Announcements

Local Pinckney Bend Distillery to be distributed by A. Bommarito Wines

St.Louis, MO - Artisan Spirits LLC (dba Pinckney Bend Distillery), Missouri's newest craft distillery, has appointed St. Louis based A. Bommarito Wines to distribute its products in Missouri and ten surrounding states in which A. Bommarito operates.

PET ALERT: Jackson is reunited with family

We love happy endings.

His name is actually Jackson and has been happily reunited with his owners.

WildHeart offers music and environmental message in Missouri state parks‏

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The music and environmental message of Wildheart will be heard again in five Missouri State Parks in spring 2012. Sponsored by Missouri State Parks, with grant support from the Missouri Arts Council, these performances are free of charge and the public is invited to attend.

Changes in Energy Tax Credits May Be a Surprise

Brad Fischer, COLUMBIA, Mo. – Since 2005, Americans have benefitted from income tax credits promoting energy efficiency.

However, a University of Missouri tax expert says those credits have changed recently, which could lead to a surprise for some filers.

City of New Haven plans first test of a new phone emergency notification system

The City of New Haven plans to run its first test of a new phone emergency notification system on March 13. The test is scheduled to coincide with the statewide tornado drill, set for 1:30 p.m. that afternoon.

The City system will call all phone numbers in the City’s utility billing database. The system is similar to those used by local school districts to inform parents of school closings.

President Obama to speak at Joplin H.S. graduation

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Nearly a year to the day after a deadly tornado tore through Joplin, President Barack Obama will speak at the high school graduation ceremony.

Sign up to ride the fan bus to Park Hills on Wed.

The New Haven School District will be taking a FAN BUS to Park Hills on Wed. as long as there are enough people signed up.

The bus will leave at 3:40 p.m.  Everyone is welcome to go.  If you would like to go contact Peggy by 8 a.m. Wed. morning in the High School office at 237-2629 in order to get your name on the list.

PET ALERT: Dog found this morning - Help him find his home

Earlier this morning, the dog pictured above, was found with no identification on him.  He was found in the 100 block of Melrose Street.

Showcase of Programs at ECC March 6

Union, Mo - East Central College will host a Showcase highlighting many of its career and technical programs on Tues., Mar. 6, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Health and Science Building at the campus in Union.

Mercy announces Dr. Rehm and Dr Sorensen as new regional leaders

Charles Rehm, MD, will serve as regional chief administrative officer effective March 12.

WASHINGTON, MO – Mercy has named Donn Sorensen to the role of regional president for Mercy’s east Missouri region, and Charles Rehm, MD, to the position of regional chief administrative officer, effective March 12.

Political Cartoons of the Civil War Topic of February 23 Presentation at ECC

Local historian Bob Schultz will discuss the political commentary of the American Civil War through newspaper cartoons when he visits East Central College Thursday, February 23.

The free presentation will begin at 6 p.m. in Room 100 in the Health & Science Building on the ECC campus in Union.  Schultz will explore just a few of the biting, satirical and sometimes friendly political cartoons that came to prominence during the Civil War.

Facebook message is not TRUE - No such events have occurred

Apparently there is a post by an unknown individual on Facebook about a blue minivan traveling around the area, stopping at homes and asking to clean their carpets.  The Facebook post goes on to state these individuals are “beating people up”. This is not true according to officials.

Franklin County Fair Queen Contest Application Released

The Franklin County Fair Queen Contest is now seeking contestants from all areas of Franklin County for the 2012 season. 

UPDATE: Missing 14-year-old girl found at Milwaukee Hospital

Mon. Feb., 13 - According to authorities Brittany Jones was found late Sunday at a Milwaukee hospital after a S.A.R.A.A alert had been issued when her non-custodial father allegedly took her from Cardinal Glennon Hospital yesterday afternoon.

Police say the teen underwent a kidney transplant at Cardinal Glennon in 2010, and has recently been having some complications. They learned about the missing patient from hospital staff just after 2:00 p.m. yesterday.

2012 New Haven Homecoming Queen and Court (updated)


Congratulations to the newly crowned New Haven High School Homecoming Queen, Clara Albers.

ECC to Host Free Tuesday Night Workshops February 21 - March 27

Union, Mo - For prospective and current college students, a new year means it’s time to start thinking about applying for financial aid. Karen Koenig-Griffin, East Central College’s financial aid director, says people should start gathering the information required for filing federal tax returns in order to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Ameren Missouri Seeks to Recover Costs for Reliability Improvements, Cleaner Air and Energy Efficiency Programs

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Ameren Missouri, a utility company of Ameren Corporation (NYSE: AEE), filed an electric rate increase request with the Missouri Public Service Commission (MPSC). Ameren Missouri is committed to providing its customers with safe, reliable, affordable and environmentally responsible energy.

Department of Natural Resources sponsoring mercury drop-off sites in St. Louis area‏

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., FEB. 1, 2012 -- The Missouri Department of Natural Resources is launching a statewide roundup to rid homes of mercury, sponsoring nearly 50 mercury drop-off locations throughout the state, including four in the St. Louis area.

Update: East Central College email hacked – fraudulent email sent to student body

Update: Mon., Jan. 30, 2012, 1:45 p.m.

Some students are continuing to receive fake campus emails from the deadfake website.  However, it does not appear the staff or student email systems were hacked or breached.

Miss America 2012 crowned in Las Vegas last night

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