A memorial lunch has been held at conferences for many years in honor of Scott Porter, a Dispatcher from St. Francois County who lost his life in a motorcycle accident after working his duty shift.

In 2011, as MONENA and MOAPCO conferences combined, the associations moved to also honor George Major, the MOAPCO President and Webster County Director who passed away in 2009.

As we continue to grow as a conference and a community, we wish to honor those from within our community who are missing from our ranks.

A Moment in Time

By: Tom Krause

A moment in time
will pass by your way
as the sunrise begins
the start of each day.

 

What dreams will you dare?
What games will you play?
What challenges in life
will you conquer this day?

 

Dare to be brave
with courage in your soul.
Stand with the wise
where the fools never go.

 

And with no remorse
in your heart always say
“I gave it my best
to make a difference today.”

 

For when the sun sets
at the dusk of this day – 
a moment in time
will have passed by your way.