Camdenton Residents Will Boil After Loss of Pressure

The city of Camdenton is under a boil water order.

The city lost pressure on Saturday with public works crews unable to find the source of the problem. In the meantime, the boil water order has been declared under the guidelines of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and the Environmental Protection Agency.

Road Closures for the Fourth Week of January

Checking the road work for the week.

In Camden County on Route A between Route 54 and Route 7, one lane will be open for bridge maintenance.

In Miller County on Route 52 between St. Elizabeth and the Maries County line, one lane will be open this week for a culvert pipe replacement.

And in Morgan County, one lane will be open on Route 135 between J and 5 and on Route E between C and HH for roadway maintenance and a culvert pipe replacement this week.

Texas Man in Hot Water Over Restaurant Check and Bus

A 24-ear old Spring, Texas man’s cooling his heels in the Laclede County Jail, facing charges including tampering with a motor vehicle, stealing and resisting arrest. It started with the unidentified man not being able to pay the check at the Rocking Chair restaurant. Conway’s Police Chief Michael Noyes took to him the Budget Inn to get cash, 7-cents. That’s when Noyes found out about the bus, with government plates, he was driving. It was supposed to be at a repair ship in Springfield.

Candidate Quits Eldon Mayoral Race

One of the candidates for Eldon Mayor in the upcoming municipal election has dropped out of the race. Craig W. Bond notofied the city clerk he’s withdrawing his nomination for personal reasons and his name will not appear on the April 3rd ballot. Ronald Bly is running against incumbant Mayor John Holland.

Camden County Man Charged With Sexual Assault

A Camden County man has been arrested and charged with sexually assaulting two developmentally disabled adults:

Osage Beach Police Sgt. Arlyne Page says her department took the initial report last week, leading to a joint investigation with the Camden County Sheriff’s Department:

Kevin Patrick Heinemann, a registered sex offender, is being held on $150,000 cash and $400,000 surety bond.

Kehoe and Lyons to Discuss Natural Resources Provisions

Missouri’s Sixth District Senator may take legislative action after a conversation with the Osage Beach Mayor.

House Bill 89, Senate Substitute number 2, was sponsored in the Missouri Senate last year by 12th District Senator Brad Lager. Natural resources provisions were modified when the bill was passed, specifically regarding burden of proof of damage.

Senator Mike Kehoe could amend the bill, removing the portion that says under current law, if the Land Reclamation Commission holds a public hearing regarding the issuance of a surface mining permit, the burden of proof is on the permit applicant to prove that the permit would not unduly impair the health, safety, or livelihood of any person. This act removes this burden of proof provision. Lyons is set to meet with the Missouri Senator before the end of the month.