Tomorrow, you can be a part of the nation’s largest single day food drive. For Stamp Out Hunger, you are encouraged to place a bag with non-perishable food items near your mailbox. Mail carriers will make sure the items get to the postal station and then distributed to local food pantries.
The Camdenton School District has some coaches to interview. They’ve posted the job of head football coach and put together the committee that will make recommendations to the Board of Education. The High School will also need to replace the head volleyball coach and boys basketball coach, who are also retiring.
Three people were hurt in an early morning crash, yesterday on Tunnel Dam Road at Tunnel Dam Gardens. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says 22 year old Duane McCormack from Macks Creek traveled off the right side of the roadway and struck a tree, just after six am. Police say he had minor injuries and fled the scene. Two of his passengers were seriously hurt, 25 year old Daniel Tapp from Osage Beach and 20 year old Catherine Flaherty from Rocky Mount.
Senator Roy Blunt says that as a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence he has been able to see video shot from above the raid that ended in the death of Osama Bin Laden, but he hasn’t seen pictures of bin Laden’s body.
Senator Blunt was at the White House, yesterday for meetings about the debt limit. He says Senate Republicans made it clear to the President that they’re not going to raise the debt limit without structural changes and significant spending reforms.
Members of the Missouri House gave final approval to a bill that would require school districts to inform other school districts, if a teacher is fired or forced to resign for sexually abusing a student. The Senate already passed the measure that also requires schools to report allegations of child abuse to the state, within 24 hours. And, the state will be required to investigate. It’s up to Governor Jay Nixon now.
Lebanon Mayor C-P Craig talked about some of the challenges facing the city, during his annual spring breakfast, yesterday. About 40 business leaders, city employees and community members were in the Kenneth E Cowan Civic Center to hear Craig talk about next year’s budget, improvements he’d like to see at the airport, a water rate increase and the state of Lebanon’s streets.
Around 50 people turned up for the Osage Beach Public Forum, last night. City Council members want to find out what residents and business owners think about an ordinance that would ban indoor smoking. Those coming into the meeting were asked to sign a petition, for or against, and of those in attendance, 34 were in favor of the smoking ban, 15 were against. City Council members would like to hear from even more people, so there will be a survey posted on the Osage Beach Web Site in a few days, to get more input.