Issue 2: March 15, 2017
The City of Willard will be celebrating Arbor Day after 4 pm on April 7th.
Be Weather Aware
An early spring seems to be in bloom this March. When we think of spring, we think of flowers and trees budding and allergies. But we also begin to think of heading outdoors, gardening, and cleaning up our yards.
Willard Fire Protection District would like to remind you of the following information when cleaning up your yards.
The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) requires, through the Willard Fire District, you to fill out a burn permit application. There are open burn permit standard conditions required by DNR. Some are highlighted below:
* It is to open burn vegetative or untreated wood
* The permit is effective for 60 days from the date issued
* Permittee shall notify the Fire Department each day before starting any burning
* All non-recreational fires must be extinguished by 5 pm
Weather is always a factor when burning. Some examples of when not to burn are as follows:
· Low (relative) humidity – dead forest fuels and the air are constantly exchanging moisture. Grass and other small fuels lose moisture and quickly dry out during low humidity causing a higher fire danger. Even one significant storm is not always enough to change the moisture exchange.
· Wind – on low humidity days with excessive or even smaller winds, the air becomes drier and so does the fuel source for fire. High winds can cause a fire to spread quickly.
When burning, do not leave the fire unattended and have a water source close by. It only takes an ember jumping to another location to start another area burning.
Willard Fire, in most instances, will post Red Flag Warning days on our facebook page. You can always call the captain on shift at 417-693-0501, if you are unsure if you should burn or not.
Always remember to call 911 if your burn is out of control.
Please feel free to contact Stefanie Shell at 417-685-3114 or email@example.com if you have any questions or wish to obtain a burn permit application. They are also available on our website www.willardfire.com. More information about the open burn permit standard conditions are available also.
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The Willard Police Department has recovered a lot of bicycles over the past couple of years. Approximately 8 bikes remain unclaimed. If you are missing a bike, be sure to contact us with a description, so we can check our inventory. We want to get bikes back to the rightful owners. On April 10th, any remaining bikes will be donated to a non-profit organization. Please don’t delay.
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Officer Andrew Stone has been with the Willard Police Department since 2015 following his graduation from the Drury University Missouri POST 740-hour Academy. His manner is calm and easy going with the perfect balance of tenacity to get the job done. Officer Stone’s rounded approach to police work earned him the Outstanding Officer of the Year 2016 award. Officer Stone is a Springfield native. He graduated Kickapoo High School in 2012. Officer Stone said he enjoys hunting, fishing and being outdoors. His favorite element of police work is bike patrol where he can easily interact with citizens. Officer Stone said he likes responding to domestic disturbances, because his strength is in de-escalation and he wants to be a part of preserving families. Officer Stone is scheduled to attend a 40 hour Interview and Interrogation school in July 2017. The Willard Police Department is blessed to have him on the team.
Where: 233 N State Highway Z
When: April 01, 2017 from 10:00am to 12:00pm
In an effort to make the environment safe and attractive for the community, join us at the Willard Recreation Center.
For more Information please contact the Recreation Center at (417)742-2262 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Jason Knight, CPRP
Assistant Director, Willard Parks and Recreation
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(Recreation and Leisure Studies),
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(Health Promotion and Wellness Management)
Where: 233 N State Highway Z
When: April 08, 2017 from 8:00am to 11:00am
Egg hunt begins at 9:00am. Free breakfast, pictures with the Easter Bunny, and bounce houses will be available.
Where: 1009 S Hunt Road Miller Farm Park
When: June 03, 2017 check in at 8:00am
$25 - Registration Deadline - May 13th
$35 - Late Registration Until May 17th
$$35 - Post May 17th Registration
Participants should expect to get very muddy. Course lengths apx .75 and 1.25 miles long. Wear old clothes. Shoes and shirt are required! There are no showers or changing facilities but we will have rinsing stations for post race participants.