Stories by Olivia
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.
The flashing lights of a police car could be seen first, then the Batmobile, a blue 1979 Corvette, speeding down Jefferson City's Fairgrounds Road.
Speaks of great strides for fuller lives
Gov. Jay Nixon, Attorney General Chris Koster and disability rights advocates spoke Tuesday about the importance of expanding Medicaid in Missouri, access for the disabled, and advocacy for disability rights.
Some 46 million people in the United States live in poverty, says professor-author Peter Edelman, and if the country hadn’t made the strides it has in the last 50 years, there would be 40 million more people living in poverty.
It's a multi-faceted approach
Although Theresa Verslues is active in the community through her position as vice president for the United Way of Central Missouri, she’s also involved in other organizations, such as the Helias Advisory Board, the Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce and St. Andrews Catholic Church.
Cole County improved its ranking from 41 to 38 in the annual Kids Count in Missouri 2012 Data Book, which rates Missouri counties on children’s issues involving economic well-being, health, protection and safety and education.
Legislation that would expand Medicaid and create a state health exchange passed a House committee Wednesday, even though it would expand Medicaid for up to 100 percent of the federal poverty level, not the 138 percent required by federal law in order to receive full federal funding for expansion.
Incumbents Doug Whitehead and Dennis Nickelson defeated newcomer Harold Coots and secured their seats for another term on the Jefferson City Board of Education in Tuesday’s municipal election.
There’s a first time for everything, and Monday morning was the first time a pig stepped foot in KWOS 950 AM’S broadcast studio in Jefferson City.
Parkinson’s disease changed Judi Jecmen’s life.
March of Dimes to hold March for Babies April 28
March of Dimes’ March For Babies is slated for April 28 in Jefferson City, and local teams have taken it upon themselves to take their fundraising to the next level.
People are quick to throw out reasons for underage drinking — the legal drinking age needs to be lowered, parents are to blame, there’s not enough for kids to do.
Former Miss America addresses issue
The same day eating disorder advocates visited the Missouri Capitol to lobby legislators, a bill passed the Senate floor that would require a study to identify the costs associated with eating disorder insurance reform.
Or for those just thinking about having a baby
The second annual Baby Bonanza, sponsored by St. Mary’s Health Center, Jefferson City Medical Group and Whaley’s Mommy & Me, is slated for 1-4 p.m. April 7 at Capitol Plaza Hotel.
One of the budget issues discussed Tuesday afternoon as the Missouri House worked on the state budget was a state employee pay raise of $500 per employee, which Rep. Jay Barnes thinks should be higher.
A Missouri House committee heard public testimony Monday for a bill that would make fewer Missourians eligible for Medicaid and would allow those no longer eligible to qualify for subsidies within a state health exchange to help offset the costs of private insurance plans.
Missouri River Regional Library is partnering with the University of Missouri Women and Children’s Hospital to provide Telehealth Love and Care to its patrons, allowing patrons to communicate with their babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
Jefferson City’s Salvation Army is hosting its first Shopping on Wheels event in April, delivering goods to people in need.
A Helias Catholic High School freshman was ruled ineligible from participating in high school sports for up to a year because he ran in what the Missouri High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) considers a “non-school competition.”
What began as a concept three years ago has turned into much more for Julie Gramlich, who created an online ministry for young people who seek guidance on challenges they face in everyday life.
Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster today applauded an anti-bullying program implemented by Tuscumbia High School’s National Honor Society.
Fundraising has officially kicked off for March of Dimes’ March for Babies event April 28 in Jefferson City.
A local farmer discovered a sinkhole on his land last summer, and because of rain and moisture, it has recently grown bigger.