No Curbside Leaf Pickup in LO This Year

The city of Lake Ozark will not perform curbside leaf pickup this year because they have no place to dispose of them.

The city says if residents want to burn leaves they are asked to first contact the Lake Ozark Fire Protection District at 365-6407. Questions for the Public Works Department can be directed to 365-1741.

Two Injured When Vehicle Hits Deer

A deer in the road sends two Tipton residents to University Hospital in Columbia.

Wednesday morning just before three, 42-year old David Bledsoe was driving a 1998 Suzuki west on U.S. 50 in Moniteau County when he hit the deer. Bledsoe and his passenger, 38-year old Rebecka Alder, were both wearing seat belts and were both seriously injured. They were taken by ambulance to University Hospital.

MOCHIP At Ft. Leonard Wood This Weekend

MOCHIP will be coming to FLW from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday at the Stonegate Community Center. The program, which is free, gives each family digital photographs, digital fingerprints, child info and emergency contacts, dental bite impressions and two laminated ID cards. The Missouri Child Identification Program, MOCHIP is a comprehensive child identification program designed to give families a measure of protection against the ever increasing problem of missing and abducted children. For more information, you can call. Call 573-329-1009.

Camden County Drug Bust

Camden County deputies and the Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Group executed a search warrant yesterday in the 400 block of Crystal Springs Road in the Linn Creek area. They seized 60 marijuana plants, a small amount of methamphetamine, and equipment from an indoor grow operation. 55-year-old Ronald Beeman Sr. is being held in the Camden County Adult Detention Facility on $100,000 bond.

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office Makes Arrests in Gravois Fire Burglary

Two men have been arrested in connection with a string of burglaries in the Stover area…including a break-in at the Gravois Mills Fire Protection District G4 station near Mallard Bay Campground. Morgan County Sheriff’s Sgt. Mike Nienhuis says Vernon Dewitt and Gary James, both of Stover, arrested by officers on a suspicious vehicle call in the Lake Forest Estates Road area, confessed to multiple burglaries. Items recovered from the Gravois Mills fire station burglary include two leaf blowers, two chainsaws, a pair of
bolt cutters, a flat head axe, two weed eaters and a riding lawn mower. Dewitt and James, along with a third man who was arrested on drug charges, are being held in the Morgan County jail.

High Fire Danger in Camden County

The Camden County Emergency Management Agency has issued this urgent message:
PLEASE DO NOT CONDUCT ANY OPEN BURNING AT THIS TIME. WE ARE AT HIGH FIRE DANGER AND THE AREA FIRE SERVICES ARE ACTIVELY FIGHTING FIRES ACROSS THE COUNTY. PLEASE HELP. RAIN IS DUE IN TONIGHT BETWEEN 6 AND 7 PM WHICH WILL SATURATE THE AREA. THANK YOU FOR YOUR ASSISTANCE IN THIS MATTER.

30 Day Moratorium on Sign Rules in Camdenton

Electronic signs in the city of Camdenton may be a little more lively during the day after a 30 day moratorium on content is passed at last night’s board meeting.

A representative of Farmers Insurance on Highway 54 asked the board to consider allowing animation and commercials on their electronic sign, two elements not allowed under current ordinances. After some discussion the board agreed that the electronic sign ordinance would be suspended starting 30 minutes after sunrise and 30 minutes before dark, allowing the city to see what may be put up during the daytime and make a decision on what to allow at night.

Third Ward Alderman Sandy Osborn was a vocal opponent back when the sign issue was first raised a few years back but says now she just wants drivers to be safe.

The city will be contacting other electronic sign owners like Sonic and St. George Episcopal Church to notify them about the 30 day moratorium.