July NEWS
City of Clarksville
Sunflower Days
July 30 & 31, 2011
Plein Air Event
July 4th, 2011
Marilyn Crow
celebrates 90th!
June 26, 2011

Receives proclamation
from
Mayor Smiley
Col, Thomas O'Hara
in last visit to
Clarksville before the
Change of Command.  

On Friday July 8, 2011
Col Christopher Hall
will assume command
of the St. Louis
Engineer District
Show-Me Missouri State Chili Cookoff  at  Pike County Fair 2012 was a wonderful
experience for the Chili Cooks.  Chilis from Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Illinois, Iowa,
Wisconsin and Arkansas. 21 reds., 14 green, 12 salsa and 15 Anything Goes participated.

The Original Watercolor painting by Bill Blakey for Trophies got  attention from
everyone cooking.  Overlook Farms donated an overnight Stay  at Rackheath or
Cedarcrest as an additional fund raiser for Raintree Arts Council.  Larry and Joyce
Wright from St. Charles, Mo. were the Winners.

Date:                July 9, 2013
             

Mayors Select New Leadership for Mississippi River Cities & Towns Initiative; Memphis’ Wharton and Dubuque’s Buol to serve as Co-Chairs.
MRCTI is comprised of 55 Mississippi River Mayors, nearly half of whom were in St. Cloud, MN for MRCTI’s second annual organizational
meeting.

The following Mayors were chosen for the MRCTI Executive Committee: MO - Jo Anne Smiley, Clarksville; MN - Dave Kleis, St. Cloud; WI - Mark
Huber, Prescott; IA - Mark Vulich, Clinton; IL - Tom Thompson, Grafton; KY - David Lattus, Hickman; MS - Larry  Brown, Natchez; and LA - Hyram
Copeland, Vidalia. The committee added a Founder's Seat for Francis Slay, St. Louis.

Modeled after the successful Great Lakes & St. Lawrence Cities Initiative, MRCTI is an effort coordinated by the Northeast-Midwest Institute
(NEMWI) with funding from the Walton Family Foundation to create an influential voice for the Mississippi River that dramatically increases
demand for effective river protection, restoration and management in Washington, D.C.  The recent severe drought and floods severely
impacted the towns, cities and people who live and make a living along the Mississippi River highlighted the urgent need for a unified effort to
protect and sustain the River.

As the ecological linchpin to the 37-state Mississippi River Basin, the River is responsible for creating $105 billion worth of U.S. GDP; providing
drinking water for more than 18 million; transporting 62 percent of our nation’s agricultural output; delivering nearly 400 tons of coal and
petroleum products; and directly supporting one million jobs and millions more indirectly.