Missouri’s annual statewide earthquake drill Oct. 16

Posted October 9, 2014 at 11:59 am

More than 400,000 Missourians are already registered to take part in the Great Central U. S. “ShakeOut” earthquake drill, which is scheduled for 10:16 a.m. on Oct. 16. Last year, more than 2.4 million people in 10 states took part in the annual drill that teaches participants to “Drop, Cover and Hold On.”

“The ShakeOut earthquake drill is more than a way to teach Missourians how to protect themselves in the event of a major earthquake,” said State Emergency Management Agency Director Ron Walker. “The drill helps introduce young people to the concept of planning for and reacting quickly to different types of emergency situations. I encourage schools, businesses and families to consider participating in this short and simple drill.”

During the ShakeOut, participants should practice the “Drop, Cover and Hold On” technique for 60 seconds:

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    2015 Natural Events Calendar on sale

    The 2015 Natural Events Calendar, with stunning nature photography and daily notes about wild happenings, is on sale now at locations throughout Missouri or online.

    This year’s calendar from the Missouri Department of Conservation features an ultra-close-up cover photo of a blue-eyed grass blossom. Other eye-popping photos in the large-format calendar include:

    A frozen moment as a pair of pintail ducks settles into a marsh

    A white-faced ibis at Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area

    A fluffy red-fox pup surveying its surroundings

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    Lottery winner

    Paul Sanderson, Schell City, won $1,000 in the Missouri Lottery Club Keno game in September.

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    On Oct. 3, Julia Mitchell, 53, Collins, was arrested in St. Clair County on a Cass County warrant charging her with felony possession of a controlled substance. The warrant was issued on Sept. 12 and bond is set at $7,500 cash or surety.

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    On Oct. 1, Justin Basinger, 44, Harwood, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging him with a class B felony of driving while intoxicated-alcohol-chronic offender. Bond is set at $10,000 cash or surety. The charge stems from an incident on June 20 with the Missouri State Highway Patrol. The warrant was issued on Sept. 19.

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    On Sept. 30, Terry Lesmeister, 22, El Dorado Springs, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant for failing to appear in court on a class B felony charge of burglary in the first degree, class C felony charge of stealing, and a class D felony charge of property damage. Bond is set at $10,000 cash or surety. The charges stem from a burglary that occurred at Dains Fish Farm on Hwy. H, Schell City, on April 12. Ammunition, cash from the register, several rolls of change and a

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    First Christian Church to host movie

    At 4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 12, the movie “God is Not Dead” will be shown in the sanctuary at First Christian Church, 300 S. Main.

    Every believer needs to have a firm foundation about what you believe and why you believe.

    This movie offers an inspiring story of how a young man in college took the challenge of debating his professor on the beginning of life, and the role of evil and suffering.

    Anyone is welcome to come view this 114 minute video free

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    Show your pets in Head Start parade

    El Dorado Springs Head Start will celebrate it’s 50th year of Head Start nationwide by inviting the community to a “Pet Parade” by showing us their pets at Head Start, 210 E. Fields, at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, with a walk around the block ending at the John D. Smith public library on Main Street.

    For more info, contact Crystal Whittaker at Head Start 876-5895.

    Driver exam stations closed Monday

    The Missouri State Highway Patrol would like to remind the public that driver examination stations throughout the state will be closed in observance of Columbus Day, on Monday, Oct. 13. Normal operations will resume on Tuesday, Oct. 14.

    In support of “The Drive To ZERO Highway Deaths,” the Patrol encourages motorists to protect themselves and their passengers by making sure everyone in the vehicle is properly restrained in a seat belt or child restraint. Watercraft operators should ensure that everyone in the vessel is wearing an approved life jacket. Click It 4

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    Take and Make packets available Oct. 10

    Take and Make Packets for children ages 2-12 are available in the Library on the 10th of each month. The packets provide activities to encourage reading in any age appropriate form.

    These packets are provided by the Friends of the Library Inc. Come by on Oct. 10 to see the fun activities for this month and check out a great book while you are visiting our library.

    The library has story time each month for children ages 2-12 accompanied by a parent or guardian. Come by on the

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