LOWA Niangua Plans

LOWA will be talking about writing a watershed management plan for the Niangua Arm of the Lake of the Ozarks at a public meeting October 17th, 6:30 p.m. at Old Kinderhook outside of Camdenton. Right now, the Osage Arm is on the EPA’s 303.d List of Impaired Waters for too much nitrogen and the Niangua Arm is on the 303.d List for too much phosphorus.

Lt. Gov. Coming to Osage Beach

Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder will be in Osage Beach tomorrow afternoon at 4. He’ll be at City Hall along with Rep. Diane Franklin and State Sen. Chuck Purgason to listen to what you have to say about how the Department of Natural Resources has handled water quality issues at the Lake of the Ozarks and how that’s impacted local businesses.

Sewer Repair Phase Starting in Lake Ozark

Lake Ozark is starting the repair phase of its state mandated sewer improvements. The city is waiting for state approval of its Sanitary Sewer Evaluation Study and its facility plan.

Jeff Schug from McClure Engineering said at last night’s board meeting that the city will have a public hearing discussing environment, a hearing describing the repair project, and a hearing on sewer rates. The city is tallying up the results of the most recent sewer rate increase.

Lake Ozark has already installed a sewer monitoring system as part of the judgement against the city by the Missouri Attorney General and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

Minor Involved in Hit-and-Run Turned in By Parents

The suspect in the hit and run on Monday at Highway 42 and the Osage Beach Parkway is facing the loss of her license. According to Osage Beach Sgt. Arlyne Page, the 16-year old minor girl confessed Monday to her parents.

Page says the hit and run caused minor damage and could have been easily handled on scene.

The minor girl could lose her license for a year if she is brought up on charges of leaving the scene of an accident.

Four Cases of Listeriosis in Missouri

Missouri has its fourth case of Listeriosis. The disease was found in cantaloupes from Jensen Farms in Colorado back in mid-September with 109 people in 23 states becoming sick and 21 people dying from the Listeria contamination. Doug Karas with the Food and Drug Administration says if you are unsure about your cantaloupe, throw it out.

Keep the fruit away from animals as well. Listeriosis can develop up to two months after eating the contaminated cantaloupe.

Camdenton R-III Transport Director Suggests School Closure for Bridge Work

Camdenton R-III Transportation Director Gary Cuendet’s suggested the board of education consider closing school during the replacement of the Hurricane Deck Bridge in 2013.

Cuendet says he’s talked with MoDOT’s Regional Director Bob Lynch about the closure, which could run from two to seven days. MoDOT’s moving a new bridge onto the support structure. Lynch also says new entrances at both ends of the bridge could also lengthen the time the Hurricane Deck Bridge will be closed. Cuendet says the district might want to consider, as a worst case, adding some days into the school year to allow the shutdown.