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Governor says let Missourians control Missouri lakes to EPA

  JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri –  “Let Missouri control Missouri lakes. That’s what we told the EPA this morning,” says Eric Greitens. Greitens explained the  EPA is considering a “terrible rule” he says could cost half a million Missourians almost $3,500 on their sewer bills. Luckily, the new leaders there actually listen to the people, he said. The Governor  submitted this comment to the EPA today: “Dear Administrator Pruitt, Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the proposed federal rule to establish nutrient criteria for Missouri’s lakes and reservoirs. The people of Missouri appreciate that you have been listening...

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Helen Sien, 1939-2018

  Funeral Service for Helen Sien, age seventy-eight of Lebanon, Missouri, will be held Tuesday, January 9, 2018, at 10:00 a.m at Shadel’s Colonial Chapel. Visitation will be Monday evening beginning at 6:00, also at Shadel’s Colonial Chapel. Burial will be at Lebanon Cemetery. Memorials have been suggested to Laclede Cowboy Church and donations can be left at or mailed to Shadel’s Colonial Chapel, P.O. Box 948, Lebanon, Misoouri 65536. Survivors include:One son, Gary Sien and Nancy of Mission, KS; brothers and sisters, Dale Barker and Brenda of Lebanon, Lester Barker and Becky of Lebanon, Paul Barker and Betty of Lebanon, Don Barker and Nadine of Buffalo, Keith Barker and Teresa of Lebanon, Carl Barker and Kim of Lebanon, Norma Bledsoe and Jerry of Lebanon, Wilma Vaughn of Lebanon, Nina Dampier of Lebanon, Janice Marshall of Stover, and Chris Baranowski and Frank of Stoutland; five grandchildren, Zac Sien and Maura, Trisha Sien, Heather Kincheloe and Brian, Hope Wilson and Ryan, and Kenneth Lee Hicks; six great-grandchildren; special sister-in-law, Wilma Barker, also of Lebanon; other relatives and many friends She was preceded in death by:Her parents; Her husband Orville on October 5, 2017; daughter, Donna Luthy; two brothers, Kenneth and Levell Barker; one granddaughter, Ruth Virginia...

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Commander of first NASA space shuttle mission and moonwalker dies

  CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida- Astronaut John Young, who walked on the Moon during Apollo 16 and commanded the first space shuttle mission, died Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, at the age of 87 from complications of pneumonia. Young began his impressive career at NASA in 1962, when he was selected from among hundreds of young pilots to join NASA’s second astronaut class, known as the “New Nine.” The following is a statement from acting NASA Administrator Robert Lightfoot on the passing of John Young, who died Friday night following complications from pneumonia at the age of 87. Young is the only...

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Man accused of double murder to be in Laclede County court today

LEBANON, Missouri- The Camdenton man charged with two counts of felony first degree murder and other related charges for the killing of a mother and her daughter is scheduled to appear for a pre-trial conference in the Laclede County court of Judge Kenneth Michael Hayden at 9 a.m. this morning due to a July motion for a change of judge. Steven Ray Endsley, 54, was arrested on Sept. 3, 2016 for the August 29, 2016 murders of 61-year-old Teresa A. Jackson and her 27-year-old daughter Danielle M. Smith. Endsley was their neighbor in a trailer park. Endsley has been...

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