Roach man in Serious Condition After Hitting a Tree

A 51 year old Roach man was seriously injured following an accident where he was found to not be wearing a seatbelt. 51 year old Richard Warren was driving his 2001 Chevy tracker Southbound on Ballpark road when Warren failed to negotiate a curve properly and went off the side of the road. He hit a tree at a fast pace and came to rest. Warren, who was found not wearing a seatbelt was transported by ambulance to Lake regional hospital and listed in serious condition.

July 4th DWI Saturation. Be Aware and Safe

The Fourth of July is one of the deadliest holidays of the year due to substance-impaired driving crashes. Local law enforcement will be out in full force July 3-8 seeking impaired drivers through increased sobriety checkpoints and roving and saturation patrols. No warnings. No excuses. Those who drive impaired will be arrested. Don’t risk losing your independence by choosing to drink and drive. During last year’s Fourth of July holiday weekend, 212 people were arrested for driving under the influence. In the same time period, 10 people were killed and 41 seriously injured in crashes. Impaired drivers were involved in crashes that resulted in four of the fatalities and two disabling injuries.

Reaction to Supreme Court Health Care Ruling

Republican U.S. Senator Roy Blunt is weighing in with reaction to the Supreme Court ruling on health care reform:

Blunt says Missourians have already made it clear how they feel about “Obamacare”:

Blunt says the decision doesn’t change the fact that ObamaCare will lead to higher health care premiums, increased federal spending, and greater uncertainty for small business owners.

Reaction from other public officials….

REP. VICKY HARTZLER, (R-4th District)
“The decision by the U.S. Supreme Courtallows for the full implementation of the 2010 law, despite its flawed design and questionable constitutional basis. The law still fails to address the issue of adequate funding, and will drive up health care costs, making it harder for small businesses to hire workers. But while the ruling is cause for dismay, supporters of the free market and individual liberty can take some comfort in the dissenting view that this law violates the U.S. Constitution. My House colleagues and I remain committed to repealing this troublesome law in its entirety.”

“We’re just now beginning to review this ruling so that we can understand exactly what it means for Missouri. This ruling has significant complexities and implications for families, health care providers and insurers in our state. Here in Missouri, I’m committed to working collaboratively with citizens, businesses, medical providers and the legislature to move forward in a way that works best for families in our state.”

“Missouri’s brief before the Supreme Court argued a simple, but important, principle: the individual mandate was not constitutional under the Commerce Clause, but could conceivably be upheld, if the Court saw fit, under the taxing power. A majority of justices agreed with Missouri’s analysis that the Commerce Clause could not be used to force citizens to purchase health insurance, but found that the ACA was constitutional under Congress’ taxing power. The complexity of the decision raises a host of pressing issues for our state, including the need to establish our own health care exchange, and Missouri’s future options regarding Medicaid expansion. We will be carefully reviewing the Court’s decision in the coming days to determine the best way to protect Missourians, including the decision’s impact on Proposition C, passed in 2010 by more than 70 percent of the vote.”

Fire Danger Remains High

Gravois Fire Protection District Chief Ed Hancock says the fire danger remains high, all around the Lake area: :

Grass, leaves and ground fuels can ignite readily and a fire start easily. Fire spread will occur rapidly with intense burning and fires can become dangerous and very difficult to control. And spread rapidly, with intense burning. He says fires can become dangerous and very difficult to control.

Triple Digit Temperatures Will Continue into the Weekend

The hot weather isn’t just uncomfortable, it’s dangerous. Health officials say to drink plenty water, stay out of the sun and in air conditioning, and to check on elderly neighbors. Dr. Brian McDonough says senior citizens are especially vulnerable in the extreme heat:

The Extreme Heat Warning issuede by the National Weather Service remains in effect, thru at least 7 p.m. Saturday.

Accident in Morgan County

An Accident yesterday left three people in Morgan County hospitalized. The accident occurred on rt. D half a mile south or Morrison rd when the driver of a 2003 Dodge Caravan, driven my Marjorie Neil, was attempting to make a left turn into a driveway when she was struck on the passenger side.

Evelyn Whitworth the driver of the opposing vehicle, a 2001 Ford wind star van struck the vehicle and went off the side of the road. This hit caused the driver of vehicle 1 to overturn and then come to a stop. The third person involved was in vehicle 2. All involved parties were wearing a safety device and were transported by ambulance to the hospital. The injuries were listed as minor.

Local Buisness Secures a Contract With Federal Reserve

A local area business has been given the opportunity of a lifetime. BoldWork, along with its teaming partner CTAC, has secured a contract with the Federal Reserve System’s Board of Governors to provide organizational development, training and leadership consulting services, according to a Press Release. BoldWork’s primary office is in Osage Beach, MO. The Federal Reserve through a highly competitive and selective process was looking to add consulting services to help with organizational development and leadership with-in the FED. BoldWork will assess the current state of the Reserve and from there design and implement organizational change at the Federal Reserve System.