Six members of the Osage Beach Search and Rescue team are coming home today, ending their deployment to Joplin. The team took its communications van and four trained dogs to the touchdown site the day after the tornado hit. The Osage Beach team is being relieved by another crew of rescue workers workers and search dogs as recovery efforts continue in Joplin.
Two swimming beaches at Lake of the Ozarks State Park will not open as planned, this weekend. The Missouri Department of Natural Resources say water samples taken recently indicate elevated bacteria levels, which could be dangerous for swimmers.
Outdoor Life magazine has named Lebanon one of America’s Top 200 Towns for Sportsmen, for the third straight year. The city was honored for its access to three rivers, Bennett Spring State Park, fertile hunting grounds, and abundant trout and bass fishing.
Camdenton wants to know if you’d like to participate in an in town archery only deer hunt this fall. Archery hunting is allowed on privately owned property of at least three acres. If enough property owners sign up for a hunt, it will be scheduled for the start of Missouri deer archery season in September for licensed hunters. Call Camdenton City Hall, if you’re interested.
Cellular Sales is accepting used cell phones to donate to Joplin’s tornado victims whose phones were lost or destroyed. You can take them to the store in Stone Crest Mall.
Attorneys for the city of Eldon have asked the judge to throw out a lawsuit that challenges the city’s new billing structure for water and sewer rates. Some property owners files suit in April saying the new billing unfairly targets people who own multi unit property and is a violation of the Missouri Constitution’s Hancock Amendment.
Missouri’s College Savings Plan is celebrating the end of the school year with electronic readers. The program will be giving away Kindles on 529 Day. You can find out more at most529savings.com State Treasurer Clint Zweifel says the program is an affordable way to start saving for college expenses early.