recession http://kbia.org en Organic shop weathers the recession storm http://kbia.org/post/organic-shop-weathers-recession-storm <p></p><p>On East Main Street in West Plains, Mo., a stone’s throw away from the quaint town square, Meadowbrook Natural Foods sits sandwiched between an insurance agency and a title company. When you step inside, the aroma of spices, herbs, and vitamins hits you.</p><p>This store is owned and run by Joe and Adele Voss, who met later in life as random partners at a square dancing lesson.</p><p>“We’ve got baking items and snack items and pastas and grains and flours and cereals and nuts and dried fruits and beans and spices and herbs...” says Adele Voss.</p> Wed, 05 Dec 2012 21:29:42 +0000 Kristofor Husted 25495 at http://kbia.org Organic shop weathers the recession storm Camden County Road and Bridge employees return to 40-hour work week http://kbia.org/post/camden-county-road-and-bridge-employees-return-40-hour-work-week <p>Starting Nov.5, Camden County Road and Bridge employees will work 40 hours each week for the first time since hours were cut in 2007 due to the national economic downturn. The Camden County Commission approved changes to the budget last Wednesday. Presiding Commissioner Kris Franken says Road and Bridge Supervisor Rich Pieper approached him with an amended budget that allowed a 40-hour work week without any additional funds.</p> Mon, 22 Oct 2012 19:40:50 +0000 Camille Hayes 23216 at http://kbia.org Camden County Road and Bridge employees return to 40-hour work week Debugging the Monsanto corn issue http://kbia.org/post/debugging-monsanto-corn-issue <p>This week: Rootworm is causing a headache for some farmers who thought they already had a fix for that problem. Plus, a university of Missouri study takes a look at the impact economic strains have on middle class families. Wed, 28 Dec 2011 23:41:01 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 6088 at http://kbia.org Debugging the Monsanto corn issue