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Total Solar Eclipse August 21, 2017

solar-eclipseFor the first time in 148 years a total solar eclipse will be visible in Missouri on August 21.  The center of the eclipse’s path will follow a diagonal line crossing Missouri from the northwest to the southeast.  A good part of the Boonslick region will be a prime spot to view this incredible event.

Depending on where you are in the state, the eclipse will begin between 11:30 a.m. and noon and will continue until between 2:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.  Eclipse2017.org is a site where you can check out the exact time the event should occur in your community.

People from around the country and the world are expected to visit Missouri to view the eclipse.  Be prepared for challenges with travel and temporary fuel shortages.  Missouri Business has listed several challenges for residents in Missouri to consider.

Enjoy this amazing opportunity!  Informative sites you may want to check out include the following:

NASA:  Total Eclipse 2017

MO Eclipse

Missouri Department of Natural Resources

The Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education

 

Missouri Job Center of Warrenton Outreach

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Workforce Specialist Dennis James hands out information.

The Missouri Job Center of Warrenton is a valuable resource for both residents and employers in the Boonslick region.  Offering a wide variety of services, the Job Center’s mission is to empower individuals to become productive members of society and to assist businesses and communities in gaining access to a trained and skilled workforce.  Recognizing that some individuals in need of services find it difficult to travel to Warrenton (particularly if they have no transportation), Job Center staff has decided to go out in the region to serve them.

On July 1, 2017, the first stop was Montgomery County.  Several Job Center staff members went to Reach Church in Montgomery City.  Reach Church provides assistance to people in the county and the surrounding area.  One of the services they provide is a food pantry.  Job Center staff were on hand during this initial visit to provide information and let people know that they would be coming back to offer assistance with job search and workforce training opportunities.  Approximately 200 packets of information were handed out.

Also attending this initial reach out effort was BRPC Mobility Manager Kelly Anders.  She was able to provide information about the Mo RIDES program which is a transportation referral service.

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Individuals register on MoJOBS
and receive assistance with job searches.

Job Center Functional Leader Janet Hickey reports that the return visit to Montgomery County was very successful!  Nine individuals took advantage of the opportunity to register on MoJOBS and receive assistance in searching for jobs.  Janet shares, “We are trying to reach the customers who can’t get to us.  We’re trying to get to them and let them know the resources we have.”

Opportunities for youth and young adults were also shared.  Job Center Youth Workforce Specialist Cindy Schwada provided information about the Summer Jobs program to four youth.  She plans to conduct a Youth workshops at the site, making it easier for young people in the area to attend.

This outreach has been so successful that staff plan to return to Montgomery County on September 5.  Veterans Representative Lon Little will be attending to provide assistance to veterans in the area.  Staff would like to reach out to the residents of Lincoln County as well, and will be working to set up a site visit there soon.

A special thanks to the people at Reach Church who have partnered with Boonslick Regional Planning Commission to provide services to those in our region!

 

Flooding in Southern Warren County

BRPC Project Coordinator Chuck Eichmeyer captured footage of recent flooding in southern Warren County.  Check out the video below!

Flooding Pic

 

Improvements to Hickory Lick Road in Warrenton Underway

The City of Warrenton is removing the surface and rebuilding Hickory Lick Road.  The project is made possible through Community Development Block Grant Re-use of Neighborhood Stabilization funds.  BRPC Project Coordinator Chuck Eichmeyer has been on site and made the video below which shows some work in progress.  He also took photos.

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Services

Boonslick Regional Planning Commission takes an active role in community and economic development issues. For further information on any of our services, or to send comments regarding this website, contact Executive Director Chad Eggen at (636) 456-3473 or ceggen@boonslick.org .

Boonslick Regional Planning Commission is an equal opportunity employer with equal opportunity programs.  Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.  Missouri TTY Users can call (800) 735-2966 or dial 7-1-1.

 

Mission Statement

To improve the quality of life in the Boonslick Region (Lincoln, Montgomery & Warren counties) through community, economic and workforce development initiatives; conserving and protecting natural resources; protecting the citizens through emergency planning and preparedness activities; promoting efficiency in governmental programs through sound planning practices; and promoting collaborative approaches to regional challenges.

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