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Kingdom Supper guest of honor highlights love for Callaway, family

When Jane McClellan, the 2015 Kingdom of Callaway Supper guest of honor, returned home to Fulton earlier this week, she was given the opportunity to reconnect with her roots and the people who watched her grow up. She said the homecoming is the closest experience she’s had to life flashing before her eyes.

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Kingdom of Callaway Supper celebrates community, tradition

The 2015 Kingdom of Callaway Supper brought together the Callaway County community Tuesday, March 24 on the William Woods University campus.

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Kingdom City businessman named 2016 Kingdom Supper president

As the owner and operator of Gasper’s Truck Plaza in Kingdom City, Ron Atkinson has met truck drivers from across the country. Despite learning of places far and wide from those who pass through his business, Atkinson kept his feet planted in Callaway County to run the family business and raise a family with his wife, Cindy, a 1980 Fulton High School graduate.

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Fulton Public Schools investigates class activity that made middle school students uncomfortable

Fulton Public Schools (FPS) is launching a comprehensive investigation during its spring break after physical education teachers conducted a class activity that has parents and participating students upset.

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KPI holds quarterly pound sale to benefit its employees, mission

Kingdom Projects, Inc., a non-profit sheltered workshop that provides employment to disabled residents of Callaway County, hosted a pound sale on Saturday to benefit its employees and mission.

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Longtime Callaway volunteer to receive Settler’s Award at Kingdom of Callaway Supper

Joyce Epperson has led her life with open arms and open ears. As a mother, crisis response team member and medical first responder, the Fulton woman has cared for a countless number of people by listening to their woes and offering them hugs. She’s done this in various situations — at home with neighborhood children, car accidents and death scenes. Her hugs know no race, color, gender or economic status.

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Former CARDV director receives second annual Jane Bierdeman-Fike Humanitarian Award

Jerrie Bell’s commitment to service spans more than two decades, and in that time she’s advocated for a group of people she said can be overlooked — victims.

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Civil War reenactors share history knowledge

Confederate and Union reenactors and historians gave library patrons a blast from the past on Saturday.

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Relaxed riding

William Woods University hosts dressage show in stress-free environment

William Woods University hosted its annual Completely Relaxed Spring Schooling Dressage Show on Saturday. The event draws participation from William Woods students, graduates and dressage enthusiasts from outside Callaway County lines.

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Callaway County Clerk requests new voting machines

The Callaway County Commission and County Clerk Denise Hubbard met with sales associates from Springfield-based Elkins-Swyers Company to learn about options for new voting machines.

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