For the first time in many years the Governor of the State of Missouri was unable to attend the ham breakfast named for the office due to the circumstances in Ferguson Missouri. The Governor reportedly felt it was his obligation to be in Ferguson at this time. While there was no main speaker at this year’s event. Missouri State fair Director Mark Wolfe, and Former State Senator Jim Mathewson Moved the event that included the auction of the champion Hams and bacon, as well as a commemorative belt buckle along to its conclusion. The media interviewed the politicians that were in attendance outside the tent. Notably absent besides the governor were United States Senator Claire McCaskill, and Lt. Governor Peter Kinder. United States Senator Roy Blunt, and United States Representative Vicky Hartzler were there, and we will have newsmakers with both of them in our newsmaker segments on KSIS Radio or ksisradio.com on the internet during the news at 5pm today (Thursday), and also Friday the 15th of August on the Morning Report beginning at 6am.