Archives for April 2015
We are looking forward to a bigger and better season beginning in April. If you are interested in participating in the market, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org. The Farmers Market is open April- October on Saturday mornings from 8AM- 1PM.
The Vendor application and bylaws are currently being reviewed and will be available for download prior to the start of the market in April. All vendors must complete an application to sell goods at the Farmer’s Market. The Boonville Farmer’s Market will be at the Orscheln parking lot, 1920 Main Street. This will be the inaugural season for the Farmer’s Market and will provide residents with an opportunity to purchase fresh locally produced foods, plants for spring and summer gardens, and beautiful arts and crafts hand made by local artisans.
Camdenton, MO – Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) is hosting the Blue Ribbon 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, June 14,2015, at Linn Creek City Park in Linn Creek, MO.
All proceeds from the Blue Ribbon 5K Run/Walk will help underwrite C.O.P.S. Hands-On Programs that directly benefit
the surviving families of America’s fallen law enforcement officers.
Participants are encouraged to come decked out in blue. The “blue-est” person will win a prize. To register, visit the C.O.P.S. website at www.nationalcops.org and click on Fundraising Events on the left. The
registration form can then be accessed. The entry fee for an individual is $20 per person and will be increased to $25 on
race day. For families of three or more, the pre-registration fee is $15 per person, increasing to $20 per person on race day. Individuals participating in the Summer Night Glow Run on June 12, can register at a discounted rate. Runners must bring their bib from that race to the Blue Ribbon 5K.
This year the race will kick off with a Public Safety Relay featuring public safety personnel. The winning team receives the traveling trophy. Registration fees for each team of three is $50.
If someone wants to participate and does not live in the lake area, they can sign up to be a part of the virtual 5K. Virtual
runners will pay $25 and receive a race t-shirt. They are encouraged to run or walk the 5K distance wherever they live.
Deadline to register for the virtual 5K is May 31. The deadline to pre-register and receive a race t-shirt is June 1, 2015. Registration on race day will begin at 7:00 a.m. and
the Run/Walk will start at 8:00 a.m. Awards for age groups will be given.
For more information or to register over the phone, call the C.O.P.S. office and ask for Development (573) 346-4911.
About Concerns of Police Survivors
Concerns of Police Survivors is a nationwide not-for-profit organization now in its 31rst year of providing services to
America’s law enforcement families. With 49 Chapters across the country, members of C.O.P.S. are prepared to help survivors when they need it – where they need it. The organization’s mission has always been to “rebuild the shattered lives” of law enforcement survivors. C.O.P.S. has a membership comprised of more than 29,000 families who have identified themselves as survivors nationwide.
For more information and ways to show your support, please visit www.nationalcops.org.
From May 1 through May 12, 2015, the Osage Beach Police Department, along with other LawEnforcement Agencies nationwide, will be participating in an enforcement campaign to curb drunk driving among drivers who are under the age of 21.
During this time frame, there will be an increased law enforcement presence for the purpose of decreasing impaired driving among our youth. It is no secret that an impaired driver, no matter what the age, puts the passengers, other motorists and themselves at risk.
The other negative consequences is the possibility of jail time, loss of driver’s license, financial hardship, increased insurance rates, attorney fees, court costs, lost time a work and school and the potential loss of job.
Driving drunk is simply not worth the risk. For more information, visit www.saveMOlives.com, “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.”
This has been a friendly reminder from the Osage Beach Police Department because we care about your safety.
On 4/16/2015 the Missouri Highway Patrol requested the assistance of Osage Beach Officer Sam Ford and K9 partner, Axel, at a traffic stop on Horseshoe Bend Parkway, Lake Ozark, Camden County, Mo.
The vehicle a 2007 Cadillac was displaying a 2013 expired dealer tag and was being driven by 31 year old, Michael J. Hall, who was suspended. The state trooper also found that the interior of the vehicle had been altered consistent with the transportation of illegal drugs and also found items associated with the possession of firearms. Upon Axel’s arrival, he immediately alerted on the vehicle indicating that illegal drugs had been present. A search warrant was obtained for both Hall’s residence and vehicles. At approximately 6:45 pm a search of a condo located on Horseshoe Bend was conducted. Axel discovered over 9 pounds of marijuana and other illegal drugs. Firearms and drug paraphernalia were also located.
Bible trivia, pizza and prizes Saturday, April 25
The Love Light Ministries invites you to a “Night of Bible Trivia.” featuring fun, pizza and prizes from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 25 at the Love Light Coffee Shoppe on the Versailles Square.
Youth groups, families, friends and businesses can form their own team of three, or individuals may come and they will be placed on a team. There is a prize for the winning team.
Pizza, finger food and gourmet coffee will be available for $7. Fruit smoothies, tea and specialty coffee drinks will also be available for purchase at the coffee bar.
Proceeds will benefit the Love Light Ministries. LLM assists women in transitioning successfully from prison back into society. The ministry team conducts weekly prayer meetings and bible studies with women in the Morgan County Jail, and much more. For information call 573 569-3416.
FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. – The Missouri National Guard state command chief warrant officer and warrant officers from around the state participated in a mentorship luncheon with latest class of warrant officer candidates from 2D Battalion, 140th Regiment.
The luncheon brought together Missouri’s senior warrant officers and warrant officer candidates, in an informal environment, to enjoy a meal and to ask questions and gather information specific to their branch and career progression.
Warrant officers, known as the ‘quiet professionals,’ are technical experts in their field, which includes areas including personnel, aviation and logistics. They hold the ranks between commissioned and non-commissioned officers and serve an important role in that they bring technical skill and tactical master experience in their branch to the force.
Chief Warrant Officer 5 Michelle Struemph, the Missouri National Guard’s state command chief and principal advisor to the Adjutant General on warrant officer policy, career management and assignments, welcomed the opportunity to share her message to educate and prepare the candidates for future career progression.
“Mentoring is one of the best ways for future warrant officers to learn from warrant officers with years of experience,” said Struemph, who took on the responsibilities of command chief in November 2012. “This luncheon is one of the initial opportunities senior warrant officers have to take future junior warrant officers under their wings, to help mentor them to be successful and to really take charge of their careers.”
In its second year, the luncheon has proven to be very beneficial to the candidates. And for Struemph and her fellow senior warrant officers it is an opportunity to help shape the future of the warrant officer corps through mentorship.
“I thought it was very fitting to have senior warrant officers representing each of our respective military occupational specialties there to provide professional development tips on everything from the ins-and-outs of completing the final stages of school to career progression in the warrant officer corps,” said Warrant Officer Candidate Jacob Carter.
During the luncheon, senior warrant officers representing various branches across the state brought their technical expertise and experience to the table.
“Bottom line up front, to me it will be the most memorable experience in warrant officer candidate school. I was very appreciative that the senior warrant officers took time out of their busy schedules to have a sit down with us,” said Warrant Officer Candidate Robert Cross. “I highly enjoyed it and very rarely would you ever have that much technical experience under one roof. By my rough calculation, there was more than 200 hundred year’s worth of experience. Each and every one of us felt extremely honored to be in their presence.”
Attendees included Lt. Col. James Bunch, the battalion commander; Chief Warrant Officer 5 Michelle Struemph, state command chief, Chief Warrant Officer 5 Robert Murrell III, aviation; Chief Warrant Officer 4 Michael Williams, aviation maintenance; Chief Warrant Officer 4 Eric J. Galloway, quarter master; Chief Warrant Officer 4 Rodney Hughes, adjutant general’s corps-warrant officer strength manager; Chief Warrant Officer 3 Terry Zlateff, an instructor in charge of training, advising and counseling; Chief Warrant Officer 2 Diana Eberharter, warrant officer candidate course manager and instructor; and Warrant Officer Scott Mobus, an instructor.
The Lake of the Ozarks Watershed Alliance, LOWA, in partnership with the City of Lebanon
will conduct a Household Hazardous Waste Reclamation Event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., on “Earth Day” Wednesday, April 22 in the Target parking lot in Osage Beach.
The reclamation event is an opportunity for Camden and Miller County homeowners to dispose of hazardous materials in an environmentally safe manner, as opposed to pouring them into household drains or placing them in land-fills, which have the potential of entering and polluting our watershed. Due to grant limitations waste from businesses will not be accepted.
Acceptable hazardous wastes include:
Aerosol cans, anti-freeze, all batteries, cleaning supplies, herbicides, pesticides,
paint/thinner and solvents, automotive fluids, oil, power steering fluid, anti-freeze, as well
as four and eight foot fluorescent bulbs.
Acceptable appliances and white goods include:
Refrigerators, freezers, stoves, microwaves, dish washers, water heaters, bicycles,
washing machines, dryers, air conditioners or any appliance with a cord or battery.
Acceptable electronics include:
Free of charge: fax machines, laptops, desktop computers, cell phones, printers, scanners, audio video equipment, satellite dishes, pagers, and receivers.
The following electronic items will be accepted for a minimal fee:
Monitors $5, televisions under 20 inches $10, televisions over 20 inches or wood cabinet televisions $20, floor model copiers $20, and microwaves $5.
Acceptable recyclables include:
Aluminum, metals, steel, tin, brass, copper, plastics (all but No. 6), paper, bicycles,
cardboard, brass lamps, decorative items, brass faucets, cable, fence and wire, copper and brass plumbing, copper tubing, electric motors, gas engines, iron gates, rims, insulated wire, radiators, screen doors, window frames and more.
Unacceptable items include:
Ammunition, asbestos, fireworks, flares, medical waste, smoke alarms, tires, glow sticks and glow watches.
Each participant must have current identification as proof of residency. This event has been made possible by partial funding from Missouri Department of Natural Resources District ‘T’.
For more information, or to Volunteer, call LOWA at 573-207-4707 or visit www.sosLOWA.org or call the City of Lebanon at 417-588-6090, extension 1031.
LOWA’s is made up of a group of grass roots citizens with a mission to preserve, protect, and improve the Lake of the Ozarks, its watershed and natural resources, while maintaining our economic, social, and environmental health.
Lake of the Ozarks Water Shed Alliance volunteers handle household
hazardous waste for proper disposal during a 2012 Household Hazardous
Waste Reclamation Day at the Camdenton High School. (photo by Janet Dabbs)
Get up to $10,000 to manage, improve, or conserve your Missouri community’s trees.
Deadline is June 5
TRIM is a competitive, cost-share tree care program administered by the Missouri Department of Conservation in cooperation with the Missouri Community Forest Council. The program provides reimbursement of $1,000 to $10,000 to assist government agencies, public schools, and nonprofit groups with the management, improvement, or conservation of trees on public lands. Dependent on budget approval, we may be able to offer up to three $25,000-maximum grants, with collection of data and management-plan creation as the priorities.
Projects eligible for TRIM funding include tree inventory, removal or pruning of hazardous trees, tree planting, and training of volunteers and city/county employees to best care for our community forests.
Workshops are scheduled around the state to assist new or returning grantees. Please check the TRIM Events calendar on this page, or get in touch with your local MDC Forester.
Applicants must submit a completed application form, which details project costs and funding sources, maps and drawings of the project site, a three-year maintenance plan for the project, and a letter of approval from the governmental body owning the proposed project site. The application deadline is June 5.
Projects for funding are selected on a competitive basis. A panel of judges assess each proposal for its value to the community, thoroughness as a tree-management program and the ability to promote, improve and develop a community’s urban forest, and economic feasibility.
Grant recipients can receive up to 60 percent of the money needed for their projects. Projects located in communities with The Arbor Day Foundation’s Tree City USA designation are eligible for an additional 10 percent in matching funds.
An application workbook is available in PDF format below to help interested communities put together a first-rate proposal.