St. Louis, Mo. – The new Missouri commemorative quarter will be launched this weekend at the state fair in Sedalia.
Missouri, being the 24th state to enter the union, is the 24th state to get its own quarter.
Its design, which was selected by a public vote, features explorers Lewis and Clark and the Gateway Arch. The director of the U-S Mint, Henrietta Holsman Fore, says she is proud of the new 25-cent piece.
St. Louis, MO – The St. Louis School Board approved a sweeping budget package that eliminates more than 1,400 jobs. The 5-1 vote in favor was preceded by an evening of impassioned appeals from parents and school employees who called on the board not to adopt the budget.
Voting for the budget were Darnetta Clinkscale, Vince Schoemehl, Bob Archibald, Ronald Jackson, and Amy Hilgemann. Rochelle Moore voted 'no.' Bill Haas was not there.