Graduating to Manhood

Eight boys graduated Friday from the Boys and Girls Club of the Capital City’s Passport to Manhood program.

Early childhood program promotes positive behavior

The United Way of Central Missouri’s Early Childhood Advisory Committee is working to implement a program at child care facilities to help children deal with social and emotional issues.

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