The City of Eldon Board of Aldermen approved a change in the ordinance for fireworks sales. So many vendors had inquired, they’ve decided to allow fireworks sales within city limits. Setting off the larger pyrotechnics without a license is still prohibited in Eldon.
The Morgan County Commission is getting a fresh look for the courthouse in Versailles. Commissioners approved a bid from Zeiset Painting of Barnett to paint hallways and refinish stair railings in the building for over 16-thousand dollars. The Commission also approved a bid from Metal Culverts in Jefferson City to supply metal pipe culverts to Morgan County for one year.
MoDOT says the Safe and Sound Bridge Improvement Program is past the halfway point. 14 new bridges opened to traffic, around the state, last week. And, Project Director Ken Warbritton says they’re ahead of schedule and on track to finish a full year early.
Governor Jay Nixon announced that the state’s application for federal funding of expedited debris removal was approved by President Barack Obama. The U-S government will pay for 90 percent of the cost of debris removal in the parts of Joplin that suffered catastrophic or extensive damage. The Missouri National Guard will lead that clean up process.
Kylan Stubler is still missing. The 17 year old Columbia boy was last seen at his home on April 21st. He told his father he was going out with some friends, and said his ride had arrived, and he left. Stubler is about six foot, 155 pounds, with brown hair and some facial hair on his chin. His grandparents have a vacation home in Osage Beach, and Columbia Police did search the area in early May, but did not find him. There is a ten thousand dollar reward for information leading to his safe return home or the arrest and conviction of anyone responsible for Kylan’s disappearance. Contact the Osage Beach Police Department, and tips can be made anonymously.
Today, in Joplin, Governor Jay Nixon will announce details of the Missouri Disaster Recovery Jobs Program. It’s going to provide temporary clean up and humanitarian jobs for more than 400 people there who are out of work because of the tornado.
At last count, 123 people were reported dead. And the unaccounted for list is down to ten.
There are three seats on the City of Versailles Park Board expiring this month. Steve Lucas, Suzanne Hall and Leroy Bacon have not announced if they’re going to seek new terms. Anyone interested in serving on the Park Board should call Versailles City Hall (573-378-4634). The next Board Meeting is Monday, June 13th at 6pm in City Hall.