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Why Have Gas Prices Been Falling

Picture taken Thursday morning (Oct. 16)

By Kyle Quick

NEW HAVEN, Mo. - Thursday morning I had posted the photo above on our Facebook page because I along with almost everyone else was shocked by the drastic drop in grass prices.  I possessed the question as to the reason behind grass prices dropping and like myself most people were unsure of the reason.

The most common reason people speculated was because of the up coming November elections and with many others interested in the actual cause I’ve done some digging to try and understand why the national average for a galloon of gas is the lowest since October 2010 at $2.67.

R-II Huskies Win The St. Gertrude 8th Grade Volleyball Tournament

Pictured are players and mangers: Katie Tyree, McKenzie Pecaut, Natalie Pecaut, Lauren Hoerstkamp, Megan Boehmer, Miranda Durbin, Lexi Oetterer, Kamryn Poe, Chloe Tyree. (Photo courtesy of Rae Jean Pecaut.)

KRAKOW, Mo. - Saturday afternoon Franklin County R-II’s 8th grade volleyball team took first place in the St. Gertrude’s 8th Grade Girls Volleyball Tournament.

Hunters Check 594 Deer In Urban Hunt

Photo courtesy of MDC
Five portions of the firearms deer season remain.

JEFFERSON CITY Mo.–Hunters checked 594 deer during the urban portion of Missouri’s firearms deer season. Officials with the Missouri Department of Conservation attribute the lower-than-average harvest in part to warm, rainy, windy weather.

County harvest totals during the urban portion were: Greene, 122; St. Charles, 88; Boone, 84; Franklin, 55; Jefferson, 54; St. Louis, 47; Cole, 40; Clay, 36; Cass, 33; Jackson, 24; Platte, 11.

Franklin County Deputies Sobriety Checkpoints Oct. 24 - 26

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Mo - Deputies of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting sobriety checkpoints over the weekend of October 24-26th.

Funding to operate the sobriety checkpoints are being paid for via alcohol related grants provided by the Missouri Department of Transportation Highway Safety Division.

Dorothy M. Gumper March 15, 1922 - October 12, 2014

Dorothy  M.  Gumper, 92, of New Haven, passed away on Sunday, October 12, 2014 at New Haven Care Center.

Mrs. Gumper was born in Stony Hill, Missouri on March 15, 1922, the daughter of the late Ernst and Wilhelmina (Sewing) Benz.

She was the widow of Elton Gumper. They were married October 24, 1949 at St. Louis, Missouri.

Dorothy was a member of St. James Church, Stony Hill, Missouri and she was a homemaker.

Partial Solar Eclipse To Be Seen On Thursday Oct. 23

Article by The Editors of Sky Telescope

Spectators in western North America will be able to see all stages of the partial solar eclipse on October 23, 2014 (weather permitting).

Those living in the east of North America will see the sun set while the eclipse is still in progress. Figure out what time the eclipse will be the deepest at your site by interpolating between the red lines.

--On the afternoon of October 23rd, two weeks after the Moon passes through Earth’s shadow, the Moon will cast some of its own shadow onto Earth.

Gov. Nixon announces that MoDOT will waive weight limits to help farmers impacted by heavy rains

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. – With heavy rains affecting farmers’ ability to harvest their crops in many areas of the state, Gov. Jay Nixon today announced that the Missouri Department of Transportation has agreed to allow heavier than normal truck loads of farm commodities on Missouri highways.

The Governor made the announcement during a visit to BioZyme Inc., an animal nutrition company in St. Joseph. While the waiver is in effect, farmers, private and for-hire motor carriers may carry up to 10 percent more than their licensed weight on Missouri highways.

Shamrocks Go Perfect To Win Four Rivers Conference

Pictured: The 2014 Four Rivers Conference Volleyball Champions.

OWENSVILLE, Mo. - Tuesday night New Haven’s perfect record in conference play remained in tacked after knocking off Owensville in straight sets (25-3, 25-16) to win the Four Rivers Conference for first time since 2005. New Haven not only went undefeated (7-0) but did so without dropping a single set in their seven conference matches.

Driver Of Tractor Trailer Shot At From Behind - Headrest Stops Bullet

PACIFIC, Mo. - Last Friday (October 10) at approximately 8:15 PM, deputies received a call in reference to an assault that occurred in the area of I-44 near the Pacific exit. Eureka Police contacted the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office and advised they were out with a tractor trailer that was shot by a passing motorist near the 257 mile marker on east bound 44.

It was reported that St. Louis County Police were with the suspects in the area of I-44 and the 270 interchange, Sherriff Gary Toelke stated in a press release from this morning.

East Central Soccer Captures MCCAC Conference Title With Win Over Jefferson

UNION, Mo. - The East Central College Soccer Falcons (7-7-1) made huge strides to reach the .500 plateau by beating Region 16 and Missouri Community College Athletic Conference rival Jefferson College by a score of 2-1.

The victory also has the Falcons on top of the MCCAC standings as conference champions for the first time since 2011.

High School Students Invited to Math, Science and Engineering Career Event at ECC

UNION, Mo. - The Transfer Engineering Department at East Central College will host a Math and Science Career Night for high school students from the area Wednesday, October 22.  The annual event is co-sponsored by Missouri University of Science & Technology and will be presented from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Training Center on the ECC campus in Union.

Julie Moeckli - New Haven High School's September Student Of The Month

Pictured left is Julie Moeckli. (Photo courtesy of New Haven High School)

NEW HAVEN, Mo. - The Student of the Month for September is Senior Julie Moeckli.  Julie is the daughter of Clayton and Linda Moeckli. 

She is active in FBLA, FCCA, NHS, and is a manager for the volleyball and girls basketball teams.

One teacher remarked, ”Julie is very conscientious about getting assignments in on time and making sure they have been completed thoroughly with quality answers. She often assumes the role of group leader when she and her fellow classmates work on projects.  Julie's personality is an asset to the classroom because she is  polite and she always has a big smile.”