Nixon saw some of the flooding concerns along the Missouri River, first Hand, this weekend. He flew in a helicopter, with representatives from the Army Corps of Engineers, to view the river and levees and says there’s a lot of water coming, but he’s working with the Missouri National Guard to help protect residents and property.
This week, Governor Jay Nixon is still pondering whether to sign a bill that would require photo identification to vote. It’s paired with a measure that Nixon supports, which allows an early voting period before elections.
Tomorrow is Flag Day. This year, a fallen soldier from the Civil War will be honored at the ceremony at the Kenneth E Cowan Civic Center. The Fallen Warriors Memorial is on the upper level of the Civic Center grounds. It’s there that the event begins tomorrow, at 10am. John Peterson will be honored for his sacrifice. He died at Wilson Creek Battlefield. Before the war, he and his wife lived near Arlington. He worked construction for the railroad. And, three of his five children were born in Missouri.
The Camdenton Board of Education meets today and will get information about the 2011 2012 School Budget, in preparation for a final vote on the spending plan, later this month. Board members will get an update on the health insurance plan for employees, including a wellness plan program. And, Jeff Whitney will review the District’s first year of student drug testing. The meeting starts at 5:30 in the Administration Building Board Room.
A suspended member of the Osage Beach Police Department will face a jury in December. The trial date was set for Lieutenant Richard Calvino, who is charged with felony sexual abuse and sodomy with a minor in the 1980s. The woman, who babysat for Calvino’s children, says the abuse first started when she was 11.
Lake Regional Cancer Center is hosting a reunion for any area cancer survivor and their family members, today, from four to six. Anyone who has lost a loved one to cancer is also invited to the gathering. There will be refreshments and a display from Oncology on Canvas, Expressions of a Cancer Journey.
The U-S Department of Agriculture has designated 23 counties as primary natural disaster areas, including Camden, Laclede and Pulaski. In each of the counties, there was 30 percent or more crop loss, after historic flooding along with excessive rain and high winds. Farmers and ranchers in Benton, Miller and Morgan counties also qualify for natural disaster assistance and the Supplemental Revenue Assistance Program, because the counties are contiguous. Those affected have eight months to apply for low interest emergency loans from the USDA’s Farm Service Agency to help cover part of the actual losses.