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Local Author Laura Miller Releases Third Novel - For All You Have Left

New Haven, Mo. - For All You Have Left, a contemporary romance with local roots, debuted today on The story by local, best-selling author Laura Miller shares familiar scenes from New Haven, Mo and also references the Missouri River bottoms, Berger and Hermann Missouri.

For All You Have Left back cover summary

When Logan was nine years old, her father landed a promotion and moved the family back to his old stomping grounds in Columbia, Mo. Logan traded in her old friends and a familiar setting for a new school filled with new faces, but she did get at least one good thing out of the trade—Andrew Amsel. 

Andrew and Logan spend a childhood playing hide and seek and then four years at Truman High falling in love and dreaming about their future together.

ECC Student From Owensville To Receive Scholarship Award at National Conference

East Central College sophomore Dory Perfecto (center) will receive a scholarship from the National Association for Developmental Education at that organization’s conference in March.  Perfecto is shown with ECC President Jon Bauer (left) and Ryan Crider (right), coordinator of developmental studies at the college.

Photo courtesy of ECC.

Union, Mo. - Dory Perfecto, a business major at East Central College, has been named the 2014 recipient of the Martha Maxwell Developmental Education Student Scholarship.

Hermann High Grad to Shave Her Head for Childhood Cancer

Laura Rethemeyer, a 2012 graduate of Hermann High School, is donating something very special to a child with cancer; her hair. 

Rethemeyer is currently raising money for childhood cancer and will be shaving her head on March 1, in conjunction with the St. Baldrick's organization, along with two of her closest friends. 

Rethemeyer told QNN that, “Being a part of something bigger than me is something I always wanted to do.  Donating my hair to a child is a very tiny thing to do in order to give some normalcy back into their lives.”

New Havenite Joe McMahan Featured In East Nashvillians Of The Year - Funky Spice & Rumpled Grace

Joe McMahan applies the principles of record producing to rising from the ashes.

Article written by By Jeff Finlin and published by The East Nashvillian.

--If someone had told me last January that before year’s end I’d be walking through the Gulch, with all its modern new fabrication, to visit the temporary home of East Nashville producer/musician and Luella and the Sun co-founder Joe McMahan, I’d have probably called them crazy. I’d finished a record with him, comfortably nestled in his funky East Side studio and home, just a few months earlier. We’d reconnected again, rekindling our relationship from long ago through music and poetry and old stories of travel, booze, food, and debauchery.

Linda Haeffner Retires with 27 Years of Service

Picured left to right:  Sue Daller, RN, Asst. Admin.,  Linda Haeffner, Matt Siebert, BSRT, MHA , Asst. Admin.
Photo courtesy of HADH.

Hermann, Mo. - A carry in luncheon was held at Hermann Area District Hospital for Linda Haeffner on December 17, 2013.   She was presented with a Kindle and flowers.

Linda was an excellent Activities Director at HADH and had lots of patient contact.   She always had a team of volunteer’s set-up for games and pinochle.  Linda came to work at HADH in 1986 and retired in 2013 she gave 27 years of service to the hospital.

How To Snow Ski New Haven Style

By Kyle Quick

There are some things you'd never thought you'd be able to do in New Haven.  For example, dust off your snow skis (Who in New Haven has skis?), attach a ski rope to your Jeep and go skiing on the snow packed roads.  And create a video capturing this interesting experience.

This is exactly what one group of friends did.

Nine Year Old Entrepreneur Turns Hobby Into A Successful Business

Pictured left is Julie Pettijohn.

By Lee Pettijohn

Hermann, Mo. - With the new year rapidly approaching, many minds are turned to resolutions.  How can we shape our future?  Our communities?  Our world?  One little girl in Hermann Missouri, Julie Pettijohn, started early.

At the age of nine, Julie took a friends’ recipe and began a hobby. She sold homemade almond toffee to family, friends, and neighbors. Pettijohn enjoyed the success and began to think bigger. 

North Franklin County Chapter of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Makes Donation To Exceptional Equestrians

Pictured on the horse is Claire Scheer and on the far right here grandmother Kathy Scheer with North Franklin County Chapter of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans present a matching donation to staff members at Exceptional Equestrians.

Photo courtesy of Kyla Somerville

This past November Exceptional Equestrians held their annual Ride-A-Thon fundraiser, that Administrative Manager Kyla Somerville said was a huge success.

QuickNewsNow Makes $500 Matching Donation

Pictured with QNN’s Kyle Quick from left to right are Brayden, Eleni, Addi, and Landen.

New Haven, Mo. - In an article written earlier this month about Brayden, Eleni, Addi, and Landen, QuickNewNow said they would match donations made between Dec. 4 and Dec. 14 up to $500.  It took just four days before donations exceeded this amount.

Yesterday afternoon on behalf of QuickNewsNow’s staff, Kyle Quick presented the $500 matching donation to Brayden, Eleni, Addi, and Landen, who have been working towards raising enough money, $10,000, all because they want to make it possible for a well to be built, which will provide fresh drinking water for an entire village.