Stories by Olivia
The Redeem Project is hosting an open house from 4-7 p.m. Thursday at Calvary Baptist Church, 1436 Hough St.
Biggest gap exists between blacks, whites when it comes to pregnant women, infants, children
The Missouri Foundation for Health released a report last week that outlines health disparities that exist between the state’s black and white populations. According to the report, data analyzed from 2006-10, the rate of black mothers with inadequate prenatal care in Cole County is more than triple the rate for white mothers.
Residents of Cole County made a giant step toward a cure for cancer June 7-8, walking through the night during the American Cancer Society Relay For Life.
Today's event offers variety of activities
For Tim Tinnin, Angiepalooza is much more than a music festival. The family-friendly event today at the Jefferson City Jaycees fairgrounds honors his late wife. Bands include Shaman’s Harvest, Squigglefish, Neon Knight, The Dam Band, Soul Root, Double Down, Five Turn Knot, Complete Strangers and The Kay Brothers.
The United Way of Central Missouri announced its 2013 Community Campaign leadership, $1.7 million campaign goal and one-time grant recipients Wednesday at the Special Learning Center.
Rotary, Guard generate tons of goodwill and hope
Area Rotarians and the Missouri National Guard are shouldering a heavy load — tons and tons of vital goods for Panamanians in need.
Local hospital and economic development officials say expanding health care facilities in Jefferson City strengthens the local economy and improves the overall image of the community. Three of the largest health care entities in Jefferson City have either recently expanded, are currently in the process of building an entirely new facility or are in the beginning stages of planning expansion.
Dee Ann McKinney said she is blessed to have worked in her field for her entire career. As research manager for the Missouri Division of Tourism, McKinney not only manages the research program, but also manages the customer service aspect of the department.
‘A natural fit’
Every element of Jefferson City Medical Group’s (JCMG) new Women and Children’s Center was designed with the patients’ needs in mind.
Carrie Fleig said she wanted to become involved with Capital City CASA, Court Appointed Special Advocates, because many people in the community don’t realize the situations children sometimes encounter.
Two businesses sitting on Oil Well Road near the Jefferson City airport are closed until flooding in the Capital View Drainage District subsides.
Pathways Community Health, a nonprofit community mental health center, will break ground on a $1 million apartment complex in Jefferson City at 10 a.m. Friday at 3415 N. Ten Mile Drive.
This week’s rain and thunderstorms flooded a Missouri House of Representatives hearing room and unfinished storage space at the Capitol on Friday morning.
The city is disassembling a barn that is believed to have resided on Rainbow Drive in Binder Park for more than 75 years, and prior to then resided at another location.
This week is the 13th annual State Employee Recognition Week in Missouri, and various state agencies are celebrating in different ways.
Travis Mankin ready for another summer games of Special Olympics
Special Olympics Missouri has become a permanent part of Travis Mankin’s life.
ACA, sequestration and fewer patients force cuts
Capital Region Medical Center and St. Mary’s Health Center will lose millions of dollars over the next few years because of various federal payment cuts, officials with the two hospitals have said.
Even though Missouri doesn’t have a large number of roller coasters like some states, roller coaster enthusiast Jennifer Lovesee-Mast said the state has a roller coaster for everyone.
Capital Region Medical Center announced Friday a $35 million expansion to its Madison Street facility, allowing the Jefferson City hospital to consolidate specialty care and physician services into one setting.
Location promoted at Las Vegas convention
St. Mary’s Health Center (SMHC) officials are in the early stages of working with Sansone Group of St. Louis to market the hospital’s current property at 100 St. Mary’s Medical Plaza for reuse.
Capital Region Medical Center (CRMC) announced Friday a $35 million expansion to its main campus at 1125 Madison St.
MRRL to tackle goals to better serve patrons
Missouri River Regional Library Director Helen Rigdon presented a tentative strategic plan for 2013-16. The goals are: to enhance e-collections, strengthen virtual presence and improve the physical experience for patrons.
After a more than six-month suspension, Jefferson City cardiologist Dr. Randall E. Meyer can again practice medicine, but with restrictions.
Rep. Jeanie Riddle, whose district includes parts of Cole and Callaway Counties, said the Second Injury Fund was a major issue to accomplish, but her priority — legislation to repair and renovate Fulton State Hospital — was attached to bonding legislation that died in the Senate.
The Central Missouri Foster Care and Adoption Association (CMFCAA) is spending the month of May, which has been named Foster Care Awareness Month, honoring everything and everyone involved with foster care.
This year has proven to be one of celebration and accomplishment for Sister Evelyn Marie Peterman, a Franciscan Sister of Mary who has lived in Jefferson City for more than 15 years.
“Work is how human beings connect, and all aspects of our life create life work,” said Joseph David Johnson, president and CEO of Telein Group and keynote speaker at Lincoln University’s (LU) commencement ceremony.
Former officials say lack of authority has handcuffed redevelopment panel for old prison site
A commission established for the sole purpose of overseeing the old Missouri State Penitentiary site may be lacking the authority it needs to accomplish its goals.
Frank Burkhead and his wife, Carol, own Burkhead and Associates LLC, a certified public accounting (CPA) firm on Capitol Avenue in Jefferson City.
Larry Kemna’s daughter helped him build his tractor, so he said it seemed fit that he name it after her, Jada’s Toy.
Because of an anonymous donor, Lincoln University student Antony Gregory will graduate Saturday with the Class of 2013.
Only one obstacle stands between 25-year-old Antony Gregory and a college diploma —a $498 bill on his Lincoln University student account.
“This community takes a stand, fights for kids and encourages them to do their best,” said Rebecca Neuenswander Welsh, founder and president of the HALO Foundation and the keynote speaker at Tuesday’s 14th Annual Women of Achievement Yellow Rose Luncheon.
Silver Dollar City in Branson has something for the entire family, whether you like amusement rides, swimming, shows, concerts or roughing it in the great outdoors.
The National Association of Letter Carriers is hosting the 21st annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive across the country Saturday, May 11, with Jefferson City’s collection benefiting the Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri.
War heroes from different conflicts honored by Kander
Jefferson City resident Bob Proctor was one of four Missouri military veterans presented with a Silver Star by Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander on Wednesday.
Budget cuts around Jefferson City have caused organizations, businesses and even city administrators to rethink in what events they invest their funding.
Local Girl Scout Troop 30287 is working to earn the highest Cadette honor, the Girl Scout Silver Award.
The Rescued Racers organization is hosting a meet and greet with 15 retired racing greyhounds from 9 a.m.-noon today in Jefferson City at the Westside Veterinary Clinic, 4736 Country Club Drive.
Crime victims, victims’ advocates, state leaders and other officials will meet Friday at the Mo. Capitol to honor crime victims and stress the importance of victims’ rights. The noon event on the south lawn is part of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week.
The Missouri Department of Social Services is backing down on a contract aimed at moving people from welfare programs onto federal disability payments.
Barbecue, music, beer and some friendly competition can be found Friday and Saturday at the Capital City Cook-Off at the Jaycee Fairgrounds. Buck-A-Bone is from 5-8 p.m. Friday.
Jefferson City native Doug Hawes-Davis became interested in film through a series of coincidences.
ER not always best option
Access to health care is the No. 1 community health need, local medical entities say, and access shouldn’t be primarily through emergency rooms. Doctors in ER treat the immediate illnesses, not longer-term health issues.
The final steel beam was placed Friday on the structure of the new St. Mary’s Health Center on Mission Drive, signifying another milestone in the construction of the new $200 million hospital complex.
Summer reading effort, electronic resources cited by director
Eliminating 13 positions from the Missouri State Library could affect programs at Jefferson City’s public library.
Capital Arts is hosting an art tour and fundraiser from 4-7 p.m. April 20 in Jefferson City at Central Bank Financial Center, 111 East Miller St.
Affordable Care Act to strain declining base of primary care physicians
When medical students visit Dr. Garry Pearson’s Jefferson City practice, the family practitioner always asks what they’re going to be when they grow up. “Not what you do. I can tell you that,” the students always tell him.
As part of national Week of the Young Child, the United Way of Central Missouri is teaming up with partner agencies to celebrate young children and the people who make a difference in their lives.
Armando Arce has been a parking officer in Jefferson City for six years, and he says he loves that the position allows him to help and get to know people.