- Author of Waller's manuscript rewarded for helping feds (1/13/18)
- Police: Man dies from self-inflicted gunshot after standoff in south Cape (1/14/18)3
- MCA calls for protection of those found not guilty of animal abuse (1/10/18)2
- Scaling up: Long John Silver's adding an A&W (1/10/18)3
- Word to your superintendent: Glass rocks Vanilla Ice parody to announce cancellation (1/13/18)3
- Southeast to cut workforce to meet budget needs caused by state cuts (1/10/18)7
- Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce recognizes commitment to community at annual awards banquet (1/13/18)
- Church, businesses set up pop-up homeless shelter as winter storm approaches (1/12/18)1
- Plaintiffs' attorney wants jury to see basement steps at Cape courthouse (1/10/18)
- City of Oran water rates violate state law, auditors find; report details financial-management problems (1/13/18)2
State Farm Awards 'Safe Neighbor' Grants
This week, two area agencies each received $5,000 from State Farm toward their disaster education programs to students throughout southeast Missouri.
Bootheel Youth Museum -- Malden, Mo.
State Farm Agent Matt Steward presented a $5,000 grant that will help fund a traveling earthquake program in which students will create hands-on models and exhibits. They will learn earthquake safety, how earthquakes work, and the history of the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811-1812. Ten AmeriCorps members will travel to area schools and malls conducting the program.
Portageville Emergency Management Agency -- Portageville, Mo.
State Farm Agent Russ Hoggard presented a $5,000 grant that will help fund a Fire and Hazardous Weather Safety Program, which will teach 3,000 students in New Madrid County about fire safety and ways to lessen damages to their homes.
The majority of the funds will be used to purchase a camping trailer to house the training modules. It will be a mobile classroom that will travel to area schools. It will include a smoke machine, smoke detectors, fire escape ladder, and a safe room.