Versailles Opening Bids for Water System Work

In Versailles, members of the City Council will open bids for water system improvements today. Funding for the new chlorination systems to be installed on city wells was approved by voters, last fall. A field survey, security fencing and layout documentation has all been done this month. The bids are for the next phase of work.

Missouri State Archives Sponsoring Treasure Hunt

Secretary of State Robin Carnahan has announced the start of the Great Missouri Treasure Hunt. It’s a statewide contest to find historical discoveries about family and community. To participate, you need to be willing to sort through the state’s heritage and historic records online and in public institutions, then share a story about something you’ve discovered that pertains to you. There are weekly challenges and more than 100 prizes for sharing Missouri Treasures. Find out more on the Missouri State Archives Facebook page or

Precautions for Night Time Boating on the Lake

In 2010, there were 17 boating crashes over the 4th of July weekend. The Missouri State Highway Patrol Water Patrol Division wants to cut that number and is urging boaters to take extra precautions, this holiday. They suggest checking navigation lights and having extra bulbs on board. The night time water speed limit is 30 miles per hour.

Blunt Says President Obama Lost His Chance to Raise Taxes

Senator Roy Blunt (Rep) says he supports a Balanced Budget Amendment, which would force the federal government to live within its means. It would require the President to submit a balanced budget to Congress that limits spending to 18 percent of the gross domestic product. He says the time to raise taxes, instead of cutting spending, passed when democrats lost control of Congress.