The Lake of the Ozarks Area Business District advisory board, along with the Tri-County Lodging Association board of directors, has received a grant from the Missouri Division of Tourism Cooperative Marketing Program. Board members will be able to spend almost 335-thousand dollars to market the Lake of the Ozarks on a larger scale and research visitor patterns.
A city official in Joplin says they’ve identified three more individuals who have died from injuries they suffered in the May 22nd tornado. The official death toll from the storm is now at 141.
The City of Laurie has received an emergency siren, donated by L and B Electronics. The Public Works Department will present possible locations for the siren to the Board of Aldermen tonight. Director Ed Young estimates that it will cost the city around five thousand dollars to get it installed and functioning with other warning sirens, and the board will take that funding up, tonight.
The Sunrise Beach Planning and Zoning Commission’s elected three new commissioners. Cheri Mayfield’s the new chairman, Don Huschle and Richard Escobedo were elected commissioners. There are eight commissioners currently serving on the board including; Sunrise Beach Board of Trustees Chairman Curt Mooney, Sunrise Beach Trustee Ray Kline, citizen Larry O’dell and citizen Katharine Dawn Merrill. Huschle and Mayfield are former were previously Sunrise Beach commissioners. Commissioner Charlie Bott’s term expires at the end of June, and he’s chosen not to serve another term because of retirement and travel plans.
There will be gas sold in the city of Stoutland, soon. At the City Council June meeting, the ordinance which prohibited the sale of alcohol within 300 feet of a church was reduced to 100 feet. That clears the way for Sam Moore to re-open Stoutland’s abandoned service station, and move his L & S convenience store inside. Many Stoutland residents supported the change because the closest gas station is about 10 miles away.
A man on the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office “Most Wanted” list is in police custody. Acting on an anonymous tip from a citizen, deputies and the Mid-Missouri Drug Task Force arrested 31-year-old Brian Disney in Stover, on Wilderness Way Road in the Ivy Bend area. He’s being held on $50,000 cash-only bond in the Morgan County Jail, charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute. The Task Force says Disney is also a convicted sex offender.
A Camdenton man is facing seven criminal charges after crashing his car Sunday on Route W at Gillan Road. 53-year-old Ray Hoff faces a felony charge of driving while intoxicated. Police say he has previous DWI convictions and is considered a “chronic offender” under Missouri law. Hoff is also charged with driving with a revoked license, driving without insurance, careless and imprudent driving resulting in an accident and failing to drive on the right half of the roadway resulting in an accident. In addition, he had two outstanding warrants from the Lake Ozark Police Department, for D-W-I and another traffic offense.