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      Ameren Missouri's Community Lights Contest

      With the holiday lights starting to shine, itâ??s time to recognize those weâ??re most thankful for in our communities: our volunteers.

      Ameren Missouriâ??s Community Lights Contest is a celebration of volunteerism, asking individuals to recognize that special person who gives their time, efforts and heart to make our communities brighter places and improve the quality of life for others. All in all, Ameren Missouri will donate $37,500 to 10 outstanding volunteers and 10 organizations across the state of Missouri. Annette Sweet stopped by the set of Good Morning Heartland to fill us in on all the details. WATCH VIDEO Above to learn all the rules and regulations.

      Ameren Missouri encourages KTVO viewers to:

      1. Visit Ameren Missouriâ??s Facebook page: CLICK HERE and click on the contest tab. You can nominate an outstanding individual for the chance for them to be one of five top winners.
      2. Top five winners will receive $2,500 for themselves and $2,500 for their charity of choice.
      3. Five runners up will receive $1,250 for themselves and $1,250 for their charity of choice.
      4. The contest runs through December 30, with the winners being announced in mid-January.

      This is a great way to celebrate the holiday season and shine a spotlight on those who work tirelessly behind the scenes to make our communities great.