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Combating Human Trafficking

Posted on March 17, 2015 at 11:59 am

  Missouri General Assembly Gives First Round Approval to Haahr’s Bill Combating Human Trafficking   JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri House took action Tuesday to advance legislation sponsored by state Rep. Elijah Haahr that would strengthen Missouri’s law against the trafficking of a child. The House perfected HB 152 by a voice vote. The bill would expand the crime of sexual trafficking of a child to include advertising a

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  • Schwartze elected president of area Enterprise Zone

    Posted on February 26, 2015 at 3:59 pm

                Maries County Presiding Commissioner Ray Schwartze was elected president of the Gasconade Valley Enterprise Zone (GVEZ) at the group’s Jan.  21 meeting. He replaced Gasconade County Associate Commissioner Jerry Lairmore, who had served three-terms as president, the most allowed by the bylaws. Other officers remained the same with Mark Hayes of Maries County as vice president, OsageCounty Presiding Commissioner Dave Dudenhoeffer as treasurer and Byron Baker of Osage County

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  • Meramec Regional Planning Commission sets 2015 legislative priorities

    Posted on February 13, 2015 at 9:25 am

    Meramec Regional Planning Commission members Ron Kraettli, left, and Larry Miskel, right, talk with Missouri Sen. Mike Kehoe during a recent visit to the state capitol.

    A fair share of funding for rural school districts, incentives to encourage economic growth and an end to unfunded mandates heaped on local govenrments by the state are among the 2015 legislative priorities of the Meramec Regional Planning Commission. The planning agency’s Board of Directors recently adopted the legislative wishlist — and it did with several state legislators attending the board meeting at MRPC offices in St. James. Gasconade County

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Shrine to Hold First Mass of Season

Posted on March 31, 2015 at 11:25 am

    The first Second Tuesday Mass for 2015 will be held at the Shrine of Our Lady of Sorrows at Starkenburg on Tuesday, April 14, 2014.  The Sacrament of Reconciliation will begin at 11:30 a.m. and the Holy Rosary begins at 11:40 a.m.  Mass will begin at Noon.   A light lunch will be served by the ladies of St. Anne’s Alter Society immediately following at Valentine Hall at

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  • MRPC board learns about Universal Challenge Center

    Posted on March 17, 2015 at 1:51 pm

    MRPC board learns about Universal Challenge Center             ST. JAMES—The Meramec Regional Planning Commission (MRPC) board learned about a tool Chairman T.R. Dudley dubbed “the best kept secret in the area” during its March 12 meeting. That tool is the Universal Challenge Center, an outdoor obstacle course located on Highway 72 between Rolla and Salem designed to teach a variety of skills. “These are all skills that you need in

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  • Prescribed Fire Workshop

    Posted on February 24, 2015 at 2:31 pm

      Prescribed Fire Workshop Do you have questions about prescribed fire or improving wildlife habitat on your property?  The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will be hosting a Prescribed Fire Workshop on Saturday, March 14th, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at no charge.  The workshop will be held at the Dale and Sue Deeker property, near the Big Spring Rock Quarry in Montgomery County.   The workshop will

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Owensville Threshers Association to Change Name

Posted on March 24, 2015 at 3:49 pm

To better serve the area of Gasconade County, the Owensville Threshers Association is proud to announce they are changing their name to Gasconade County Threshers Association. The club currently offers scholarships to both area high schools, Owensville and Hermann and would like to invite anyone in the Gasconade County area to join their members and help to keep the area farming history alive. The Gasconade County Threshers meet on the

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  • Fun Night Sponsored by FCCLA

    Posted on March 17, 2015 at 7:22 am

    Savanah Knipping and Torrie Roodhouse hosted a fun night at Frene Valley Hermann on March 12th, 2015. The purpose of their game night was to support their STAR event for FCCLA. This game night included National Honor Society members and A+ members. It was a way to help bridge the generation gap in Hermann, and to show students how fun the elderly residents can be. They played dominos and had

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“Isaiah’s Law” Heard by House Children and Families Committee

Posted on February 19, 2015 at 8:45 am

  “Isaiah’s Law” Heard by House Children and Families Committee   JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The members of the Missouri House Children and Families Committee met Tuesday to consider legislation that would protect the rights of parents to make decisions that best meet the needs of their children. The committee took testimony on “Isaiah’s Law” (HB 217), which is sponsored by state Rep. Ken Wilson.   The committee weighed the

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  • Naturally Meramec to hold formation meeting in Gasconade County

    Posted on February 12, 2015 at 12:51 pm

              ST. JAMES—The Naturally Meramec Consortium, a group of businesses and individuals interested in promoting tourism and small agriculture-based businesses in the Meramec Region, will meet for the first time Feb. 23 at 11 a.m. at White Mule Winery near Owensville. “The Naturally Meramec Consortium, in its early stages of organization, is a collection of agriculture and tourism business owners who work together to find ways to

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