MO Propane Gas Assoc Installs New Board & Honors Eldon Man for Several Years of Service

The Missouri Propane Gas Association installed its 2015-2016 Board of Directors during the organization’s annual meeting at Old Kinderhook in Camdenton on July 30th. The board also recognized the contributions of long time board member Ed Simmons of Gasco Energy in Eldon, who stepped down as Membership Chair. Simmons has served in a variety of volunteer roles over the years including MPGA President in 2011 and 2012. The MPGA’s board members serve as volunteers who guide the organization’s outreach on behalf of the state’s member companies and partners and the thousands of Missouri families, farms and businesses that use propane.

Highway Patrol to Conduct Public Alliance Program

Missouri-State-Highway-PatrolTroop F of the Missouri Highway Patrol which serves the Lake region will be conducting a Community Alliance Program next month. The mission of the program is to provide personal interaction between the community and the Patrol and share what the Patrol’s purpose and role is within the community. Classes will meet on one Tuesday and 5 Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 9pm beginning September 24th at Troop F Headquarters in Jefferson City. The curriculum will familiarize participants with several Patrol policies and procedures and will utilize teaching techniques similar to those experienced by troopers attending the Patrol’s Law Enforcement Academy.

Charges Filed Against Two Who Led Police on Chase Through Lake Area

Ruben Harris

Ruben Harris

Both persons have now been charged in connection with a high speed chase through Camden and surrounding counties Thursday (30) afternoon. Police say 31-year-old Ruben Derell Harris and 33-year-old Ryan Rummans both of Kansas City, Missouri have been charged in Callaway County with Felony First Degree Robbery, Felony First Degree Assault and Armed Criminal Action. Harris was held overnight in the Camden County Detention Center after he was treated for a gunshot wound at Lake Regional Hospital. Camden County Sheriff’s Corporal Scott Hines says no shots were fired in Camden County…

Hines adds that Rummans was treated at a Springfield hospital. Several police agencies were involved in the chase from Callaway County where the robbery took place, through the Lake region eventually stopping in Hickory County…

Attorney General Responds to Motion of Dismissal

Chris KosterThe Missouri Attorney General’s Office has responded to a motion of dismissal filed by Missouri Highway Patrol Sergeant Randy Henry’s Attorney. As K-R-M-S Radio first reported on Thursday (30), a motion was filed by Attorney Chet Pleban asking for the dismissal of Attorney General Chris Kostner from hearing a case involving Henry’s demotion. Pleban claims Kostner has a financial interest in the case and should not be allowed to hear it due to a conflict of interest. Now K-R-M-S Radio has obtained a response from the A-G’s office. The response states that another lawyer, identified as Ben Cox, is the undersigned counsel and quote – “does not represent clients with conflicting interests.” – unquote. It goes on to say the other attorneys do not have conflicting interests either. Pleban also claims that the Missouri Highway Patrol Superintendent Colonel Bret Johnson has not issued any subpoenas in connection with the case. In the filing, the Patrol says they have not ignored those requests and has quote – “agreed to produce, or subpoena if need be, five of the six witnesses requested by Sergeant Henry.” – unquote. K-R-M-S called Kostner’s office, but no one was available to speak on the issue this morning (Friday 31)…

Courthouse Open Saturday for Absentee Voting

voteThe Camden County Courthouse will be open this weekend for those desiring to submit absentee ballots for the upcoming election next week. On Saturday (1), they will be open from 8am to 12noon and from 8:30am to 5pm on Monday (3). So far, around 40 people have used the absentee balloting procedure. The election will be held on Tuesday (4) with polling locations open from 6am to 7pm at various locations. There are four issues on the ballot, including a 15-cent levy increase asked for by the Osage Beach Fire Protection District…

No Ducks Dropping at Duck Drop

dam duck dropThe Great Bagnell Dam Duck Drop Committee, working with the Water Patrol Division, has come to the decision that the conditions on the Osage River are unsafe to drop the ducks on the river as is usually done.  So the ducks will not be on the water but the raffle will still be done at the Fun Zone below Bagnell Dam Saturday (1).  The drawing for all the winners will be done at about 12:30pm at the main stage in the Fun Zone. All of the other usual events will be held. At the end of the event someone will win the five-thousand-dollar cash prize and a one-thousand-dollar cash prize as well as the rest of the prizes.  Tickets sales will be available at the Fun Zone below Bagnell Dam until 12noon…