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Ambulance discusses possibility of resolution regarding sales tax break bills

For the second consecutive meeting, Callaway County Ambulance District Director Charles Anderson spoke to the board of directors regarding several bills passed during the 2014 Missouri legislative session that would give sales tax breaks to certain special interests.

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Signs of progress

Standing in front of 19 sign-language interpreters in a classroom at the Burton Business and Economics Building, Barbara Garrett is trying to teach the room the difference signing “silly” and “stupid.” There are hand movements, facial expressions, even eyebrow positions that can signal slight differences between these two words or any others in American Sign Language. “What (interpreters) are doing is thinking about, ‘Well if I’m interpreting for a deaf student at a school, how can I take that information and make it make sense for them in a visual language?’” Garrett said Tuesday.

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Megan Haas wins New Bloomfield School Board runoff election

With about 52 percent of the vote, Megan Haas will take her spot on the board for the first time after Tuesday’s runoff election.

William Woods AD Vittone receives AMC’s top honor

William Woods University’s Jason Vittone has been named the 2013-14 American Midwest Conference athletic director of the year, the school announced Tuesday.

Wanted Calwood man arrested in Joplin

A Calwood man wanted in Callaway on charges ranging from assault and stalking to felony stealing is in custody in Joplin.

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Civil War mass grave in Calwood to be dedicated Sunday, July 27

For 152 years, fallen Union and Confederate soldiers from the Civil War have lain at rest in an unmarked grave near Calwood. These soldiers will, for the first time, have a large, granite monument bearing their names dedicated to them at 1 p.m. on Sunday, July 27.

Holts Summit Board of Aldermen discuss changes and city improvements since last regular meeting in May

Since the last regular meeting of the Board of Aldermen on May 12 and the work session on May 27, the council has been hard at work implementing changes in the city of Holts Summit. Among these changes and proposals were striping of various streets, sidewalk, curb and gutter enhancements, annexation of property, and a waste service agreement.

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Youth Expo a success in its second-annual outing

The Callaway Youth Expo got rave reviews its second time around.

New Bloomfield School Board runoff election tomorrow

A runoff election to determine who will fill a New Bloomfield Board of Education seat is set for tomorrow.

New Bloomfield man charged with DWI, other violations

The Callaway County Sheriff's Department responded to an alleged drunk driver early Sunday morning. At approximately 2:08 a.m., a CCSD deputy observed a truck speeding and unable to stay on the right half of the roadway south of Fulton on Old Highway 54. The deputy caught up with the alleged driver, who had stopped his truck in the middle of the lane, exited and began to urinate in the middle of the road.

Pedestrian struck on Highway 54

A Callaway County resident was hit by a car on Highway 54 early Monday morning. At approximately 1:03 a.m., Fulton police responded to a report of a struck pedestrian on eastbound Highway 54, just north of County Road 114.

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Youth experience success in rabbit, poultry shows

Reflecting on the 2014 Callaway County Youth Expo rabbit show, Judge Ray Hall said the youth’s showmanship was the best he’s ever seen from top to bottom.

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All in the herd

Showing beef shared by generations of Callawegians

Teagan Engle’s grandmother showed cows as a youth. So did her grandfather, her aunt, and now Teagan herself at the Callaway Youth Expo on Friday night.

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Dirt doesn’t hurt

Local master gardeners cultivate youth into growers at Callaway Expo

Children and adults alike had a good time playing in the dirt at the Callaway Youth Expo on Friday afternoon.

Show Me Innovation pitches lease to city

The Show Me Innovation Center is moving closer to having a home after last Tuesday’s Fulton City Council meeting.