December 27th, 2012

St. Clair man commits sucide

St. Clair, Mo. - Wednesday morning Franklin County Deputies received a report of an unresponsive male at a residence in the 1000 block of Sandpiper Drive, two miles southwest of St. Clair.

December 26th

OBITUARY: New Haven: Marcella Clara Haney (March 28, 1929 - December 25, 2012)

Marcella Haney, 83, of New Haven passed away Tues., Dec. 25, 2012.

She is survived by four sons, Kevin Haney and wife Stacy of Washington, Mo., Bob Haney of Texas, David Haney of Colorado, John Haney, Jr. of Washington, Mo.; and four daughters, Debbie Nicks and husband Lauren of Beaufort, Patty Rogers of Rosebud, Karen Cash of New Haven, and Chris Jokerst and husband Mike of Foley.

December 25th

Merry Christmas from Quick News!

Kyle and Kaylin would like to extend warm wishes for a Merry Christmas to all of Quick News' readers, advertisers, and supporters.

We are very excited about the upcoming year and everything it holds for Quick News!

December 24th

Merry Christmas Quick News Style

Where is Santa?

Santa keeps a long list of children who have been good throughout the year. His list grows longer each year due to the world's increasing population.

Though his list gets longer, Santa still has to deliver all of the presents in the same amount of time. If one were to assume he works in the realm of standard time, he would need to limit his stay to about three ten-thousandths of a second per home!

OBITUARY: Washington: Marjorie C. Kampschroeder (January 13, 1933 - December 22, 2012)

Marjorie C. Kampschroeder, nee Peters, 79, of Washington passed away Sat., Dec. 22, 2012.

Marjorie is survived by three sons,
Rick and wife Lacy of Washington,
James and wife Deborah of New Haven,
and Gerry and wife Peggy of Washington.

Lady Rocks end 2012 with four point loss to Union

New Haven, Mo. – Despite Rachel Steinhoff’s 19 points on 8-14 shooting the Shamrocks were handed their fourth loss overall and remain winless (0-3) in conference play as Union pulled off a four point win, 44-40.

Union’s young sophomore Bethany Coons helped seal the deal for the Lady Wildcats, going four of six from the line during the finial two minutes to finish with 11 points.  Union’s senior forward Rachel Bassett scored a team 15 points and a difficult matchup for New Haven.

December 23rd

Carter's and Sassy brand Hug N' Tug Baby Toys Recalled

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product.  The toys recalled are Carter's Hug N Tug Monkey and Sassy Hug N Tug Puppy and Monkey.  These toys were sold nationwide at Toys 'R Us, Target, and other retailers listed below.

Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

During visit to Columbia food bank, Gov. Nixon and First Lady help unload venison contributed by Missouri hunters

COLUMBIA, Mo. - Gov. Jay Nixon and First Lady Georganne Nixon were in Columbia on Friday at the Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri to help unload 800 pounds of venison donated by Missouri hunters through the Share the Harvest program.

Share the Harvest is a public-private partnership that for more than 20 years has provided venison to families in need through food banks and food pantries across Missouri. The 2012 Missouri archery season for deer runs through Jan. 15.

Happy Holidays from MDC‏

Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year from the Missouri Department of Conservation!

Enjoy these gifts from Nature with the MDC's Happy Holidays video at:

Get some suggestions for the year ahead with the MDC's brief New Year’s Resolutions video at:

December 21st

City crews working to repair water main break on Arizona Street

New Haven, Mo. – Despite 20 degree temperatures city crews are working to repair a four-inch water main break on Arizona Street, which occurred around 10:30 p.m. Friday night.  Crews have already been able to dig up and locate where the water line break is.

When people hear “water main break” rarely does this mean a large number of residences will be without water.

Shamrocks win in injury-laden game over New Bloomfield 52-32

Kyle Ruediger (left) and Cam Edwards (right) collide resulting in both players getting stiches.

New Haven, Mo. – Coach Ray Steinhoff said before the season began, “We have to stay healthy,” unfortunately there are some things a coach can’t control.

Tuesday night New Haven ran over New Bloomfield after losing their last three games, improving to 5-4 and 0-2 in conference action.  “It was a good win for us but could have done without Kyle [Ruediger] smashing heads with a New Bloomfield kid. (Cam Edwards)

OBITUARY: New Haven: Mary Jean Strobel (November 18, 1929 - December 19, 2012)

Mary Jean Strobel (nee Reeves), passed away Wed., December 19, 2012.

Mary was born in St. Louis, Missouri on November 18, 1929 to the late Alvin and Mildred (nee Norton) Reeves.

Photo courtesy Miller Funeral Home.

Memorial Visitation will be Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012 from 2 pm until time of Service at 5 pm at Toedtmann-Grosse Funeral Home, 1053 HWY C, New Haven, Missouri 63068.  Memorials in her memory may be made to the caring staff at the New Haven Care Center,  New Haven, MO.

First Lady Michelle Obama and Toys for Tots Spread Holiday Cheer

First Lady Michelle Obama helps sort through toys at the Toys for Tots Distribution Center at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, D.C., Dec. 11, 2012. Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson

The White House - First Lady Michelle Obama stopped by a Toys for Tots service project at the Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling -- a naval installation along the Potomac River in Washington DC -- with “boxes and boxes” of gifts that were donated by White House staffers, American CEOs, and even First Daughters Malia and Sasha.

December 20th

Winter Weather Utility Scam Reported in Missouri

Missouri News Horizon
By Mike Ferguson

Ameren and the Better Business Bureau are warning about a scam that tends to follow the winter weather.

It works like this: someone calls you, claims to be from the utility company and threatens to shut off your gas or electricity because of an outstanding bill. They ask for checking or credit card information over the phone. In some cases, the caller told victims to pay through a Green Dot Money Pak card, which is a prepaid card system. Payments through that system and systems including Western Union and MoneyGram can be harder to trace by authorities.

Health Care Practitioners Must Cooperate to Reduce Medication Mismanagement

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Medication reconciliation is a safety practice in which health care professionals review patients’ medication regimens when patients transition between settings to reduce the likelihood of adverse drug effects. It is among the most complex clinical tasks required of physicians, nurses and pharmacists, who must work cooperatively to minimize discrepancies and inappropriate medication orders.

Less Wait Time for Safe Travel Could Reduce Drinking and Driving in People with ‘Urgency’ Personality Trait

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Saving bar patrons’ time on their commute home could save lives. A pair of studies by University of Missouri psychologists found that people who reported drinking and driving also exhibited “urgency,” or a lack of emotional self-control, especially while drinking.

This suggests that some people when intoxicated may be more likely to choose the convenience of driving themselves home instead of waiting for a taxi, said Denis McCarthy, associate professor of psychology at MU.

December 19th

St. Louis' Lesbian and Gay Band Association chosen for President Obam's Inaugural parade

By Jo Mannies, Beacon political reporter
--The St. Louis area’s Lesbian and Gay Band Association has once again been selected to perform in Washington D.C. for  the Inauguration Day parade for President Barack Obama.

So far, the band is the only Missouri group chosen for the honor, according to the announcement late Tuesday by the inaugural committee of the first round of invited participants.

Eating Fewer, Larger Meals May Prove Healthier for Obese Women

Columbia, Mo. - Media articles and nutritionists alike have perpetuated the idea that for healthy metabolisms individuals should consume small meals multiple times a day. However, new research conducted at the University of Missouri suggests all-day snacking might not be as beneficial as previously thought, especially for obese women.

December 18th

BREAKING NEWS: Armed gunman arrested after fleeing police - SKS Rifle recovered loaded with 30 rounds

Franklin County Investigator speaks with the suspect, identified as 24-year-old Derrick Howard Jr. from Union, Mo.  Photo by Kyle Quick.

Washington, Mo. - Despite conflicting stories referencing Tuesday’s incident in the area of Pottery Road and Highway 100 Sheriff Gary Toelke has now released additional information, adding to what we initially reported.

Sheriff Toelke said, “The camouflage that the deputy said the suspect was wearing was located along with a SKS Rifle by deputies who began searching the area after placing the suspect into custody.  The suspect has been identified as 24-year-old Derrick Howard Jr. from Union, Mo.”