C.O.P.S Welcomes New Director


A nationwide foundation based in Camdenton is welcoming its new director.  Dianne Bernhard recently assumed her new duties as executive director for “concerns of police survivors” or C.O.P.S.  Bernhard, who was the deputy chief of the Columbia police department, says she retired after 21 years of service.

C.O.P.S. is a nationwide foundation that provides services to surviving family members of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty, and is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year.

Camdenton Board of Alderman Meeting Tomorrow

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There are a number of items on the agenda for tomorrow night’s meeting of the Camdenton Board of Alderman.  The board will certify the results of the April 8th election swear in newly elected officials and select a board president.  In other business the board is expect to go into closed session to discuss leasing, purchase or sale of real estate and also hear reports from various departments, boards and committees.  Tomorrow night’s meeting begins at 6:30.

Osage Board Of Alderman Will Meet Tonight


The Osage Beach Board of Alderman will be meeting in special session tomorrow night.  The board will be discussing the first quarter budget review, employee benefits, and possible changes to the public works office and will also be discussing landscaping at the sands lift station.  Also on the agenda is a vacuum truck and crack sealing equipment along with the city park bond and a request to purchase additional battery backup. Tomorrow night’s meeting of the Osage Beach Board of Alderman begins at 6:30 in city hall.

Pay Your Taxes By April 15th


Some lake area residents along with millions of Americans nationwide are racing to get their tax returns filed before tomorrow’s deadline.  The IRS is reporting they’ve received over 100 million tax returns so far this year and expect to receive 35 million more by the April 15th deadline.  However, the IRS also reports that about 12 million taxpayers will be requesting an extension giving them an extra six months to file.  Due to budget cuts, the IRS will be doing fewer audits this year.  In 2013 they did less than one percent and are expected to do even less than that for 2014.

Missouri Senators Remember Former Colleagues

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Missouri Senators are pausing today to remember former colleagues who have died during the past several decades.  A memorial service is being held at the state capital to commemorate 60 former state senators who passed away since May 1987.  This year’s ceremony will include roses and candles for each deceased senator as well as several musical selections including a duet of “amazing grace” sung by a current and former senator.

Lebanon Police Department Investigating Assault at High School

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The Lebanon Police Department is reporting an assault at Lebanon high school that involved several students.  The mother of a male student told law enforcement that her son had been assaulted by another male student in a locker room and that several other students would not let him leave.  The alleged assault occurred on Friday and is under investigation.

Lebanon Man Arrested On Multiple Charges


A Lebanon man has been arrested on drug charges and outstanding warrants.  51 year old Larry Lansdown is charged with a class “c” felony of possession of a controlled substance.  The suspect told police he bought meth in Kansas City so he would have something to keep him awake during the drive to Lebanon to see his recently born son.  Lansdown was transferred to the Wright County Jail where he is wanted on three outstanding warrants for not appearing in cases for resisting arrest, stealing, and tampering with a vehicle.