Charges of Methamphetamines and Hydrocodone sends an Eldon resident to jail. 34 year old, Audrey Fields faces charges from a Thursday (28) traffic stop by the Missouri Highway Patrol for Felony possession of Hydrocodone, and felony possession of Methamphetamines. Fields is held on bond in the Miller County Jail.
Gov. Jay Nixon announced Thursday (28) that the State of Missouri’s “Triple A” credit rating has once again been reaffirmed. Standard and Poor’s rating service, along with Moody’s Investors Service and Fitch Ratings, gave Missouri the strongest credit rating possible, citing Missouri’s strong financial management to keep the budget in balance. Missouri is one of just a few states with a perfect “Triple A” credit rating from all three independent rating agencies, which allows the state to benefit from low interest rates and makes long-term capital investments more affordable.
Six charges lands a Jefferson City teen in Jail. According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, 19 year old Turner Foster was arrested Thursday (28) evening and charged with Felony possession of a controlled substance – Hashish, Possession of up to 35 grams of marijuana, unlawful use of drug paraphernalia, speeding, window tint, and no insurance. Foster has been booked into the Miller County Jail and is being held on no bond
Give Ozarks lake community raises $25,000 in matching funds for the May 3rd day of fundraising. 10 local charities that are changing lives for the better are are involved and are gearing up for the big day. We spoke with Board member and event organizer, Brent Simpson on what to expect in this 24 hour day of giving:
Simpson also said that the lake’s event is part of the largest 24 hour online fundraising campaign and it raised one million dollars last year throughout the Ozarks region, which was their first year. To make a donation or get involved, visit (www.giveozarks.org)
The Missouri State Teachers Association honored a Macks creek teacher with the Rookie teacher of the year for 2015-2016. Julie Morris is in her 4th year of teaching 7th and 8th grade English, along with dual credit creative writing, literature and composition at the Macks Creek School. Morris was surprised and shocked to receive the award. She went on by saying “there are many great educators in the region, seeing as how the Southwest Region covers over 20 counties, including some really big districts like Springfield.”
The award is designed to recognize the contributions of a classroom teacher of five years or less who is exceptionally dedicated, knowledgeable, skilled and inspires students of all backgrounds and abilities to learn.
A controversial carry conceal bill passes the Missouri House by a 112-37 vote. On Tuesday (26) the bill that would allow people to carry concealed weapons without a permit anywhere people can currently carry openly, passed the Missouri House. Representative Eric Burlison said “What most people don’t realize is that today, open carry is completely legal around the state of Missouri. It’s never been illegal”
The bill now moves to the Senate.