The M-U Extension Office of Camden County invites cell phone users to take a new tour featuring local farmer’s markets. “Farm Fresh in the Ozarks,” according to Community Development Specialist Michelle Kroll, currently includes eight different stops stretching across seven different counties starting in Lake Ozark and ending in Lebanon. The counties include Camden, Miller, Dallas, Hickory, Greene, Laclede and Polk. The goals of the new app are to promote buying locally grown produce and a healthier lifestyle. Across the U-S from 2008-2014, the total number of farmers markets increased by 76 percent.
Motorists normally using the Route-M bridge over Haw Creek in Morgan County will need to use alternate routes starting next week. On Monday The Missouri Department of Transportation says the road and bridge will be closed for deck repair south of the Pettis County Line. If all goes according to plans, the work should be done by early
Buying permits from the Sunrise Beach Fire Department is going to be more convenient after their latest improvement. Chief Dennis Reilly says they will now be accepting credit and debit cards as a means of payment. He explains that it’s the right move because of the convenience it brings to everyone…
Chief Reilly does say, however that it will also raise the cost of those permits. Anyone using a debit card will be responsible for covering the transaction fee, which is a minimal charge around $2 for most permits.
A Lake Ozark man is in the Camden County Jail after a reported domestic assault on Horseshoe Bend. According to a probable cause statement filed in the courthouse, 24-year-old Jonathan Wayne Tindall had been arguing with his girlfriend throughout the day, at times, getting physical. At one point, Tindall allegedly pushed a handgun to the girlfriend’s chest threatening to shoot her and then turn the gun on himself. Upon arrival, a Camden County deputy stopped Tindall who was getting out of a car in the driveway and had a loaded 40-caliber magazine in his pocket…the magazine matching a handgun on the front passenger seat. During the preliminary investigation, Tindall admitted to being in the dispute with his girlfriend but denied pointing a gun at her. His bond was set at $30,000 cash only.
School is right around the corner and, right before the end of the session, Missouri representatives were focused on making students safer. Under House Bill 1583, Missouri schools will have until the 2018-2019 school year to put a policy into place requiring teachers to go through awareness training to help identify students at risk of being suicidal. Additionally, the bill requires schools to strengthen their anti-bullying policies and define cyberbullying within those policies.
Abundant supplies and declining crude oil prices are the driving forces behind the lowest national average for gasoline prices since 2004. The Triple-A’s Daily Fuel Gauge Report shows the current Missouri average coming in at $1.96 per gallon for regular unleaded and $2.44 for premium…about 25-cents below the national averages. That compares to $2.53 per gallon for regular and $2.88 for premium one year ago. Here in the Lake Area, prices are ranging from $1.76 per gallon for regular unleaded in Camdenton to $1.81 per gallon in Eldon. On the water, boaters are paying an average around the lake anywhere from $2.29 to $2.99 per gallon for regular.
A Versailles man is behind bars after a drunk driving incident in Morgan County. 40 year old Richard Snyder was arrested just before 8:30 last night and he has been charged with driving while intoxicated, unlawfully operating an ATV on a roadway, and careless and imprudent driving. He was later released to Lake Regional.