Woodpeckers on the Wall
(Column ~ 08/20/16)
The coming week marks the anniversary of the division of Berlin, Germany. On the afternoon of August 12, 1961, leaders of the German Democratic Republic signed an order to close the border between East and West Berlin, and erect a massive Wall dividing the city. Later that evening the order was put into effect...
Missouri High Schools Challenged to Drive Safe and Buckle Up
(State News ~ 08/20/16)
JEFFERSON CITY -- Calling all Missouri high schools to compete in the 2016 "It Only Takes One" campaign for an opportunity to win prizes for your school while educating young drivers about safe driving habits and safety belt use. Sponsored by the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety, ACT Missouri, Midwest Trauma Society and Missouri College of Emergency Physicians, the statewide competition will run from October 1 to the end of the school year...
NMC R-1 to seek tax hike to balance budget
(Community News ~ 08/20/16)
NEW MADRID, Mo. - At the Aug. 26 tax rate hearing, New Madrid County R-1 school officials will ask the Board of Education to approve a 15 cent increase in the District's tax rate. According to Dr. Sam Duncan, superintendent, after the New Madrid County R-1 School District lost some $3.1 in revenue, or 29 percent of its revenue that is generated from local taxes, with the decision by Noranda Aluminum not to pay its property taxes in 2015 and the company's subsequent closing, the district has worked to to balance its budget while continuing to provide the quality of education the district's patrons expect. ...
Portageville Jaycees make RAIN donation
(Local News ~ 08/20/16)
The Portageville Jaycees made a sizable donation to Reach All in Need organization (R.A.I.N.) last Friday. Most of the money was raised through efforts of the Portageville Community Day. The amount received will pay for one truck load of food. RAIN is open the third Thursday of each month at 5:00 o'clock. ...
Young skunks strike out on their own in August
(Outdoors ~ 08/20/16)
Discover nature and learn more about Missouri's smelliest mammal.
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