What’s it like to make laps around “Diamond of Dirt Tracks?” One lucky fan will find out during Season Championship Program Saturday, August 24th

WHEATLAND, Missouri (August 15, 2019) – One lucky fan will experience the sensation of making laps around Lucas Oil Speedway during Rempfer Memorial Season Championship Night Presented by Bill Roberts Chevrolet-Buick and KOLR/KRBK a week from Saturday.

For the second straight year, raffle tickets will be sold for a chance to win a ride in the Lucas Oil Speedway 2-Seater Late Model during intermission of the August 24 edition of the Big Adventure RV Weekly Racing Series.

“The 2-Seater Late Model ride proved to be extremely popular a year ago and we want to bring it back for the fans again,” said Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager Danny Lorton, who will be behind the wheel as the winning fan buckles in for a five-lap spin around the “Diamond of Dirt Tracks” during intermission.

“Bring your camera. We really want this to be a memory of a lifetime for the winning fan,” said Lorton, a former Late Model driver.

Raffle tickets will be sold that evening with the winning ticket drawn just prior to intermission. Tickets will be sold for $2 each, six for $10 or 12 for $20. Fans must be 18 years of age or older to participate and sign a waiver form.

“All summer we get the question, ‘How can I get a ride in the 2-Seater?’ This will be a fun chance to do just that,” Lorton said. The car is displayed on the midway each week for fans to get an up-close look.

Class champions will be crowned in the Big Adventure RV Weekly Racing Series that night for the Pitts Homes USRA Modifieds, O’Reilly Auto Parts Street Stocks, Ozark Golf Cars USRA B-Mods and Warsaw Auto Marine & RV ULMA Late Models. It also will be Public Safety Appreciation Night as all Police, Fire and Rescue personnel will be admitted free with an ID.

This Saturday, action resumes with Fan Appreciation Night Presented by Ozarks CW/Ozarks Sports Zone. The Pitts Homes USRA Modifieds will headline the program with a 25-lap, $1,000-to-win main event.
In the next-to-last Big Adventure RV Weekly Racing Series program of 2019, fans will be treated to food and drink specials throughout the evening including $1 nachos & cheese, $2 hot dogs and $2 soft drinks or waters. There also will be specials in the Track Treasures Gift Shop and Diamond Bar during the evening and the first 500 fans through the spectator gates will receive gift bags courtesy of GEICO and Lucas Oil Speedway.

Gates open at 4 p.m. with hot laps at 6:30 and opening ceremonies at 7. The Ozark Golf Cars USRA B-Mods, Warsaw Auto Marine & RV Late Models and O’Reilly Auto Parts Street Stocks continue championship chases. 

Pure Stocks also will be a special guest class and the Show-Me Vintage Racing Club will return after a popular appearance a year ago. The club, which features a wide variance of years, makes and models, will display their cars on the midway before putting on a 10-lap vintage race after intermission.

Admission prices:
Adults (16 and over) $12
Seniors (62 and over) $9
Youth (6-15) $5
Kids (5 and under) FREE
Family Pass $30
Pit pass $30
For questions about tickets or camping for any event at Lucas Oil Speedway, contact Admissions Director Nichole McMillan at (417) 282-5984 or via email at Nichole@LucasOilSpeedway.com.
CONTACT:Danny Lorton
Lucas Oil Speedway General ManagerOffice: (417) 282-5984 DLorton@lucasoilspeedway.com

Adrian: Missing Cat Reward Offered.

A family pet is missing from Adrian. The cat is a female named Rosie.
The Cat is a Siamese with the mask and tail grey in color.
The missing cat weighs between 15 and 20 pounds.
A $50.00 reward is being offered for information that results in the return of the cat.
 The cat is declawed and not wearing a collar.
The cat is missing from a home in rural east Adrian.
If you have seen this cat : call 816-345-9018.
This public service message is paid for by House of Hound Animal Rescue in Butler.

USDA Designates 53 Missouri Counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas – Emergency Support to Producers in Surrounding Counties/Border States Also Available

WASHINGTON, Aug. 14, 2019 — Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated 53 Missouri counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers who suffered losses due to excessive rainfall and flooding that has occurred since March 9, 2019, may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency loans. The Missouri counties with the primary natural disaster designation include Adair, Audrain, Bates, Boone, Butler, Caldwell, Callaway, Camden, Cape Girardeau, Clark, Clay, Cole, Cooper, Daviess, DeKalb, Franklin, Gasconade, Grundy, Harrison, Howard, Jasper, Jefferson, Knox, Laclede, Lafayette, Lawrence, Lincoln, Linn, Livingston, McDonald, Maries, Marion, Mercer, Miller, Moniteau, Monroe, Montgomery, Newton, Osage, Pettis, Pike, Pulaski, Putnam, Randolph, St. Charles, Schuyler, Scotland, Scott, Shelby, Stoddard, Vernon, Warren, and Wright. This natural disaster designation allows FSA to extend much-needed emergency credit to producers recovering from natural disasters. Emergency loans can be used to meet various recovery needs including the replacement of essential items such as equipment or livestock, reorganization of a farming operation or the refinance of certain debts. Producers in the contiguous Missouri counties of Andrew, Barry, Barton, Benton, Bollinger, Buchanan, Carroll, Carter, Cass, Cedar, Chariton, Christian, Clinton, Crawford, Dade, Dallas, Douglas, Dunklin, Gentry, Greene, Henry, Hickory, Jackson, Johnson, Lewis, Macon, Mississippi, Morgan, New Madrid, Perry, Phelps, Platte, Ralls, Ray, Ripley, St. Clair, Ste. Genevieve, St. Francois, St. Louis, Saline, Stone, Sullivan, Texas, Washington, Wayne, Webster, and Worth, along with Benton and Clay counties in Arkansas; Adams, Alexander, Calhoun, Hancock, Jersey, Madison, Monroe, Pike and Union counties in Illinois; Appanoose, Davis, Decatur, Lee, Ringgold, Van Buren, and Wayne counties in Iowa; Bourbon, Cherokee, Crawford, Linn, Miami, and Wyandotte counties in Kansas; and Delaware and Ottawa counties in Oklahoma, are also eligible to apply for emergency loans. The deadline to apply for these emergency loans is April 7, 2020. FSA will review the loans based on the extent of losses, security available and repayment ability. FSA has a variety of additional programs to help farmers recover from the impacts of this disaster. FSA programs that do not require a disaster declaration include: Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and Farm-Raised Fish Program; Emergency Conservation Program; Livestock Forage Disaster Program; Livestock Indemnity Program; Operating and Farm Ownership Loans; and the Tree Assistance Program.

Farmers may contact their local USDA service center for further information on eligibility requirements and application procedures for these and other programs. Additional information is also available online at farmers.gov/recover.