The Missouri Senate gave final approval to a measure that divides 189 million dollars of federal education funding. Schools would receive about 37 million of the money this school year to make up for shortfalls in gaming and cigarette taxes. The bill is headed to the Governor’s desk.
The Easter Bunny will be at Lebanon Family Y-M-C-A Saturday to help with Healthy Kids Day. There will be all kinds of fun events from ten a-m until noon, including an Easter Egg Hunt, at the Kenneth Cowan Civic Center.
If you got a tax refund, this week, you can celebrate with more tax savings. The Third Annual Show Me Green Sales Tax Holiday starts today and runs through Monday, April 25th. If you buy a qualified appliance, you’ll save over four percent on the purchase price, up to fifteen hundred dollars. Some counties, including Moniteau, are also participating in the holiday, so the savings can be even greater. Eligible appliances must have the Energy Star Label.
Senator Claire McCaskill is going to be in Lebanon today, as part of a 15 town tour to talk about federal education law. She says the roundtable discussions will help her gather opinions before the upcoming debate on reauthorizing the federal No Child Left Behind Act.
Missouri State Police say 25 year old Christopher Whitfield had serious injuries after his A-T-V ran off Wood River Road, north of Winding Woods Road, struck a driveway and overturned, early yesterday morning, in Lake Ozark. He was taken to Lake Regional Hospital by ambulance, and then flown to University Hospital.
Animal welfare groups, pet breeders and agriculture groups reached an agreement, yesterday to provide a humane standard of care for dogs in commercial breeding facilities. The agreement requires annual veterinary exams for breeding dogs, improved living spaces, prohibition of wire strand flooring and stacked cages and access to nutritious food and water.
The Laurie Board of Alderman heard about property damage at the fairgrounds, this week. Public Works Director Ed Young says vandals broke skylights, part of the water wheel and damaged the roof of some concrete bathrooms with rocks. The board approved an estimate from Martin Metal in Versailles to fix some damage and the roof on the beer gardens. A claim was filed with the city’s insurance carrier.