Fire Chief Urges Caution on Fair Parking Lots

With drought conditions persisting, Washington Fire Chief Bill Halmich is urging those going to the Town & Country Fair to exercise caution when using grass parking lots bordering the fairgrounds. No Smoking signs have been placed prominently on the lots because of the high fire risk. Halmich also asks drivers to be aware of their catalytic converters, which could spark brush fires, particularly in high grass.
Fair Board member Jon Ballmann told the KLPW Morning Show that there will be barrels of water on the site of the lots, to help douse any potential fire as soon as it arises. The Washington Volunteer Fire Department will also be on standby in the event of any brush fires.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

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The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Washington Varsity Soccer Goalie Camron Shipley. Camron made countless saves in Washington's 1-0 win over Borgia Saturday night at Jim Scanlan Stadium at Washington High School. The game was scoreless through regulation and two overtimes and Shipley only gave up one goal in the shootout. Camron is a senior and this is his first year playing soccer.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

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If you want to get someone's attention, whisper. That old investment brokerage ad is the opposite of what is going on regarding shootings in Ferguson and Tower Grove. When people threaten violence or blankly label one as a racist, it's very hard to listen. The same holds true for those who sum up the plight of impoverished black communities as "that's how those people are."

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SPORTS CORNER

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Soccer...
East Central wrapped up the regular season with a 4-1 win over the Central Methodist JV. The Falcons improve to 9-7-1 and will now prepare for the NJCAA Region 16 Playoffs. ECC is the #5 seed and will play Saturday at Crowder College in Neosho.