Local Business Participates in Show-Me-Heroes Program

A local business in Washington that has hired military veterans under the Show-Me-Heroes program received the Flag of Freedom award from Governor Jay Nixon on September 17, 2012. The governor presented the designation to Clemco Industries at a ceremony that was held at the business. The Show-Me-Heroes program, which was established by Governor Nixon in January 2010, is designed to connect military veterans with job opportunities when they return home from service. The program is administered by the Missouri Division of Workforce Development, showcases businesses that are willing and eager to hire veterans. About 15 veterans work at the Clemco Facility, including company president, Arnie Sallaberry. One of the veterans at Clemco, Nathan Derstine, is currently deployed in Afghanistan as a member of the Missouri National Guard. Employers who wish to participate in Show-Me-Heroes can visit the state’s website, MO.GOV, to register.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

5 days 13 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Gus Kleekamp with the Washington Post 218 Junior American Legion Baseball Team. Gus pitches, plays shortstop and bats third on the Junior Legion team that won the state championship in Blue Springs over the weekend. He posted the save in a 4-3 win over Festus in the title game. His batting average is .400 with 47-rbi and 47 runs scored. As a pitcher, he's 5-0 with an ERA of 1.631 and a WHIP of .961.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

2 weeks 4 days ago

CLICK THE ABOVE LINK TO HEAR OFF THE CUFF: ON DEMAND.

Thomas Jefferson, proponent of the Bill of Rights, could never have conceived just how many venues there are today for First-Amendment protected speech.

What he also could not have conceived is how this phenomenon of pervasive media has actually stymied, not enhanced, the free speech expression of presidential candidates.

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SPORTS CORNER

16 hours 53 min ago

The Washington Seniors came back to life with a 14-2 route of Manchester Post 208 in the loser's bracket of the state tournament in Sedalia Friday afternoon. Matt Miller pitched a complete game for the win, as Washington improved to 35-4. The victory puts Post 218 in the championship game against Fike-Blue Springs today.