Author: Shawn Kober

AG Hawley Announces Annual Statistics of Missouri One Call Enforcement

Jefferson City, Mo.  – Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley today announced the 2017 results of enforcement of the Missouri Underground Facility Safety and Damage Prevention Act, also known as the Missouri One Call Law. This law requires excavators to call a notification center, Missouri One Call System, Inc., before commencing a dig in the state. The law also requires owners of underground pipelines and infrastructure in the excavation area to mark their facilities within two working days. The Attorney General’s Office is tasked with enforcing this law, which protects the general public, workers’ safety, and the state’s buried infrastructure....

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Pep Rally for National Champion Jennies Basketball to be Held Monday

The Central Missouri Jennies won the 2018 NCAA Division II Women’s Basketball National Championship, and we’re moving the party from Sioux Falls to Warrensburg! To honor the National Champion Jennies, UCM Athletics is hosting a pep rally Monday, March 26 at 5 p.m. in the UCM Multipurpose Building and all are welcome to attend. Fans will have a chance to receive a Jennies Basketball National Champions poster that they can have signed by the players and coaches. Fans who are unable to attend the pep rally celebration can watch it through a free webcast from the UCM Media Network....

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Governor Greitens Celebrates National Agriculture Week in Missouri

Governor Eric Greitens has signed a proclamation officially declaring March 18-24 to be National Agriculture Week in the state of Missouri. The Governor signed the proclamation with Future Farmers of America students in Kingdom City. “We’ve been working to support our farmers and ranchers—rolling back burdensome regulations, allowing new farms to open, and getting the government out of the way. It’s an honor to celebrate National Agriculture Week, and recognize the important work these Missourians do,” said Governor Eric Greitens. WHEREAS, Missouri agriculture contributes $88.4 billion to the state’s economy and employs nearly 400,000 people; and WHEREAS, Missouri is...

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11-year old angler catches state-record and possibly world-record river redhorse

DIXON, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reports that 11-year old Maverick Yoakum of Dixon became the most recent record-breaking angler in Missouri when he hooked a river redhorse on Tavern Creek using a rod and reel. The new “pole and line” record river redhorse caught by Yoakum on March 4 weighed 10-pounds, 3-ounces. The new record breaks the previous state-record and world record pole-and-line river redhorse of 9-pound, 13-ounces caught at Tavern Creek in 2016. Yoakum was using worms when he caught the fish. MDC staff verified the record-weight fish using a certified scale in Brinktown....

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