Year: 2018

Schmitt announces Missouri FIRST initiative to help small businesses and farmers

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Missouri State Treasurer Eric Schmitt is back on the road this week, announcing the revamping of the state’s linked deposit program. Speaking in Springfield, Schmitt announced the launch and rebranding of the program, which will now be called Missouri FIRST (Financing Investment in our Rural, Small Business, and Technology communities). The initiative will be aimed at helping small businesses and agricultural operations grow and expand through the issuing of low-interest loans. “Small […]

RELEASE: Saundra McDowell files for State Auditor

Former Air Force Veteran, Saundra McDowell has officially filed for her candidacy to become Missouri’s next Auditor.  It has been expected as of early February that McDowell would enter the race as the only Republican female candidate. As a licensed attorney in Missouri, McDowell knows that her legal background and previous work make her the perfect candidate to take on the only other female in the race and current Auditor, Democrat Nicole Galloway.  McDowell stated, […]

City officials, residents question proposed senior living facility in Clayton

PHOTO: A conceptual rendering of the Clarendale of Clayton senior living facility looking northeast on Clayton Road.  Some city officials and residents questioned the proposal of a plan to build a senior living facility at a busy intersection in Clayton Monday night. The project is still in the early stages and will need several public hearings and approvals from the Plan Commission/Architectural Review Board and Board of Aldermen before any development takes place. The 15-story […]

City of Clayton to host Cardinals home opener event

The City of Clayton will soon host a lunch extravaganza to celebrate the kickoff of the 2018-19 season of hometown heroes, the St. Louis Cardinals. On April 3, the Clayton Chamber of Commerce will host a free hot dog and hamburger lunch event for anyone who wants to show their redbird pride. Much like the previous event hosted for the start of the St. Louis Blues’ season, the event will be hosted near the Clayton […]

RELEASE: Rep. Mike Kelley endorses Bill White for State Senate

Kelley cites White’s strong character, stand against corruption JOPLIN, Mo. – Bill White, conservative Marine and State Representative for Jasper and Newton Counties, announced today that he has received the exclusive endorsement of State Representative Mike Kelley in his race for State Senate. “I am proud to announce today that I am endorsing my friend and colleague, Bill White, for State Senate,” Rep. Kelley said. “It seems special interests and insiders would like to hand-pick our […]

RELEASE: Firefighters endorse Dan Wibracht for Missouri House

BRIDGETON, MO – The Professional Firefighters of Eastern Missouri, Local 2665 have endorsed Dan Wibracht for Missouri House District 72. “Firefighters and first responders put their well-being in danger to order to protect the safety, security and health of our loved ones and our neighborhoods,” said Wibracht. “Their work is heroic and we each owe them thanks. I am honored the Professional Firefighters of Eastern Missouri, Local 2665 has endorsed my campaign for State Representative.” “Missourians […]

RELEASE: Shields announces Eastern Jackson County Listening Tour

State Senate Candidate Hillary Shields Rolls Out Listening Tour Stops LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. – Hillary Shields, local community advocate and candidate for the Missouri State Senate, announced a 2018 Jackson County Listening Tour across Missouri’s 8th Senate District. The Listening Tour will focus on education, job creation, and seniors. Members of the public are encouraged to attend and provide input on their priorities for the state and the issues that matter to them. “As a candidate […]

Hawley targets McCaskill’s support of Clinton in campaign ad

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — In his bid for U.S. Senate, Josh Hawley launched a campaign ad targeting Sen. Claire McCaskill’s support of Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential race. “Claire McCaskill stuck to her liberal party line and proudly endorsed Hillary Clinton in 2016, and these latest comments make it abundantly clear how out-of-touch they are with the middle-class way of life we cherish and fight for here in Missouri,” said Attorney General Josh Hawley. “Our […]

RELEASE: Monsanto and Pairwise announce R&D collaboration to accelerate innovation in agriculture with gene editing

Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) and Pairwise Plants (Pairwise), an agricultural startup, have announced a collaboration to advance agriculture research and development by leveraging gene-editing technology. Under the agreement, Pairwise will work in corn, soybeans, wheat, cotton and canola crops exclusively with Monsanto. The companies bring unparalleled expertise and complementary intellectual property (IP) to a strategic alliance expected to drive new and needed solutions to help farmers produce better harvests, protect crops from evolving threats, and […]

RELEASE: Enterprise 50-year tree pledge surpasses 12 million plantings, 100 reforestation projects

ST. LOUIS /PRNewswire/ — Since 2006, the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation has funded a massive reforestation effort with more than 12 million tree plantings. Every year, 1 million trees are planted as part of the Enterprise 50 Million Tree Pledge – a unique public-private partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation that will continue through 2056. The 12 million plantings represent more than 100 projects in Canada, France, Germany, Spain and the UK – as well as in diverse forests […]