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St. Louis-Based Quake Kare Anticipates Survival Kit Sales Boom with Opening of “San Andreas” Movie

Posted on May 26, 2015 at 9:53 am

Executives at St. Louis-based Quake Kare expect sales of the company’s emergency survival kits for people, families, pets and organizations to boom when the disaster movie “San Andreas” opens in theatres worldwide on Friday, May 29. ( “Whenever a major disaster occurs, our website and telephones light up with people contacting us to acquire survival kits that we provide from our plant in suburban St. Louis,” said Brian Houser, Quake

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  • Give comfort and care to people in your community

    Posted on April 2, 2015 at 8:12 am

    You can make a positive difference by being a hospice volunteer. We are looking for compassionate people who would like to support patients and their families. You can show your support by reading or sitting with a patient, prepare meals, write letters, run errands, listen and chat, or even support community events like educational offerings, health fairs or fund raising. It’s your decision as to how much and what you’d

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  • All in the day of a case manager

    Posted on March 23, 2015 at 8:10 am

    Krystle Bennett

    “Hello, this is Tom,” answers Tom Wehmeyer cheerfully. Tom Wehmeyer always answers the phone with a smile in his voice. Tom is a case manager at Community Opportunities. The caller was one of his customers who routinely calls him every day at the same time to tell him about his day and get his help with problem-solving daily issues that arise. Despite all of the other people who also need

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  • Child seat technician class being offered

    Posted on March 16, 2015 at 9:16 am

    Northeast Missouri is in need of certified child passenger safety technicians – individuals and organizations who are certified to properly install car seats. There are very few of these valued resources in our region, which is why the Northeast Coalition for Roadway Safety is offering a CPS Tech Training Class in April free to those interested in helping them continue to reduce fatalities on Missouri roads. According to the National

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  • Monarch Firefighters Discuss Burn Prevention

    Posted on March 9, 2015 at 8:08 am

    More than 500,000 Americans every year experience serious burn injuries. For many of those people, their lives change forever. Monarch firefighters and paramedics respond to about 6,600 emergency calls a year. Fighting fires, saving lives and protecting property is our number one priority. Half of all deaths and two-thirds of all child deaths or injuries in residential fires occur in homes where there is no working smoke alarm. Install smoke

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  • Local author releases new book

    Posted on March 2, 2015 at 8:14 am

    Moscow Mills resident, Starr Himmel, has written an inspirational book called Songs in the Morning.

    Moscow Mills resident, Starr Himmel, has written an inspirational book called Songs in the Morning. The book is A Daily Devotional inspired by a variety of songs, Biblical scriptures, and real life stories. Starr Himmel is married to Steve Himmel. Steve grew up in Moscow Mills. They returned to build a home there in 2004. Their two sons are Sean and Ryan. They have been a part of Church On

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  • Poetry champ to move on to state

    Posted on March 2, 2015 at 8:09 am

    Kara Wolf

    Kara Wolf, a sophomore at Troy-Buchanan High School, was named the 2015 Northeast Missouri Poetry Out Loud Regional Champion at the regional finals held February 10 at the Hannibal Arts Council. Wolf recited “Thoughtless Cruelty” by Charles Lamb, “Piano” by D.H. Lawrence and “Try to Praise the Mutilated World” by Adam Zagajewski. The runner-up was Elva Moreno of Milan High School. Students participating were Houston Bichsel (North Shelby), Kara Wolf

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