Cooper Recognized on House Floor as Outdoor Communicator Bill Cooper, of rural St. James, was recently recognized by 120th District State Representative Jason Chipman on the floor of the Missouri House of Representatives for 45 years of contributory service to the citizens of the state of Missouri as an outdoor communicator. Rep. Chipman noted Cooper's long tenure of outdoor education and entertaining Missouri citizens through his media outlets about hunting, fishing, outdoor recreation, outdoor ethics and tourism. Representative Chipman presented Cooper with Missouri House of Representatives Resolution 1360, as a mark of esteem for him. The Resolution read as follows: Whereas, it is with special pleasure that the members of the Missouri House of Representatives pause to recognize an outstanding Missouri citizen who has distinguished himself through many years of excellence in the workplace; and Whereas, Billie Ronald Cooper, of St. James, Missouri, is being honored after forty-five years of combined service as an Outdoor Communicator, and Whereas, owner of Outside Again Adventures TV - Online, Billie Cooper graduated from East prairie High School in 1967, and went on to complete a Masters in Outdoor Education at the university of Missouri-Columbia in 1973; and Whereas, after serving as an officer in the United States Army, Billie Cooper returned to his true passion, which was working in and around the outdoors, as a full time outdoor writer and videographer; and Whereas, traveling from Alaska to the Yucatan to gather outdoor related material, Billie Cooper constantly immerses himself in the outdoors to find content for his web show, and has published over 3,000 articles, had eight years in outdoor radio, two years in outdoor TV, and five years in online outdoor TV; and Whereas, Billie Cooper has received many accolades for the work he has done in bringing the outdoors to life for people, including the Outdoor Educator of the Year Award in 2000 and the Outdoor Communicator of the Year Award in 2008: Now, therefore it be resolved that we, the members of the Missouri House of Representatives, Ninety-eighth General Assembly, join in extending our utmost appreciation to Billie Cooper for his unparalleled service to the citizens of Missouri, and his contributions to keep the general public educated and entertained about the world of hunting, fishing, conservation, outdoor ethics, outdoor recreation, and tourism in the State of Missouri; and Be it further resolved that the Chief Clerk of the Missouri house of Representatives be instructed to prepare a properly inscribed copy of this resolution for Billie Ronald Cooper, as a mark of our esteem for him. Offered by Representative Jason Chipman, District No. 120 I, Todd Richardson Speaker of the House of Representatives, Ninety-eighth General Assembly, Second Regular Session, do certify that the above is a true and correct copy of House Resolution No.1360, adopted March 22, 2016. Todd, Richardson, Speaker.