An ordinance annexing certain adjacent territory into the city of Eldon was approved at yesterday’s board of alderman meeting. In other business, the board discussed the recent visit from the department of natural resources who came and inspected the city’s animal control facility which passed with flying colors. The facility’s license was renewed. The mayor also thanked the public works street cleaners for the way they handled the snow and ice removal over the past couple weeks.
A 51 year old Lake Ozark man has been sentenced to ten years in prison after entering a guilty plea to charges of first degree child molestation. Thomas Clabough was sentenced yesterday at the miller county courthouse by judge Ralph Jaynes to a ten year prison sentence. A jury trial had been scheduled to start this morning According to miller county prosecuting attorney Matt Howard, Clabough was charged with subjecting a nine year old girl to sexual contact by inappropriate touching during the summer of 2012. Under the terms of the plea agreement, the court denied Clabough any chance of probation and ordered him committed immediately to the department of corrections. Clabough has been held in custody at the miller county jail since the time of his arrest.
Staff for Missouri U.S. senator Roy Blunt will host a mobile office next week in Osage Beach. According to senator Blunt’s staff, mobile offices are opportunities for Missourians to discuss their questions and concerns about the federal government one-on-one with members of the senator’s staff. Staff members will be on hand from 11am to noon on Thursday January 23rd at the Osage Beach city hall.
The state of Missouri office of administration is holding a public meeting this month regarding the state of Missouri’s disparity study for minority and women owned businesses. The meeting will take place January 29th at 10a.m. in room 510 of the Harry s. Truman building in Jefferson city. The public meeting will allow for input from businesses, community organizations, and individuals regarding their experiences in doing business with the state through its m/wbe program. The meeting will also include a presentation on the study’s elements and will provide an open forum for comments, and questions regarding the study. The meeting will last two hours, and is open to the public.
Many things were discussed at the Camdenton board meeting on Monday. Dr. Tim Hadfield, Superintendent of Camdenton r3 schools says one of the big topics was the future of Camdenton schools.
During a closed session Hadfield says they discussed administration issues throughout the school. They also presented the board pictures of the progress being made at Osage beach elementary, and hurricane deck elementary. Compliments of the new camdenton high school band uniforms were also discussed.
Influenza outbreaks are being spotted all across the state of Missouri. Ryan Hobart, spokesman for the department of health and senior services, says there are two different strains of flu that people are fighting right now:
Hobart says, there are less cases of the flu this year than were reported during the 2012 to 2013 flu season:
Hobart says they all peak at different times, so it is hard to tell if there will be more cases reported this season or not. He says the best way to protect yourself from the flu is to get vaccinated.
The official complaint policy for planning and zoning was passed this morning at the Camden County Commission meeting. 2nd district commissioner Cliff Luber read the new official policy to the board:
If you have a planning and zoning complaint, you can get it notarized at the Camden county clerk’s office, that way it can be investigated properly with the new policy.