Archive - Sep 2011

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September 21st

Mercy's unique jobs program keeps Joplin employees on payroll

"When I saw how Mercy stepped in and helped – without considering the costs – it made me want to work harder for Mercy in that same spirit." – Randal Morris, St. John’s Mercy clinical pharmacist in Joplin, temporarily working at Mercy Medical Center in Rogers, Ark.

New Haven Berger Fire respond to a report of cornfield on fire -- False alarm


New Haven Berger Fire crews responded to a report of a cornfield on fire in the area of Bucklick School Road and highway KK, located southeast of New Haven.

When fire crews arrived on the scene they were unable to locate what had initially been reported.

Fire crews drove around the cornfield that had not yet been harvested, but were unable to locate anything.


State audit finds merger of state water patrol and highway patrol to cost $900,000 per year


Missouri News Horizon
-- State Auditor Tom Schweich says the merger of the State Water Patrol and the State Highway Patrol will cost Missouri $900,000 each year, despite promises that the deal would save the state money.

Good Morning from San Francsico, CA

A friend sent me a picture of the Golden Gate Bridge this morning taken by thier phone.  I wanted to share this beautiful scenery.  Have a great day.

Junior Varsity -- Rivals Hermann and New Haven clash for a 90 minute three set match

Hermann, MO -- New Haven’s JV team came into last nights came with a perfect 13-0-1 record, Hermann had their eyes set on breaking the Rocks winning streak.  Fans were kept on the edge of their seats as two teams battled it out in a thrilling three set match.

September 20th

Important change in Cross Country Schedule

The JV and Jr. high boys will only be competing in the Belle Invitational on Thur., Sept. 22, 2011.  The Varsity boys will not compete at the Belle meet.

Instead of competing at Belle the varsity team will compete in the Borgia Invitational on Sat. Oct. 15, 2011.  The meet will be held at Big Driver.

MISSOURI'S BIG INNER-CITY SCHOOLS IN SHAMBLES: State Board of Education strips KC schools of accreditation today

Missouri News Horizon

Signs, stories, and scoops – Gerald Chamber host of three ribbon cuttings this evening

The rain did not hinder the excitement as three area businesses were inducted into the Gerald Chamber of Commerce tonight with a ceremonial ribbon cutting at each one. 

December 31st



September 20th

Mercy to host Weight Loss Surgery Seminars hosted by Dr. Lisa Hawver, MD

Washington, MO – When exercise and eating healthy are not enough for people to maintain a healthy body weight, there are surgical options to losing those harmful and unwanted pounds.

Lady Shamrock end three game losing streak -- Rebecca Glasher 3-4 and 4 RBIs

Photo by Rhonda Helling

Pictured above: Rebecca Glaser

Get paid for making A's from Bank of Franklin County

Bank of Franklin County feels students should be rewarded for working hard in the classroom. 

Education starts with good old-fashioned hard work, a desire to learn and we at Bank of Franklin County care.

The “Pay for A’s” program teaches that hard work comes with a reward, and provides the perfect starting point to a financial education.

JV Volleyball: Perseverence, teamwork, desire -- The Come Back Kids

Photos by Dana Kallmeyer

September 19th

2011 Farm Toy Show hosted by Beaufort Lutheran Church a success


It was a brisk morning that started with the excitement of a tractor parade at an early 7:30 a.m. Saturday morning at Bolte Ford.  The 20+ tractors arrived at St. John's Lutheran Church in Beaufort around 8:15. 

A mud flinging Cross Country race in Fulton -- Rocks take 6th place

Photos by John Tucker

Pictured above: Zach Grater and Dominick Pataky dealing with the tough course conditions. 

Senate says not so fast about changing the Preidential Primary Date


Missouri News Horizon
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Pushing the state’s presidential primary date back a month was never expected to be a drawn-out legislative ordeal, but the proposal has once again hit a road-block in the Missouri Senate, where lawmakers objected to national party efforts to minimize the state’s influence.

New Haven Obiturary -- Robert W. Zastrow Jan. 14, 1934 - Sept 17, 2011

Robert W. Zastrow, 77, of New Haven, Mo passed away on Sat., Sept. 17, 2011 at The New Haven Care Center.

Mr. Zastrow was born in New Haven, Mo on Jan. 14, 1934.  Robert Zastrow was the son of the late Herbert F. and Flora I. (Dahl) Zastrow.

He was a member of St. Peter's United Church of Christ, New Haven American Legion, and the V.F.W.

He worked in construction most his life and proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

Don't miss the wonderous works of Gina Alvarez at the East Central College Art Gallery

Franklin County Deputies discover meth lab -- Four arrests were made

At approximately midnight on Sun., Sept. 18, 2011 deputies were on a routine patrol in the 1000 block of Hwy AT when they detected a strong chemical odor. They associated the order similar to the production of methamphetamine.