Author: Shawn Kober

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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Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft’s Securities Division ordered cease and desist Roy Harris Jr. and his companies Orthogistic Labs Inc

Jefferson City, Mo. — Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft’s Securities Division ordered Roy Harris Jr. and his companies Orthogistic Labs Inc., Orthogistic LLC and Amniogistic LLC to cease and desist after allegedly selling more than $1 million in unregistered, non-exempt securities to at least 25 investors. The order also alleges that Harris and his companies made untrue statements, omitted material facts and engaged in fraud. Harris is from Rogersville, Missouri, and his companies operated in Austin, Texas; Hudson Oaks, Texas; and Springfield, Missouri. From approximately June 2014 to May 2017, Harris solicited at least 25 investors to invest more than $1 million in unregistered stock in his companies. Prior to the investments, Harris failed to disclose to investors, among other things, that he was convicted of securities fraud, deceptive business practices and felony stealing in 2002; more than $700,000 in judgments; or a federal tax lien of more than $845,000. Harris also posed as a former Orthogistic Labs attorney in correspondence with investors. Harris’s bank records show that a large portion of the investment funds were used to pay back earlier investors, to settle lawsuits and to pay for personal expenses. Total investor losses are estimated to be at least $622,000. “Most investors will avoid dealing with convicted criminals, if they know about their backgrounds,” Securities Commissioner David M. Minnick said. “Not disclosing that kind of information before soliciting...

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