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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) - An endowment for memorial scholarship at Ozarks Technical Community College has reached $10,000 in honor of a Missouri soldier who died in Afghanistan.

Dennis and Debbie Peters of Springfield pledged a $7,500 gift to endow the Special Agent Sgt. Joseph M. Peters Memorial Scholarship Monday during a Veterans Day ceremony at the college. The gift, along with earlier contributions, brings the total endowment to $10,000.

Sgt. Peters, an OTC graduate, died Oct. 6 in Afghanistan. The scholarship will go to eligible veterans attending the community college in Springfield.

Peters was posthumously awarded the Combat Action Badge, Bronze Star Medal and Purple Heart.

Dennis Peters is the community college's Veterans Student Services representative.

Monday, 11 November 2013 13:24
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Bad news for Lionel Messi fans, hoping to see him play at Busch Stadium next week.

The Argentinian start suffered an injury over the weekend and he will miss at least six weeks. Messi was supposed to take part in a match between Argentina and Bosnia-Herzegovina November 18.

Tickets to Monday’s match start at $40 and can be found at cardinals.com/soccer, the Busch Stadium box office and at (314)-345-9000. 

This is the second soccer match at Busch Stadium. The first was a 4-3 for Manchester City of Chelsea. Over 48,000 attended that game.

 

Monday, 11 November 2013 13:11
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NEW MADRID, Mo. (AP) - Charges are expected soon against a woman accused of stealing a Missouri State Highway Patrol car and ramming it into two sheriff's department cars.

The Sikeston Standard Democrat reports that New Madrid County officers were called Nov. 5 to a truck stop on a report that a woman was acting strangely. Officers determined the 24-year-old woman did nothing wrong.

A short time later, officers found the same woman in a vehicle parked on an overpass. She was handcuffed and placed in a Highway Patrol car.

Sheriff Terry Stevens says the woman got out of the handcuffs and stole the patrol car. She rammed a deputy's car as she drove away and another during the chase. The pursuit ended when the patrol car became stuck in a field.

 
Monday, 11 November 2013 11:35
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Come join KTRS and over 50 vendors at Busch Stadium on Nov. 17, from 11-3 pm for The Baby Boomer Expo.  Healthcare, travel, finance, and home remodeling professionals will be there to answer your questions.  While you're there take your picture with the World Series trophy and register to win one of several great prizes including Cardinal tickets for next year.  It's free and open to the public!!! For more info "Click Here"

 

Monday, 11 November 2013 11:06
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The Institute of International Education says the University of Illinois at Champaign is the second-most popular destination for international students, behind only the University of Southern California.

Hundreds of thousands of Chinese students have helped push the number of foreign students studying in America to all-time highs. Similarly, more U.S. students than ever are studying abroad.

The findings come in a report being released Monday that was conducted by the nonprofit group working with the State Department.  Purdue University in Indiana was ranked third.

 
Monday, 11 November 2013 08:56
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On this Veterans Day, the American Red Cross is urging people to commemorate a veteran or hero with a purchase from their Holiday Giving Catalog.  

Military Comfort Kits, Connect a Military Family and Caregiver Training are just a few of the items that can bought which will benefit veterans.  

The Connect a Military Family, for instance, helps deliver an emergency message to a service member to make sure they can connect with their loved ones in times of family crisis.

The Comfort Kits include personal care items for wounded warriors recovering in hospitals.  And the Caregiver Training provides family and friends the skills and support they need to care for injured heroes returning home.

Monday, 11 November 2013 08:25
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It's not nearly the $15 an hour that fast-food and retail workers have been fighting for, but Missouri's labor department has increased the state minimum wage.  As the new work week begins the department announced late Friday that next year's minimum wage will be $7.50 an hour. That is 15 cents more than the current $7.35 an hour. The increase will make Missouri's wage 25 cents higher than the federal minimum. 

Monday, 11 November 2013 07:45
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   Residents in a Wildwood subdivision aren't sure if their lake will ever hold water.  

   Lake Chesterfield is empty again.  Major repairs were made in 2004 when the lake drained into a giant sink hole one night.  

   This time, subdivision trustees hired an engineering firm to lower the lake a little, in an effort to find the source of a slow leak.  But during the process, a valve stuck, and all of the water, and most of the fish, drained away according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.  

   It cost more than $600,000 to fix it last time.  And the subdivision is bound to fix it this time.  How it will cost this time isn't known.

   Subdivision trustees say the real problem is the limestone that lies beneath the man-made lake.

Monday, 11 November 2013 03:14
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   A beloved south city business will reopen this morning after fire forced it to close early Sunday.  

   Employees at the Ted Drewes Frozen Custard stand on Chippewa called firefighters about 1:00 p.m. after smelling smoke.  Fire crews discovered a small electrical fire that apparently started in the attic. It was quickly extinguished. 

   The iconic building sustained smoke and water damage.  Crews spent the rest of the day Sunday cleaning up the mess and company officials say it will reopen at 11 a.m. Monday.

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The annual Veterans Day parade in Illinois' capital city has a new rule this year: No politicians, and no campaigning.

The (Springfield) State Journal-Register reports the change is part of an effort to refocus the event on the military men and women who served the country.

Organizers also are banning participants from throwing candy to people lining the streets downtown Springfield.

Sam Montalbano is a parade organizer. He says World War II veterans "aren't going to be around much longer" and it's time to salute them.

Monday's parade will honor all veterans.

Politicians who served in the military may participate with their veterans groups, but they can't do any campaigning.

Instead of candy, participants will hand out small American flags.

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