The Missouri Lottery recently awarded over 8.6 Million dollars in lottery winnings in the last few weeks, and at least one lady from our area really hit it big when Chanel Miller of Hannibal took home $100,000.00. Cynthia Kelley of Ottumwa took home three thousand dollars in the Scratchers game. Catherine Courtney of Canton won two thousand dollars. Terry Genovese of Bowling Green one thousand and nineteen dollars. One thousand dollar Scratcher’s winners included Jo Cannon of Bowling Green, Riy Clark, Misty DeWitt, Randall Kreebaum, Karen Long, Crystal Orr, Penny Person, Teresa Powell and Charles Spegall of Hannibal all won one thousand dollars in the Scratchers game, along with Brian Lile, Toni Matticks, and Danielle Russell of Kirksville. Other one thousand dollar scratchers winners included Arthur Eyeman, Blanche Harris, Billy Lea, and Sara Nute of Macon.
Rick Fischer is one of two original employees who started out at KMEM when the station signed on the air 30 years ago in 1982. Fischer currently serves as KMEM's News and Programming Director. Over the years Fischer and the KMEM staff have been honored by the Associated Press for contributing news stories, and by the Missouri State Teacher's Association for news coverage of education topics. Fischer was named in February of 2012 to the University of Missouri's prestigious Leader's Roll of Honor for his support of University of Missouri Extension programs. Fischer and the KMEM staff were recognized by Missouri Lt. Governor Joe Maxwell's office for their committment to volunteerism when KMEM was named Missouri's Number One Small Market Station of the Year a few years ago, in recognition of their committment to promoting Volunteerism. Fischer is a 1981 Graduate of Iowa Wesleyan College, Mt. Pleasant, IA, where he graduated with a B.A. Degree in Theatre Arts/English and a strong background in Communications. Fischer has been a member of the Iowa Wesleyan College Alumni Board of Directors since 2006.