I am a native of Augusta, Ill., who now lives in Louisiana, Mo. My degree in journalism was earned in 1985 from Culver-Stockton College in Canton. Positions I have held include reporter at The Quincy Herald-Whig, assignment editor at KHQA TV and public relations officer at the North East Community Action Corporation (NECAC). I have covered floods, fires, governments, crime, schools, festivals and even a visit to the region by President Obama, but I prefer stories about area residents who have beaten the odds or done something inspirational. I am a huge history buff (Ask me about Champ Clark, John Brooks Henderson or Abe Lincoln’s visit to Augusta), love Cardinals baseball, Blues hockey and Rams football, and enjoy every second spent with my son. I am a good listener, try to keep an eye out for the uncommon and strive unequivocally for accuracy..
NECAC Gets More Money for Energy Assistance
More money is available to help needy people pay their utility bills.
NECAC awarded NeighborWorks grant for home upgrades
Money is on its way to help Northeast Missouri residents fix up their houses.
Fire Damages Bowling Green Apartment Complex
uthorities are investigating the cause of a fire that heavily damaged one of three buildings at a Bowling Green apartment complex Friday morning..
NECAC Leverages Grant Into Big Bucks for Housing
A new report shows a Northeast Missouri agency knows how to leverage big bucks for homeownership efforts.
Second Round of Utility Assistance Underway
With the coming of December, more people are able to get help with their utility bills in Missouri.
Thanksgiving to be Brighter for 30 Pike County Families
Thirty disadvantaged families in Pike County Missouri are enjoying a holiday feast.
NECAC Seeks Monroe Countians for Self-Help Housing Program
A Northeast Missouri program that teaches people how to do their own home repairs is expanding.
NECAC Gets More Money for Summer Energy Assistance
A local agency has additional money to help people with summer utility costs.
NECAC Funding for Summer Energy Assistance is Gone
More than two months before it’s supposed to end, a program that helps disadvantaged Northeast Missouri residents is out of money.
NECAC Summer Utility Assistance Money Half Spent
In just a month, one area agency has already spent half of its summer utility assistance.