Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces the retirement of Major Dale A. Schmidt, Q/SSB, after over 34 years of dedicated service to the citizens of Missouri. His retirement is effective April 1.
Check batteries in smoke detectors, SFPD urges
With the change to Daylight Savings Time, the Steelville Fire Protection District reminds residents to change the batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in their residences to ensure the devices are working properly. Using the spring and fall time changes as a reminder to change the batteries and test the detectors is important in reducing the chances of a life-threatening fire.
Antique store has new owner
All sorts of vintage bits and pieces can be found at Backwoods Antiques on Main Street in Steelville. The shop was purchased by Wayne and Judy Baumstark and is now operated with the assistance of three local women: Susan Bunch, Peggy Adams, and Janice Crisp.
Foundation makes $5,000 in local grants
The Community Foundation of Steelville authorized a total of $5,000 in grants to six non-profit organizations in 2013. Recipients of the funds included the South Central Missouri Literary Council, the Steelville Arts Council, Eagle Flight Ministries, the Steelville Ministerial Alliance/Food Pantry, the Community Child Care Center, and Gibbs Care Center and Manor.
Community members are invited to participate in a Steelville Schools Art Night on Friday, March 7 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Everyone is invited to come to the old middle school building to see and create art.
SFPD kept busy with brush fires
Saturday was a busy day for the Steelville Fire Protection District as fire personnel were called on to fight five natural cover fires in the area. One call was to assist Salem, but the other four were within the Steelville district.