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2009-04-03 06:00:00

Silver Dollar City's World-Fest Opens with Biggest Show Year Ever Performers from Six Continents Featured April 4 - May 3 BRANSON, Mo., April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The popular Branson, Missouri becomes a global destination this weekend with the opening of World-Fest at the tourist destination's #1 attraction, the 1880s-style theme park Silver Dollar City. The park, with 2 million guests a year visiting its six world-class festivals, is kicking off its biggest show year ever with all-new 2009...

2009-02-26 14:58:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a $2,199,132 grant to assist approximately 574 workers affected by layoffs from automotive industry suppliers across Missouri and in nearby Kansas. "Today's grant will allow affected Missourians to receive skills assessment, training and job search assistance to transition into new occupations within the local area," said Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis. Awarded to the Missouri Division of...

2008-10-13 15:00:19

According to online press (October 12, 2008), the Carthage Acropolium will host a classical music festival during the period October 14 to 31, 2008. The festival, which some of the most interesting musical groups, will feature 13 performances by musical troupes from 13 countries. Originally published by Info-Prod Strategic Business Information. (c) 2008 Info-Prod Research (Middle East). Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-10-05 15:00:11

By KEN MIDKIF With gasoline prices hovering around $3.50 per gallon, there has been much talk of "staycations" vacationing at home. While staying at home, sleeping in your own bed and visiting local events and exhibitions might be appealing, there's nothing quite like going somewhere and seeing different things. It is not necessary to travel to faraway places and spend a bundle on fuel. Right here in Boone County there are enticing places to spend a few days without contributing to the...

2008-10-05 00:00:24

By Anonymous SEDALIA, Mo. -- Two St. Joseph residents were injured Friday afternoon in a motorcycle wreck in Pettis County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. The motorcycle's operator, 49-year-old John J. Rowe, was taken to Bothwell Regional Health Center in Sedalia for treatment of moderate injuries. A passenger, 50-year-old Jane E. Rowe, was taken by Lifeflight air ambulance to the University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia for treatment of serious injuries. A nursing...

2008-09-19 15:00:35

By Ray Scherer ROCK PORT, Mo. -- Northwest Missouri is slated to receive its second interstate welcome center sometime in the next few years. The Missouri Department of Transportation recently announced that bids for the welcome center at Rock Port are scheduled to be let in November 2010. The new center will be built on the same location as the present Interstate 29 tourist information center, named in honor of former state Sen. Hardin C. Cox of Northwest Missouri. The draft conceptual...

2008-09-19 15:00:28

By Anonymous The Missouri Agribusiness Academy gave participants a look at the future of agriculture last week with tours of agriculture related business across the state, including three in the Midland Empire. The members toured Triumph Foods and Prime Tanning in St. Joseph, Shatto Milk Company near Osborn, Mo., the Kansas City Board of Trade, Hunt Midwest Enterprises, The Duff Company, American Hereford Association, American Royal, Ford Claycomo Assembly Plant and Mid- Missouri Energy...

2008-09-19 09:00:36

Great Plains Energy Incorporated (NYSE: GXP) announced today that Terry Bassham, Executive Vice President and CFO, will be presenting at the Merrill Lynch Power & Gas Leaders Conference on Wednesday, September 24, 2008 at 10:15 a.m. EDT. An audio-only webcast link and presentation materials will be made available in the Investor Relations section of the Company's website at www.greatplainsenergy.com. The presentation will consist of an overview of the Company, followed by an informal...

2008-09-08 06:00:20

Kansas City Power & Light, a subsidiary of Great Plains Energy, has filed rate increase requests with the Missouri Public Service Commission and the Kansas Corporation Commission to increase base rates for electric service in all five of its service areas. The requests will raise a typical residential customer's rates by approximately 16.2%, translating to a $12.27 monthly increase. The requests, which are subject to regulatory approval, would take effect in late summer 2009. The rate...

2008-09-05 21:00:19

Great Plains Energy Incorporated (NYSE: GXP): Who: Terry Bassham, EVP - Finance & Strategic Development & CFO - Great Plains Energy Incorporated Chris Giles, VP - Regulatory Affairs - Great Plains Energy Incorporated When: Tuesday, September 9, 2008, 1:00 p.m. CT / 2:00 p.m. ET What: Discuss the rate case increase requests in Missouri and Kansas How To View: 1. Go to the Company's website: www.greatplainsenergy.com; 2. Click on the Webcast link on the home page; 3. If you...