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Girls Lead Boys in Academic Achievement Globally

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Considerable attention has been paid to how boys’ educational achievements in science and math compare to girls’ accomplishments in those areas, often leading to the assumption that boys outperform girls in these areas.

Now, using international data, researchers at the University of Missouri and the University of Glasgow in Glasgow, Scotland, have determined that girls outperform boys in educational achievement in 70 percent of the countries they studied—regardless of the level of gender, political, economic or social equality.

Two Civilians Receive Life Saving Award At Annual Fire Department Award Ceremony

Pictured on left is Bob Maynard and far right Scott Klahn with Stacy and Kimberly Jones.

By Kelly Hoffmann

NEW HAVEN, Mo. - The New Haven/Berger Fire Department held its annual award ceremony, Saturday, Dec. 6 at the American Legion in New Haven where two individuals received the Life Saving Award.

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.

Miller’s Fourth Novel Set In Rural New Haven Released On Amazon

--By Way of Accident, a contemporary romance by local author Laura Miller, debuted Tuesday. And as common in Miller’s stories, you might notice some familiar scenes in the author’s fourth novel. By Way of Accident is set in rural New Haven and also references other towns along the Missouri River.

Girl Scout Uses Her Gold Award Project To Help Families Rebuild After House Fires

Samantha Copeland kept her smartphone working overtime as she led and coordinated with other people on her Girl Scout Gold Award project, Psalm 91:1 Care Packages. (Photo courtesy of Charles Bolinger, Communications Assistant.)

Samantha Copeland knows first-hand what it is like to lose her family’s home in a fire then struggle to find necessities for the first 24-48 hours afterward. For her Girl Scout Gold Award project, Psalm 91:1 Care Packages, she wants to make sure no one else in her area endures the same issues after future house fires.
The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest national award that a Girl Scout Senior or Ambassador, girls in grades 9-12, can earn.

Man Walking Across Country Stops In Hermann, New Haven

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Norman Horn, pictured above, takes a short break from his walk across the country to take a picture with his Coast 2 Coast FTK cart which holds his supplies for the trip. 

HERMANN, NEW HAVEN, Mo. – Norman Horn, founder of Coast 2 Coast FTK, an organization that helps fight childhood cancer, stopped in Hermann, MO, Friday, August 8 and New Haven, MO, Saturday, August 9, on his way across the country.

Horn stayed overnight at The Stone Giraffe Bed & Breakfast in Hermann Friday before making his way to New Haven the next morning. While in New Haven, Horn stayed at The Flamingo Key. He left this morning, August 10, and is currently on his way to Augusta, MO.

My Hermann Mo. Post Office

Pictured left to right: Theresa Baughman, Terri, Schmidt, Genny Hoener, and Jody Elsenraat. (Photo by Gary Amirault)

By Gary Amirault

--I came into my local Post Office in Hermann, Mo the other day with “Wait! Oh yes, wait a minute.” With that clue, they were supposed to guess the name of that tune, Please Mr. Postman, recorded by the Marvelettes in 1961 and the Beatles in 1963.

One of the joys in my life is going to our local post office.  A smile is coming to my face just thinking about this place.

In recent months, I’ve been playing my version of “Name that tune” with the clerks (Jody and Terri) and whoever is in the back sorting mail. I sing a few words or a line of a song and they have to name the tune. Admittedly, I often make it more difficult for them since I’m usually out of key and not a great singer.

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