Kenneth and Joan Perdue of Rich Hill, MO will be celebrating 62 years of marriage on May 31st, 2020.
While no one is immune from the devastation of a natural disaster, preparing before a storm hits is key to keeping everyone in your family—including your pets—safe. It’s even more important now – in an era of social distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic – that pet parents have a plan to keep their furry family members out of harm’s way if forced to take shelter elsewhere.
During the approval of bills, Councilman David Brown had questions regarding the crossing guard donation for $3,000. City Administrator Mike West answered that the donation used to be $6,000 there and was an agreement with the schools to provide their crossing guards. However, that has changed when the schools gave $3,000 back in exchange for use of the ball fields. Both Councilman Brown and Councilwoman Doncella Liggins asked since school isn’t in session why is the City paying the $3,000? City Administrator West answered that the $3,000 is for the year. City Clerk Corey Snead also mentioned that previously the City would pay the schools $6,000 for the crossing guards then the schools would give back $3,000 to use the baseball & softball fields. City Clerk Snead mentioned that it is an actual agreement that was done in the past with the City and schools that Gary Crabtree and Paul Joiner came up with. They made the agreement with the City Council back then when baseball groups and softball groups started at Butler High School in 2017 to update the previous agreement with the current agreement. After this discussion, all in attendance approved the bill.
As a Missourian you expect bad storms during spring and summer. I’ve always enjoyed watching storms and witnessing the raw power of nature. This past Monday was no different. Waking up with a headache is usually a good sign for me that there is a storm. What started as some scattered rainstorms exploded in 60+ mph wind super cell monsters within an hour. I don’t think a lot of people had time to prepare for those storms to roll in as they did. The sky went from daylight to darkness shortly after the first severe thunderstorm warning. The rain started slowly followed by the wind that came with a vengeance. A tree east on the courthouse lawn split in two immediately after the storm arrived. After the storm passed the realization of the power of the storm set in. Most of the city was in the dark and almost every street had some sort of tree damage or house damage. A huge thank you goes out to the city employees, Fire Dept., and Police for going out without hesitation to help the community clean up and turn the power back on. We are hopeful this will be the last but we know this is probably just the beginning.
Missouri’s initial recovery phase for opening up the economy begins May 4, 2020, but what if my job requires me to be within six feet (6’) of another employee and/or customer?