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(Mountain Home) – The Fifth Annual Trout Nature Center Hall of Fame Banquet will take place on the Arkansas State University-Mountain Home (ASUMH) campus on April 26, with Pat Smith as this year’s inductee.
Actively involved in Fly Fishing since the 80’s, Pat Smith is a founding member of Damsel Fly Fishers and multi-time Woman of the Year honoree by the Federation of Fly Fishers-Southern Council (FFF-SOC). Smith has also received the Award of Excellence and President’s Award from the FFF-SOC. Smith is currently Secretary/Treasurer of Friends of the Norfork National Fish Hatchery, Sowbug Roundup Co-Chair for Fly Tying, and a member of the Trout Nature Center Task Force.
The Trout Nature Center and the Trout Hall of Fame will be located at the Vada Sheid Community Development Center (The Sheid). The Center will house educational trout-related exhibits, which will be open to the general public, as well as to students. The banquet, which will feature live music by Fort Smith-based Cutthroat Trout and an auction, will serve as a fundraiser for the Center. The silent auction will begin at 6 PM followed by a dinner and the induction ceremony.
Past inductees are Dave Whitlock, Jim Gaston, Dr. Robert Behnke, Joan Wulff, Forrest Wood, Steve N. Wilson, Elmo Hurst, and Tom Schumuecker.
Tickets to the auction and Hall of Fame Banquet are $50 per person and can be purchased by calling the Sheid at 870-508-6280.
(Houston) – A resident of Salem was injured Monday afternoon after a two-vehicle accident near Houston.
The accident happened just before 12:30 PM on Highway 17, about 14 miles south of Houston, when the northbound vehicle driven by 57-year-old Stephen O’Neal of Salem crossed the center line and struck a trailer that was being towed by another northbound vehicle. The vehicle that was towing the trailer then hit a bridge.
O’Neal was taken from the scene of the accident to Texas County Memorial Hospital in Houston by ambulance. The driver of the other vehicle was uninjured, according to a Highway Patrol report.
35-year-old Kristian Watson faces charges of possession of methamphetamine and endangering the welfare of a child. At report time, he was held on $20,000 bond.
A report from the Howell County Sheriff’s Office states that deputies attempted to pull Watson over on Porter Wagoner Blvd. on a suspended license charge around 12:40 Saturday when Watson allegedly fled for about a mile before being apprehended.
The report states a child under five was in the vehicle during the pursuit.
(West Plains) – The Howell County University of Missouri Extension is holding their annual Beef and Forage Seminar on Thursday of this week, and Logan Wallace, Livestock Specialist with the MU Extension has the information on the event:
Wallace also talked about the scheduled speakers for the event:
To pre-register or for more information, please contact the Howell County Extension Center at 417-256-2391.
In her report she explained that belt-tightening at the hospital over the past six months has had a positive effect on the bottom line.
In January hospital volumes were down and expenses were up slightly, but the hospital eked out a positive bottom line of $40,658.13, starting the facility off in the black for the year.
Overall employee hours were down at the hospital in 2013 by 25,000 hours, an equivalent of 12.6 full-time employees. The reduction in hours saved the hospital $214,000 in payroll expense in 2014.
Pamperien shared that they did not have any layoffs, and some jobs lost due to attrition were absorbed by the affected department.
Pamperien commended the hospital’s department managers and the employees that have played a role in taking on additional responsibilities and managing their time efficiently.
The next meeting of the TCMH board of trustees is Tuesday March 25, at 12 PM in the hospital board room.
(Jefferson City) – Gov. Jay Nixon announced on Friday, March 7, that Missouri homeless service providers, including emergency and domestic violence shelters, will receive $1.3 million to help bridge a gap caused by reductions in federal funding. The new funding will be provided by the Missouri Housing Development Commission (MHDC) and the Missouri Department of Social Services (DSS).
Federal funding for the Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Program, administered by MHDC, was cut this year. This deficiency, coupled with newly implemented federal regulations placing a greater emphasis on permanent housing solutions, has resulted in less funding being available for emergency shelter services in 2014.
At Gov. Nixon’s request, the Office of Administration, along with DSS and MHDC, has identified a multi-year, long-term solution to bridge the funding gap caused by the federal cuts.
The funding solution announced today by Gov. Nixon will include more than $500,000 for domestic violence shelters from DSS through the federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program.
Another $800,000 for homeless service providers will be made available from MHDC through other existing funds. These resources will be available in future years, providing a long-term, stable solution for emergency shelters, domestic violence shelters and other homeless service providers. The proposal for the MHDC share of the funding will be presented to the MHDC board for approval at its March 14, meeting.
Roberts, who defines genealogy as the art of researching family roots, has 45 years of experience researching her family history and has even traced her husband’s family back to its origin. In addition to serving for the past several years as chair of the Marion County Heritage Society, she has written and compiled four books and co-written seven others concerning the history and genealogy of Marion County. Roberts has guest-lectured in many clubs and organizations. She has access to many genealogy websites which she can use to assist students in tracing their histories.
Genealogy 101 starts on March 18 and will meet each Tuesday evening from 6-8 PM through April 29. The cost of the course is $60. Call 870-508-6280 to learn more or get registered.
(Jefferson City) – 33rd District Senator Mike Cunningham said in a recent Senate interview that the Missouri Senate may get the Fiscal Year 2015 budget from the Missouri House earlier than they expected:
According to Sen. Cunningham that when revenues rise, there are more people who are interested in a “piece of the pie”:
The Senator has also been part of the debate with Senate Bill 723, which would raise the cap on the amount of revenue bonds that may be issued and limit the use of funds to renovation of existing buildings.
The deadline is now April 7 for all high school seniors to submit their application. The deadline was extended due to the amount of school days missed this year.
A $500 scholarship will be awarded to the student with the best post-graduation career plan, as decided by the party. The plan may include but is not limited to: a small business, continued education (college or trade school), farming/ranching, or advancement in a current occupation. The plan should outline specifically how the scholarship will be applied to the advancement of their chosen career, and how receiving the scholarship will benefit their community.
The winner of the scholarship will be selected by the Ozark County Democratic Party at their April meeting and given their award at the May meeting. Interested students are encouraged to contact their school counselor.
(Winona) – Twin Pines Conservation Education Center and the Winona 21st Century Grant will sponsor the Shannon County Pinewood Derby on March 22 at the Winona Elementary Multipurpose gym.
Beginning at 1 PM, there will be divisional races for Tiger, Bear, Wolf, Webelo and Boy Scout with awards for first through third place. There will also be a best of show trophy awarded. All participants will be eligible for a drawing for a Wal-mart gift card and other prizes.
All area youth are invited to participate. All cub scout race rules apply and youth who do not have an authorized Pinewood Derby car kit are invited to pick one up at Twin Pines Conservation Education Center in Winona at no cost. Arrive early to register and weigh in. Races begin promptly at 1 PM.
For more information or to pre-register call 573-325-1381. Twin Pines is located on Highway 60 in Winona Missouri 1.3 miles east of the intersection with Highway 19 North. Hours of operation are Tuesday thru Saturday 8 AM to 5 PM.