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Empire Appeals Concluded

The direct appeals of the Missouri Public Service Commission’s decisions in The Empire District Electric Company’s 2006 rate case were concluded with the Missouri Supreme Court’s denial of a transfer request on January 25, 2011.  Two additional lawsuits, however, had been filed against Empire seeking refunds related to the Commission’s decisions in Empire’s 2006 rate […]

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BSE Teams in Zonta 5K

Paul Boudreau and Erin Wiseman sponsored teams this year to enter ten competitors in the 6th annual Zonta 5k in Jefferson City.  Members,  employees and friends of the firm competed as color was launched at them at various points in the race.  Russ Mitten won first place in his division and a second time winner, […]

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Boudreau Featured in Cabin Life

An article written by BSE shareholder Paul A. Boudreau appears in the October issue of Cabin Life magazine.  Late last year, Paul purchased a small, stone fisherman’s cottage near Steelville, Missouri, and located on the Meramec River in the Ozarks hills.  The winter of 2013 was spent renovating and revitalizing the place, which had fallen […]

Cox Published in Midwest Wine Press

Jamie Cox of BSE was recently published in the Midwest Wine Press.  Midwest Wine Press is the first business publication dedicated entirely to the art and business of winemaking in the Midwestern United States. The goal of Midwest Wine Press is to help winery owners, grape growers and cellar masters be more effective and profitable. Ms. […]


Wiseman Completes Leadership Jefferson City

Erin Wiseman is a 2013 graduate of the Jefferson City Chamber of Commerce Leadership Jefferson City program.  Leadership Jefferson City is designed to identify and motivate emerging leaders, and to develop their potential for community leadership roles by exposing them to the opportunities, realities and challenges of thecommunity. The topics of the eleven sessions included […]

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McCartney in His Spare Time

The featured image is of BSE shareholder Brian McCartney and the band the Boone Howlers.  Brian plays the drums for this bluegrass-influenced ensenble that has played various venues in Columbia, Missouri.  Most recently, they were found at Coley’s American Bistro on Sixth Street for a late-afternoon patio performance on Sunday, June 30, 2013. When he not playing the […]


Mitten and Carter Attend Missouri Bar Spring Meetings

BSE shareholders Russ Mitten and Diana Carter attended the Missouri Bar Spring Committee Meetings on May 10, 2013, in Jefferson City, Missouri. Mr. Mitten participated in the Administrative Law, Energy and Environmental Law, and Labor and Employment Law committee meetings.  Ms. Carter also participated in the Administrative Law committee meeting and additionally attended the joint […]


Richardson Assumes Duties as General Counsel for MAOPS

Johnny K. Richardson has assumed his duties as the general counsel for the Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (“MAOPS”).  Since 1897, MAOPS has been the professional organization for the osteopathic physicians in Missouri. MAOPS recently held its annual convention at the Lodge of Four Seasons at the Lake of the Ozarks.  At the convention, […]

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Missouri PSC Celebrates 100 Years

On Monday, April 15, the Missouri Public Service Commission celebrated its 100 years of service with remarks and exhibits at the Truman Office Building in Jefferson City, Missouri.  Legislation creating the PSC took effect on April 13, 1913. BSE shareholders William (Trip) England, Dean Cooper, Diana Carter and Brian McCartney were in attendance along with current […]


Scott Hamblin Serves as Panelist for Adoption and Guardianship

Scott Hamblin, shareholder at Brydon Swearengen & England P.C., served as a panelist speaking to a group of soon-to-be foster parents during their Spaulding training Tuesday evening, March 5, 2013, at the Cole County Children’s Division’s office.  Mr. Hamblin spoke on the topics of adoption, guardianship and the court process involved in such proceedings.  In doing […]