Archive - Nov 2011


November 10th

Four Lady Shamrocks named to All-Region team

The Missouri High School Volleyball Coaches Association announced the Central/South Central All-Region team.  Senior Elise McDonald and junior Kelsey Pecaut were voted 2nd Team and senior Blake Willimann and sophomore Rachel Steinhoff both named Honorable Mention.

November 10th

ECC College Board of Trustees meeting Nov. 8 approves insurance coverage, purchase of lathes for precision machining program

East Central College will see a reduction in insurance rates for 2012 with a change in providers for health and dental insurance for college employees. Approval came at the Nov. 7 meeting of the college board of trustees.

Missouri could face another unusually cold, snowy winter 2012

Photo by Kyle Quick (2010 winter)

Missouri News Horizon
Those still shuttering from bitter memories of an unusually frigid winter last year better prepare for some more bad news.

Mizzou joins Southeastern Conference – Athletic Director Mike Alden in Montgomery City today

Mike Alden, Athletic Director at the University of Missouri, will be at the Montgomery County Senior Center in Montgomery City on Thurs., Nov. 10, 2011 at 2:30 pm to visit with supporters of Mizzou and any others interested in Mizzou Athletics. He is expected to be present for 30 to 45 minutes.  Click here for complete story.

New Haven Shamrock Basketball Tradition of Excellence - Rock history fact number 6

Rock Fact 1 - The 1956 Shamrocks won New Haven's first state title by defeating Mayview. What you probably do not know is they were the first team in the State of Missouri to ever score 100 points in a state playoff game.

Missouri Department of Conservation: Young deer hunters have a good weekend - First Deer Certificate available

By Jim Low, MDC

JEFFERSON CITY– Hunters age 6 through 15 checked 16,392 deer during the first weekend of Missouri’s youth deer hunt Nov. 5 and 6, a 13-percent increase from last year’s figure.

Top harvest counties for the early portion of the youth hunt were Osage with 369 deer checked, Franklin with 331 and Howell with 316.

November 9th

Watch The Official trailer of documentary -- 100 Years of New Haven Basketball

911 cell phone surcharge may be headed back to ballot for a third time

Missouri News Horizon

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Backers of a plan that would place a surcharge on cell phone services in Missouri to pay for the upkeep and upgrades at local 911 emergency call centers are dismayed the issue may be headed for a statewide ballot for a third time.

The House of Representatives’ Interim Committee on 911 Access held its final hearing on the needs of 911 emergency call centers and ideas for funding improvements.

Musical Performance at Franklin County R-II -- Honor Veterans

Franklin County R-II honor local veterans with breakfast and musical performance

Citizens Bank Shamrock Debit Card coming in early 2012

November 8th

Emergency system gets nationwide test today

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