Thanks to the government shutdown, federal death benefits have been tied up.
Which is heartbreaking news for the family of Special Agent Joseph Peters, who
was killed by an IED in Afghanistan this week. He leaves behind a wife and
20 month old son, and even though he was serving our country at the time of his
death, sincethe government can't get it together...the family has to pay.
If you would like to help, click the photo below to go to the family's FundRazr account.
Thank you, Sgt. Peters, for your ultimate sacrifice.
Thoughts and prayers to folks in Pulaski/Phelps counties as it continues to rain
and flood. If you would like to help, this message is from their website:
#PulaskiCountyUSAâ¬, including the City of Waynesville MO Municipal Government,
greatly appreciates the goodwill & prayers that are being sent our way. For those of
you who wish to aid with the clean up efforts, we are compiling a list of potential volunteers.
This list will be forwarded to the 911 Operations center. If you would like to be included
on this list please provide us with your name, contact information, and any special
skills that you can bring to the table. You can call us with this information at 573.336.6355,
or you can email it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. For updates from the City of
Waynesville please visit their Facebook page, www.facebook.com/cityofwaynesvillemo,
and click “like”.
Usually we put this information in our Motorcycle Rides section, and you'll find it there too,
but this event hits close to home for me, so I wanted to make sure the word is out in as
many ways as I can.
It is with great sadness that the Marshfield Fire Protection District and Marshfield Fire Department announces the death of Lieutenant Matthew Blankenship. Lt. Blankenship Passed away at Mercy Hospital Burn Center in Springfield MO. at 4:35 AM on July 20, 2013. Lieutenant Blankenship was critically injured during firefighting operations at a structure fire on July 13, 2013. Lt. Blankenship served the Marshfield Community for greater than 4 years. Arrangements will be as follows:
Visitation – No Formal Visitation Will Be Held
Funeral – Coordinated by Fraker Funeral Home at the Marshfield High School Gymnasium, Marshfield MO. Thursday July 25th 2013 at 11:00 AM
Michael P. Taylor
Fire Chief, Marshfield Fire Department
There will be a benefit poker run Saturday, July 27 to raise funds for Matt's family.
If you cannot attend on Saturday and would like to make a donation, please
click here... FIREFIGHTER DOWN