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.
A ballot measure that would change the way judges are selected for the Missouri Supreme Court and Appellate Courts is drawing criticism. Speaking to a gathering of Democrats at the Columbia Country Club Friday, the head of the Boone County Bar Association says the vast majority of lawyers oppose the measure.
The former CEO of a proposed sweetener facility is in jail in Missouri after giving up his fight against being extradited from California.
Ex-Mamtek U.S. Inc. head Bruce Cole faces fraud and stealing charges after plans to build a sweetener plant in Moberly collapsed. Prosecutors said he used some of the money from a $39 million bond to avoid foreclosure on his Beverly Hills home.
Craig Roberts teaches plant science at the University of Missouri. But he also has another passion: music. He’s spent the past few years helping with a new project – a book of Christian hymns entitled “Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs.” If you appreciate poetry, there’s a good chance you’ll like this.
Looking at the big picture, hymns have always been an important part of church life -- at least, according to Mark Noll. He teaches history at Notre Dame University. He’s also co-edited books on the history of hymns in American Protestantism.
Monday’s final presidential debate between Governor Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama in Boca Raton, Fla. will focus on foreign policy. But policymakers and researchers gathered at a University of Missouri food insecurity conference hope the candidates will make some time on the agenda for food and farm policy.