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The 11th Conference on Private Property Rights is Saturday, Aug. 6, at the YMCA in Mountain Grove, Mo., from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sponsored by the Ozarks Property Rights Congress (OPRC), the conference will be a bittersweet event this year. In May, OPRC President c. Russell Wood passed away, and the loss is felt by all who knew him. A video tribute will be presented after opening ceremonies, at about 9:15 a.m.
The c. Russell Wood Memorial REAL Conservationist Award will be presented just before noon. Past recipients include Sarah Steelman, Texas County Commissioners, Senator Chuck Purgason, Derry Brownfield, Wanda Benton, Ray Cunio, Bob Parker, Bill and Carolin Burch, Mary Rivera, Doreen Hannes, and c. Russell Wood.
The theme of the conference is Agenda 21 in the Heartland – How International Becomes Local. A lineup of expert speakers is planned and the group will address issues of importance to citizens concerned with the country’s direction.
Sheriff Richard Mack, of Texas, will speak on “The County Sheriff, America’s Last Hope.” He is a well-known crusader for individual freedoms.
Ray Cunio, founder of Citizens for Private Property Rights, will talk about “Sustainable Development – Where the Rubber Meets The Road in Your Backyard.”
Doreen Hannes, who is involved in research, speaking and writing on food issues as they pertain to federal and international interference with our food systems, will also speak. Hannes was present during the Morningland Dairy trial in West Plains. Presenting “Food Is Now a Controlled Substance,” she will discuss the newly signed food safety modernization act and government control.
Admission to the conference is free. A list of local restaurants open for lunch will be provided in the conference packet.
For more information email email@example.com or go to the website www.ozarksprc.com. Or call 417-668-5977 or 417-457-6111.