News for Wednesday, February 9, 2011



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SERVE freezer damaged during attempted break in

Their whole purpose is to help others.

Schools ‘to utilize every minute’ to make up lost instruction time

Last week’s blizzard was just the latest in a string of missed school days for area students.

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Students brainstorm, create inventions for convention

Eight-year-old Ben Bondurant was sweeping snow off his porch at home when an idea struck.

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Ameren reps speak out about ‘clean’ nuclear power

In an attempt to inform the community about Ameren Missouri’s plan to seek a site permit for a second nuclear reactor, Rick Eastman has been giving presentations to different local organizations.

Lady Wildcats surprise No. 8 Chamois

The New Bloomfield Lady Wildcats took care of the ball and hit clutch free throws down the stretch to upset state-ranked Chamois 46-40 in Show-Me Conference action Tuesday night.

Lady Blue Jays clinch spot in SLIAC tournament

The first-place Westminster College Lady Blue Jays scored the game’s first 12 points Monday night to lock up a berth in the SLIAC’s postseason tournament with a 76-67 win over visiting Fontbonne University.

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Callaway County farmers keep food costs low, boost economy

Callaway County farmers not only make substantial contributions to the nation’s food supplies, they also make significant purchases at local stores to help boost the economy, says Hadley Linnenbringer of Auxvasse, president of the Callaway County Farm Bureau.

School closings, announcements for Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011

Here are school closings and other weather-related announcements for Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011.

Our Opinion: Heed subtle warning signs from the heart

Last week — on the second day of American Heart Month — I shoveled snow.