Missouri was stuck with some historically extreme weather in 2012, according to Missouri State Climatoligist Dr. Pat Guinan. It was the hottest year on record for Missouri, and 2012 was the driest since 1980.
It was an eventful year at Southeast Missouri State University. The university saw its 12th consecutive year of record enrollment, the Board of Regents approved construction of a River Campus expansion and the university grew its agriculture program at its campuses in Sikeston, Malden and Kennett.
U.S. Representative Jo Ann Emerson dropped a bomb on southeast Missouri this week when she announced she will resign from the House and take the top job at a rural elective cooperative trade association. Emerson's last day will be February 8, 2013.
That leaves a lot of question: When will there be a special election? How will party committees chose candidates? Who will the committees choose?
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