Regional transportation priorities included in finalized MoDOT list

Posted July 17, 2014 at 1:46 pm

When Missourians head to the polls on Aug. 5, they will know exactly what their tax dollars will bring to the state if they approve Constitutional Amendment 7. That’s because the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission today approved a list of hundreds of transportation projects that represents the commission’s commitment to Missourians who want to invest in the state’s transportation future.

“This list is the culmination of years of work, with collaboration from local transportation planners as well as input from thousands of citizens from across the state,” said Commission Chair Stephen Miller. “It represents a substantial investment in Missouri’s transportation infrastructure – but also means safer roads, more jobs, and a better economy.”

The list includes $4.8 billion in transportation projects. While the majority of work focuses on Missouri’s roads and bridges, it also incorporates other modes

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    Suzie Brown will celebrate her 80th birthday from 1 – 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 19, at the Bonnell Huff residence at 401 E. Golden in El Dorado Springs.

    Stop in and have some cake.’s a surprise.

    Food preservation class in Osceola July 19

    There is nothing like home-grown canned green beans for dinner on a cold winter night. Better yet, how about a vegetable stew made from garden produce? Individuals participating in a University of Missouri Extension home food preservation class can learn to do that and much more.

    Classes will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday, July 19, at the United Methodist Church, Hospital Hill, 885 Arduser Street, in Osceola.

    Five basic food preservation topics will be covered during the class which is being taught by Tammy

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    Square dance in Nevada

    On Friday, July 18, the Mo-Kan Square Dancers will hold a dance with Jay Wright calling. This will be held from 7:30 to 10 p.m. in the Home Ec Building at the Vernon County Fairgrounds, Nevada. Admission is $5 per adult dancer and $3 for dancers 18 and under. All area dancers and interested persons are invited.

    For more information, call the Harolds at 417/465-2241, the Eberts at 417/667-3069 or the Burneys at 417-432-3703.

    Ambulance Board to meet Monday

    The Cedar County Ambulance Board is scheduled to meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 21, downstairs in the El Dorado Springs Ambulance Barn.

    Unfinished business, according to the just released tentative agenda, will be Invoice for Radio System from Sheriff’s office and MAA New Board Member Training.

    New business will be asset/inventory tags.

    Learn about livestock risk management

    Register by July 18 for the free livestock risk management program at the Fairgrounds Diner in Nevada from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, July 22.

    Learn about market booms and busts; livestock losses; livestock risk production insurance; pasture, range and forage insurance; forage disaster program; livestock indemnity program; and more.

    Call Mark Jenner at 660/679-4167 or e-mail

    Insect scouting workshop near Butler

    The class “Insect Scouting – The Good and The Bad” will be held July 23 in a field northeast of Butler. It will start at 9 a.m. at Jim Robinson’s farm.

    To get to the field go to the Passaic exit (north of Butler) on I-49/Hwy. 71. Exit and go four miles east on Hwy. D. The field is on north side. Rain date is July 24.

    Feel free to bring samples for ID. This will be taught by Pat Miller, University of Missouri Extension Agronomy Specialist. For

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    Blood drive in Stockton July 23

    The Community Blood Center of the Ozarks announced that it will conduct a blood drive in Stockton from 2 to 6 p.m. on Wedesday. July 23, in the VFW Hall at 808 West Hwy. 32.

    Cottey College approved to offer additional bachelor degrees

    Cottey College has been approved by its accrediting agency, The Higher Learning Commission, to offer baccalaureate degrees in the life sciences and physical sciences and to remove the limiting language in the general stipulation on offering specific baccalaureate programs.

    Beginning in fall 2014, students may work towards a Bachelor of Arts in Health Sciences. The ”removal of the limiting language” means that Cottey has approval to develop and offer bachelor degrees in any field consistent with its mission as a liberal arts and sciences college without having to go through an additional

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    The Band Plays On

    We are preparing for the Picnic just like everyone else in town. The Band will play at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings. We have tried to pick out a variety of songs to fit everyone’s fancy, so come early so you can listen to the Band. We will also play on Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m.

    Thursday, July 17

    1 Band Played On

    2 Gallant Marines

    3 Americana

    4 Military Salute

    5 You’re My Everything

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