The Mid-County Fire Protection District reports responding to a fire just before 1 o’clock on Monday. Units were called to the residence on Suzanne Drive, in Camdenton, where they came upon a two story home. After about twenty minutes, the fire was under control and it was determined that the fire began in a van inside the garage before spreading to the home. The garage sustained the majority of the fire damage while the entire home suffered extensive smoke damage. No injuries were reported. Mid County was assisted by Camdenton Police, Mercy Ambulance, and the Osage Beach Fire District.
An early-morning traffic stop in Miller County lands two people in jail on several felony warrants and a third person in custody on misdemeanor charges. Highway Patrol reports say it happened shortly after 1:15 Monday morning. Taken into custody were 28-year-old Anthony Short, of Kaiser, and 24-year-old Justin Hartwick, of Eldon. Hartwick had also been wanted on a probation and parole warrant. Both Short and Hartwick are being held on no bond. A third person, 24-year-old Taryn Gann of Lake Ozark, had been wanted on a misdemeanor warrant for failing to appear on original charges of possessing marijuana and paraphernalia. She is also being held on no bond until, at least, her first appearance back in court.
A strong contingency of business owners is expected to file into the Lake West Chamber of Commerce office Wednesday afternoon for an informational meeting to go over new rules being handed down by the U.S. Department of Labor. Those rules, according to Lake West Chamber Director Paul Hooper, will affect small and large businesses who hire salaried employees making under $48-thousand per year.
The new labor rules are expected to go in effect on the 1st of December. The two-hour informational meeting begins at 2-oclock Wednesday at the Lake West Chamber office. The meeting is open to any and all businesses.
During the Lake Ozark Board of Aldermen Meeting tonight, the Board will look at a bill regarding a managed deer hunt. To go with that bill, they will also take a look at an amendment changing the Schedule I Speed Limits and four bills regarding right-of-way easements. Tonight’s Lake Ozark Board of Aldermen Meeting, in City Hall, begins at 6 o’clock.
Last week was a fairly normal week for the Gravois Fire Protection District. While they were fortunate enough to have zero fire calls, they did have seven calls for medical emergencies. They also responded to one call for lift assist. Their busiest day was Friday, with two medical calls and one service call for lift assist. One of the medical emergency calls required the response of 3 units and 5 personnel. Because of HIPPA regulations, the details of the medical call cannot be released.
Other than several statewide races along with a handful of constitutional amendments and one proposition, it’ll be a fairly non-eventful General Election day in a couple weeks here in the Lake Area. There is only one contested local race to be decided and that one race is for the position of Assessor, in Morgan County between Ray Bowman and Colleen Richardson Richey. Voters in some areas of Morgan and Miller counties will also help decide the fate of the District-58 State Representative race between Democrat Travis Maupin and Republican David Wood. The polls, on November 8th, open 6-am and close up at 7-pm.
It’s no secret for motorists who use Highway-54 everyday between Miller and Cole counties. Resurfacing work, for about a 22-mile stretch, continues. However, what may not be known, according to MoDOT Central District Engineer Bob Lynch, is that part of the work in the area between Route-52 and V-Road involves using different mixes of asphalt as part of a Federal highway test project.
Lynch goes on to say that the different mixes of asphalt look the same and really don’t affect the way your vehicle handles on them. Federal highway personnel have been on location keeping a close eye on the project to make sure the asphalt holds up according to standards.