Grant funds new radio equipment for R-1 schools' resource officers
(Community News ~ 01/29/16)
NEW MADRID, Mo - A grant will fund radio equipment designed to keep school resources officers in touch with local and regional law enforcement. During the January New Madrid County R-1 School Board of Education meeting, the board approved a $10,000 grant from the Missouri Center for Education Safety. The funds were used to purchase new digital radios similar to those used by county and state law enforcement...
Missouri Weekly Fuel Update and Outlook
(State News ~ 01/29/16)
Average retail gasoline prices in Missouri have fallen 9.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $1.53/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 3,940 gas outlets in Missouri. This compares with the national average that has fallen 6.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $1.82/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com...
The third question
(Column ~ 01/29/16)
"Whoever does not live does not know God, because God is love" 1 John 4:8 We have been looking at the four great questions of life, one at a time in this column. The first question we looked at is: what is real? The second is: who is well off or blessed? We are going to address the third question now: who is a genuinely a good person?...
Not all funding solutions are created equal
(Column ~ 01/29/16)
The recovery from the Great Recession of 2008 has resulted in increased economic activity in Missouri and an increase in general revenues. So why not just dip into general revenue to address our transportation funding needs -- and avoid increasing fees or taxes?...
Portageville softball team moving from fall to spring season
(High School Sports ~ 01/29/16)
PORTAGEVILLE, Mo. -- The Portageville softball team will continue its chase for its first state championship, but they won't be doing it in the fall. After a unanimous vote by the school board, the softball team switched its season from fall to spring, which will take place beginning in the 2016-17 school year...
The Thrill of the Hunt
(Sports Column ~ 01/29/16)
Hunting Rabbits with Beagles
10 Years later - still fresh on people's minds
(Local News ~ 01/29/16)
RISCO, Mo. -- Ten years later and the family of Teresa Butler still waits to discover the fate of a daughter, a sister, a wife, a mother. Ten years later, Sheriff Terry Stevens is still searching for the answers. Sometime between 10 p.m. Jan. 24, 2006, and the next morning when her husband, Dale, returned from his job in Blytheville, Ark., Teresa Butler disappeared...
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