Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Ozark Press Association Event March 28 Gives Journalists Access to Knowledgeable Speakers

The Ozark Press Association Annual Meeting will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, March 28 in the Keeter Center at College of the Ozarks, Point Lookout, Mo.

The program for this annual event is filled with knowledgeable speakers who will be addressing timely topics that are relevant to area journalists.

Program speakers will include: Dr. Jim Wirth on "Managing Stress at Work," Ron Cunningham on postal changes, Springfield News Leader Editorial Page Editor Tony Messenger on “The Sunshine Law,” Columbia Missourian Editor John Schneller on "Flirting with the Digital Frontier, attorney Jean Maneke with a legal and legislative update and Advertising Director Greg Baker with "How to Avoid No's.”

The lunch speaker will be author, speaker and actor Mitch Jayne, an Ozarks original.

Registration costs are very affordable with the first newspaper representative costing only $50 and other participants costing only $35. Non-Ozark Press Association newspapers will need to page $70 registration.

Please send registrations with payment by Feb. 29, 2008, to OPA, c/o Sharon Vaughn, The Summersville Beacon, PO Box 272, Summersville, MO 65571

Rooms have been set aside at the Keeter Center for those wanting to stay overnight either March 27 or March 28 at a cost of $59.95 per night. Please make reservations no later than March 1 by calling 1-417-239-1900 ext. 120.

For more information on the program, please contact the Missouri Press Association. Registration information can also be found online at


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