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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

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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. 

Damond Dale Thomas (January 18, 1943 - July 21, 2014)

Damond Dale Thomas, 71, of Hermann, Missouri, passed away on Monday, July 21, 2014 at Boone Hospital, Columbia, Missouri.

Mr. Thomas was born in Americus, Missouri on January 18, 1943, the son of the late Sidney and Gussie (Lee) Thomas.

He was the widower of Marilyn Louise (Heiple) Thomas.

Damond worked for over 30 years for A.P. Green of Mexico, Missouri. He was a member of the Hermann Eagles. He enjoyed relaxing and sitting down with friends and drinking a cold beer and playing poker. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and working on old cars.

Raymond C. Hulsey, Jr. (December 27, 1938 - July 18, 2014)

Raymond C. Hulsey, Jr., 75, of Hermann, Missouri, passed away on Friday, July 18, 2014 at Hermann Area District Hospital.

Mr. Hulsey was born in St. Louis, Missouri on December 12, 1938, the son of the late Raymond Hulsey, Sr. and Marie (Bourbon) Hulsey. He was the wife of Ruth (Hoerstkamp) Hulsey. They were married on November 8, 2003 at Hermann, Missouri. Ruth survives in rural Hermann, Missouri. Raymond (Chalk) is also survived by a daughter Christy(Terry) Coon of Villa Ridge, a daughter Patricia(Larry) Barbaglia of Florrisant, Missouri, a granddaughter Isabella Barbaglia of Florrisant, Missouri, and a step-son Benjamin Lloyd of rural Hermann, Missouri. He was proceeded in death by 3 brothers Lloyd L. Hulsey, Elbert D. Hulsey, and Donald G. Hulsey.

Beware Of Hungry Bears

Don't feed wildlife. Keeping birdfeeders full in summer can make nuisances of bears -- such as this one raiding a backyard feeder -- along with raccoons, squirrels, deer, and other wildlife looking for easy pickings.

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Black bears normally are shy and elusive, but the Missouri Department of Conservation urges those few Missourians lucky enough to see bears to keep them at arm’s length. Keeping bears wild not only protects people and property – it protects bears, too.

Gov. Nixon Denies Clemency of Convicted Murderer John Middleton

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. –  A former methamphetamine dealer, John Middleton,  was executed Wednesday for killing three people in rural northern Missouri in 1995.

Earlier this evening the Governor’s Office released the following statement by Gov. Jay Nixon regarding his decision on the petition for clemency from John Middleton.

Nixon said, “After a final briefing from my counsel and a comprehensive review by my office, I have denied the petition for clemency from three-time convicted murderer John Middleton. Each request is considered and decided on its own merit and set of facts, and this is a process and a power of the Governor I do not take lightly.”

Lions Club Makes Donation to Crusade Against Cancer

Pictured: Dan McKinney, Treasurer of Hermann Lions Club presents a check for $300 to Paula Pierce, Chairperson of Crusade Against Cancer.

HERMANN, Mo. - The Hermann Lions Club recently made a $300 donation to the Hermann Area Crusade Against Cancer.  The Lions Club raised the money by selling brats and kettle popcorn at the Crusade a Against Cancer fundraiser held in June.