Your News

Missouri Department of Insurance cautions motorists to be extra attentive for deer

Posted on November 13, 2014 at 4:01 pm

Missouri Department of Insurance cautions motorists to be extra attentive for deer   One deer strike occurred every 2.5 hours in Missouri in 2013   Jefferson City, Mo. — Drivers should be careful when traveling Missouri roadways this fall because deer are more active this time of year. The Missouri Department of Insurance reminds motorists to review their auto insurance policies to see if deer strikes are covered.   “Deer

Read Full Story
  • Missouri public employees now safe from pension advances

    Posted on August 28, 2014 at 1:26 pm

    Missouri public employees now safe from pension advances House Bill 1217 goes into effect, marking a huge win for consumers   JEFFERSON CITY – State Treasurer Clint Zweifel (ZWY-ful) announced House Bill 1217 goes into effect today, meaning public retirees in Missouri are now protected from the predatory lending practice known as pension advances. Retired public employees who are drawn into these misleading agreements can now take legal action against

    Read Full Story
  • Solar Capacity in Missouri Tripled

    Posted on August 5, 2014 at 2:05 pm

      New Report:  Solar Capacity in Missouri Tripled in 2013 Stronger Programs Necessary to Ensure Continued Progress   JEFFERSON CITY – Today, Environment Missouri Research & Policy Center released a new report, Lighting the Way: The Top Ten States that Helped Drive America’s Solar Energy Boom in 2013, showing strong solar growth across the nation, including a more than triple increase in Missouri in 2013. The report emphasizes that it

    Read Full Story



Missouri Breastfeeding Friendly Worksite.

Posted on October 28, 2014 at 3:18 pm

Hermann, Missouri – Gasconade County R-1 School District has joined a growing number of Missouri businesses by becoming a Missouri Breastfeeding Friendly Worksite.   The Missouri Breastfeeding Friendly Worksite Program is a collaboration between the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) and the Missouri Breastfeeding Coalition.  The program aims to bring an increased awareness about the importance of worksite lactation support.  Breastfeeding friendly employers proactively support employees who

Read Full Story

Pet Stories

Citizen's Journalism

Miller’s fourth novel set in rural Missouri, releases on Amazon

Posted on October 21, 2014 at 3:03 pm

By Way of Accident, a contemporary romance by local author Laura Miller, debuted Tuesday. And as common in Miller’s stories, you might notice some familiar scenes in the author’s fourth novel. By Way of Accident is set in rural Missouri and references towns along the Missouri River. By Way of Accident back cover summary: They say in every guy’s life there’s a girl he’ll never forget and a summer where

Read Full Story


Gasconade County responds to emerging communicable disease activity

Posted on October 29, 2014 at 2:29 pm

  Gasconade County responds to emerging communicable disease activity Recent months have seen news media coverage of the emergence of two communicable diseases that are causing great concern in the United States. Missouri is one of 46 states that have been identified with cases of Enterovirus D-68 (EV-D68), a respiratory disease that causes mild symptoms such as fever, runny nose and cough, or more severe symptoms such as wheezing and

Read Full Story
  • Lottery back on Ballot?

    Posted on October 1, 2014 at 9:37 am


    Floor Leader John J. Diehl, Jr. Proposes Putting State Lottery Back On The Ballot; Calls Games ‘Dishonest Way To Fund Public Education’ JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri state Rep. John Diehl, R-Town & Country, Wednesday proposed having voters statewide decide whether Missouri should continue to have a state lottery or whether its 30-year run should come to an end.   “We aren’t being honest with Missourians when we make them

    Read Full Story



Area philanthropists, non-profits gather for 4th MRCF Annual Meeting

Posted on August 12, 2014 at 1:04 pm

              ST. JAMES—The Meramec Regional Community Foundation (MRCF) celebrated four years of local philanthropy and planned giving in the Meramec Region during its annual meeting July 30. Community Foundation of the Ozarks Senior Vice President of Philanthropy Michael Chatman served as guest speaker and aimed to inspire the philanthropists, non-profit organizations and MRCFboard members in attendance. Chatman was recently named one of the Top 50 Power and Influence Philanthropists

Read Full Story

Headlines of the Day