The Lebanon Police are investigating a burglary at the AT&T Mobile store on Jefferson Avenue. Someone broke in early Sunday morning and wiped out the entire stock of cellular phones. The thief caused 800 dollars worth of damage to the building, during the break in, and got away with almost 37-thousand dollars worth of inventory.
Operation Dry Water will continue on all the major boating areas, this week. It’s a national campaign, and the Missouri State Highway Patrol Water Patrol Division says troopers will be trying to reduce impaired vessel operation by these high profile enforcement efforts. They had a sobriety checkpoint at the four mile mark of the Grand Glaize Arm of Lake of the Ozarks for two hours Saturday and checked 103 vessels. There were seven arrests for boating while intoxicated and 16 warnings were issued for safety violations. There was another checkpoint at Table Rock Lake, near point 7 at the Highway 13 Bridge. 71 boats were stopped, three boating while intoxicated arrests were made, 27 warnings were issued for safety violations.
The Relay for Life of Morgan County took over Laurie Park, Friday and Saturday, with teams walking or running continuously, fun games and touching memorial tributes. The event raised nearly 32-thousand dollars for the American Cancer Society. They will have a wrap up event, July 12, at the Morgan County Library in Versailles.
The Camdenton School District Board of Education is meeting this morning, with the task of passing the budget for the next school year. Board members will vote on amendments, then Superintendent Tim Hadfield will present the budget for approval. It’s about a 45 million dollar spending plan. At the last meeting, the district was still about 130-thousand dollars away from a balanced budget. The Board may be moving some levy money from the capital improvements to incidentals to cover salaries.
Jefferson City has an innovative way to raise money for a new jail. They’re having a grand opening special. Before the inmates move in, anyone who would like to check it out can book a night. Thirty dollars gets you dinner, an overnight in your own private cell and breakfast in the morning. Guests get a free booking photo and “Cole County Jail” T-shirt. The new sheriff’s office and jail is across from the courthouse and cost a about thirty million dollars to build.
The last blast of storms knocked out the power for dozens of people in Morgan County. Ameren Missouri says everyone was back on line by last night, but more than 200 people experienced a power outage, yesterday, because the high winds knocked tree limbs onto power lines at Washington and Maple Streets. That blew fuses on an energized section of line.
With all the rain and talk of flooding, you probably thought summer would never get here. But, it’s time to get the fans, wading pools and air conditioners ready. The heat wave starts tomorrow, with temperatures in the 90s, through the 4th of July. And, the heat index will rise above 100 degrees, especially Friday.