Author: Bill

Eric A. Goans from Lebanon among new MSHP graduate class

JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri -Colonel Sandra K. Karsten, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces that 26 troopers will graduate from the Patrol’s Law Enforcement Academy on June 29, 2018. The ceremony is scheduled to take place at 10 a.m. in the Academy gymnasium. The public is invited. The 105th Recruit Class reported to the Academy on January 2, 2018, to begin the 25-week training course to become a trooper. The new troopers report for duty in their assigned troops on July 16, 2018. Governor Michael L. Parson will be a special guest speaker at the graduation ceremony, and...

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MDC still seeks public’s help in eliminating feral hogs

SPRINGFIELD, Missouri – Missouri’s feral hog elimination efforts are producing encouraging numbers, but experts know there’s more work to be done. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and other members of the Missouri Feral Hog Partnership are continuing their search for these creatures that are a menace to farmers and wildlife alike. Staff of both agencies stress that the assistance they get from the public continues to play a vital role in achieving the goal of total elimination from the state. Progress continues to be made in efforts to rid Missouri of feral...

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Verna Bottoms (Lebanon) September 20, 1931 – June 8, 2018

Verna Irene Bottoms, daughter of Ray and Vivian F. Boston Everett, was born September 20, 1931, near Orla, Missouri. She departed this life Friday, June 8, 2018, in Lebanon South Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, in Lebanon, Missouri, at the age of eighty-six years, eight months, and eighteen days. On January 14, 1961, she was united in marriage to Bremon Elmo Bottoms, and to this union one son was born. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Bremon, on January 20, 2000; a brother; and her twin sister. Verna is survived by a son, Jimmy Bottoms, of...

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Photos of woman, a year clean from addiction go viral

365 days…and, yet, it feels like just yesterday. BIRMINGHAM, Alabama- The before-and-after recovery addiction photos of an Alabama woman have gone viral with over 26,000 shares and 59 thousand likes a year after she graduated from treatment. Paige Kaylor Kote, a graphic designer with a troubled past from Huntsville Alabama originally posted on June 2nd, 2017 after she completed treatment, she has stayed clean since. Back in 2012, the Times Gazette reported Paige was charged wiyh DUI, possession of drug paraphernalia, implied consent, and speeding. “I graduated the Lovelady Center today. To God I give all the honor and...

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2 year-old shot to death in Northwest Missouri

ST. JOSEPH, Missouri- Local station KQ2 is reporting London Simmons, the 2-year-old child who was shot Tuesday morning at a St. Joseph apartment complex has died. Police received a call around 10:00 a.m. Tuesday for a report of a shooting at an apartment on the 1900 block of S. 12th Street involving a child. Police are still investigating how the shooting happened but it may be the result of a firearm left unattended. There were other children at the scene when the shooting happened but one else was hurt, the KQ2 report...

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