Archive - Oct 25, 2011


Nixon signs "Facebook Fix" into law

On Friday, Tim Sampson with Missouri News Horizon reported that the so-called “Facebook Fix” was signed into law by Nixon, which modifies the rules for student-teacher online communications as defined in the Amy Hestir Student Protection Act, which passed earlier this year. The social media provision in the original bill met outcry from teachers groups, who were concerned about the ambiguity of the language. Nixon added the issue to the agenda for the special session, asking that lawmakers repeal the language from the bill.

New Haven High School Senior of the week -- Kim Conner

Story by Kayla Oetterer

Senior Kim Conner is very involved at New Haven High School. She has been on the girl’s basketball team all four years, participated in the girls’ volleyball team her freshman year through her junior year, and chose to join softball this year.

American Cancer Society seeks to put tobacco tax hike on 2012 ballot

Missouri News Horizon
– The price of smoking in Missouri could soon see a substantial price increase if a new voter-driven petition effort is successful.

This week, the Secretary of State gave approval to a group led by the American Cancer Society to begin circulating a petition that would put a four-cent per cigarette tax increase on ballot.

Seth Schenck receives Hugh O’Brien Leadership Award - Official Public Notice

Photo by Katie Aichholz
Pictured above left to right: Seth Schenck and Ryan Winters

River Front Cultural Society seeking volunteers for Fire Fest 2011

The River Front Cultural Society (RCS) will be working a food concession stand for this years Fire Fest on Sat., Nov. 5.  They are in need of volunteers and are asking for your help.