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The Truman Dam, also known as the Harry S. Truman Dam and Reservoir, is a hydroelectric dam located on the Osage River in the state of Missouri, in the United States. It is named after Harry S. Truman, the 33rd President of the United States, who served from 1945 to 1953.

Truman Dam, also known as the Harry S. Truman Dam and Reservoir, is a hydroelectric dam located on the Osage River

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Construction on the dam began in 1951 and was completed in 1979. The dam was built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as part of the Osage River Basin Project, which was designed to provide hydroelectric power, flood control, and recreational opportunities in the region. The dam is located about 50 miles west of the city of Jefferson City, Missouri.

The Truman Dam is a concrete gravity dam that stands 156 feet high and stretches 7,601 feet across the Osage River. It has a generating capacity of 48,000 kilowatts and can produce up to 150 million kilowatt hours of electricity annually. The dam also creates a large reservoir, known as the Harry S. Truman Reservoir, which is used for recreation, including boating, fishing, and camping.

The construction of the Truman Dam was a major undertaking that required the relocation of thousands of residents and the flooding of thousands of acres of land. The construction also faced challenges such as budget overruns and delays due to litigation over the use of the land.

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The Truman Dam has a number of benefits for the region, including providing hydroelectric power, flood control, and recreational opportunities.

One of the main benefits of the dam is its ability to generate electricity. The dam has a generating capacity of 48,000 kilowatts and can produce up to 150 million kilowatt hours of electricity annually. This power is used to supply electricity to homes and businesses in the area, helping to meet the energy needs of the region.

Another major benefit of the dam is its ability to control flooding on the Osage River. The dam and its reservoir help to regulate the flow of water in the river, reducing the risk of flooding downstream. This not only protects property and infrastructure, but also helps to ensure the safety of residents living in the area.

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The Harry S. Truman Reservoir also provides recreational opportunities for the public, such as boating, fishing, and camping. The reservoir has become a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts, providing opportunities for people to enjoy the natural beauty of the area and experience a variety of outdoor activities.

In addition to these benefits, the Truman Dam also contributes to the local economy through the creation of jobs during the construction and operation of the dam, and through tourism and recreation. It also helps to support local businesses and services that cater to visitors and recreational activities.

Overall, the Truman Dam has played an important role in the region, providing benefits in terms of energy, flood control, recreation and economic development.

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UPDATE-Death and Drug Investigation Northshore of Lake of the Ozarks:

UPDATE-Death and Drug Investigation Northshore of Lake of the Ozarks:

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On 03/18/2024, Deputies were dispatched to an address off Village Marina Road outside Lake Ozark for a death investigation. Before law enforcement arrived, a male subject fled from the scene.

Deputies arrived at the apartment complex where they located a deceased person and narcotics inside the home.

Deputies along with other law enforcement agencies saturated the area searching for the male subject but were unsuccessful in locating him. The male subject was identified as Kendrick Terrell

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Cook, 33 of the Lake Ozark area.

The deceased person was taken by the Miller County Coroner to the Boone County Medical Examiner’s Office in Columbia where an autopsy will be performed to help in determining the cause of death.

Kendrick Cook was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance with NO BOND ALLOWED and is also wanted for questioning regarding the death investigation.

If you know the whereabouts of Cook, contact the Miller County Sheriff’s Office at 573-369-2341 or your local law enforcement.

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This is an ongoing investigation and additional information will be released at a later date.

Northshore of Lake of the Ozarks: Murder Reports Surface on Social Media, Investigation Underway. As the weekend came to a close, reports of a murder on the north-shore of the Lake of the Ozarks began circulating on social media. Following this tragic news, online reports the Miller County Sheriffs Department began a search for the suspect. In an attempt to gather more information, multiple inquiries have been made to the Miller County Sheriffs. Missouri Network.tv is actively investigating the matter and will provide updates as new information becomes available.

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Francis Howell students protest for representation

Francis Howell students protest for representation

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School board voted 5-2 to remove Black History and Black Literature courses because the curriculum was connected to the “Social Justice Standards: The Teaching Tolerance Anti-Bias Framework” as published by Teaching Tolerance, a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center.

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Martin Luther King Jr. Leads Historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom

Martin Luther King Jr. Leads Historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom

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On August 28, 1963, over 250,000 people gathered in Washington D.C. for the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, an event that would become a defining moment in the Civil Rights Movement. The march, organized by a coalition of civil rights groups, was led by prominent leaders of the movement, including Martin Luther King Jr., who delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.

The march was a peaceful demonstration calling for an end to racial discrimination in employment and for the passage of meaningful civil rights legislation. The event was a powerful display of unity and determination, as people from all walks of life came together to demand equal rights and opportunities for all Americans.

King’s speech, which was broadcast live on television and radio, became one of the most iconic moments in American history. In his address, King called for an end to racism and discrimination, and he urged the nation to live up to the ideals of its founding documents, declaring, “I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.’”

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The march and King’s speech galvanized the Civil Rights Movement and helped to pave the way for the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The event remains a powerful symbol of the struggle for racial equality and justice, and King’s words continue to inspire people around the world to work for a better, more just future.

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