Day: December 28, 2017

Missouri Farmers and Ranchers Optimistic Heading into 2018

By Eric Bohl, director of public affairs for Missouri Farm Bureau, the state’s largest farm organization Missouri Farm Bureau’s second annual FARMometer survey showed a number of positive trends in the attitudes of our state’s farmers and ranchers. The 1,200-plus attendees at MFB’s Annual Meeting at Tan-Tar-A in early December were polled on a number of agriculture-related topics, with the questions identical to last year’s inaugural survey. Overall, more than 76 percent of respondents have an […]

Hassani joins Hahn O’Daniel, looking forward to next role

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The latest addition to the Hahn O’Daniel is definitely noteworthy, with a wealth of experience in offices in the legislative, regulatory and executive branches of Missouri government. Earlier this month, Rachel Hassani left her most recent role as the Director of Legislative Affairs for Attorney General Josh Hawley to join the lobbying firm of Hahn O’Daniel, just a stone’s throw from her last office and the State Capitol. “In a way, […]

RELEASE: Symitar Says Hello to Alexa

MONETT, Mo., Dec. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. (NASDAQ:JKHY) is a leading provider of technology solutions and payment processing services primarily for the financial services industry. Its Symitar® division today introduced voice-enabled financial transactions to Amazon® Alexa® through its Episys® Financial Innovations Voice Experience (FIVE) solution. Symitar Episys credit unions can now offer conversational access to accounts for a more immersive transaction experience. Members can simply speak to Alexa to conduct a […]

Missouri Ethics Commission dismiss complaints against STL County Executive challenger

The Missouri Ethics Commission dismissed an ethics complaint against St. Louis County executive hopeful Mark Mantovani regarding a contribution but still fined the candidate for not filing campaign finance reports in a timely manner. According to a letter sent on Dec. 21 from James Klahr, executive director of the Missouri Ethics Commission, there was a complaint filed against Mantovani and Mantovani for STL group alleging that they failed to timely file a 48 Hour Report […]

Shooting in North County downgraded to fatal leaving the scene of an accident

After the completion of an autopsy on a man who was shot last week near Spanish Lake, it has been determined the victim died of other physical injury, not by gunshot wounds as initially believed by first responders and medical professionals, St. Louis County Police said Thursday. The incident is now being investigated as a Fatal Leaving the Scene of an Accident, police said in a written statement. At around 8 p.m. on Dec. 20, […]

Judge refuses to dismiss Rams lawsuit

A St. Louis area judge refused to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the City of St. Louis and the area’s sports authority over NFL’s Rams departure to Los Angeles. St. Louis Circuit Court Judge Christopher McGraugh issued the ruling on Wednesday, which will result in the case most likely going to court. The lawsuit filed in April alleges that the National Football League’s Rams failed to meet a league relocation requirement when the team left […]

Raja’s 25th birthday honored with proclamations from Mayor Krewson and County Executive Stenger

Though he wasn’t there to see it, St. Louis’ beloved elephant Raja had a big birthday bash Wednesday at the St. Louis Zoo. The elephant of the hour who turned 25 years old didn’t make an appearance at his own birthday party, however. Due to the extremely cold temperatures, zoo officials said Raja spent the day indoors with the other elephants in a climate-controlled barn. Zoo officials added that Raja received plenty of cool treats […]

RELEASE: Susan and Steven Lipstein establish Show Me Strong Families Fund

ST. LOUIS (December 28, 2017) — Parents as Teachers® National Center, headquarters of the evidence-based home visiting model, has announced a gift of $100,000 from BJC HealthCare to establish the Susan and Steven Lipstein Show Me Strong Families Fund. The gift was announced in December at BJC HealthCare’s Annual Meeting. BJC HealthCare made the gift to Parents as Teachers on behalf of Susan and Steven Lipstein to honor Mr. Lipstein’s retirement as Chief Executive Officer […]