Archive - Oct 2012

October 31st

Trunk or Treat - No more performing tricks to get a treat

Definitely the best decorated “trunk”.
By Kyle Quick

--Trunk or Treat has become popular among many communities as an alternative to Trick or Treating.  St. Peter’s UCC began Trunk or Treat several years ago and it has grown from a small event into the place to visit on Halloween.  So what exactly is Trunk or Treat?

Beaufort Lion's Club Trunk or Treat

The Beaufort Lion's Club is hosting their annual Trunk or Treat this evening until 8:00 p.m.  There are already lots of little ones grazing the grounds for their Halloween treats.

The area's finest ghosts and goblins

Best Halloween costumes at New Haven High School

Each year New Haven High School’s FCCLA holds a Halloween contest.  We stopped by earlier this afternoon and was very impressed with the creativity and ideas that student’s came up with.

Below are some of the best costumes we saw.

New Haven PD and Beaufort/Leslie Fire host fun for your little goblins this Halloween

Bring your little Superman and pretty Princesses to your local departments this Halloween for photos, candy, and fun!

The New Haven Police Department and New Haven EMS will be handing out candy at the Ambulance Building on Halloween night.  The New Haven Fire Department will also be handing out candy at the Fire House.

OBITUARY: Hermann: Austin Scott Thurman (December 31, 1987 - October 30, 2012)

Austin Scott Thurman, 24, of Hermann, Missouri, passed away on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at his home.

Mr. Thurman was born in Hermann, Missouri on December 31, 1987, the son of Randy and Rena (Begeman) Thurman.

Trick-or-Treat Trivia!

Halloween Trivia... just how many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop?

Happy Halloween!

Have a fun and safe Halloween!

October 30th

OBITUARY: Washington: Melvin Eckelkamp (November 25, 1925 - October 29, 2012)

Melvin Eckelkamp, 86, of Washington, Mo., passed away Mon., Oct. 29, 2012.

Mr. Eckelkamp is survived by his wife, Mary Eckelkamp, nee Aholt, of Washington.



Scheer to continue softball career at William Woods University

Photos by Kyle Quick
East Central College's softball players Grace Fritz (left) and Julie Scheer (right) signed letters of intent last week to continue their academic and athletic careers at William Woods University.

Shown standing  is Tracy Gastineau, coach of the softball Owls.  Fritz was catcher for ECC last year and Scheer pitched and played shortstop.  Fritz and Scheer will be a big part of the Falcon team in 2013 as they prepare to defend their NJCAA Region 16 title.

OBITUARY: BERGER: Louis Aaron Scott (March 7, 1929 - October 28, 2012)

Louis Aaron Scott, 83, of Berger, Mo. passed away on Sunday, October 28, 2012 at his home.

Mr. Scott was born in Dardanelle, Arkansas on March 7, 1929, the son of the late Leonard and Bamie (Kirk) Scott.

He was the widower of Clara (Moore) Scott. They were married May 21, 1947 at New Madrid, Missouri.

SCAM ALERT: Medicare and Medicaid customers being targeted

Franklin County, Mo. - Tuesday morning the Franklin County Sheriff’s office released the follow statement regarding information about a potential scam targeting people who receive Medicare or Medicaid.

On occasion the Sheriff’s Office has issued warnings related to phone and mail scams that are being conducted in the area.  There are numerous variations of these scams.

Halloween Tricks & Treats from MDC

This is an imaginary portrait of Momo (short for "Missouri monster"), aka swamp ape. Described as a foul-smelling, 7-foot-tall, manlike creature covered with hair, this crypto-hominid is reported to have appeared near the town of Louisiana, Mo. in 1971 and 1972.  Photo By: Chris Haefke

This Halloween, we're digging into our online field guide for the facts about Missouri’s wild things, both real and imagined. So come and get some Halloween tricks and treats from MDC by Discovering “Show-Me Freaks of Nature” .

October 29th

What does a skeleton order for supper? Spare ribs!

We hope these riddles will tickle your funny bone!

Ameren sending crews, support personnel in anticipation of Hurricane Sandy restoration efforts

Ameren companies will send more than 100 employees and release 100 contractors to south New England as the region prepares for the potential aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

Kaylin's Kitchen - Eat, drink, and be scary!

Halloween was confusing. All my life my parents said, "Never take candy from strangers." And then they dressed me up and said, "Go beg for it." I didn't know what to do. I'd knock on people's doors and go, "Trick or treat . . . no thank you."   -Rita Rudner

Greet your Halloween guests with some of these spooky sweets!

October 28th

OBITUARY: New Haven: JoAnn Groner (January 25, 1932 - October 28, 2012)

Mrs. JoAnn Groner, 80, of New Haven, Missouri passed away Sunday, October 28th, 2012 at her residence.

Mrs. Groner was born in St. Louis, MO on January 25, 1932, the daughter of the late Carl Watts and Ann (Grieshaber) Truman. JoAnn is survived by one son Lynden Groner & wife Patty of New Haven, two daughters LeAnn Fesperman & husband Bart of Chesterton, Indiana & Linette Meyer and husband John of Frankfort, Illinois.

Among the elite - Finish a career with best performance ever

By Kyle Quick

A story you won’t read is about those who did not qualify for state at Saturday’s district meet.  Senior Raul Moreno may not be the fastest but is by far the toughest.

Moreno injured his knee earlier in the season.  Most people would have given up, but not Moreno.  He ran in every meet, never complained about his knee and crossed the finish line, at times barely able to walk.

"They are just great people" - Shamrocks come up short at districts

Photos by Kyle Quick
Bismarck, Mo
. – Wednesday New Haven’s season came to an end after falling short to undefeated Valle Catholic (31-0) in the Class 1 District 5 Championship Match. (Game summary below.)

We sat down with Volleyball Coach Jaime Hoener and talked about her team and their overall season.  During our conversation Hoener couldn’t have praised her team enough saying, “They are just great overall people”

Missouri voters confused over ID requirements

By Johnny Kampis | Missouri Watchdog

ST. LOUIS — Missouri’s secretary of state says some voters think they must present a photo ID to cast ballots on Nov. 6, a confusion brought on in part by the man who’s running for her seat.

Secretary of State Robin Carnahan initiated a media blitz late this week to remind Show Me State residents that they are not required to present a government-issued photo ID to vote.