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Schwartze elected president of area Enterprise Zone

Posted on February 26, 2015 at 3:59 pm

            Maries County Presiding Commissioner Ray Schwartze was elected president of the Gasconade Valley Enterprise Zone (GVEZ) at the group’s Jan.  21 meeting. He replaced Gasconade County Associate Commissioner Jerry Lairmore, who had served three-terms as president, the most allowed by the bylaws. Other officers remained the same with Mark Hayes of Maries County as vice president, OsageCounty Presiding Commissioner Dave Dudenhoeffer as treasurer and Byron Baker of Osage County

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  • Meramec Regional Planning Commission sets 2015 legislative priorities

    Posted on February 13, 2015 at 9:25 am

    Meramec Regional Planning Commission members Ron Kraettli, left, and Larry Miskel, right, talk with Missouri Sen. Mike Kehoe during a recent visit to the state capitol.

    A fair share of funding for rural school districts, incentives to encourage economic growth and an end to unfunded mandates heaped on local govenrments by the state are among the 2015 legislative priorities of the Meramec Regional Planning Commission. The planning agency’s Board of Directors recently adopted the legislative wishlist — and it did with several state legislators attending the board meeting at MRPC offices in St. James. Gasconade County

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Prescribed Fire Workshop

Posted on February 24, 2015 at 2:31 pm

  Prescribed Fire Workshop Do you have questions about prescribed fire or improving wildlife habitat on your property?  The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will be hosting a Prescribed Fire Workshop on Saturday, March 14th, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at no charge.  The workshop will be held at the Dale and Sue Deeker property, near the Big Spring Rock Quarry in Montgomery County.   The workshop will

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  • Naturally Meramec to hold formation meeting in Gasconade County

    Posted on February 12, 2015 at 12:51 pm

              ST. JAMES—The Naturally Meramec Consortium, a group of businesses and individuals interested in promoting tourism and small agriculture-based businesses in the Meramec Region, will meet for the first time Feb. 23 at 11 a.m. at White Mule Winery near Owensville. “The Naturally Meramec Consortium, in its early stages of organization, is a collection of agriculture and tourism business owners who work together to find ways to

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“Isaiah’s Law” Heard by House Children and Families Committee

Posted on February 19, 2015 at 8:45 am

  “Isaiah’s Law” Heard by House Children and Families Committee   JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The members of the Missouri House Children and Families Committee met Tuesday to consider legislation that would protect the rights of parents to make decisions that best meet the needs of their children. The committee took testimony on “Isaiah’s Law” (HB 217), which is sponsored by state Rep. Ken Wilson.   The committee weighed the

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  • Naturally Meramec to hold formation meeting in Gasconade County

    Posted on February 12, 2015 at 12:51 pm

              ST. JAMES—The Naturally Meramec Consortium, a group of businesses and individuals interested in promoting tourism and small agriculture-based businesses in the Meramec Region, will meet for the first time Feb. 23 at 11 a.m. at White Mule Winery near Owensville. “The Naturally Meramec Consortium, in its early stages of organization, is a collection of agriculture and tourism business owners who work together to find ways to

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