Archive - Oct 2012

October 17th

Obama Re-Energized, Romney Less Aggressive, Crowley in Control at Second Presidential Debate

COLUMBIA, Mo.Mitchell McKinney, University of Missouri associate professor of communication in the College of Arts and Science, and internationally recognized scholar of presidential debates, analyzed last night’s second presidential debate.

Strong storms predicted for Wednesday afternoon

St. Louis - The National Weather Service in St. Louis, Mo. is calling for hazardous weather for portions of eastern and central Missouri as well as west central and southwest Illinois today and tonight.

Happy 50th Birthday Kathy Trentmann

Best Wishes for Happy 50th Birthday from the City Hall Crew

Blue Devils Picked No. 1 in Preseason ACC Poll

Photo courtesy Duke Photography

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The ACC released the 2012-13 preseason women’s basketball poll on Tuesday at the annual media day in Greensboro, N.C., with the Blue Devils tabbed No. 1 in a vote by the Blue Ribbon Panel, which consists of national and local media, as well as school representatives.

Medication Beliefs Strongly Affect Individuals’ Management of Chronic Diseases

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Nearly half of patients taking medications for chronic conditions do not strictly follow their prescribed medication regimens. Failure to use medications as directed increases patients’ risk for side effects, hospitalizations, reduced quality of life and shortened lifespans.

Explore New Opportunities during Open Enrollment

Submitted by Jim Stiles
Edward Jones Financial Advisor

If you work for a medium-size or large organization, you may well be entering that time of year known as Open Enrollment.

While it may not be as dramatic as the “other” election that’s arriving in a few weeks, Open Enrollment will provide you with some choices that can have a big impact on your life.

October 16th

Months later, hog farmers still struggling with pains of drought

Missouri News Horizon
— While the hot temperatures may be gone, the effects of this summer’s drought are still lingering with Missouri farmers.

The pain is shared throughout the state’s agriculture industry, and that include’s the state’s hog farmers. No, the bacon and pork chops will not be absent from the shelves, but the cost of feed for Missouri farmers hurts where it counts, which may transfer to consumers.

Man with warrant for arrest visits courthouse - Spotted by County Clerk - Deputy chases him down

Union, Mo – Late Tuesday morning, 22-year-old Austin Thater, from Union, Mo. was at the front window of the Circuit Clerk’s office inside the County Court House.  Ironically Thater had a warrant out for his arrest.

At the same time a Franklin County Deputy was in the Circuit Clerk’s office when one of the clerks recognized Thater and knew about his warrant. 

October 15th

Shamrocks run into conference after solid performances this past week

Pictured above is Seth Schenck at Saturday's Borgia Invitational.

--Seth Schenck ran under 18 minutes for the sixth straight time Saturday morning on a brutal and unforgiving course at Borgia's Cross Country Invitational at Big Driver.

Schenck finished 24th with a time of 17:56, headed into Tuesday’s Four Rivers Conference meet where Schenck finished second last year.

Viewers May Receive Greatest Benefit in Presidential Town Hall Debate‏

COLUMBIA, Mo. – On Tuesday night, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney will meet on the debate stage for their second presidential debate, but this time they will not be alone.


The candidates will be joined by dozens of “undecided” citizens eager to interrogate the two men.

Akin ahead of McCaskill in recent poll

A Republican-leaning polling group finds Republican Congressman Todd Akin ahead of incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill

Wenzel Strategies gives Akin a 49 to 45 percent margin over McCaskill in a sample of 1-thousand likely voters.

Shamrocks march over competition at Bi-State Marching Festival

Pictured left to right: Drum Majors Ben Luecke and Meghan Brown.

Photos and story by: Cheri Maloney
Potosi, Mo. - Saturday was another exciting day for the Marching Shamrocks at the Bi-State Marching Festival.  New Haven won nearly every award possible aside from taking first place in their class.

Wild-turkey production up for second year

Dry conditions allowed above-average nesting success.

JEFFERSON CITYAdmirers of the wild turkey in Missouri have cause for celebration for the second year in a row, according to the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC).

October 14th

Lady Shamrocks knock off St. Clair and Owensivlle

The sweet feel of victory.

Owensville, Mo. – New Haven snapped a four game losing streak on Tuesday by knocking off St. Clair in three sets before traveling to Owensville (13-12, 3-3) on Thursday.

Thursday night marked the first time this year New Haven (17-9, 4-2) was able to win a match losing the first set.  After Owensville went on to win the first set, 25-21, the Lady Shamrocks came back taking the second and third sets and picking up their 17th on the year.

Katie Tyree wins iPad 3 - R-II chili super a success

Fourth grader at R-II, Katie Tyree, wins the iPad 3.

New Haven, Mo. – Generally the main event each year at R-II’s PTO Chili Supper is the “Grandma’s Pie Auction” and for the most part it still was.

However this year they raffled off an iPad 3, (The iPad) which drew quite the attention and everyone saying, “I already know I am going to win.”

Gov. Jay Nixon proclaims Earth Science Week Oct. 14-20

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Gov. Jay Nixon declared the week of Oct. 14 through Oct. 20 as Earth Science Week 2012 to bring awareness to the fact that earth sciences are fundamental to the health, safety and welfare of all Missourians.
Early 19th Century Mining in Missouri, Photo courtesy MO DNR

October 13th

Post Office access to be reduced to 6 hours - USPS ensures the post office will not be closed

Edward Miller with USPS answers questions about the change in hours.

New Haven, Mo. – The controversial topic on the fate of New Haven’s Post Office has lingered among citizens over the past few weeks.  In a survey sent out to over 2,000 residents only 30% (Approx. 600) were returned.

Nice buck caught on a Deer Cam

Deer season is less than a month away.  This short video clip should give deer hunters a little bit of “Buck Fever”.  Video was taken in Etlah Bottoms.

Medicare Open Enrollment

October 12th

Secrets behind the R-II chili supper and “Where’s the Binder”

By Kyle Quick:

Traditions are what make events such as Franklin County R-II’s PTO Chili Supper something people look forward to in October, simili it to the World Series when baseball fans become excited about baseball this time of year.