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2008-08-28 18:00:44

Dylan Conn, a junior at Hickman High School, was recently awarded the 2008 Outstanding Chapter Youth Volunteer Award at the March of Dimes National Youth Conference in Atlanta, Ga., for his contributions to the organization. Conn was one of two students selected nationally to receive this prestigious award. - Neal Martin of Centralia has been selected as one of 10 2008 DeKalb Ag Youth Scholarship recipients. Martin was awarded a $2,500 scholarship to help him pursue an...

2008-08-08 09:01:05

I once heard the hymn "How Great Thou Art" sung by Rona (of Guy & Rona) at a Welk Resort production in Branson, Mo. It was a most beautiful rendition -- perhaps, the best ever made. I loved it. So did everyone else around me. Marie Osmond did no less wonderfully. She is what I would call a California version of a Broadway prima donna. No one can copy her. Alan F. Sperry Provo (c) 2008 Deseret News (Salt Lake City). Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.

2008-08-01 03:00:17

By Sara Shepherd, The Kansas City Star, Mo. Aug. 1--A spill that poured thousands of gallons of raw sewage into Lake of the Ozarks was not reported by the man in charge of doing so. Richard L. Sturgeon, former public works director for the city of Lake Ozark, pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court to one count of failing to report the discharge of pollutants into a lake, U.S. attorney's office spokesman Don Ledford said in a press release. As public works director, Sturgeon, 52, of...

2008-07-31 21:00:22

By Sara Shepherd, The Kansas City Star, Mo. Jul. 31--A spill that poured thousands of gallons of raw sewage into Lake of the Ozarks was not reported by the man in charge of doing so. Richard L. Sturgeon, former public works director for the city of Lake Ozark, pleaded guilty today in federal court to one count of failing to report the discharge of pollutants into a lake, U.S. attorney's office spokesman Don Ledford said in a press release. As public works director, Sturgeon, 52, of...

2008-07-30 18:00:32

An invading Asian beetle, the emerald ash borer, has been found in trees in southern Missouri for the first time, scientists say. The beetles were trapped in a camp ground at Wappapello Lake near Poplar Bluff, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. They were recently identified as emerald ash borers. The borers were first discovered near Detroit in 2002. Since then, they have devastated ash trees in Michigan and have spread through at least six states, West Virginia, Maryland,...

2008-07-30 15:00:58

Officials in St. Louis County, Mo., say white powder found in an envelope delivered to a bank building was nothing dangerous. The discovery Tuesday in the unincorporated section of the country known as Mehlville caused the evacuation of the offices and brought out the fire department, police and the FBI. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch said some of the powder got on to the arm of a worker; however neither she nor anyone else suffered any ill effects. The worst of the incident appeared to be...

2008-07-24 09:00:36

KANSAS CITY, Mo. _ All this talk about "staycations" has me really looking forward to the beach. Lucky for me, I bought our airline tickets to Florida months ago, before the latest national travel neurosis crashed the summer vacation party. For a country founded by extreme risk takers, we're becoming alarmingly alarmist. After 9/11, well-meaning friends and acquaintances cautioned my husband and me against flying to Germany with our kids to visit family. Terrorists! The following year...

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2008-07-23 09:05:00

Long after Missouri's spring paddlefish-snagging season ended, Josh Lallaman is still chasing the giant creatures. Five days a week, he launches his boat on the Osage River and follows fish that he implanted with radio transmitters back in March. His goal? To unravel some of the mysteries surrounding one of Missouri's biggest fish. "We knew before we even started this project that paddlefish are capable of traveling great distances," said Lallaman, a graduate student in the University of...

2008-07-21 06:00:26

By Elizabethe Holland, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Jul. 21--Two area men drowned in separate incidents Saturday, one while fishing on a lake in Callaway County, Mo., and the other while swimming in the Meramec River near Stanton, Mo. In the Callaway County incident, Dale Kolb, 65, of St. Charles, was fishing shortly before noon Saturday with a friend when the aluminum boat they were in capsized, according to the county Sheriff's Department. The two were fishing on a 30-acre lake on Kolb...

2008-07-20 03:00:24

By Brent Frazee, The Kansas City Star, Mo. Jul. 20--O SAGE BEACH, Mo. -- Long after Missouri's spring paddlefish-snagging season ended, Josh Lallaman is still chasing the giant creatures. Five days a week, he launches his boat on the Osage River and follows fish that he implanted with radio transmitters back in March. His goal? To unravel some of the mysteries surrounding one of Missouri's biggest fish. "We knew before we even started this project that paddlefish are capable of...