Archive - Nov 8, 2011

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Emergency system gets nationwide test today

By DICK ALDRICH
Missouri News Horizon
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. They may be annoying, but TV and radio broadcasters hope you will be able to hear the tones of a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System today at 1:00 p.m.

Nicki's first deer and first time hunting -- Priceless father-daughter deer hunting story

Photo by Neal Zeitzmann

Pictured above is Nicki with the 8-point buck she shot on Sunday.

BEAUFORT: Obituary: Eugene H. Winistoerfer (May 16, 1931 - November 7, 2011)

Eugene H. Winistoerfer, 80, of Beaufort, Mo. Passed away on Mon., Nov. 7, 2011.

MISSOURI STATE HIGHWAY PATROL: Please Drive Safely During Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reminds motorists that many Missourians will travel over the upcoming Thanksgiving weekend. This will change traffic patterns and requires everyone to be a courteous, safe driver. If you will be traveling this holiday, please make sure your car is in good condition before beginning your trip. It is also important that you are well rested before you start driving. Remember to buckle up -- seat belts save lives! 

The Patrol will participate in Operation C.A.R.E (Combined Accident Reduction Effort) during this Thanksgiving holiday weekend. As part of this operation, all available officers will be assigned to Missouri’s roadways to enforce traffic laws, especially those related to drunk driving, speeding, and seat belt use. Troopers will also be assisting motorists as needed. 

Carlie tags her first buck

Photo by Leslie Steinbeck

Carlie Steinbeck, pictured above with the nine point buck she shot this past Saturday.

Do you know someone who is hurting bad? Here are suicide prevention hotlines

by Jeff Noedel
CNL Publisher

There have been a few suicides in the area lately.  They always seem to go in cycles.  I (Jeff Noedel, Publisher) personally know the feeling of desperation and hopelessness that can lead someone to thoughts of suicide.  I barely survived the early days of my divorce and loss of custody of my kids in 1994.  I can remember the night I almost did it.

Missouri soldier killed in Afghanistan

Missouri News Horizon

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Flags across Missouri have been ordered to half-staff in honor of a Benton County soldier who was killed in Afghanistan last month.

First Sergeant Billy Joe Siercks, 32, of Lincoln, died on Oct. 1 from wounds he sustained days earlier when insurgents attacked his unit in Logar, Afghanistan.

On Tuesday, Gov. Jay Nixon order all U.S. and Missouri flags at state buildings to be flown at half-staff on Thursday in honor of Siercks.

"SHOW ME CANNABIS": Missouri voters may be asked to legalize marijuana in 2012

JEFFERSON CITY, MO. – A Columbia-based group has won approval to begin circulating a petition to legalize marijuana in the state of Missouri.

Great balls of fire and a flaming good time at Fire Fest 2011

Photos by Kyle Quick

Watch "The Charging Call Heard Around The World" - 1997 State Championship Game

McDonald, Steinhoff, and Pecaut named to the All-District Team

Photo by Katie Aichholz

Pictured left to right: Rachel Steinhoff, Elise McDonald, and Kelsey Pecaut.