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Hermann Advertiser-Courier and New Haven Leader Editor Buck Collier

At The River’s Edge: Is disability the country’s new ‘welfare?’

Posted on October 21, 2014 at 3:34 pm

Not quite 20 years ago, I was Stoddard County’s representative to the Southeast Missouri Private Industry Council, an agency that would later evolve into the Workforce Investment Board. That agency was the result of President Bill Clinton’s successful partnership with the GOP-controlled Congress to reform what we commonly call the welfare program. The aim of the Private Industry Council, in brief, was to connect people receiving welfare payments with educational

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  • Cathi’s Corner

    Posted on October 21, 2014 at 3:31 pm

    Advertiser-Courier General Manager Cathi Utley

    The leaves are changing colors, gas prices are down, wine is flowing and brats are being devoured. Does it get any better than living in Hermann? NO. I was gone last week but I heard the weekend was great! I was told the campgrounds were full and it was hard to drive through town but that cash registers were dinging all over town. Every town needs a little economic upturn

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  • Cathi’s Corner

    Posted on October 14, 2014 at 3:31 pm

    Advertiser-Courier General Manager Cathi Utley

    Just to let you know. None of the incredible pictures I took at Oktoberfest this week will be published. They were great pictures! I took my camera to download them and the card was blank. I don’t have a clue about what I did, but there were no pictures on my camera. None of the pictures at Stone Hill with Thomas Held and the giant pumpkin. Not one of the

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  • Cathi’s Corner

    Posted on October 7, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    Advertiser-Courier General Manager Cathi Utley

    d I ate a brat. Shouldn’t have but I did. Can you live in Hermann with Oktoberfest all around you and not have a delicious bratwurst? No, No, I say! Bratwurst for everyone! Almost as a prelude to the brat situation, I attended a kickboxing class at the fitness center. I was a bit nervous until I saw Joann Kirchhofer. As soon as I saw her I was REALLY  nervous!

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  • Letters to the editor

    Posted on October 7, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    Dear Editor: In last week’s “The Mayor’s Desk,” Mayor Shabel stated, “The proposal to convert all of the Historic District to C-1 is also problematic.” There is no such proposal. There was discussion about some areas in the Historic District that could possibly be rezoned from R-1 to C-1, but to permit guest houses would only require rezoning to R-2. The current proposals before the Board of Aldermen don’t include

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  • From The Mayor’s Desk

    Posted on September 30, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    Hermann Mayor Tom Shabel

    Last week the AC headline dealt with the Planning and Zoning Commission’s proposed zoning changes for all R-1 (single family residential) zones and the entire Historic District.  Here is why the Mayor is opposed to these changes. As proposed by P&Z, R-1 would prohibit owner unoccupied Guest Houses in all R-1 zones in Hermann. About 60 percent of the city is zoned R-1.  There are neighborhoods that are strong family

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  • Cathi’s Corner

    Posted on September 30, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    Advertiser-Courier General Manager Cathi Utley

    They say the first five pounds are the easiest. If so, the hard part is just starting for me. Five pounds off and how many to go? Too many! Just as I was pondering a snack today, Abbey, the nutritionist from the Fitness Center emailed me. Good timing? Bad timing? God’s timing? I guess that remains to be seen. I had an apple. Big sigh. Along those lines . .

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