Harold A. Ocheskey (August 24, 1916 - July 26, 2014)

Harold Ocheskey passed away Saturday July 26th at the age of 97 at the Frene Valley Nursing Center Hermann, Missouri.

He was born in Pershing Missouri on August 24, 1916 to the late Arthur and Pauline Ocheskey. Harold was united in marriage to Erline Baries on November 20,1939.

Erline proceded him in death on November 20, 2007. He is survived by a son, Glen and his wife Janet Ocheskey of Hermann, a daughter-law Mary Jane Ocheskey of New Haven, 7 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.

New Haven High School Registration for the School Year 2014-2015

NEW HAVEN, Mo - New Haven High School will hold registration for the upcoming school year from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-3 p.m. on the following days.

The incoming senior class will register on Friday, August 1. Incoming juniors will register on Monday, August 4. The incoming sophomore class is scheduled to register Tuesday, August 5, and incoming freshmen will register on Wednesday, August 6.

New students to the New Haven School District should register on Thursday, August 7.

Girl-Boy Scouts Collaborate On Buddy Benches To Foster Inclusion At School

Photos courtesy of Charles Bolinger.

WEBSTER GROVES, Mo. - Shy students, new ones or those who struggle in social situations may find elementary school recess awkward. What started as one child’s way to increase inclusion on the playground has turned into a growing movement – Buddy Benches.
Buddy Benches are placed on or near playgrounds for student use during recess. According to the Buddy Bench website, strategies for children to effectively use the Buddy Bench include: have a plan before you go out to play, decide what to do, walk up to a person on the playground, smile and say, “Do you want to play ?”

This summer, area Girl and Boy Scout troops collaborated to install two Buddy Benches at Edgar Road Elementary School in Webster Groves and create therapy gardens around them.

"We needed these benches at our school because some kids don't know how to make friends," said Girl Scout Brownie and Edgar Road student Natalie Felgenhauer.

Endangered Person Advisory For A Missing 4-Year-Old Cuba Girl

--The Cuba Police Department has issued an Endangered Person Advisory for Sabrina Omeni, black, female, age 4 with black hair, and brown eyes.

Possible suspect is believed to be Terry B. Omeni, 60-year-old black female with grey hair, and brown eyes.  She is approximately 260 lbs and 5 feet 5 inches tall.

Two Local "Wishmakers" Make Young Girl's Wish Come True

By Kelly Hoffmann

Pictured with Madeline are the two local “Wishmakers” (on left) Janice Gradel and (on right) Brenda Bailey who recently made Madeline’s wish come true.

NEW HAVEN, Mo. – Brenda Bailey and Janice Gradel recently worked with the Make-A-Wish foundation in Missouri to help grant a wish for six year old, Madeline, known as Madi, who has ALL (Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia).

Bailey and Gradel met with Madi and her family and asked her if there was one thing she really wanted to do. Madi said she really wanted to go to Disney World, but if that couldn’t happen then she would like to go to the beach.

Franklin County Sheriff's Department Receives “People Saving People” Award

Pictured left to right: Dep Cody Lauth, Dep Dave Arflack, Dep Charlie Herwig, Sgt Steve Pelton, Cpl Mike Richardson, Dep Delbert Bullock, and Sheriff Gary Toelke. (Photo courtesy of Franklin County Sheriff's office.)

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Mo. - The Missouri Law Enforcement Traffic Safety Advisory Council (LETSAC) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Region 7 office has selected the Franklin County Traffic Safety Unit as a “People Saving People” award winner this year for the Public Safety category.

Pinckney Bend Distillery Wins Medals in London

http://www.quicknewsnow.com/sites/default/files/storyphotos/pickneybend.jpgNEW HAVEN, Mo. - Pinckney Bend Distillery in New Haven, MO was awarded two medals at the prestigious International Wine & Spirits Competition (IWSC) in London.  A Silver Medal was awarded to the distillery’s Rested American Whiskey, and a Bronze Medal to its American Gin.

IWSC is the oldest and most respected spirits competition in the world, drawing entrants from over 90 countries.  All judges are industry professionals, and only a fraction of the entrants survive its tough testing, tasting and evaluation process.

Gladys Ottilie Bolte (April 23, 1921 - July 22, 2014)

Gladys Bolte of Beaufort, MO passed away on Tuesday, July 22. 

She is survived by four sons, Gary Bolte and his wife Brenda of Union, MO, Glenn Bolte of Beaufort, MO, Galen Bolte of Beaufort, MO, Greg Bolte and wife Amy of Beaufort, MO.

Mrs. Bolte is also survived by five daughters Bonnie Bolte of Beaufort, MO, Linda Pohlmann and her husband Dale of Beaufort, MO, Janice Pohlmann and her husband Glen of Beaufort, MO, Carol Mangrum and husband Steve of Eurkea, MO, and Ellen Bolte of Beaufort, MO.

Gov. Nixon Orders Comprehensive Review So Missouri Lottery Keeps Promise To Public Schools

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon today announced that he has ordered the Office of Administration to conduct a comprehensive review of the Missouri Lottery’s operations to assess its ability to carry out its voter-approved mandate to provide a stable funding source for public schools.

Gov. Nixon said, “For more than two decades, Missourians have counted on the lottery to help provide the resources our schools need to deliver the high quality education our kids deserve,”

Stone Hill Winery Awarded Governor's Cup And C.V. Riley For Second Straight Year

Photo courtesy of missouriwine.org.  Visit their website for information about all Missouri wineries including a list of upcoming events and much more.

HERMANN, Mo - The 2014 Missouri Governor's Cup top honors were awarded to Stone Hill Winery for their 2012 Cross J Vineyard Norton.  This prestigious wine also took home the top honors of C.V. Riley Award for Best Norton and the designation of Best of Class Dry Red wine.

This marks the second straight year Stone Hill Winery won both the Governor’s Cup and C.V. Riley Award after winning both awards last year for their 2011 Estate Bottled Norton.

The Missouri Wine Competition is a premier competition designed to recognize and promote quality wines made in the state.

New Haven Chamber Makes $1000 Donation To NH Community Track Project

Pictured left to right:  New Haven Chamber of Commerce President Tony Carosella and Treasurer Debbie Winters present a check for $1,000 to Tracy Langenberg, member of Community Track Project committee. (Photo courtesy of Tony Carosella)

NEW HAVEN, Mo. - It is absolutely amazing that in just eight months since the New Haven Community Track Project was officially kicked off over $281,800 in committed funds have been donated by individuals, local and area businesses, and organizations.  Monday, the New Haven Chamber of Commerce joined the long list of donors with their $1,000 contribution, leaving just $68,000 needed to build a new track.

Four local students represent Crawford Electric at statewide co-op conference

Pictured left are Crawford Electric’s delegates to the electric cooperative CYCLE program, spending a day at the Missouri Capitol, are Cheyenne Hewkin of Cuba, Taylor Schwader of Bourbon, Lydia Kapelmann of Rosebud, and Erin Gaddis of Steelville.

BOURBON, Mo. – Four local students were among more than 100 high school students from across Missouri who recently participated in the Electric Cooperative CYCLE program, which was held July 9-11 in Jefferson City. CYCLE stands for Cooperative Youth Conference and Leadership Experience.