Archive - Aug 15, 2012

Missouri Watchdog: St. Charles residents express outrage at Ameren power rate increase request

By Johnny Kampis | Missouri Watchdog
ST. CHARLESDon Mitchell, a local mechanic, used his lunch break Wednesday to tell Ameren Missouri what he thinks about its request for a nearly 15 percent rate increase.

Clad in his greasy uniform and holding a symbolic plastic spoon, he told the men in suits that he can hardly afford the power bills he now faces during this unseasonably hot summer.

“What’s wrong with you people?” he asked with wavering voice. “I’m tired of feeding my kids with plastic spoons, while your kids get silver spoons.”

Gov. Nixon holds press conference at Henniges 200 new jobs coming to New Haven

Happy Birthday Karen

Happy Birthday Day Mom/Grandma!

We love you and hope you have a great day.

Happy Birthday Bryan

Koda, Mom, and I want to wish you Happy Birthday.

We love you and hope your have a great day!

OBITUARY: New Haven: Darleen Mary McDaris (August 2, 1957 - August 12, 2012)

Darleen Mary McDaris, 55, of New Haven, Missouri, passed away on Sunday, August 12, 2012 at her home.

Mrs. McDaris was born in St. Louis, Missouri on August 2, 1957, the daughter of the late Leroy and Tula (Harold) Cartwright.

Bumbo Baby Seat Recall

Baby Seats Recalled for Repair by Bumbo International Due to Fall Hazard - Consumers should order free repair kit.

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product.

Don't Fret over Changing Bond Prices

Submitted by Jim Stiles
Edward Jones Financial Advisor

When you own stocks, you know their prices will always fluctuate. To help ease the effects of this volatility on your portfolio, you could add other types of investments, such as bonds. Yet bond prices will also rise and fall. But there may be — in fact, there should be — a big difference in how you view the ups and downs of stocks versus those of bonds.

Bowhunters needed for MDC wildlife observation survey

Joanie Straub, MDC, JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) encourages all bowhunters to participate in its annual bowhunter observation survey.


State initiative launched to boost student breakfast participation

Missouri News Horizon
. — The Missouri Department of  Elementary and Secondary Education is urging schools to provide more breakfasts for their students.

The Department, through a program called “Missouri School Breakfast Challenge”, is offering cash prizes for schools to increase enrollment in their breakfast programs.