Osage Beach Mayor Penny Lyons says it’s time for the Department of Natural Resources to figure out what’s causing the elevated levels of E. coli. She says a large flock of geese has settled in the Grand Glaize area, and it’s possible their waste is a factor. Lyons says measures might need to be taken to remove the geese, so people can enjoy the beach again. Previously, coyote decoys did not scare them away.
The City of Camdenton Board of Aldermen is considering a new agricultural zoning classification for land that is undeveloped. Once the wording of the ordinance is complete, there will be a public hearing.
The Camdenton Memorial Airport will be hosting the Air Force Missouri Wing B-25 Bomber Show in the Fall. Pictures and plane rides will be available. More than seven thousand people attended a similar show. There was a presentation at the Camdenton Chamber of Commerce to get people involved, yesterday.
The American Red Cross in Lebanon is helping a family of four that lost everything in a fire, early Wednesday. Jessica and Chuck Hatmon, four year old Charlie and two year old Chase, were staying with a relative, when their mobile home caught fire and burned to the ground this week. All their household items, clothes, family photos, and their children’s toys and books are gone.
Linn Creek’s bid to annex property bordering its western city limits appears to be dead in the water. When the city filed the request with the Missouri Department of Transportation, they were required to notify any city within five miles, so that they could file an approval or objection before MoDot considered the request. Linn Creek Mayor Jack Thornhill has said he wanted the property close to V Road and up to the Camdenton City limits near Wal-Mart for traffic control and motorist assistance, since the only police presence was the Camden County Sheriff’s Department. Osage Beach and Camdenton have filed letters in opposition, in fact Camdenton has letters of intent from property landowners who have expressed intent to annex into Camdenton, so the whole process may start again.
Linn Creek Police have planned a community awareness meeting to address emerging problems of synthetic drug abuse.
All residents from Linn Creek as well as surrounding communities are invited to attend the free program at the Camden County Museum on Wednesday, June 29 at 7 p.m. There’ll be a short presentation followed by a question and answer session with a drug expert will be geared toward an audience of parents and guardians, educators, law enforcement officials, medical professionals, community leaders and owners and operators of convenience stores.
Two people face criminal charges after a two car hit and run Wednesday night near Sunrise Beach. Camden County Deputies responded to an accident, found one car in a ditch off Deer Valley Road, near the Highway 5/Route F traffic light. The driver of that car was found in the woods. He’s identified as a 29-year old man from Versailles. He’s expected to be charged with leaving the scene of an accident and second degree assault involving an accident while intoxicated. The other driver’s a 29-year old woman from Kansas City. She was arrested for DWI, and 2 counts of endangering the welfare of a child. There 2 children in her car, one of them, a 10-year old girl had minor injuries. A 9-month old in the car wasn’t hurt.