Three tornado tracks have been identified killing three and injuring several as the storms have hit the Ozarks. The nearest one running from the Buffalo area east to Lebanon, another from Kimberling City through Branson and into parts of Taney County and the third from Pittsburg, Kan. to the Lamar and Stockton areas.
Due to the severity of the damage as well as Death and injuries Gov. Jay Nixon has declared a state of emergency. One person was killed near Buffalo but has not been identified. A second tornado-related death was announced in Barry County.
The sheriff’s office said 70 year old Glenn Douglas Keller was killed after being thrown from his trailer. A news release from the governor’s office confirmed the three deaths have been attributed to the tornado, but it is not immediately clear where the third fatality occurred.
One lake area school has closed for the rest of the week due to an increase in the number of students missing class. The number of flu-like illnesses generally goes up in January, yet due to a late outbreak The Versailles School District called classes off yesterday as the number of students out with flu-like symptoms was near 25 percent.
School officials in Camdenton are taking preventative measures by cleaning surfaces, using infectious bombs to help control the spread of germs. The district informed the parents via their automatic call system, sending messages to all parents to be on the lookout for symptoms like coughing, fever and other symptoms commonly associated with the flu. Classes are slated to resume on March 5th.
Missouri’s recent strong storms did not impact Missouri’s three trout parks – Bennett Spring, Roaring River and Montauk state parks. At 6:30 am today they are ready to welcome visitors for the official opening of trout-fishing season. For many fishermen and residents, it is the unofficial start of spring. For other people who consider it more a hobby, it is the beginning of a summer-long passion that runs until the end of the season, Oct. 31.
Opening day falls on a Thursday this year and Missouri State Parks officials are anticipating eager fisherman to make it a four-day weekend, thereby maximizing the time in the state parks and water.
Senator Claire McCaskill is calling on the government of Iran to respect universal human rights and hold free, fair, and open elections. The bipartisan resolution, McCaskill along with Senators John Hoeven Richard Blumenthal Joe Lieberman and Lindsey Graham are demanding democratic elections that meet international standards and “allow international election monitors to be present for the March 2, 2012 elections.”
McCaskill move follows years of corruption, rigged elections, and repression by Iran’s leaders. Additionally, the senators are calling for an end to unlawful detention, torture and other forms of harassment against ALL media professionals, human rights defenders and activists, and opposition figures. The Resolution calls for the releasing of all individuals who are imprisoned for exercising universally recognized human rights.
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Despite the bad economy and lack of work, Camden County is growing. By all indicators from the 2006 to 2010 American community Survey and the US Census Housing Stock, Socio-Economic characteristics Camden County is ahead of the curve. The county has seenmuch growth over the past 50 years, however the past 10 years really have been great. In 1960 the population of the County was just over 9000, and estimates say that by the next census the population will exceed 50,000, which means in 5 decades the population has grown 500%.
If you are a lake resident who seeks help finding a job in this economy, Get free advice from LOCAL LAKE AREA professionals who want to help. On Saturday, March 3, from 10 a.m. – Noon, Lake Hills Community Church is offering two free workshops open to the public: Beginning at 10 a.m. there is a workshop called – “PUTTING YOUR BEST FOOT FORWARD” It offers help to those who are seeking work in today’s difficult economy. Get practical help in creating your resume, filling out job applications and doing well in interviews.
The 11 am workshop is for the job seeker who has perhaps not had the best of luck “WORKING FOR YOURSELF: WHAT YOU REALLY NEED TO KNOW” will help you avoid some of the pitfalls and serious mistakes you make when at interviews.