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Fulton State Hospital discusses health disparities in LGBT community

Shelly Farnan and Joshua Castillo decided to do something to help educate the health care community the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) issues a little more than two years ago. Both were the speakers for the Fulton State Hospital’s Cultural Competence Committee Community Conversation Tuesday and Wednesday. Read about what they had to say.

Community officials hear project timeline for new Fulton State Hospital facilities

Work and construction of the new Fulton State Hospital campus will begin this spring. The project’s architectural design firm met with community officials Thursday afternoon to show them what construction will look like and what possible effects it will have on the surrounding area before work begins.

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Local high school students partake in tobacco-free education training

New Bloomfield, South Callaway students participate in Making Our Mark II program

South Callaway and New Bloomfield high school students worked together to learn about tobacco use and how it affects people. The program, Making Our Mark II, is an initiative of the Tobacco Free Missouri Youth Advocacy Board. Read more about the program and what the students thought.

Opponents of potential Kingdom City hog facility file for new motion-to-stay hearing

Friends of Responsible Agriculture (FORAG), a local concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO) opposition group, filed for a new motion-to-stay hearing that if granted, could put plans and construction for a 10,000-hog facility in Kingdom City on hold until there is a resolution from an appeal the group recently filed.

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Union Hill Baptist Church hosts boys, girls basketball league

The church is holding its annual instructional basketball league now through Feb. 28 for third through fifth grade boys and girls. Children can sign up through Jan. 20.

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Westminster College students, staff take the stress off

Westminster College's student government association, wellness center and peer health educators hosted stress relief activities including massages, make-your-own stress ball and make-you-own positive affirmation bracelet. Click to see photos.

MU health care, Nueterra purchase Callaway Community Hospital

The University of Missouri (MU) Health Care and Nueterra announced a joint purchase of Callaway Community Hospital in Fulton. Find out more about their partnership.

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Callaway nuclear plant to finish maintenance, refueling later this month

The nuclear power plant started a planned refueling and maintenance outage on Oct. 11. Callaway Energy Center officials expect the plant to wrap up its maintenance projects and refueling later this month. Read about some of the work they are doing during the outage.

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Groundwater study leads Ameren to add more monitoring wells

Plant will add 19 new monitoring wells after groundwater study of area where contaminated water was found in July

Callaway Energy Center will install 19 additional groundwater monitoring wells on plant property. This decision comes after a recommendation from GZA GeoEnvironmental. The nuclear facility asked GZA GeoEnvironmental to perform the groundwater study shortly after the plant found radioactive tritium and Cobalt-60, both byproducts of a nuclear reaction, in water in a ground water monitoring well on plant property.

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Dragon Kitchen reopens Oct. 31

Restaurant’s new health inspection clears it of prior violations

Read more about the restaurant's reopening and view the Oct. 29 inspection report as well as the restaurant’s initial Oct. 15 health inspection report — which listed violations.

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City: Dragon Kitchen to open soon after closing due to poor health inspection report

Fulton restaurant Dragon Kitchen should be open again for business soon. It closed after receiving poor marks on a Fulton health inspection last week. Read more about the violations and see the inspector's report.

Holts Summit tables final decision on trash bill for third time

City Administrator: current process for dealing with trash problem ‘not working’

City leaders first started talking about ways to slow the litter and illegal dumping in town last October. Last night, the Holts Summit Board of Aldermen again tabled a final decision on Allied Waste Service’s proposal regarding trash pickup in the city.

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Fulton State Hospital draft designs unveiled

Design team draws inspiration from St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, will meet with employees

Project managers of the new $2.11 million Fulton State Hospital updated the Missouri Mental Health Commission on Thursday during its regular meeting with details of the new mental health facility.

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Fulton’s first CrossFit gym opens on Bluff Street

Seventeen people stand in a circle, some of them bouncing back and forth, some dancing in place, some just bracing for what is to come, all of them panting and sweating.

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Fulton Fit: Body-weight squat

Sara McDaniel, interim executive director at the YMCA of Callaway County, demonstrates this simple yet extremely effective move. Perform the body-weight squat anytime you are waiting in line or pumping fuel into your vehicle. Who cares if you look funny to others? You are becoming fit and healthy. And that, my friends, never goes out of style!