Joyce Anne Walker taught drama at Hickman High School for more than 30 years and considered herself a life long Kewpie.
The fund is part of the way workers are compensated for serious work-related injuries whch leave them permanently unable to work. Sadly, the fund is now bankrupt.
A fundraising lunch raised more than $6,000 in donations for a young couple struggling to pay for cancer treatment. Donations are still being contributed.
"Balanced literacy" is designed to draw on the best of two philosophies about teaching children to read — one that is "phonics-based" and another researchers call "whole language."
Theo Holtwick will be riding in a 800-mile bike ride between Joplin and New Orleans to raise funds for those displaced by the Joplin tornado and Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy.
There will be a visitation from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday at Memorial Funeral Home, with a service to follow at 11 a.m. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery immediately after the Memorial Service.
The residents of the home, Sharon Sardis and her daughter, were not injured.
On Monday, the House voted 115-39 to give the measure final approval and send it to Gov. Jay Nixon. The legislation passed the Senate last week on a vote of 23-7, with Republicans supporting it and Democrats opposing it.
Nicole Neville, a senior, finished first in the 100, 200 and 400-meter dashes last week at the Class 1 Sectional 3 tournament. Davis Atkins, a freshman, finished fourth in the 800-meter run to qualify for her first trip to the state tournament.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture, in its weekly update of the nation's crop progress, said 28 percent of U.S. cornfields have been planted, more than double the 12 percent of just a week earlier, but corn sowing continues to lag across the nation's breadbasket.
Some Republicans now are feeling pressure to spend newfound money on roads, buildings and schools that had been neglected or cut during the recession-induced downturn.
The man demanded money and ran away when the clerk told him the motel didn't have cash.
Ty Wigginton never stopped running on Matt Carpenter's seventh-inning single, and his head-first slide barely beat the tag to snap a tie in the eventual 6-3 victory.
Lawmakers gave final legislative approval Monday to the most recent effort to allow cities and counties to continue their local taxes. It was paired this time with the creation of a new relief fund aimed particularly at the Joplin tornado. Gov. Jay Nixon twice has vetoed previous efforts dealing with local vehicle taxes.
Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell was convicted of the first-degree murder of three babies delivered alive and then killed with scissors; the Justice Department secretly obtained two months of Associated Press phone records; O.J. Simpson returned to court in Las Vegas; New Orleans police made progress in Mother's Day shooting investigation; and more stories are in today's World Briefly.
Brothers died Monday of respiratory failure in New York City.
Unions would need to get annual consent from members before they can automatically deduct fees from paychecks or spend fees on political activities, including campaign contributions.
While Monsanto won this case, the court refused to make a sweeping decision that would cover other self-replicating technologies like DNA molecules and nanotechnologies.
To try to keep premiums low, some states are allowing insurers to charge patients a hefty share of the cost for expensive medications used to treat cancer, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis and other life-altering chronic diseases.
If the government fails to appeal, it would clear the way for over-the-counter sales of the morning-after pill to younger girls.