News Release
Release No.STELPRD4018157
ContactJune Hart(660) 885-5567, Ext. 4
El Dorado Springs, MO, Aug 23, 2012 --

@@In a ceremony on August 23, 2012, Anita J. (Janie) Dunning, USDA Rural Development Missouri State Director, announced funding to the City of El Dorado Springs to install a new storm warning siren. The assistance consists of $14,500 from Economic Impact Initiative Grant. The city contributed $4,850 toward the total cost of $19,350.

“Storm warning systems are essential to communities in Missouri’s Fourth District and throughout Missouri and often save lives”, said Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler. “I am pleased that $14,500 in Rural Development funds will be used to purchase a new storm warning siren for the City of El Dorado Springs.”

“Folks in Missouri don’t need to be told how important it is to be warned in advance of dangerous weather. Thanks to these resources, the families and businesses of El Dorado Springs will be safer,” U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill said. “A new warning siren will mean a safer, and more prepared community.”

“Having a storm warning siren available to alert the residents of a community of an incoming weather event can mean the difference between life and death”, said Anita J. Dunning, Missouri State Director for USDA Rural Development.  “We are pleased that our Agency could provide funding for this life-saving system.”

Anyone seeking more information about the Economic Impact Initiative Grant 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. 4.

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