Lake area residents may not need it now but some say this is the best time of year to purchase propane as it’s cheaper and more accessible. That’s according to officials with the Missouri propane gas association. There was a shortage of the gas this past winter which caused prices to skyrocket. Officials recommend residents get their propane early and maintain communication with their local supplier so they know what options are available. More than 14 million families in the U.S. use propane to heat their homes.
A new development at Deer Valley Park Camping and Storage in Sunrise Beach is moving forward. The Sunrise Beach Fire Protection District is working out the details regarding fire codes for the proposed project that will feature a bar and grill with occasional outdoor and under roof entertainment. Fire Chief Dennis Reilly says there are some specific requirements the new development will need to meet pertaining to the fire code.
Reilly says he’s confident there are solutions to the issue that will be agreeable to all parties involved.
A national organization based in Camdenton was recently honored in Washington D.C. Concerns of Police Survivors or “cops” was recognized earlier this month by congress for thirty years of service to surviving family members of officers killed in the line of duty. Josh Neeley is the group’s special events coordinator. He says this is a great organization for people to support and they will have the opportunity to do so this Saturday.
Neeley says the 5-k run-walk gets underway Saturday at 9am at the Linn Creek City Park. For more information visit their website at: “national cops dot org.”
A roundup of suspected drug dealers is underway by the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Troop “F”. According to public information officer, Sergeant Paul Reinsch about 25 suspected drug dealers are the targets of the operation across Troop “F’s” 13 county district. Reinsch says the roundup comes after two years of undercover work. He says all of the suspects have outstanding warrants for drug offenses as well as other crimes and are suspected of dealing drugs ranging from marijuana to cocaine and heroin. The patrol is working with local law enforcement agencies in rounding up suspects.
The Missouri Legislature has voted to amend a state law which expands the felony of disarming a police officer. Chief Todd Davis with the Osage Beach Police Department says he welcomes the new change.
Chief Davis says it was also appropriate that the legislature passed the new measure earlier this month during National Police Week, which is a time to honor fallen officers. Governor Nixon is expected to make a decision on the bill by the end of June.
Lake area residents may soon have the opportunity to purchase a new type of clothes dryer that will help prevent greenhouse emissions and lower utility bills. The environmental protection agency is announcing the first ever energy star label for clothes dryers. They say if all residential dryers sold in the U.S. met these new standards the utility cost savings would grow to more than $1.5 billion dollars each year and prevent more than 22 billion pounds of greenhouse gas emissions annually. The EPA is hoping the new specifications will use about 20 percent less energy than current minimum efficiency standards.
Law Enforcement and Emergency Medical Personnel at the Lake of the Ozarks may soon have an extra tool at their disposal in combating drug overdoses. Legislation was recently passed without dissent at the State Capitol which would allow trained responders to use naloxone to treat people who overdose on narcotics such as heroin and prescription painkillers. The measure is now on Governor Jay Nixon’s desk for his consideration.