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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!

Adopt a Buddy plan starts in Callaway

The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri is seeking 180 volunteer contributors for a new Adopt a Buddy initiative to support the Buddy Pack program that serves needy Callaway County youngsters.

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71-year-old breaks records, heads to world championships

Few people have gone on to break world records and compete internationally in powerlifting competitions less than two years after first picking up a weight. Lenna Barker might be one of the only people to do so in their ‘70s.

Another Reason to Count Calories

Restricting your daily calories to a healthy total will not just help you keep the pounds off. It just might help you live longer.

Stressful Life Events Linked to Cancer

A study of 91 patients at a university medical center suggests that a troubled early parent-child relationship in combination with a severe life event in the past year may be associated with immune responses...

HFMD virus hit peak in county last month

Disease affects mainly children

Hand-foot-mouth disease, a common virus affecting mostly young children, hit its peak in Callaway County about a month ago, Callaway County Health Director Sharon Lynch said Thursday.

Regular Soda, Diet Soda, Zero-Calorie Sodas: What's Really Safe?

With New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg proposing a ban on the sales of large sodas and other sugar-based drinks, the national debate on healthy verse non-healthy beverages is at an all-time high

With New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg proposing a ban on the sales of large sodas and other sugar-based drinks, the national debate on healthy verse non-healthy beverages is at an all-time high.

Baby Bottles, Pacifiers Can Injure Young Children

You might not think baby bottles, pacifiers and sippy cups would be dangerous.

Abbott Labs to Pay $100 Million to Settle Off-Label Charges

Pharmaceutical company Abbott Labs has agreed to a $100 million settlement with 45 states and the District of Columbia for the illegal off-label marketing of its drug Depakote.

To Reduce Stress, Take a Vacation From Email

With the approach of vacation season, here's something to consider: taking a vacation from your email – especially work email – can help you feel more like you're on vacation.

CCH joins statewide effort to improve patient care

Callaway Community Hospital has joined the Missouri Hospital Association’s Hospital Engagement Network to help improve patient care and reduce preventable hospital readmissions.

Upcoming forums to look at local health needs

The Callaway County Health Department is trying to identify gaps in medical, dental and mental health care services in the county and it is looking for help from the community.

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