State and Regional News

Stop in at your local On the Run and be an All Star for Autism

                  This month of August, Easterseals Midwest has partnered with On the Run for its 12th annual All Stars for Autism campaign. Through August 31, participating On the Run and Dirt Cheap convenience store customers can round up for autism at the register or make a cash donation!

National 4-H Film Festival draws youth from 17 states and noted film industry insiders

                  Pursuing their silver screen dreams in an age of pandemic, 4-H youth from 17 states — including eight from Missouri — gathered online the first weekend of August for FilmFest 4-H. Now in its 10th year, this national film festival celebrated its decade-long run with the film industry workshops and youth-produced films it is known for.

MSHP seeking applicants

The Missouri State Highway Patrol, a premier law enforcement agency, is testing for new troopers.

                  The Patrol is encouraging qualified individuals of all backgrounds to apply, and will offer testing at nine different locations in Missouri. Those who successfully complete testing will be eligible to continue in the selection process for the 111th Recruit Class, scheduled to begin training on February 1, 2021.

                  The application deadline is October 2, 2020.

Navigational restrictions announced for 2020 Lake of the Ozarks Shootout event

                  Colonel Eric T. Olson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, would like to make the public aware of the following:

                  Navigational restrictions will be in effect during the 2020 Lake of the Ozarks Shootout regatta. The no wake restriction for the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout event includes the main channel from the 31.5-mile mark to the 36-mile mark and will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. on Sunday. Due to the number of spectator vessels expected at the event, additional navigational restrictions will be put into place on Saturday, August 29, only. An extended idle speed area will be in effect from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., and will include the main channel from the 31.5-mile mark downstream to approximately the 21-mile mark. The extended idle speed area is in addition to the no wake restriction implemented for the event itself. The majority of the boating traffic exits the event in a downstream direction. Thus, the extended navigational restrictions will assist in maintaining a safe boating environment and preventing property damage. The Patrol will conduct enforcement operations throughout the restricted areas during the affected times.