Kelly Simino is scheduled in Miller County Circuit Court today. The 43 year old Eldon man will be arraigned on second degree murder charges for the death of Brandi Mathews. Simino’s attorney has filed a request for a speedy trial and a change of venue. If found guilty, he’d receive a minimum sentence of ten years in prison. Police say he was involved in an abusive relationship with Brandi Mathews. She was missing more than three years before her remains were found in a creek bed, near Eldon.
The Gravois Arm Sewer District Board has asked Schultz and Summers Engineer Stan Schultz to call the E-P-A about extending the one million dollar Phase three sewer grant. The money is due to expire at the end of the year. The Phase III project still does not have a start date, waiting for easements, then bonds, then final design approval, bids and finally, construction.
The Camden County Commissioners had a couple of seats expiring on the Senior Citizen’s Services Tax Fund Board. They have re-appointed Larry Magill and appointed a new member, Warren Nieburg.
The public comment portion of the Iberia City Council meeting got lively, as businessmen and residents asked council members to do something about younger residents hanging around outside, sometimes late at night. There were allegations that kids are vandalizing property and might even be responsible for setting the fire at the Iberia Academy gymnasium a few weeks ago.
Morgan County will receive 39-thousand dollars in federal and state emergency funding for the February snowstorm. Emergency Management Administrator Rick Bias says the money will be credited to the General Revenue Fund.
Morgan County Commissioners approved a policy change that allows a courier service to transfer paperwork between the Justice Center and the Courthouse. They received bids for motor graders, then tabled the decision on a purchase. And, Treasurer Louella Pryor said she’s still working out the details, but county employees will be able to get a direct deposit for their paychecks through the Bank of Versailles, by the end of the month.
State Treasurer Clint Zweifel announced his office returned more than one million dollars in unclaimed property to just eight account owners. Zweifel says he is still holding 41 accounts of unclaimed property worth more than 100-thousand dollars each, and one of them is in Camden County. To check for unclaimed property, the Treasurer’s office has a web site, show me money dot com.
Missouri House members passed a bill that requires you to have a prescription to get some cold and allergy medicines that contain pseudoephedrine. That’s a key ingredient in the illegal methamphetamine. Non prescription decongestants are already kept behind the counter, but this measure, if passed, would require you to have a doctor’s note for hard tablets with pseudo. You could still buy liquids and gel caps in limited amounts. The Senate will vote next.