On Capitol Hill, Senator Claire McCaskill urged the Postmaster General to survey more rural communities before eliminating Saturday mail delivery. In a hearing of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, she said reducing the post offices and deliveries in rural areas could have a major impact on residents who rely on the postal service for things like medicine and news.
The Camden County Sheriff’s Department has a town hall meeting tonight at the Stoutland Senior Center. Captain Kelly Luttrell will have local crime data to share and will answer questions.
The U-S Army has identified all three of the Alaska based soldiers who were killed earlier this week in Afghanistan. They confirmed that 29 year old Bradley Melton from Rolla died in the I-E-D attack on a patrol in Zabul Province. 21 year old Cheizray Pressley from North Charleston, South Carolina and 26 year old Lamarol Tucker were with Melton in the 73rd Engineer Company. The Army said all three soldiers previously served at Fort Leonard Wood, together, before being stationed in Alaska and then deploying to Afghanistan in the last month.
Camden County will be using a new accounting firm for the annual audit. Daniels, Jones and Associates came in with a bid over ten thousand dollars lower than its competitors. The County’s previous auditor was Evers and Company, but the CPAs apparently did not submit a bid for the work, this year. Sonny Evers says he received a letter from county commissioners that said there would be a state audit this year, and they would not need his services.
May is Older American Month, in Missouri. The U-S Secret Service and F-B-I agents are providing tips to seniors, all over the state. Today, F-B-I Special Agent Chad John will give a presentation on identity fraud and internet and telemarketing scams, starting at 10am at the Camdenton Senior Center on Old South 5 in Camdenton.
Cannon Smoked Saloon is back in business, less than a month after fire destroyed the restaurant on Route F. The Lake West Chamber held a ribbon cutting ceremony at their new location in Laurie at the Indian Rock Golf Club, this week.
Senator Roy Blunt says the G-O-P has plans to expand offshore drilling. And, if they’re successful, he expects gas prices will come down quickly by signaling to the futures markets that the oil supply is going up.