Archive - Oct 30, 2012

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” .