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St. Mary's parent company cutting jobs

SSM Health Care, the parent company of St. Mary’s Health Center (SMHC), is cutting jobs throughout its health system, but the company will not say where the layoffs will happen and how many jobs will be affected.

Callaway nuclear plant returns to service

Outage caused by dislodged vent louver

The Callaway Energy Center resumed generating electricity Monday after a 23-day outage caused by an electrical fault in the plant’s main power line.

Fulton council grants preliminary approval for industrial revenue bonds for Danuser

$3 million project would add up to 10 new jobs

The Fulton City Council approved a resolution “expressing the official intent of the city to issue its Industrial Development Revenue Bonds to finance an Industrial Development Project for Danuser Machine Company” during its regular meeting Tuesday night.

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Divine Shoes opens today

Owner: ‘I want to meet the community’s need’

Starting today, Fulton shoppers once more will have a local shoe store. The grand opening of Divine Shoes and Accessories, located at 527 Court St., kicks off with a ribbon cutting at 9:30 a.m. with donuts and coffee from Jamolee’s Donuts. There also will door prizes and coupons handed out throughout the day.

IRS delays accepting income tax returns

Jan. 30 is earliest date

Because Congress failed to act on fiscal cliff tax law revisions until early this month, the Internal Revenue Service has announced it won’t accept any federal income tax returns until Jan. 30 and an unspecified later time for more detailed tax returns.

New beer to debut in Central Missouri

A new beer created by Billy Busch, a member of the family that founded the Anheuser Busch brewery in St. Louis, will debut next month in Central Missouri.

PSC approves Ameren rate increase

Rate hike is fifth in last six years

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Millersburg couple turns miniature hobby into business

MILLERSBURG — Bricks made of egg cartons, towers made of paper towel rolls, chandeliers made out of earrings, a doily as a rug; Sarah and Richard Klingbeil of Treasure Hill World of Dollhouse Miniatures can find a use for almost anything when they are putting together one of their creations.

Starr named new Chamber director

Claudia Starr fell in love with Fulton and Callaway County when she moved here three years ago.

Ovid Bell sells to Walsworth Publishing

After nearly nine decades as a family-owned and run operation, Ovid Bell Press soon will fall under the umbrella of Walsworth Publishing.

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Asian market brings taste of east to Midwest

Fulton shoppers now have more exotic fish, snacks, seasonings and soups available to put on their grocery lists.

Ameren to seek new federal SMR funding

After losing the major federal energy grant to help build a small modular nuclear reactor at the Callaway Energy Center, Westinghouse and Ameren Missouri plan to compete for another round of federal SMR grants.

County businesses urge shoppers to buy local

With the myriad deals offered by big retailers on everything from electronics to the latest popular toys on Black Friday, some Callaway County business owners are hoping area residents will send some of their hard-earned dollars their way.

Airline considers leaving Columbia airport

Delta Airlines is considering leaving Mid-Missouri as Columbia considers approving a minimum revenue guarantee agreement with American Airlines.

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Well Read

New owners to make book store their own

When she saw the story about a cat and a book store for sale in Fulton, Danielle Warren knew it was exactly what she had been looking for.