Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Princess Diana Exhibit Tour

Monday, December 27, 2010

Missouri Hog and Pig Inventory Decrease 2 Percent From September - Missouri Crop Report USDA

(COLUMBIA, Mo.)  - The December 1, 2010 inventory of Missouri hogs and pigs is estimated at 2.90 million head according to the USDA’s Missouri Agricultural Statistics Service.  “Although the breeding herds are trending downward slightly, litter rates continue to be well above average,” says Gene Danekas, Director.  “Current inventory levels are 50,000 head below September and 100,000 head below last December.”  Breeding hogs are estimated at 355,000 head, 3 percent above the previous quarter but 1 percent below last year.  Market hogs are estimated at 2.55 million head, 2 percent below September 1, 2010 and 7 percent below a year earlier.

The September-November pig crop was estimated at 1.75 million head, down 7 percent from the same period a year earlier and down 6 percent from the June-August quarter. Sows farrowed, at 175,000 sows, were down 15,000 from the previous quarter and last year.  Pigs saved per litter, at 10.0 pigs, rose 2 percent from the 9.8 pigs saved in the last quarter and 1 percent from the 9.9 pigs saved the same quarter a year earlier.

Missouri hog producers intend to farrow 180,000 sows during December-February, 15,000 head fewer than were actually farrowed during the same period a year earlier.  During December-February, hog producers expect to farrow 185,000 sows, similar to the actual farrowings in the comparable period a year earlier.

United States Hog Inventory down 1 Percent

United States inventory of all hogs and pigs on December 1, 2010 was 64.3 million head. This was down 1 percent from December 1, 2009, and down 2 percent from September 1, 2010.  

Breeding inventory, at 5.78 million head, was down 1 percent from last year, but up slightly from the previous quarter. Market hog inventory, at 58.5 million head, was down 1 percent from last year, and down 2 percent from last quarter.

The September-November 2010 pig crop, at 28.2 million head, was down slightly from 2009. Sows farrowing during this period totaled 2.85 million head, down 2 percent from 2009. The sows farrowed during this quarter represented 49 percent of the breeding herd. The average pigs saved per litter was a record high 9.89 for the September-November 2010 period, compared to 9.70 last year. Pigs saved per litter by size of operation ranged from 7.70 for operations with 1-99 hogs and pigs to 10.00 for operations with more than 5,000 hogs and pigs.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Missouri Secretary of State Unveils Property Taxation Ballot Initiative

 From: Secretary of State Robin Carnahan's Office
Jefferson City, Missouri - Secretary of State Robin Carnahan today announced that an initiative petition relating to property taxation met state standards for circulation.
The ballot title for the petition reads:

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to limit the authority of the General Assembly and political subdivisions to generate revenue by removing their ability to tax tangible personal property and both real and personal property used exclusively for religious worship, schools, colleges, agricultural and horticultural societies, veterans' organizations, or purely charitable purposes?
Prohibiting the levy of tangible personal property taxes by local governments would eliminate or reduce funding for local governmental services, including public schools. State governmental services to the blind could lose funding. The estimated revenue reduction to state and local governmental entities could exceed $1.1 billion annually.
The petition, which would amend Article X of the Missouri Constitution, was submitted by Mr. Richard A. LaViolette, Team 2012, LLC; 2007 Mark Anthony Drive, Fenton, Mo. 63026; 314-596-6883.
Before any constitutional changes can be brought before Missouri voters in the November 2012 election, signatures must be obtained from registered voters equal to eight (8) percent of the total votes cast in the 2008 governor's election from six of the state's nine congressional districts.
Signatures on behalf of all initiative petitions for the 2012 ballot are due to the Secretary of State's office by no later than 5 p.m. on May 6, 2012.
Before circulating petitions, state law requires that groups must first have the form of their petition approved by the Secretary of State and Attorney General. The Secretary of State then prepares a summary statement of no more than 100 words and the State Auditor prepares a fiscal impact statement, both of which are subject to the approval of the Attorney General. When both statements are approved, they become the official ballot title.

MIssouri Loses House Seat - Moves from 9 to 8 Congressional Reps - Chris Blank AP Report

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri's loss of one congressional seat will give the state its smallest delegation since the 1850 census and provide Republicans who control the state Legislature with an opportunity to redraw districts to solidify their party's power.
The U.S. Census Bureau announced Tuesday that Missouri's delegation will shrink from nine to eight seats as its population grows more slowly than the nation's as a whole. Missouri's population grew by 7 percent, but entire country's population grew by 9.7 percent, the bureau said. Every 10 years, the 435 seats in the U.S. House are redistributed among the states based on population.
The loss of the seat means one of Missouri's federal lawmakers likely will be forced out of a job, and with its voice in Washington reduced, the state is likely to get less federal money for local projects. It also will lose a seat in the Electoral College, reducing its influence in presidential elections.
Missouri's congressional delegation peaked at 16 from 1900 to 1920. The state most recently lost a seat after the 1980 census cut the number of districts from 10 to nine. That consolidation helped cost Republican Wendell Bailey his seat in Congress. He lost in the 1982 election to Democrat Ike Skelton.
Some have speculated the loss of another seat this year could similarly force out Democratic U.S. Rep. Russ Carnahan in two years. Carnahan won re-election to his St. Louis-area seat this year in a tight contest against Republican challenger Ed Martin. Carnahan's district extends south from St. Louis into Jefferson and Ste. Genevieve counties along the Mississippi River.
Missouri's other Democratic federal lawmakers are Lacy Clay, whose district includes St. Louis city and St. Louis County, and Emanuel Cleaver, who represents a Kansas City-area district.
Political scientist George Connor said he expects state Republicans to be cautious about redrawing districts to force out Missouri's three Democratic congressmen, but Carnahan seemed most vulnerable.

"If they're going to re-draw the map, and if they're going to try to target an existing predominantly Democratic seat, it is going to be the Carnahan seat," said Connor, the head of the political science department at Missouri State University. "This is particularly true because he was pressed pretty hard by Ed Martin."
Carnahan said previously that will work to ensure new congressional districts are fair and allow for strong representation in his region.
Missouri Democrats, meanwhile, said dividing the St. Louis-region into fewer than the existing three congressional districts could prove difficult.
The Census Bureau population estimates released Tuesday were focused on the entire state. More detailed information about populations in specific regions will be released this spring.
Missouri's loss of a congressional district follows a national trend of states in the Midwest and the northeast losing seats to those in the south and west as the population shifts.
In past years, redistricting has proven highly contentious for some states as political parties sought electoral advantages.
Missouri Republicans said they want congressional districts that ensure everyone has equitable representation.
"At the end of the day, the redistricting process will need to be fair and fully represent the people of the great state of Missouri," said state Republican Party Executive Director Lloyd Smith, who has gone through redistricting several times.
The Missouri Legislature will create the new congressional districts as a bill — just like any legislation. Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon could veto an objectionable proposal, which would force lawmakers to decide whether to override with a two-thirds vote. Republicans control more than two-thirds of the Senate and are just shy of that in the House.
If the Legislature cannot agree to a plan, the federal courts could draw the new congressional boundaries.

Steelman’s funds reportedly not all ‘terror-free’ - KansasCity.com

Steelman’s funds reportedly not all ‘terror-free’ - KansasCity.com

Friday, December 17, 2010

Branson Police Department Arrest Summary 12-10-10 through 12-17-2010

Branson Police Report  in new format, December 10th 2010 - December 17th 2010 confirmed by Darin Codon

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Monday, November 15, 2010

ARREST SUMMARY 11-05-10 TO 11-11-10

Branson Arrest Summary as Reported by Branson Police Department. Correspondence verified by Darin Codon

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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Branson Police Deparment ARREST SUMMARY 10-29-10 TO 11-04-10

Branson Police Department Reported Arrests Ocrober 29th - November 4the 2010 verified by Darin Codon

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Friday, October 29, 2010

Branson Police Department ARREST SUMMARY 10-22-10 TO 10-28-10

Branson Police Department  Arrests October 22 2010 - October 28th 2010

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Branson Murder Suspect Arrested Being Deported

Correspondence from Branson Police Department related to arrest of murder suspect. Obtained and verified by Darin Codon

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Friday, October 22, 2010

Branson Police Department ARREST SUMMARY 10-15-10 TO 10-21-10

Branson Arrests as acquired from the city of Branson, Mo. Verified by Darin Codon

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Monday, October 11, 2010

City of Branson ARREST SUMMARY 10-01-10 TO 10-07-10


Arrests reported by the City of Branson October 1st - October 7th 2010 Recieved and Verified by Darin Codon http://bransonmissouri.missourinetizen.com

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Friday, October 8, 2010

Taney County Arrest List October 8th 2010

Taney County Arrest Report as reported by the Taney County Sheriff's Office

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Taney County 38th District Judicial Race - Bob Paulson Files

Bob Paulson filings 8 days prior to Primary Election battle for Taney County Judge

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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Branson ARREST SUMMARY 09-24-10 TO 09-30-10

Branson Arrest Summary as documented by the Branson Police Department.

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Monday, September 27, 2010

Missouri State University Political Poll - Missouri Voters Attitude

Missouri State Survey of 750 Likely Voters
Conducted September 21, 2010
By Rasmussen Reports
1* How would you rate the job Barack Obama has been doing as President… do you strongly approve, somewhat approve, somewhat disapprove, or strongly disapprove of the job he’s been doing?
    31% Strongly approve
    15% Somewhat approve
       6% Somewhat disapprove
    47% Strongly disapprove
      1% Not sure
2* How would you rate the job Jay Nixon has been doing as Governor… do you strongly approve, somewhat approve, somewhat disapprove, or strongly disapprove of the job he’s been doing?
15% Strongly approve
38% Somewhat approve
28% Somewhat disapprove
15% Strongly disapprove
  3% Not sure

3* 2010 Missouri Senate Race



Roy Blunt (R)
Robin Carnahan (D)
Some other candidate
Not sure
September 21, 2010
52%
44%
2%
3%
September 7, 2010
53%
43%
2%
2%
August 23, 2010
51%
40%
5%
4%
August 10, 2010
50%
43%
3%
4%
July 27, 2010
49%
43%
4%
4%
July 13, 2010
47%
45%
2%
6%
June 28, 2010
48%
43%
3%
6%
June 2, 2010
45%
44%
4%
6%
May 3, 2010
50%
42%
4%
4%
Mar 9, 2010
47%
41%
4%
8%
Feb 10, 2010
49%
42%
3%
6%
Jan 19, 2010
49%
43%
3%
5%
Dec 15, 2009
44%
46%
4%
6%
Sep 21, 2009
46%
46%
2%
5%

Note: Results from surveys conducted before September 7 do not include leaners


4* I’m going to read you a short list of people in the News. For each, please let me know if you have a very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable, or very unfavorable impression.

Candidate for the MO Senate Race
Very Favorable
Somewhat Favorable
Somewhat Unfavorable
Very Unfavorable
Not sure
Blunt
19%
34%
14%
28%
5%
Carnahan
24%
21%
19%
33%
3%

5*A proposal has been made to repeal the health care bill and stop it from going into effect. Do you strongly favor, somewhat favor, somewhat oppose or strongly oppose a proposal to repeal the health care bill?

54% Strongly favor
10% Somewhat favor
  6% Somewhat oppose
23% Strongly oppose
  6% Not sure

6* If the health care bill is repealed would that be good for the economy, bad for the economy or would it have no impact on the economy?

51% Good
23% Bad
16% No impact
10% Not sure

7* Suppose the new Arizona immigration law was being considered for your state. Would you favor or oppose passage of that law in your state?

62% Favor
25% Oppose
14% Not sure

8* Okay, would you favor or oppose strict government sanctions on employers who hire illegal immigrants?

72% Favor
13% Oppose
16% Not sure
9* A proposal has been made for a long-term federal jobs program focused on roads, bridges and other transportation infrastructure. The program is expected to cost at least $50 billion. Do you favor or oppose a $50 billion federal jobs and infrastructure program?
43% Favor
39% Oppose
18% Not sure
10* Is the proposed infrastructure program likely to help the economy, hurt the economy, or have no impact on the economy?
48% Help
20% Hurt
23% No impact
  9% Not sure

11* Which is a better way to create new jobs - cutting taxes or increasing government spending?

65% Cutting taxes
16% Increasing government spending
19% Not sure

12*I’m going to read you a short list of issues in the news. For each, please let me know which political party you trust more to handle that issue.

Issue
Republicans
Democrats
Not sure
Economy
53%
39%
9%
Government Ethics & Corruption
42%
36%
22%
Health Care
50%
36%
14%

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Branson ARREST SUMMARY 09-17-10 TO 09-23-10

Arrests documented by the Branson Police Department
Verified by Darin Codon
Branson Edge

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Monday, September 20, 2010

Taney County Arrest List 9-17-10

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Taney County Arrest Reports on recorded with the Taney County Sheriff's Office  week of September 17,2010

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Sunday, September 19, 2010

Branson Police Department ARREST SUMMARY 09-10-10 TO 09-16-10

Branson Police Department Arrests September 10-16 2010 - As reported by the City of Branson

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Monday, September 13, 2010

Missouri Bootheel at risk for earthquakes - Mississippi Valley

The Geological Record

http://geology.com/usgs/new-madrid-seismic-zone/

There are historical accounts of major earthquakes in the New Madrid region during 1811-12. The geologic record of pre-1811 earthquakes also reveals that the New Madrid seismic zone has repeatedly produced sequences of major earthquakes, including several of magnitude 7 to 8, over the past 4,500 years. These prehistoric earthquakes caused severe and widespread ground failures in the New Madrid region, much like those caused by the 1811-12 earthquake sequence. The key evidence for large earthquakes that occurred in the past are sand blows that formed when under¬ground sand and water erupted to the surface as a result of violent shaking. Numerous large sand blows over a wide area were created by strong ground shaking during the 1811-12 earthquakes. Similarly large, widespread, and abundant prehistoric sand blows were produced over the same area during ground shaking from previous clusters of large earthquakes around A.D. 1450, A.D. 900, and 2350 B.C. The sizes and areal distribution of the prehistoric sand blows indicate that the older earthquakes were similar in location and magnitude to the 1811-12 shocks.


Continuing Seismic Activity



The New Madrid seismic zone is a source of continuing small and moderate earthquakes, which attest to the high stress in the region and indicate that the processes that produced the large earthquakes over the previous 4,500 years, are still operating. It is the most seismically active area of the United States east of the Rockies. There is no sign that the rate of these smaller earthquakes is decreasing with time, as would be expected if they were aftershocks of the 1811–12 earthquakes.

Taney County Inmate List 9-10-10

Taney County Inmate List 9-10-10
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Friday, September 10, 2010

BRANSON ARREST SUMMARY 08-27-10 TO 09-02-10

City of Branson, Missouri Arrest Summary Week of 8-27-10 to 9-12-10

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Sunday, September 5, 2010

Branson ARREST SUMMARY 08-27-10 TO 09-02-10

Branson Arrest Reports Week of August 27th to September 2nd 2010

Branson Police Department Report Published by Branson Edge

Verified by Darin Codon

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Taney County Arrest List

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Taney County Arrest list as reported by the Taney County Sheriffs office.

 

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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Branson Alderman Moves Forward with Illegal Use of Tourism Tax Dollars (Full Audio)

  
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Branson Board of Alderman Meeting Discussion Regarding Tourism Taxes

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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Missouri 2010 Primary Election Results Now Official

Jefferson City -- Republican Rep. Roy Blunt and Democratic Secretary of State Robin Carnahan are now officially nominees for the U.S. Senate.
Carnahan, in her role as secretary of state, certified the results of the Aug. 3 primaries on Tuesday, making the vote totals official.
Carnahan and Blunt, a congressman from southwest Missouri, both easily won their senatorial primaries in their quests to succeed retiring GOP Sen. Kit Bond in the Nov. 2 general elections.
But in three Democratic Missouri House races, the margins were so close that the losers could seek re-counts.
The closest contest was in Kansas City, where John Joseph Rizzo beat Will Royster by three votes -- 667 to 664 -- in the 40th District.
Victors also had slim margins in the 5th District in northwest Missouri -- where Judy Wright beat Mike Waltemath, 1,431 to 1,418 -- and in the 77th District in the St. Louis area, where Eileen Grant McGeoghegan beat Doug Clemens, 747 to 736, in a three-person contest.
Under Missouri law, candidates who lose by less than 1 percentage point can request a recount within one week after the results are certified.
State elections officials then have 20 days from that request to count the votes again and certify the results.
The biggest vote-getter in Missouri's primary elections was Proposition C.
The measure was intended to defy a key part of the new federal health care law, though it's legal effect is questionable because federal laws generally supersede those in states.
Proposition C passed 669,847 to 272,723, getting 71 percent of the votes.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Branson Police Department ARREST SUMMARY 08-06-10 TO 08-12-10

The Document above  is the arrest summary produced by the Branson Police Department August 6 - August 10th 2010

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Monday, August 9, 2010

Nelly VS Branson - Court Documents Filed with 38th Circuit Judge Mark Orr

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The document above contains the request by Paul Dunn, Stephen Lind and New Branson Productions LLC requesting a restraining order and writ of Mandamus to stop the city of Branson from blocking an outdoor concert scheduled August 2010 with Nelly

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Springfield Writers' Guild News Release August 28th

NEWS RELEASE

 
Terry McDermid to Speak on Writing Through Rejection

at Springfield Writers' Guild, August 28

 

At first, author Terry McDermid tried to think of a more positive title than "Writing Through Rejection" for her presentation at the Springfield Writers' Guild meeting on Saturday, August 28, at the Heritage Cafeteria in Springfield. But she decided that, since she's had her share of rejections, how to deal with those "declines" could be an encouragement to other writers. She often quotes Abraham Lincoln's bit of wisdom: "Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm."

An avid reader, Terry spends a lot of time in libraries and has learned that books and magazines about writing, and attending writers' groups have all helped in her journey.

Terry has published seven novels, the last two with Harlequin Enterprises under the name Tessa McDermid. She's also published hundreds of short articles and stories for adults and children. Some of the publications include Harris’ Farmer’s Almanac, Teaching Today, Instructor, Woman’s World, True Confessions, Primary Treasures, and Bride’s. Her current project is a trilogy set in a small town near Springfield, Missouri.

            Preceding Terry's presentation at 1:00 p.m. will be the regular mentor/critique hour beginning at 11 a.m. A lunch break will follow at 12 noon. Both sessions are free and open to visitors. For more information call Mandy at 417-830-7660 or e-mail her at mandybarke@yahoo.com. Visit the Springfield Writers’ Guild website at: www.swgsite.org.

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