A body that was found floating in the Big Niangua arm on Wednesday has been identified. Authorities say the body is that of 55 year old David Martin of Kaiser. He was found by a nearby resident and an autopsy was performed Thursday. According to the Highway Patrol’s Water Division the investigation is on-going and at this point say martin’s death could be either an unreported drowning or a possible homicide.
The body of a white male of an unknown age was recently recovered by the Camden County Sheriff’s Office and the Highway Patrol’s Drug and Crime Division in the Niangua arm at the Lake. According to reports, the body was discovered at the 11 mile mark on Wednesday when a nearby resident who noticed the body notified law enforcement. An autopsy is being performed on the body this Thursday afternoon to determine the cause of death. No further details are available at this time.
There are confirmed reports that the Sonic Drive in located in Eldon has closed its doors. KRMS news has not learned the reasons behind this but sources say the owners of fast food restaurant have decided to shut it down permanently.
A public information meeting regarding the proposed consolidation of the Camelot Estates water and sewer systems is scheduled for today. Stan Shultz with Shultz surveying is the firm hired to work on the project and he says the main purpose of the meeting is to inform residents on why the water district needs to issue new bonds
Supporters say the joining of the two systems is expected to result in improved coordination and reduced costs. Tonight’s meeting starts at six o’clock at the Yacht Club in Camelot Estates.
A number of items are on the agenda for Thursday’s meeting of the Osage Beach Board of Alderman. A letter from the citizen advisory committee regarding their recommendations for the Osage Beach parkway west of the Grand Glaize bridge will be reviewed. In other business, the board will consider four bills. The first authorizes the Mayor to execute a contract modification for lift station repairs. The second and third bills deal with the el terra fencing project and the fourth would amend the 2014 budget. Thursday’s meeting begins at 6:30 in city hall.
A proposal to require high school students to pass a test used for immigrants applying for citizenship is receiving support from some former Missouri officials. Former Governor Bob Holden and other political leaders believe the test is necessary to educate students on democracy. A study conducted by a conservative organization in Oklahoma found less than 3 percent of high school students could pass the citizenship test in that state. Backers of the civics education initiative say data on how Missouri students would do is not available. Under the proposal, Missouri high school students would have to correctly answer at least 60 percent of the citizenship questions in order to graduate.
The Missouri humanities council has awarded a grant of $2,500 to the Camden County historical society in support of an upcoming history weekend project. The historical society is a part of the Camden County museum located in Linn Creek that has been preserving the county’s history by donations for several years. The event that the grant was awarded for includes living history demonstrations including civil war exhibits and authentic Indian artifact inspections. The event is scheduled to occur September 26th through the 28th.