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Missouri House sends Senate a bill aimed at growing jobs

While members of Congress argue back and forth over an economic stimulus package, a bi-partisan effort is going on in Missouri’s Statehouse to get the local economy jump-started. House Bill…

Hopes for repealing ethanol standard are dashed

JEFFERSON CITY-Any hopes of repealing an ethanol standard that went into effect last year were swatted down yesterday at a Missouri Senate Agriculture Committee hearing. The standard requires gas stations…

Congress turns DTV switch back off again until June

Yesterday, the deadline for the switch from analog to digital was extended from Feb. 17 to June 12, giving Americans additional time to prepare for the transfer. Many households will…

Tips for getting rid of the old TV

When the analog signal we have enjoyed for so long rides off into the sunset, what decision will you have made for the television(s) that is currently in your home?…

City finds solution for sludge issue

Richmond City Administrator Rick Childers had news to deliver to the City Council Tuesday night concerning the city’s lime sludge issue. Problem solved, for now. Childers presented the council with…

Affordable ideas for a prom dress

Prom is getting close, and that means it’s time for young women in the area to start looking for hairstyles, shoes and, most importantly, dresses. The new fairy godmother Prom…

Five day work week would have little effect on local post office

Residents expecting a package in the mail may have one more day of waiting if Congress does not give the U.S. Postal Service a break. Mid America Regional Spokesman Richard…

Senate holds hearing on bill to repeal ethanol blend requirements

A Missouri senator thinks corn grown in our state belongs in feed troughs, not in our gas tanks. Sen. Matt Bartle, R-Lee’s Summit, has filed a bill that would repeal…

Show Me Ethanol Investors approve capital call

Show Me Ethanol of Carrollton has passed its latest test for survival with a cash rally from investors. According to a filing with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission…

City considers changing marker regulations at city cemetery

City cemetery board members want some continuity in the cemetery and they are asking the city for help. Currently, grave marker regulations for the city require only flat markers made…