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Thursday, December 17, 2020
Hyde Park Splash Pad Progress

Progress continues on the Hyde Park Splash Pad, funded through the Capital Improvements Program (CIP) half-cent sales tax. The current work is primarily above ground. Lawhon Construction has completed most of the wall construction for the mechanical/restroom building and is now working on installing the laminated beams for the roof. Most of the parking islands and sidewalks have been poured as well. The park, designed by Ellison-Auxier Architects, is anticipated to open in 2021.
Coming Together While Staying Apart

The holidays are a time of coming together, yet staying apart is now more important than ever. This year we need to keep our distance, but we can still reach out to others.
  • Write a letter or make a call to those you care about.
  • Bake cookies, get a gift or make a holiday craft to leave on a neighbor's porch.
  • Host a virtual celebration with your family and friends. Schedule a time to enjoy a meal, open presents or sing carols.

For more ideas on how to share the joy this holiday season, visit stjoemo.org.

Being Prepared for Winter

As we get into the winter season, it is a good idea to be prepared for anything that can happen. When traveling, carrying an emergency travel kit is a great way to protect you and your family in the event your car breaks down or you are stranded. Here are some items to carry:
  • Jumper cables to restart engine
  • Cat litter or sand for tire traction on snow and ice 
  • Shovel to scrape snow away from tires 
  • Ice scraper to clear windshield 
  • Warm clothes, gloves, hat, sturdy boots, warm jacket and even a change of clothes 
  • Blankets to keep warm inside the vehicle 
  • Flashlights and extra batteries for increased visibility 
  • First aid kit for minor injuries and remember to pack necessary medications in case you are stuck on the road 
  • Pack food items containing protein such as nuts and energy bars, also canned fruit and a portable can opener are good additions 
  • Bring enough water for each person in your car and any pets 
  • AM/FM radio to listen to traffic reports and emergency messages

When staying at hotels or motels, remember to check for smoke alarms and exits. This is especially true if you are in a building that has more than one floor. If you are staying with family or friends, know how to get out of the house. Remember, everything looks different in the dark.

Candles come in a variety of colors and smells while  providing a festive ambiance and delightful fragrance, however, they are an open flame and a fire hazard.

Finally, take a moment to check your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors and change the batteries if you haven’t already done so this year.
Fire Safety Inspections for Businesses

As part of the fire department’s mission to reduce the loss of life and property, fire inspectors engage in fire and life safety inspections, fire code enforcement and public fire safety education...read more
Registration Underway

If you're looking to challenge yourself or want to try something new, the parks department is hoping a twist on a typical 5k will offer you that thrill. Registration is now underway for the Outlaw Adventure Walk/Run on March 27, starting at 10am, at Krug Park. The event will take participants through a 5k course as you maneuver through, over and under obstacles along the way.

Registration is $50 per person for ages 10 and up. Price increases on January 1. To register, visit https://tinyurl.com/stjoutlawrun or call 271-5501 for more information.
(816) 271-5300