Light Voter Turnout in Lake Area Elections

Voter turnout is expected to be light in today’s municipal elections in the Lake area. Camden County officials are predicting 12 percent of the county’s registered voters will go to the polls. Becky Farris is chief deputy clerk:

Those issues include a $5 million bond issue in the Lake of the Ozarks Fire Protection District, and a controverial sewer bond issue in Macks Creek. The polls are open until 7 P-M:

If you don’t have your voter ID card,a driver’s license or state ID card is also acceptable identification. So is a utility bill or payroll check with you name and home address print on it. And even if you don’t have I-D, you may still cast a ballot if two supervising election judges attest they know you.

Miller County clerk Clayton Jenkins is anticipating light voter turnout there, as well:

Morgan County clerk Cathy Daniels says she’s expecting about a 7 percent turnout:

That Stover school bond issue would raise the tax levy ceiling in the Morgan County R-1 district to $4 per $100 assessed valuation.

It shouldn’t take long to count the ballots tonight, as Becky Farris explains:

White Nose Syndrome

A disease that’s killed millions of bats across country has moved west of the Mississippi for the first time and is showing up in Missouri. “White nose syndrome” has been confirmed in three bats north of St. Louis. The name describes a white fungus found on infected bats that causes them to wake from hibernation and die after they fly into the cold air searching for insects. It doesn’t affect humans or other animals. But the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says the spread of white nose syndrome could impact crops because bats subsist at least in part on crop pests.

Election Day at The Lake

Today is Election Day. In Osage Beach, Mayor Penny Lyons is being challenged by local businessman W.W. Stone. Linn Creek Mayor Jack Thornhill faces a challenge from businessman Rich Janes. In Macks Creek, Alderman Jack Daniels is challenging Mayor Joel Stoner. Most of the other candidates in most of the other races in Camden County are running unopposed. Voters in the Lake Ozark Fire Protection District will decide on a five million dollar bond issue.

Schweich Audits Statewide

Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich uncovered what he described to be significant waste and mismanagement of federal funds by Missouri state agencies, which he outlined in his 2011 Statewide Single Audit. Schweich was very disappointed and said he hoped that the mentioned agencies are able to fix the problem. The audit uncovered inadequate accounting controls, including $184 million in improperly recorded transactions at the Office of Administration-Division of Accounting. Federal authorities required a change in disbursement procedures of allocating funds all of the states transactions were recorded twice in the state system which severely overstated revenues and expenditures

Dogwood Garden Club Sale

Its that time of year again and the Dogwood Garden Club is busy getting ready for their annual sale in Camdenton. The members are busy getting plants ready to be sold for their annual plant sale. This year will feature many beautiful flowering Missouri native plants that are sun and/or shade tolerants. The Sale will be held April 14, 9-11 a.m., at the library on the square in Camdenton. There will be coupons available for those interested in various local businesses.

Co-Mo Offering College Scholarships

Co-Mo Electric’s after local students who want to further their education. The cooperative’s offering college scholarships to students in their service area. The application period runs through May 1st. You can pick up an application at a Co-Mo office, local high school counselor, or by visiting   http://www.co-mo.coop/scholarships.aspx.  Students must plan on attending an accredited technical or academic school. First-time recipients will be required to attend a financial seminar in July.