Senator Claire McCaskill Urges More Study into Ending Saturday Mail Delivery

On Capitol Hill, Senator Claire McCaskill urged the Postmaster General to survey more rural communities before eliminating Saturday mail delivery. In a hearing of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, she said reducing the post offices and deliveries in rural areas could have a major impact on residents who rely on the postal service for things like medicine and news.

3 Army Combat Engineers Who Died in Afghanistan This Week Had Served at Fort Leonard Wood

The U-S Army has identified all three of the Alaska based soldiers who were killed earlier this week in Afghanistan. They confirmed that 29 year old Bradley Melton from Rolla died in the I-E-D attack on a patrol in Zabul Province. 21 year old Cheizray Pressley from North Charleston, South Carolina and 26 year old Lamarol Tucker were with Melton in the 73rd Engineer Company. The Army said all three soldiers previously served at Fort Leonard Wood, together, before being stationed in Alaska and then deploying to Afghanistan in the last month.

Camden County has New Accounting Firm for Audit, Old Firm Not Happy

Camden County will be using a new accounting firm for the annual audit. Daniels, Jones and Associates came in with a bid over ten thousand dollars lower than its competitors. The County’s previous auditor was Evers and Company, but the CPAs apparently did not submit a bid for the work, this year. Sonny Evers says he received a letter from county commissioners that said there would be a state audit this year, and they would not need his services.