WARSAW WOMAN HURT MISSING DEER
An early morning encounter with a deer on a south-central Missouri roadway ended with injuries to a Warsaw area woman. The accident occurred about four o'clock yesterday (Monday) morning on Highway 64, twelve miles west of Lebanon.
The Missouri Highway Patrol says fifty two year old Sherry Stover of Warsaw was eastbound when she swerved to miss the deer. Her small car went off the roadway and struck a tree.
Troopers say Stover suffered what were described as minor injuries. She was taken by private vehicle to an area hospital.
PARSON BLASTS NEGATIVE POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS
The man who represents area voters in the state senate is challenging colleagues to clean up their campaign tactics following the death of Auditor Tom Schweich (shwyk) in an apparent suicide.
Republican state Sen. Mike Parson took to the Senate floor Monday to denounce a political environment in which he says candidates are torn down with "misleading statements, outright lies and propaganda."
Parson, of Bolivar, referenced a negative radio ad that had run against Schweich the weekend before his death. Schweich also had called reporters, just minutes before his death Thursday, to say he wanted to go public with allegations that the Missouri Republican Party chairman had made anti-Semitic comments about him.
The party chairman has denied doing so.
STATEWIDE TORNADO DRILL TUESDAY
Area residents should hear Pettis County's outdoor warning sirens this afternoon, but there is no reason for concern. This is Severe Weather Awareness Week in Missouri, and the state wide tornado drill is scheduled for one thirty this afternoon.
Local Emergency Management Agency Director Dave Clippert says area sirens should sound twice during the drill. He says local officials are testing a new backup system, so that is why sirens will go off twice.
The National Weather Service will also set off the NOAA All Hazards Radios for today's drill.
Today's tests are the state's 41st statewide Tornado Drill. Clippert says it is the perfect time for people to practice taking shelter.
The safest shelter location is the basement or an interior room in the lowest level of a building. Other safe locations for businesses and schools include interior stairways and tornado safe rooms. The drill can be completed in as little as fifteen minutes.