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Cinderella Showing At The Walt Theater This Weekend

NEW HAVEN, Mo. - Showing at the Walt Theater this weekend is Cinderella (Rated PG - 1hr 45min) on Friday and Saturday ONLY (Apr. 3 - Apr. 4), staring  Lily James, Cate Blanchett, and Richard Madden.

When her father unexpectedly passes away, young Ella finds herself at the mercy of her cruel stepmother and her daughters. Never one to give up hope, Ella's fortunes begin to change after meeting a dashing stranger. (Showtimes, dates, and Official Trailer below)

Vietnam Veterans Get Recognition Deserved - Missouri law designates March 30 as Vietnam Veterans Day

Gov. Nixon encourages Missourians to recognize, honor veterans of that conflict. (Photo under fair usage rights)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo – Gov. Jay Nixon is encouraging Missourians to give special recognition and honor to veterans of the Vietnam War on Monday, March 30, which will mark the third observance of Vietnam Veterans Day in Missouri.

In 2012, Gov. Nixon signed into law a bill designating March 30 as Vietnam Veterans Day in Missouri. The day is designed to encourage Missourians to observe the day with appropriate events, activities and remembrances in honor of those who served during the Vietnam conflict.

Malta Bend Man Lands Record 120-Pound Blue Catfish With Trotline

Burr Edde III (left) of Malta Bend stands with his 120-pound-8-ounce record blue catfish hanging from a scale. His stepson Lucas Miller is on the right.

Burr Edde III breaks 50-year Missouri record for blue catfish caught using alternative method.(Photo Courtesy of MDC)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Burr Edde III of Malta Bend became Missouri’s most recent record-breaking angler when he landed a giant blue catfish on a stretch of the Missouri River in Saline County using a trotline.

The new “alternative method” record blue catfish caught by Edde on March 21 weighed 120 pounds, 8 ounces, with a length of 55 and 1/8 inches and a girth of 45 inches. Edde used cut Asian carp as bait.

Lily: A Symbol of Life

By: Rosalie Laune - No other flower is associated with the observance of Easter more than the lily.  Its beautiful white flowers are symbolic of purity, joy, hope and life.  However, the lily was cultivated by civilizations long before it became associated with Easter and has symbolic meaning to many different religions.

The name “lily” is applied chiefly (and correctly) to any member of the genus Lilium and contains over 100 species. All are herbaceous perennials that arise from bulbs and produce large, showy flowers.  Most are native to temperate regions of the northern hemisphere.

Time For Some Financial "Spring Cleaning"

By Jim Stiles, Edward Jones Financial Advisor in New Haven, Mo.

We’ve just about arrived at spring, the time when many people spruce up their homes, yards and other parts of their surroundings. This year, why not extend that practice a little further and give your financial and investment environment a good “spring cleaning”?

Here are a few suggestions for doing just that:

Reduce duplication. If you’ve ever worked to “de-clutter” your home, you may have discovered a lot of extraneous items. Did you really need three blenders? Did you have more remote control devices than you did televisions? As you look through your investment portfolio, you might also find some duplication, perhaps in the form of multiple stocks of companies in the same industry. You might want to consider whether you’d be better off by reducing this concentration and using the proceeds to broaden your investment mix to create new potential for growth, income or a combination of both.

Public Service Announcement - Call Before You Burn

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By Kyle Quick

While the Missouri Department of Natural Resources has an open burn period between September 16th and April 14th, residents of Franklin County are asked to contact Franklin County’s 911 Center before burning. (Note: Some Fire Departments have established additional regulations.  See additional information below.)

The purpose behind Calling Before You Burn is to prevent fire departments from unnecessarily being dispatched because someone who is simply driving by calls 911. 

By taking two minutes to call first, then 911 dispatchers will already know of the location where a control burn is taking place.

New Haven Firefighters Battle Olive Street House Fire

NEW HAVEN, Mo. - Friday morning at approximately 7 a.m. New Haven/Berger Fire Crews responded to the 600 block of Olive Street for a 1st Alarm House Fire. 

New Haven Police were the first to arrive on scene and reported heavy smoke coming from the home.  Minutes later Fire Chief Brad Maune arrived on scene and requested a pumper from Washington Fire Department to assist in battle the blaze.

New Haven Lions Club Makes Donation To Food Pantry

Pictured left to right: Lion Al Wherle, Rev Elvis Lee, and Lion Tom Lagemann. (Photo courtesy of Tom Lagemann.)

NEW HAVEN, Mo. - Earlier this month Al Wherle and Tom Lagemann with the New Haven Lions Club, presented Rev. Elvis Lee, Director of the New Haven Food Pantry, with a donation from proceeds raised at the Lions Club Annual Pancake Supper.

Gasconade County R-I School Board Announces Hiring Of New Superintendent

HERMANN, Mo. – Wednesday night the Gasconade County R-I Board of Education announced the hiring of Dr. Tracey Hankins, who will replace outgoing superintendent Dr. Chris Neale. Hankins will officially join the district on July 1, 2015.

Brenda Bader, Board President said, “The Board is very pleased to welcome Dr. Hankins to the top leadership post in our school district. Dr. Hankins has a strong skill set and a record of significant success in her previous positions. We welcome Dr. Hankins to our school and community and look forward to our continued success and progress under her leadership.”