Osceola is located on Truman Lake about 100 miles south of Kansas City
and 60 miles north of Springfield on Highway 13. Being surrounded
by beautiful bluffs makes for a perfect place to spend the weekend at
our RV park. The fishing and hunting is always great in the
Osceola area and the boating is as good as you will find anywhere.
Route 13/82 Interchange Project
groundbreaking ceremony and public meeting are planned to kick off construction of a new interchange at Routes 13/82 in St. Clair County near
Osceola, the Missouri Department of Transportation said.
A groundbreaking is scheduled for 4:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 13
Immediately following the ground breaking will be a come-and-go style public meeting between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. MoDOT and contractor representatives will be on hand to talk to people about the schedule for constructing the interchange and construction-related traffic impacts
Both events will be held at the Osceola High School cafeteria at 76 S.E. Highway WW south of Osceola
Construction on the interchange project will begin the week of Jan. 13. Drivers can expect lane closings and crews and equipment close to traffic at the beginning of the project. Initially, the contractor will mobilize equipment and perform minor grading.
The $7 million project includes a new Route 82 bridge which will carry traffic over Route 13 and new ramps connecting Route 13 to Route 82. The project also will relocate Business Route 13's intersection with Route 82 west of its current location and relocate a connection road's access to Route 82 on the east side of the interchange
Route 82 will be closed up to seven months beginning in late March or early April and will reopen at the end of the project. The exact closing date will be announced later. During the closing of Route 82, a detour will be signed using Route 54, Route 83 and Route 7. However, drivers may use other local routes to get around the closing
• Business Route 13 also will be closed for extended periods of time during its relocation. The exact closing date of Business 13 also will be announced later
Laptops for students
The Chambers vision was to provide laptops for every
graduating Senior who is continuing their education through college courses. With community support this year we gave away thirteen
laptops to students heading to college. Combined with last year’s eighteen we have given away thirty one computers to date and have
plans to continue the program in 2014.
This year we teamed with the St. Clair County Library and provided the students with the opportunity to ask questions and learn about
the features and software loaded on their computer. Giving the students a hands on learning experience to get to know the
computer and how it operates. Each computer was loaded with Microsoft XP operating system and windows Office and other useful
and fun software. Most college and universities require anti-virus software and this was provided as well. While we could
not know every requirement for each student’s line of study we tried to meet as many of the requirements they would need to enter
their first year of college.
If you would like to donate a computer please visit
our Laptop Page for more information.
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Join us on the 4th Friday of the month for our popular lecture series.
You'll enjoy a great lunch and listen to a speaker on a wide variety of
topics. Past speakers included State Senators, MoDOT, the
Superintendent of schools and more.
This time we shine the Osceola Community Chamber of Commerce spotlight on
The Heart House!
The Heart House is a
fine gift and more store housed in a 125 year old Victorian home located just three blocks
south of the historic Osceola square.
The Osceola Chamber
presented the 2013 Business Scholarship. Once again
this scholarship was presented to a graduating senior attending
Osceola High School and planning to study business or a related field.
The 2013 Osceola Community Chamber Business Scholarship was awarded to Loren Coleman & Race Leiber.