Nationwide EAS Test Today at 1

A reminder, the nationwide EAS test happens today at 1 o’clock.

Mike O’ Connell with the Missouri Department of Public Safety says to use the opportunity to think about what you may need in an emergency.

Again, all radio and TV stations will broadcast the test at 1.

High Speed Chase on Parkway, 54 and 52 on Tuesday

Two unidentified suspects are in custody after a high speed chase yesterday.

Osage Beach Sgt. Arlyne Page says it all started Tuesday at the Osage Beach Premium Outlet Mall.

Missouri State Highway Patrol and Morgan County joined in the chase as the white Lexus turned on 52.

The stolen items were recovered.

We will have names and charges when it becomes available.

Americanism Program Tonight

As part of their Veterans Day activities the Sunrise Beach American Legion Zack Wheat Post 624 will present an Americanism program this evening.

The 40 members of the color guard will post colors and lecture on proper flag protocol, with individual veterans providing testimony at tonight’s event.

The program begins at 6 o’clock at the Laurie First Baptist Church on Fairgrounds Road.

State Minimum Wage Changes Could Make 2012 Ballot

Two petitions are approved for circulation that could change state minimum wage law.

The ballot language says the state minimum wage should be increased to $8.25 an hour, or the federal minimum wage, whichever is higher, and adjusted yearly for the Consumer Price Index. Under the measure the minimum wage for tipped employees will also be increased to 60% of state wage, along with modifications to other elements of state law.

If the petition gets signatures from voters equal to 5% of the votes cast in the 2008 gubernatorial election from six of the nine congressional districts it will be placed on the 2012 ballot.

Caring for Caregivers

As part of National Family Caregiver Month, Lake Regional Health System’s hosting “How to Care for Loved Ones at Home,” next Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the hospital’s third floor conference rooms. Topics include medication, home and oxygen safety; meal preparation; healthy eating; personal care; lifting and transferring techniques; community resources; dressing changes; infection control; and infusion therapy. Caregivers will learn how to manage legal and financial issues, as well as difficult behaviors of dementia patients, as well as how to deal with their own stress, depression and loss.

Hartzler in Town Tuesday to Talk FERC

Lake Valley Condominiums off of Sunny Slope Drive will host a discussion with U.S. Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler today.

The congresswoman will be in town at 3:30 to talk with residents about the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and their changes to the Shoreline Management Plan which will require removal of homes and other structures inside Ameren Missouri’s project boundary.

Back in late October the congresswoman questioned FERC’s oversight of the lakefront.

To get to the Lake Valley Condominiums take 54 west of Camdenton, south on Sunny Slope drive to Screech Owl Circle.

EAS Test Wednesday at 1 p.m.

A first of its kind simultaneous test of the nationwide Emergency Alert System happens Wednesday at one in the afternoon.

Mike O’Connell with the Missouri Department of Public Safety says the test tomorrow is headed up by FEMA.

At one o’clock tomorrow every radio and TV station will be running the test, which should last less than a minute.