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  Jan. 24th, Jan. 31st and Feb. 7th - 8am to 12 Noon, all (5) Results Radio stations will conduct the 2015 Dialing for Deals program.

We will have items like Motorcycles, Food Certificates, Golf, Gym Memberships, Guitar, Sun Tanning Certificates, Jewelry, Furniture and Remote Car Starters just to name a few.

We will post the weekly items on our website and have a print out available at our Rolla office.


 


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In the very near future the City of Rolla will be using the Everbridge system for Citizen Alerts to communicate with thousands of businesses and residents in minutes in the event of an emergency. Everbridge is an industry-leading interactive communication and mass notification solutions provider that helps organizations save lives, manage critical activities and improve the efficiency of daily operations.
 
With the Everbridge system, the City of Rolla will be able to alert residents about severe weather, fires, floods, toxic environmental issues and in process violent crimes. Messages can be sent to individuals using a variety of contact mechanisms– cell phone, landline, email, text messaging, fax, pager, and more – ensuring that residents and town/city staff receive life-saving emergency information and important public service announcements in minutes. Citizens listed in the City’s 9-1-1 database will be automatically subscribed to alerts by landline, though any individual may self-register, provide additional contact
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"We have a commitment to protect our citizens to from any danger that threatens our community. The ability to reach all residents quickly during an emergency in order to warn them and provide guidance is critical to upholding that commitment, which is why we selected the Everbridge system,” said Chief Mark Kearse. “The Everbridge mass notification and interactive communication system ensures the City will be able to react quickly and efficiently to reach each individual in the case of an emergency.”
 
Everbridge SmartGIS System can deliver messages to you any way you want—on your home phone, cell phone, email, and more. This way, we can reach you in any emergency. We may also use the system in non-emergency situations to let you know about important City-related events, such as meetings, parade closures, or street cleaning changes.
How does it work?
 
The process begins when the City issues a message about a potential safety hazard or concern. Messages will be sent to all standard voice and text communication devices, including listed land line phones, cell phones, e-mail, and more. If you don't confirm receipt of the message, the system will try to reach your second contact number or email. The system will continue trying to contact you until it receives a confirmation from you.
 
The success of this service relies on YOU. Having your latest contact information is the only way to ensure that we can contact you in an emergency. Please update your contact information as soon as possible. Updating is easy and only takes a few minutes, just go to
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Ice vs. Snow

Can make all the difference in road conditions 


Having a clear road to drive on as soon after a winter storm as possible is important to everyone. Employees of the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT), who are tasked with delivering this goal, understand the public's expectation and approach their work with dedication.

MoDOT Maintenance Engineer Henry Haggard said MoDOT has many practices in place that help make clearing roads a more efficient process. "We begin by prioritizing routes by traffic volume," he said. "By clearing the most heavily traveled roads first, we can get the greatest number of people moving safely on clean pavement. Then we are able to move out to other routes, also according to volume.
"While those who live on more rural roadways may have a little longer wait than someone living on a major highway, they should keep in mind we are working hard to help everyone as quickly as we can. Our employees really do care about serving their customers and take pride in their work."

Another thing Haggard said is important to realize is the difference the type of precipitation a storm delivers can make. "Snow can be bladed off the roadway much more easily than ice," he said. "Frozen precipitation, as it hits pavement warmer than the air temperature, adheres very quickly. When cold air and rain mix, a layer of ice can quickly build on the road as well. This makes removal challenging."

According to Haggard, MoDOT crews continually look to improve their winter storm event response and have learned important lessons through the years. "Due to how difficult ice can be to remove, we work hard to pretreat the roads, especially curves and hills, when we know it is coming," he said. "Once it arrives, our crews spread a mixture of abrasive material and calcium chloride and salt, on the roadways. Time then becomes the key. The chemicals have to sit on the road and be allowed to work. It does no good to apply the chemicals and then come right back over with the plow blading them off. By not having trucks running up and down the roadway, it may give the impression we are not actively treating the roads. In reality, we get better results and are more cost effective in the areas of fuel efficiency and man-hours."

MoDOT encourages the public to make wise travel decisions in the event of inclement weather and makes tools available to aid in that process. Customer service representatives are available to field calls during winter storm events and a traveler information map is updated around the clock as road condition changes occur. This map may be accessed by going on line to www.modot.org/southcentral and clicking on the winter road conditions icon.

For additional information on this or other transportation-related topics, call the MoDOT Customer Service Center, toll-free, at 1-888-ASK MoDOT (275-6636). Customers also may email the center at d9csc@modot.mo.gov. 
 


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