More than 10,000 individuals have accepted the Buckle Up Phone Down Challenge according to the Missouri Department of Transportation and Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety. The milestone announcement follows quickly on the heels of the successful Missouri Highway Safety and Traffic Blueprint Conference held in Columbia Sept. 9-11.
State and Regional News
Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft is encouraging Missourians to register to vote or verify their registration during National Voter Registration Month this September.
Law enforcement officials and lawmakers came together last Tuesday to unveil a new license plate that will give Missourians an opportunity to show their support for the men and women who protect and serve. Missouri drivers now have the option to obtain a new “Back the Blue” license plate to express their support for law enforcement.
Governor Mike Parson recently announced appointments to various boards and commissions, including one that went to an area resident.
Lance Mayfield, of Viburnum, was appointed to the State Lottery Commission.
• Arts Rolla, Steelville Arts Council receive funds
The Arts and Education Council has awarded five organizations a combined total of $25,000 through the Bayer Fund Rural Community Arts Program.
Since 2007, the Bayer Fund Rural Community Arts Program has invested more than $225,000 in our region to provide access to the arts for people living in the rural communities surrounding St. Louis.