Regional News

PSC sets intervention deadline for pass through costs of KCP&L-GMO
JEFFERSON CITY-KCP&L Greater Missouri Operations Company (KCP&L-GMO) has filed an application with the Missouri Public Service Commission (PSC) to allow passing on to...
Natural gas rates to drop for winter months
The Missouri Public Service Commission (PSC) has announced winter rates for Spire (formerly Missouri Gas Energy). The price of 100 cubic feet of natural gas will drop from...
Storm spotter class moves to winter months
By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer The National Weather Service readily agrees that severe thunderstorms may occur in all 12 months of the year with March being the...
Extension moves toward better use of resources
By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer After budget cuts in the last few years have cut deeply into the resources of the University of Missouri Extension, that...
All area Missouri counties add jobs in September
By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer JEFFERSON CITY-All area Missouri counties added jobs in September, and job seekers swelled the labor force in four of the five....
Missouri remains one of lowest cost of living states
One of the benefits of living in Missouri that is sometimes overlooked is the cost of living. For the second quarter of 2017, Missouri's cost of living index was 89.9,...
10th annual craft fair planned at St. Andrew Lutheran Church
STOCKTON- The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League of St. Andrew Lutheran Church will have its 10th annual craft fair from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 11, in the...
TAMKO unveils Envision® Decking Contractor Program
NASHVILLE, Tenn.- In response to contractor input, TAMKO® Building Products, Inc. officially announces its new Envision® Registered Contractor Program. It is free to...
TAMKO® introduces new Heritage® Designer Ridge
NASHVILLE, Tenn.- TAMKO® Building Products, Inc. proudly introduces its new Heritage® Designer Ridge asphalt shingle. Constructed with SBS modified bitumen technology, the...
Inaugural Jefferson Highway Coin and Collector Show set
The Inaugural Jefferson Highway Coin and Collector Show will be held Saturday, April 7, 2018, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Thiebaud Auditorium, 105 E. 11th...


Open auditions to be held at Joplin Little Theatre
Joplin Little Theatre will hold open auditions Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 30 and 31, 7 p.m., at the theatre, 3009 W. 1st St., Joplin. The show is I’ll Be Home For Christmas,...
Community Christmas Cantata looking for participants
All area Christians who enjoy singing are invited to be a part of the Community Christmas Cantata, “Joy”, directed by Hayden Vaughn, a MSU student from Lockwood. Practices...
Area 4-H members participate in clothing competition
COLUMBIA- Livia Dumm and Kelton AuBrey from Jasper were two of 87 Missouri youth that participated in a clothing construction and consumerism contest during State 4-H...
Area unemployment mixed in August, Barton County loses 94 jobs
By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer JEFFERSON CITY-Only Vernon County gained more jobs in August, adding 31. However, its work force increased by 44, which caused a...
Upland Chronicles – Part II
Upland Chronicles – Part II By RICHARD COOPER This is the second installment of Upland Chronicles, 2017, and it is always my favorite. It only includes two states, but...