The Missouri Department of Conservation is reporting over 227-thousand pounds of deer meat have been donated to the state’s Share The Harvest program. The M.D.C. says more than 44-hundred deer hunters helped feed hungry Missourians during the 2013 deer harvest. Share the harvest combines the efforts of hunters, local supporting organizations and more than 100 participating meat processors to get ground venison to people in need through local food banks and pantries. The program started in 1992 and has provided more than 3.1 million pounds of lean, healthy, venison to help feed Missourians in need.
CO-MO Electric Cooperative is bumping up its service charge to customers. The cooperative says the increase is needed to fund continuing improvements to reliability and efficiency. The cooperative’s board of directors approved a $4-dollar monthly increase to the amount typical residential members pay to have service available when they flip the switch or need to heat their home. Officials say the monthly increase will allow the cooperative to generate an additional four percent in revenue annually, which will enable them to invest in needed system improvements. CO-MO has had one rate increase of 3.5 percent since 2010. The 2014 adjustment goes into effect in April.
A mid-Missouri woman has received ten years in prison for the death of an eleven week old baby. Treschell Kemp pleaded guilty in Cooper County to charges of involuntary manslaughter and child endangerment. Prosecutors say Kemp shoved a pacifier into the girl’s mouth in May of 2012, suffocating her to death. Authorities say Kemp is not related to the child.
The School of the Osage Board of Education will be meeting tomorrow (Friday). The board is expected to consider a resolution authorizing the issuance of the district’s general obligation bonds consisting of the remaining 12.5 million dollar principal amount approved by voters in April of last year. The funds are slated to be used for improvements to school facilities. The board will also consider an additional amount of over 16 million dollars to refund bonds issued by the district in 2006, resulting in substantial interest cost savings. Tomorrow’s (Friday) meeting is open to the public and begins at 8am at the middle school.
The recent snow storm has impacted the amount of road salt in Camden County. Rich Pieper is the highway administrator with Camden County Road and Bridge. He says they have made some adjustments to combat the ice and snow covered roads.
Pieper says a number of cities and counties in Missouri and across the country are experiencing a shortage in road salt due to recent snow storms.
A rezoning request for a new development in Camdenton has been withdrawn. The developer who requested the rezoning of a lot on Ha Ha Tonka cut thru road withdrew his request at the recent rezoning hearing. Neighbors and business owners located within 185 feet of lot 41 on the corner of Ha Ha Tonka cut thru and Hollyhock lane in Camdenton recently spoke out against the new proposed development. The plan was to rezone the property and build apartments. The developer has not said if he plans to build on it in the future.
LAKE AREA CLOSINGS FOR THURSDAY 02/06
CAMDENTON R3 & HEAD START
CHILDREN’S HOUSE OF CAMDENTON
COLE CAMP R-1
DOGWOOD HILLS STATE SCHOOL IN ELDON
HERMITAGE R-4 & HEAD START
HIGH POINT R-3
HOLY FAMILY SCHOOL
HOPE HOUSE LAKE OZARK
IBERIA R-5 & HEAD START
LACLEDE R-1 & C-5
LAKE WEST CHRISTIAN ACADEMY
MACKS CREEK R-5
MARIES R1 & R2
MORGAN R1 & R2
OUR LADY OF SNOWS SCHOOL, MARY’S HOME
SCHOOL OF THE OSAGE R-2 & HEAD START
ST. ANDREW TIPTON
ST. ELIZABETH R-4
VIENNA CHRISTIAN LIFE
VISITATION INTERPERISH VIENNA
CALIFORNIA NUTRITION CENTER
CAMDENTON SENIOR CENTER
ELDON SENIOR CENTER
TIPTON NUTRITION CENTER