Archive - Aug 2012

August 15th

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.

August 14th

Screwball Tournament raises 2900 dollars for Alzheimer's Association

Derek Baily reliving his t-ball days except this time he is a little dizzy after spinning in circles.

By Kaylin Bade
New Haven, Mo. Screwball.  A game with “laws” that includes “no whining or crying”, “rules are as is”, and “let’s drink and be merry!”

Great day for New Haven - Nixon praises New Haven's strong and dedicated workforce

New Haven, Mo. – Governor Jay Nixon made the announcement today at Henniges Automotive facility in New Haven, Mo. expects to create 200 new jobs.

Henniges to announce 200 new jobs

New Haven, Mo.Gov. Jay Nixon will be in New Haven, Mo. later this afternoon to announce plans for a $5 million investment by a local auto parts manufacturer, and the significant expansion and new jobs the investment will bring.

Aldermen sign resolution supporting 40-unit apartment complex

Denise Mathisen with Miller O'Reilly (standing) addresses the Board of Aldermen.

New Haven, Mo. - Monday night rental property owners along with fellow citizens attended the public hearing regarding the development of a 40-unit apartment complex that would utilize Low Income Housing Tax Credits from Missouri’s Housing and Development Commission.

Crop Condtions Updated

By: Dick Aldrich
Missouri News Horizon
Photo by Kyle Quick

It looks like some farmers are headed to the fields to see what…if any…corn they can harvest to sell as grain this year.

The Missouri Ag. Statistics office says 10 percent of the state’s corn crop has been harvested…three weeks ahead of last year…and 23 days ahead of normal.

August 13th

Gov. Nixon deliveries inspiring speech at Missouri State Fair Military Appreciation Day

Photos and story by Kyle Quick

Sedalia, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon made his second appearance at the Missouri State Fair on Sunday for Military Appreciation Day, A “Show Me” Salute to Veterans.

OBITUARY: New Haven: Lorene Elizabeth Niewald (March 19, 1920 - August 12, 2012)

Lorene Elizabeth Niewald, 92, of New Haven, Mo., passed away on Sunday, August 12, 2012 at Mercy Hospital, Washington, Mo.

Mrs. Niewald was born in Cooper Hill, Mo. on March 19, 1920, the daughter of the late Theodore and Ferida (Baker) Langenberg.

She was the widow of Norman E. Niewald. They were married June 28, 1939.

Backes and Toelke host Farmer Field Day

Andrew Toelke (left) and Megan McQuoid speak about different Dekalb hybrids that were used this year.

New Haven, Mo. – Friday evening, Backes and Toelke Agri Products Inc. hosted their Annual Field Day for local farmers.  Backes and Toelke have been hosting this event for over 30 years, giving farmers the opportunity to learn about the different advantages of hybrids Dekalb has to offer.

August 12th

Seven-year-old wins giant pumpkin contest at State Fair

Ahna hugs her 169-pound winning pumpkin in the giant pumpkin contest.

Sedalia, Mo. – The Missouri State Fair has over 30,000 different agriculture exhibits from your traditional livestock shows to a large variety of other agriculture related competitions such as the giant pumpkin contest.

Seven-year-old Ahna Sinclair grew the winning pumpkin that weighed in at 169 pounds.

Recall of fruit, vegetable, and sandwhich products containing apples due to Listeria monocytogenes

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services-  Missa Bay, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ready Pac Foods, Inc., of Swedesboro, New Jersey is voluntarily recalling a total of 293,488 cases and 296,224 individually distributed units of fruit, vegetable, and sandwich products containing apples, as listed below. 

Progress Toward a World Without Violence Against Women and Girls

Valerie Jarrett, Washington D.C. -  Eqlima is a young girl from Afghanistan. She lived with an abusive father and stepmother who often beat her. They even set her hair on fire. She escaped to a U.S. State Department-supported women’s shelter.

The staff helped move her away from her father and stepmother, and now is helping her move in with her older brother.