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Over 400 Items Collected at Toy Drive

On December 6th, Meramec Ambulance District and Boles Fire Protection District hosted their annual First Responder Toys Drive. Toys were collected in four locations throughout both districts. Even with the frigid and gloomy conditions, more than 400 toys were collected. All donations were given to The Agape Help House of Pacific, Mo., and distributed to area children this holiday season. Both districts would like to thank everyone for their support in making the event such a success. 

About The Agape Help House

Founded in 1985 as a food pantry, The Agape Help House has since expanded to provide clothing, household items, school supplies and monetary assistance to more than 300 Pacific-area families every month. For more information, contact the Agape Help House at (636) 271-5315 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..    



MDC Perscribed Burn Class- January 10, 2015


This workshop is part of MDC’s commitment to work with landowners interested in learning how to properly and safely utilize prescribed fire to manage grasslands, prairies, woodlands, glades and other natural communities on their land.

The course will be taught by MDC-certified burners, and participants will learn about the value and purpose of prescribed fire as a land management tool.  Attendees will receive instruction on how to safely and effectively plan and conduct a controlled burn.  The workshop will also discuss situations where prescribed burning could create benefits for both property owners and their land, and wildlife habitat. 

The classroom portion will run from 9 a.m.- noon, followed by lunch.  Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in an actual burn demonstration from 1-4 p.m.  If weather conditions do not permit a safe burn, other practical field exercises will be substituted.

Participants should dress for the weather and have protective eye wear, leather gloves, leather boots, a handkerchief or banana, and clothing made of natural fibers.  Clothing made from synthetic materials should be avoided if at all possible due to its high flammability.

The workshop is free but seating is limited. For reservations, call Lori Novak at 636-583-2303, ext. 101 by Jan. 7. The Warren County Extension Center is located at 107 West Walton Street in Warrenton. For more on prescribed burns, go online to http://mdc.mo.gov/your-property/fire/prescribed-fire.


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