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The 4-H Awards Banquet and Recognition Night was held Saturday night at the Indian Trails Archery on Highway 19 North. The major awards handed out included the Outstanding Boy Award and it went to Austin Schafer from Green Forest, the Outstanding Secretary Award was presented to Lyndsey Parker from Lake Spring, the Outstanding Treasurer Award went to Alison Earl from Lake Spring, the Outstanding Reporter Award was presented to Addie Konkel from Green Forest, the Outstanding Leader Award went to Melba Headrick from Green Forest and the Friend of 4-H Award was presented to Carl & Frankie Eichenberger. Congratulations to these and all the award winners from the awards banquet and recognition.

Troop I, of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, recorded two traffic fatalities during the month of September 2013.  This is two less than September 2012.  There were a total of 160 accidents with 64 injuries and two fatalities for September 2013 compared to 201 accidents with 74 injuries and four fatalities for 2012. The total fatalities for 2013 are seventeen, which are seventeen less than last year. Reporting for September were Crawford County with 25 accidents with 13 injuries, Dent County had 19 accident with four injuries and Laclede County reported 33 accidents with 10 injuries. Also reporting were Maries County with seven accidents with six injuries, Phelps County had 30 accidents with 12 injuries and two fatalities and Pulaski County reported 46 accidents with 19 injuries. Captain Lee Ann Kenley, commanding officer of Troop I, Rolla, wants to remind everyone those cooler temperatures, shorter days, and occasional fog and frost are signs that winter is just around the corner. This is a good time of the year to get your vehicle safety checked so it will be ready for winter conditions.

Ozark National Scenic Riverways announces a proposed increase in camping fees that would take effect next year for the five developed campgrounds within the park. These campgrounds are located at Alley Spring, Big Spring, Pulltite, Round Spring, and Two Rivers. The proposed rate increase is necessary in order for park camping fees to remain comparable with local privately owned businesses. The current camping fees have not been raised since 2008. The new rates would take effect April 15, 2014. According to Superintendent Bill Black, “Under the current rate structure the camping fees at Ozark Riverways are lower than some privately operated campgrounds, and we do not want to undercut these local business owners. This rate increase will help us avoid that, and will also help provide additional funding that will be used for on-going improvements.” Proposed camping fees are as follows: Basic Family Campsites (limit 6 people) will go from $14.00 to $18.00 a night; Electric Campsites (limit 6 people) will go from $17.00 to $22.00 a night; Cluster Campsites (7-20 people) will go from $30.00 to $40.00 a night; Group Campsites (15-45 people) will remain at $100.00 per night with no increase. This rate increase does not apply to primitive campgrounds, which will remain $5.00 per campsite.  However, a primitive camping fee would be added for Blue Spring Campground on the Jacks Fork River effective April 15, 2014. Ozark National Scenic Riverways is able to keep the fees collected from our campgrounds to use for improvements to visitor facilities and services such as upgrading the restroom facilities, clearing horse trails, and educational programs for students. If you would like to comment on the proposed rate increase, please respond by November 20, 2013 to Dawn White at dawn_white@nps.gov or (573) 323-4945. To reserve campsites in the developed campgrounds call (877) 444-6777 or on the web at www.recreation.gov.  A $3.00 per night reservation fee is added to the camping fee when you use the reservation service. Securing your favorite campsite through a reservation is highly recommended during the busy summer months to ensure availability; however, there are plenty of walk-in campsites at all of our locations as well.

Sports [TOP]

Alex Steen netted the winning goal with one minute left in regulation, sending St. Louis past Winnipeg by a 3-2 count at Scottrade Center. Brenden Morrow and Alex Pietrangelo also tallied for the Blues, winners of two straight after dropping three of four. Jaroslav Halak came up with 21 saves for the hosts. St. Louis has won four of its six lifetime home contests against the Atlanta/Winnipeg franchise. The Blues will be in Florida to face the Panthers on Friday and you can hear it on KSMO at 6:00.

The St. Louis Cardinals face a must win Game 6 of the World Series tonight at Fenway Park. The Boston Red Sox lead the series 3-2 and with a win will end the series. The Cardinals will send rookie sensation Michael Wacha to the mound against Boston veteran John Lackey. You’ll be able to hear the game on KSMO Radio starting with the pre-game show at 6:00.

Yadier Molina was awarded a Gold Glove for the sixth consecutive season on Tuesday. The Cardinals catcher headlined the top fielders at each position in the National League, while his teammate, Adam Wainwright, edged out all Senior Circuit pitchers for the award. In the American League, Kansas City first baseman Eric Hosmer and catcher Salvador Perez each collected their first and left fielder Alex Gordon seized the honor for the third straight year.

Obituaries   [TOP] 

Funeral services for Howard Eugene Adair of Rolla, age 86, will be held this morning at 11:00 at the James and Gahr Mortuary in Rolla. Interment will be in the Rolla City Cemetery with full military honors.

Funeral services for Doris Ann Cottrell of Davisville, age 67, will be held Thursday at11:00 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville. Visitation will be tonight from 4:00 to 8:00. Interment will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery in Dillard.

Funeral services for Mary Frances Rogers of Rolla, age 75, will be held Friday at 11:00 at the James and Gahr Mortuary in Rolla. Visitation will be Thursday from 6:00 to 8:00. Interment will be in the Rolla City Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Ridgeview Christian Church or the Gasconade Christian Service Camp.

Funeral services for Jack Reese Lewis, Jr. of Salem, age 55, will be held Saturday at 12:00 (noon) at the Wilson Mortuary in Salem. Visitation will be from 11:00 until service time. Interment will be in the Pine Lawn Cemetery in Houston. Memorials may be made to the family.

Memorial services for Veda R. Dowd of Rolla will be held privately at a later date with family and friends. All arrangements are under the direction of the James and Gahr Mortuary in Rolla.

Memorial service for Gary M. Broyles of Rolla will be held Sunday, November 17th at 2:00 at the Conference Center at the Comfort Suites in Rolla. Memorials may be made to the Vineyard Christian Fellowship. All arrangements are under the direction of the James & Gahr Mortuary in Rolla.

Weather   [TOP]

Today..Mostly cloudy with a 60% chance of showers, high of 71. Tonight..Cloudy with a 90% chance of showers, low of 61.
Thursday..Mostly cloudy with a 90% chance of showers, high of 64.
Thursday night..Partly cloudy, low of 43.
Friday..Mostly sunny, high of 64.
Friday night..Partly cloudy, low of 42.

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