A road in Lake Ozark closed because of a sinkhole has been reopened to traffic. The Lake Ozark Public Works Department has completed the repairs necessary to reopen Valley Road between Station Drive and School Road, which had been closed since the weekend. And Lake Ozark Mayor Johnnie Franzeskos says they think they know what caused the sink hole — the road had been built over a septic tank, and collapsed.
A former Eldon resident has received a hero’s welcome home…for his funeral. 54-year-old Thomas Madole was shot and killed in the line of duty last week while working as a Village Public Safety Officer in Manokotak, a rural community in southwest Alaska. His body was returned to Eldon Tuesday afternoon. Mayor Ronald Bly arranged a police escort from the Kansas City International Airport to Phillips Funeral home, led by Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers and Eldon Police officers. Visitation will be held on Friday; services and burial are scheduled for Saturday.
Someone claiming to be a Co-Mo Electric Cooperative employee or representative has been calling former members about unclaimed capital credits. The caller asks for a “finder’s fee” to be sent to a relative of his. Capital credits are what a member of an electric cooperative earns by being an owner. Any time the cooperative has margins left over at the end of the year, its board of directors can allocate that money to be returned to the membership at some point in the future after it has been used as an investment into the electrical system. Capital credits occasionally go unclaimed when a member leaves the cooperative’s system and fails to provide a forwarding address or phone number. Spokesman John Agliata says Co-Mo never calls people about unclaimed credits:
Co-Mo plans to pursue legal action and they’re asking anyone who may have been targeted to call their customer service department at 800-781-0157, so authorities can be made aware of the scope of the scam.
Students at Hawthorn Elementary and Oak Ridge Intermediate are celebrating after claiming the title of National Champions in Internet Safety for 2012. Out of 20,000 participates nationwide, Lake area students came out on top:
Denise White with the Camdenton School District says everyone is invited to celebrate their achievements:
The event will take place on Wednesday, March 27th at 1:30 p.m. at the Camdenton Middle School.
The city of Osage Beach is set to have some major expansion in 2013 as new stores and residents begin to move in town. Mayor Penny Lyons says the city has more building permits than last year at this time and she is looking forward to some news businesses opening soon.
Lyons mention that the city will have several events this year, one of which is the grand opening of Dierbergs at the old High Pointe Shopping Center
Lyons also says the city will have many tournaments at their city park this year and the city will be operating the concession stand at all of the games.
As far as growth is concerned, the city is growing rapidly…so much so that both Camdenton and School of the Osage are having issues keeping up, which is why both schools are having bond issues on the April 2nd Ballot
A busy eight days for Miller County deputies as they arrest six people. On March 11th, Stephanie Ash of Iberia was taken into custody after meth was found in her vehicle during a traffic stop. Six days later, deputies served a search warrant at a home on South Eastview Road in Eldon. Deputies found Meth, prescription drugs, drug paraphernalia and cash. 33-year old Mistina Loder and 39-year old Gerald Wall were taken into custody. At the same time, a vehicle came to the house. The driver, 29-year old Justin Isbell ran away but was arrested a short time later. Meth and hashish were found in the vehicle. A passenger, 20-year old Raelyn Koenigsfeld was arrested for a probation violation. On March 19th, deputies found a shake and bake meth lab at a home in Iberia. Michael Wall was arrested. Loder, Isbell and Wall are in custody at the Miller County Jail on a bond of 100 thousand dollars each.
A family of four is receiving assistance from the Heart of Missouri Chapter of the Red Cross after a fire destroys their home in Sunrise Beach. The fire happened on Monday at their residence on Crawford Drive in Camden County. The Red Cross provided financial resources for the family to meet their emergency needs to help them buy food, clothing and a two night stay at a local motel. Family members also received comfort kits and were also given referrals to other agencies in the area.