Author: Shawn Kober

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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Monkey Rescue Release Captured on Film… Pearce

Pearce is a 1 yr old , he was trapped due to an injured leg, after treatment and rest he was returned to his family… this video shows the amazing bond between not only the mother, but the whole troop and the Alpha male.  Vervet monkey. The vervet monkey (Chlorocebus pygerythrus), or simply vervet, is an Old World monkey of the family Cercopithecidae native to Africa. The term “vervet” is also used to refer to all the members of the genus Chlorocebus.     The five distinct subspecies can be found mostly throughout Southern Africa, as well as some...

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Senator Crawford Applauds Launch of Department of Revenue “Status Tracker”

JEFFERSON CITY — State Sen. Sandy Crawford, R-Buffalo, thanks officials at the Missouri Department of Revenue (DOR) for improving its “Tax Return Status Tracker.” “This means my constituents can sign up for automatic email and text alerts for each time the status of their tax returns are updated,” Sen. Crawford said. “People won’t have to check online or call someone for these updates any longer. Now, they will come to people automatically.” To enroll in alerts, customers only need three pieces of information: their Social Security number, filing status and anticipated refund or balance due. Return information will be...

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LOWA Trained Volunteer Evaluator Training and Low Impact Landscaping for Homeowners

March 29, 2018 at Camden on the Lake, the Lakeside room, first floor. Description: Morning session 10:00 to 11:30 is for those interested in learning about our Trained Volunteer Evaluator program. Participants will learn to evaluate, document, and advise homeowners on creating watershed favorable landscapes. Join our team of friendly, knowledgeable TVEs and contribute to maintaining a healthy watershed around the Lake area. Afternoon session 1:00 to 3:30 is for those homeowners interested in Low Impact Landscaping (LIL). See if your landscape project is eligible for grant funds which are used to supplement the cost of watershed friendly landscaping....

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