News Release
Release No.STELPRD4012683
ContactJane Edwards(660) 885-5567 Ext 4
Jerico Springs, MO, Oct 04, 2011 --

@@In a ceremony on October 4, 2011, Anita J. (Janie) Dunning, Missouri State Director, USDA Rural Development presented the Village of Jerico Springs with a certificate of congratulations upon receipt of funding to purchase and install a new storm warning siren for the community. The assistance consists of an Economic Impact Initiative Grant (EII) from USDA Rural Development’s Community Facility Program in the amount of $11,100. Additionally, the Village of Jerico Springs contributed $3,700 toward the total cost of $14,800 for the siren. Jerico Springs is a community of 259 residents in southwestern Cedar County.

“Thanks to these resources, the citizens of Jerico Springs will be safer from dangerous weather,” U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill said. “A new warning siren will mean a safer, and more prepared community.”

“In many cases, a solid storm warning siren can mean the difference between life and death for citizens in the path of turbulent and sometimes extremely dangerous weather,” said U.S. Representative Vicky Hartzler. “I am pleased to see this Economic Impact Initiative Grant is being used to add safety and security to the lives of the good people of Jerico Springs.”

“This is a great partnership effort when everyone works together for a common goal of meeting the needs of a community in providing an early warning system,” said Dunning. “This project mirrors USDA Rural Development’s mission of being committed to the future of rural communities. I want to personally thank everyone that has worked together to make this project a reality. I am pleased that the residents of Jerico Springs will have the benefit of this siren. Special thanks are extended to our federal elected officials for making available the federal funds for these kinds of projects.”

Anyone seeking more information about the Community Facility Program or any other USDA Rural Development programs may visit the homepage at or by contacting the Clinton Area Office at 1306 North 2nd Street, Clinton, MO 64735 or by calling (660) 885-5567- ext 5.

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