Proposals to reduce criminal HIV exposure penalties encourage prevention

BY ALEXIS ALLISON, Columbia Missourian
JEFFERSON CITY — LaTrischa Miles doesn’t spit when she runs.
A mother of three, the treatment adherence supervisor at Kansas City Health Center was diagnosed with HIV in 1995. She remembers the day like her birthday, and she remembers it when she’s running.

Lawmaker wants to prevent DNR orders placed on children without parental permission

BY ROSEMOND CROWN, Columbia Missourian
JEFFERSON CITY — Sheryl Crosier watched as her son, Simon, took his last breath without any effort from hospital staff to resuscitate him.
It was only after Simon died that Crosier and her husband found out doctors in Missouri can place do-not-resuscitate orders on child patients without permission from their parents.

BHS homecoming royalty crowned - PHOTO GALLERY

Bourbon High School seniors Austin Carrico and Morgan Langley were crowned homecoming king and queen during ceremonies held Friday night in the BHS gym. The Warhawks hosted Vienna that evening, and the varsity earned a victory as junior Aaron Farris went over the 1,000-point mark for his scoring career.

CUBA PROGRESS: Mayor says city's future looks bright

Mayor Ray Mortimeyer sees Cuba as an economic and tourism hub, where life is good and small business thrives. He thinks the future looks bright for this growing community, and he said the council continues to strive to keep Cuba moving forward in a positive way.

Natural gas prices to increase

    The St. James Utility Board presented their decision on raising natural gas rates during Monday night’s meeting of the St. James City Council. The city, along with several others in the area, have been negotiating with the MoGas Pipeline to lock in the rate of transportation cost increases the pipeline has put into effect.