April 21, 2014May 1 is Law Day

With Russia headline news these days, readers might be interested in why May 1 is recognized as Law Day in the United States. We've got an educational feature for that!

When the Soviet Union existed, the Soviets had a parade every year on May 1 to display their new weapons. This parade showed that the Soviet Union was a nation that ruled by force. To prove the difference between our nations, American politicians and lawyers wanted to show that we were a nation that is ruled by lawsmade by our citizens so we began celebrating Law Day on May 1.

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    April 18, 2014MPA Hall of Famer Joe Synder dies

 Joseph R. Snyder, 95, of San Marcos, TX, formerly of Gallatin, passed away April 16, at Horizon Bay.  Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, at McWilliams Funeral Home in Gallatin where friends may call after 11:00 a.m. Tuesday.  Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the service.  Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery near Gallatin.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Gallatin United Methodist Church, the San Marcos United Methodist Church or Missouri Press Foundation, in care of McWilliams Funeral Home, 1329 W. Grand, Gallatin, MO 64640.

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    April 9, 2014Missouri Advertising Managers Annual Meeting Approaching

It's not too late! Register here for the Missouri Advertising Managers Annual Meeting! This year's MAMA will be held at the Courtyard by Marriott on April 17-18 in Columbia, Mo.

Among speakers will be Carol Richer Gammell. Gammel served as associate publisher for MacDonald Classified Services from 1986 until December of 2001. She has been a speaker at more than 350 newspaper conventions and has conducted training workshops and ... continued...

 

    April 4, 2014Kent Ford Retires

 

Ford retires from Missouri Press Association

Kent Ford, editor at the Missouri Press Association, was honored Thursday, April 3 during a retirement party at the Missouri Press Association office in Columbia. Ford has served the association for 25 years. A photo album can be found on the MPA Facebook page: www.facebook.com/pages/Missouri-Press-Association/154375874617599.

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    March 21, 2014Missouri Press Service Madness

 

For the month of April, Missouri Press Service is offering an ad contest to Missouri newspapers.

Sell into any of our programs shown below and receive points for each ad sold in Missouri. After the last run  on April 27, MPS will add up your points and you will be paid $25 for each point.

 

Missouri Statewide Classifieds = 1 Point25 Word Classifieds- Sell a 25 word ad for $350Your newspaper keeps $150 and sends MPS $200

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    March 19, 2014Sunshine Week is March 16-22

 Legislation may help us step into more sunshineSome people just squint when they come into the bright sunshine, others celebrate its warmth. It's Sunshine Week March 16-22 and the Missouri Press Association joins newspapers from across Missouri and throughout the nation to promote a dialogue about the importance of open government and freedom of information. Four recently published articles focus on the importance of public access to information, holding government accountable, and legislation being considered to better enforce the sunshine law.

  

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    March 14, 2014Heart-stopping Novel By One of Missouri's Own

"I read "The Weight of Blood" in one sitting, aghast at the heart-stopping, uncompromising plot by Laura McHugh, a Columbia, Mo., author. McHugh loosely based her debut book on a murder that occurred in Lebanon.

McHugh delivers a seamy, hard-hitting mystery, centering on the evil underside of human nature - deviant behavior from men driven by greed and desire. Expect a page-turner set in the Ozarks."

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    March 7, 2014MIssouri Advertising Managers Meeting

Have you registered for the Missouri Advertising Managers Meeting? This year's MAMA will be at the Courtyard by Marriott on April 17-18 in Columbia, Mo.

Among speakers will be Carol Richer Gammell. Gammel served as associate publisher for MacDonald Classified Services from 1986 until December of 2001. She has been a speaker at more than 350 newspaper conventions and has conducted training workshops and onsite seminars for newspaper advertising sales professionals at... continued...

 

    March 5, 2014Recent Journalism Events

On Feb. 12 the Missouri Press Association, Missouri Press Service and Missouri Press Foundation boards held their first meeting of 2014 on at the DoubleTree Hotel in Jefferson City. Among those attending, from the left front clockwise around the table, were: Jack Whitaker, MPA Director, Hannibal; Dennis Warden, MPA Second Vice President, Owensville; Jean Maneke, legal hotline counselor, Kansas City; Jim Robertson, MPA First Vice President, Columbia; Richard Gard, MPA President, St. Louis; Doug Crews, MPA executive director, Columbia; Kristie Williams, MPA member services director, Columbia;... continued...

 

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