SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) - An endowment for memorial scholarship at Ozarks Technical Community College has reached $10,000 in honor of a Missouri soldier who died in Afghanistan.
Dennis and Debbie Peters of Springfield pledged a $7,500 gift to endow the Special Agent Sgt. Joseph M. Peters Memorial Scholarship Monday during a Veterans Day ceremony at the college. The gift, along with earlier contributions, brings the total endowment to $10,000.
Sgt. Peters, an OTC graduate, died Oct. 6 in Afghanistan. The scholarship will go to eligible veterans attending the community college in Springfield.
Peters was posthumously awarded the Combat Action Badge, Bronze Star Medal and Purple Heart.
Dennis Peters is the community college's Veterans Student Services representative.
Bad news for Lionel Messi fans, hoping to see him play at Busch Stadium next week.
The Argentinian start suffered an injury over the weekend and he will miss at least six weeks. Messi was supposed to take part in a match between Argentina and Bosnia-Herzegovina November 18.
Tickets to Monday’s match start at $40 and can be found at cardinals.com/soccer, the Busch Stadium box office and at (314)-345-9000.
This is the second soccer match at Busch Stadium. The first was a 4-3 for Manchester City of Chelsea. Over 48,000 attended that game.
NEW MADRID, Mo. (AP) - Charges are expected soon against a woman accused of stealing a Missouri State Highway Patrol car and ramming it into two sheriff's department cars.
The Sikeston Standard Democrat reports that New Madrid County officers were called Nov. 5 to a truck stop on a report that a woman was acting strangely. Officers determined the 24-year-old woman did nothing wrong.
A short time later, officers found the same woman in a vehicle parked on an overpass. She was handcuffed and placed in a Highway Patrol car.
Sheriff Terry Stevens says the woman got out of the handcuffs and stole the patrol car. She rammed a deputy's car as she drove away and another during the chase. The pursuit ended when the patrol car became stuck in a field.