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Callaway County events celebrate Christmas season

As the Christmas holiday gets closer, Callaway County is preparing celebrations big and small. Click to read what events are coming up in the next couple weeks.

NAACP march scheduled to reach JC on Friday

While initial information received by local authorities indicated that the NAACP march from Ferguson to Jefferson City would make it into the Capital City on Saturday, this has now changed to Friday.

Blunt increases effort to block EPA ‘Clean Power’ regulations

Last week’s EPA news release announcing new smog standards just added to U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt’s unhappiness with the federal agency.

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South Callaway finishes second in Class 2 championship

The South Callaway Bulldogs ended their season Saturday, Nov. 29 with a 30-15 loss in the Class 2 championship to the Lamar Tigers. The Bulldogs' season was a historic one, though, as the team finished 14-1, making its first run in school history to the Class 2 championship. See photos from the Bulldogs championship game.

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Prepping the pieces

Art House’s winter exhibit opens Thursday with reception, runs until Jan. 30

Art House is preparing for the gallery’s Winter Exhibit, which will have its opening reception Thursday, Dec. 4. Click to read more about the work included in the exhibit.

Local law enforcement agencies have made effort to increase use of body cameras

Obama announces steps to strengthen community policing

President Barack Obama announced steps to strengthen community policing Monday. Part of his plan includes increasing the use of body worn cameras — an effort some local law enforcement agencies in Callaway County have started making in the past year.

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First-day fun: FEC's new preschool opens its doors

Fulton Education Center’s new preschool had its first day Monday, Dec. 1. Click to see photos of students on the first day.

Driver ran off road Monday night, obtained minor injuries

A New Bloomfield man started having a medical problem while he was driving in the 700 block of US 54 East Monday night, which caused him to run his 2011 Toyota Tundra off the left side of the road.

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Grand opening slated for military museum

Visitors will pass by a fighter jet and yesteryear tanks to enter the Museum of Missouri Military History after its Dec. 7 grand opening at a new location.

Educators warily eye next legislative session

Reid also mentioned to the Jefferson City board members that there might be a push to allow home-schooled children to play on public schools’ athletic teams and participate in other extracurricular activities.

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Portland couple open up historic home for Christmas tours

Donations to go to Portland Community Center

Judi and Bob Plummer have a knack for transformation. For the Portland couple — married 59 years — it started while they were dating in the 1950s and would go “junking,” finding what others may have considered trash and making it something of their own. Their eye for seeing the potential in what others couldn’t is evident in their home, which they will soon open to the public for Christmas tours.

Gov. Nixon to call special session to fund Ferguson response

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has announced that he will call a special session of the General Assembly to provide funding for public safety efforts related to ongoing protests in Ferguson.

Fulton City Council approves 2015 budget

Highlights include capital improvement projects, city employee salary increase

The Fulton City Council accepted the city’s 2015 budget during its meeting on Tuesday. Jerry Sorte, assistant director of administration, said the budget was updated with minor changes — accounting for all vacant positions and updating 2013 audited numbers — since the council read the budget for the first time at its Oct. 28 meeting.

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Thanksgiving volunteers stress importance of community, service on holiday

NEW BLOOMFIELD — The smells of Thanksgiving filled the lower level room of the United Methodist Church in New Bloomfield on Thursday. The scene just before 11 a.m. was typical for the holiday — a woman chopping onions, men and women keeping what’s already cooked hot, children setting out dessert and decorating the walls with images of turkeys, pilgrims and pumpkins.

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Fulton Public Schools students offer tips for Thanksgiving, celebrate the holiday

Thanksgiving is traditionally about gathering with family and friends and enduring that iconic feast of turkey and all the fixings. Fulton Public Schools’ preschool and kindergarten students share their tips for how to prepare the main event of that feast, and whom they would invite to join them at the table. They also helped create disguises for turkeys out to avoid ending up as someone’s dinner. Kindergarten and first grade students at McIntire shared a Thanksgiving feast and Bartley second graders shared their knowledge of Native American tribes with their classmates and loved ones.