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NEA Director of Folk & Traditional Arts New Haven Native Barry Bergey to Retire

NEA Director of Folk and Traditional Arts Barry Bergey with 2006 National Heritage Fellow Mavis Staples. Photo by Tom Pich.

Washington, DC - After 29 years at the National Endowment for the Arts serving the folk and traditional arts field, Barry Bergey is retiring from the NEA on Tuesday, November 25, 2014. Bergey has been Director of the Folk and Traditional Arts program since 2000 following 15 years as an NEA specialist.

Charitable Giving Pays Off For Everyone

By Jim Stiles, Edward Jones Financial Advisor in New Haven, Mo.
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Americans are pretty generous — in fact, 83% of us donated money to charitable organizations last year, according to a Gallup survey. And now that we’re entering the holiday season, charitable giving well may be on your mind. Your key motivation for making charitable gifts, of course, is to help those organizations whose work is meaningful to you. However, by supporting these groups, you can also make life less “taxing” for yourself.

St. George 7th & 8th Grade Robotics Teams Win Top Honors In First Lego League Competition

Pictured is the 8th Grade Techno-Dragons I champions in no particular order:  Coach Kim Hoemann and Ricky Vise include team members: Caraline Brune, Will Elbert, Emma Godat, Sam Holland, Chet Moeckli, Andrew Schannuth, Dane Speckhals, and Allison Stiers. (Photos courtesy of Kim Hoeman)

HERMANN, Mo. - St. George School had two teams participate in the First Lego League (FLL) Robotics competition at St. Charles Community College on Saturday, November 15.

The “Techno-Dragons I” received the top overall award, the Champion’s Award, and the “Techno-Dragons II” received 1st place, the Robot Performance Award. In addition to receiving these awards, the teams qualified to advance to the Eastern Missouri Championship.

BREAKING NEWS: Hunter Hayes Concert On Thursday Cancelled Due To State Of Emergency

Photo by Kyle Quick of Hunter Hayes at the Gasconade County Fair.

ST. LOUIS, Mo – (November 19, 2014) Earlier this afternoon it was announced that out of respect for Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon's declaration declaring a state of emergency in Missouri, Hunter Hayes’ Thursday, November 20 show at Chaifetz Arena in St. Louis has been cancelled.

Tickets will be reimbursed at the point of purchase.

Firearms Opening-Weekend Deer Harvest Tops 91,000 - Up by 30,000 from 2013

Mark Laune tagged this 10-pointer Saturday morning.  (Photo courtesy of Mark Laune)

Top harvest counties were Franklin, Howell, and Callaway.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reports that hunters checked 91,460 deer during the opening weekend of the 2014 November Portion of Firearms Deer Season this past weekend.

Top harvest counties for the opening weekend were Franklin with 1,839 deer checked, Howell with 1,793, and Callaway with 1,791.

BREAKING NEWS: Nixon Announces National Guard To Support Law Enforcement Efforts In Event Of Unrest In Ferguson

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon today signed an executive order activating the Missouri National Guard to support law enforcement during any period of unrest that might occur following the grand jury’s decision concerning the investigation into the death of Michael Brown.  The Governor said the Guard will provide support for law enforcement’s objectives of maintaining safety and protecting constitutional rights.

Showing At The Walt This Weekend - St. Vincent

NEW HAVEN, Mo. - Showing at The Walt Theater this weekend (Nov.21-23) is St. Vincent (Rated PG-13) staring Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy and Naomi Watts.

There will be four showings of St. Vincent, Friday 7:30, Saturday 7:30, and Sunday 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. (Note doors open 30 minutes before start time. Showtimes, dates, and Official Trailer below)

Kaylin's Kitchen - Deer Recipes

Quick News would like to wish everyone a safe and successful hunt. (First published on 11/11/12)

Be sure to send your photos to kyle@quicknewhavennews.com or via text to 636-359-1018! 

Try my recipes tonight with your fresh harvest!

Deer Heart   
Recipe from Kaylin's Kitchen
Servings: 2-3

Ingredients:
2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
1 deer heart
1 yellow onion, sliced into rings
Salt, pepper, and garlic salt to taste

World’s Largest Christmas Project Opens Collection Site In Franklin County Nov. 17-24

(Photo courtesy of Samaritans Purse)

Area Residents Help 10 Million Children in Need this Christmas through Operation Christmas Child.

UNION, Mo, October 27, 2014— People across the United States are beginning to fill up their Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes in a global mission to help needy children across the world. 

ECC Celebrates International Education November 17-21

UNION, Mo. - East Central College in Union will hold International Education Week activities Monday-Friday, November 17-21.

Leigh Kolb, ECC English and journalism instructor, noted that International Education Week is an avenue for ECC students, faculty and staff to invite community members to campus so everyone can become more aware of and better understand cultural similarities and differences that make up the world at large.

“We encourage community members to come to campus to participate in any of the free cultural or educational events that we have scheduled,” said Kolb. 

All events are free.  See schedule of events below.

Get Ready Weekend Opening Deer Season - MDC Says Deer On The Move With Cold Weather

As the temperature drops, deer are more active. The Missouri Department of Conservation encourages drivers to be alert for deer along roadways. (Photo courtesy of MDC - By: Noppadol Paothong)

COLUMBIA, Mo. — There are many strategies to deal with cold weather. For people, it could be sitting by a fire with a hot beverage. But for animals, such as deer, it is being more active.  The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) urges drivers to use caution and to be alert for deer along roadways, especially in suburban areas.

According to MDC Wildlife Regional Supervisor John George, deer are less active in warm weather because they do not need to eat as much to maintain their body temperature. When there is a sudden drop in temperature, deer will start to move around more in search of food.

NHHS TV/Video Class Producing WWII Memoir Asking Area WWII Veterans For Help

Photo courtesy of New Haven High School Katie Borcherding.

Below is a video produced by NHHS TV/Video class from this year’s Veterans Day breakfast at New Haven High School.

NEW HAVEN, Mo. - The New Haven High School TV/ Video class requests the assistance of New Haven area WWII Veterans in the production of a WWII video memoir that the class is producing.

Group and individual interviews will be conducted  on Thursday, December 4, 2014 from 9:30am-11:30am in the New Haven High School Library.

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