Shelley Gabert

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Turning criticism into charitable contribution

Hollywood actress working with HALO Foundation

A Hollywood actress turned the flack she received from the gown she wore at the Golden Globes into a donation to The HALO Foundation, an international charitable organization started by a Jefferson City native.

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Alberta Rich - 95 years young

At 95, Alberta “Bertie” Rich still lives on her own, cooks and drives. Her “B-Rich” personalized license plate is familiar to many in her hometown of California, Missouri, where she’s known for her delicious pies and her involvement with the United Church of Christ.

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Dancing with a star at Capital Ritz

Former DWTS hoofer gives lessons

Addison Linhardt, a junior at Helias Catholic High School, has a hard time finding any boys her age who can dance the tango, or any ballroom dance for that matter. That hasn’t stopped her, though, and on Wednesday evening, she landed the ultimate dance partner in Jonathan Roberts, a professional ballroom dancer known for his seven seasons on “Dancing with the Stars.”

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Dr. Paige Hedgpath: Optometrist set her career goals early, knowing she could achieve them

In her 16th year of practice as an optometrist, Dr. Paige Hedgpath has been committed to the eye health of hundreds of local patients.

Film fest in Columbia spotlights female filmmakers

The eighth annual Citizen Jane Film Festival (CJFF) premieres Oct. 23 and runs through Oct. 25 in Columbia, featuring shorts, feature films and documentaries along with panel discussions and other special events.

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Scriptwriting contest tells Missouri stories

The second annual Missouri Stories Scriptwriting Fellowship is underway, and screenplays and original television pilot scripts set in Missouri are currently being accepted from writers throughout the U.S.

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Kas Jacquot celebrates 40 years of jewelry-making

The first jewelry Kas Jacquot ever made was a simple, silver turquoise ring for her then 15-year-old daughter, Toni Michelle.

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Local actor’s film premieres at Sundance

The last time we caught up with actor Avery Phillips, the 10-year-old was working on “Stockholm, Pennsylvania,” a full-length feature film about Leia, a young girl held captive for 17 years and is then reunited with her parents.

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Doe's Night Out raises funds for Community Breast Cancer Project

As the first day of deer season was well underway on Saturday, a group of area women gathered together for a special evening. While there would be dinner and dancing this was not your typical girl’s night out, but a Doe’s Night Out – The “Breast” Party in Town.

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Greenway alive with 'wildflowers'

Anyone driving on Edgewood Drive or walking along the greenway may have noticed some unusually large flower art installations that have sprouted up in the past few weeks.

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