Student Conservation Day held

On behalf of Moniteau County Health Services, Christine Koestner reviews healthy choices for the students attending Student Conservation Day.

On behalf of Moniteau County Health Services, Christine Koestner reviews healthy choices for the students attending Student Conservation Day. Photo by David Wilson.

Many fifth and sixth grade students and teachers from California R-I, Clarksburg C-2, High Point, Latham R-V, Jamestown C-I and St. Andrew's at Tipton, attended Student Conservation Day on Tuesday, May 1, at the Moniteau County Fairgrounds in California.

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As part of the fire safety demonstration at Student Conservation Day, several students put on the suits used by fire fighters entering structures during a fire.

There were many sponsors of the event which was coordinated by the Moniteau County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD).

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Student Conservation Day participants are given a quick lesson in the use of a Dumpy Level by N.R.C. S. employee D.J. Schroeder, seen in the right back part of the photo. The use of a Laser Level and receiver were also demonstrated for the students.

Personnel involved in the daylong event included those from SWCD, Missouri Department of Conservation, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Moniteau County Farm Service Agency, Moniteau County Health Services, Mid-Mo Ambulance, California Police Department, Lincoln University, and volunteers of California Rural Fire Department.

For more of this story check out the May 9 issue of the California Democrat.

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