TIFF Approved for Market in Sunrise Beach

The Sunrise Beach Board of Trustees approved a funding agreement for the consideration of the Sunrise Beach Supermarket Tax Increment Financing or TIFFS. The TIFF, if approved, would be used to aid in the financing of a grocery store development by Supermarket Developers, Inc., which is proposed to be located on a 12 acre site on the west side of Highway 5 at Route F in Sunrise Beach. A TIF is a public financing method that is used for subsidizing (redevelopment), infrastructure, and other community-improvement projects. The developers and the store agree to finance the debt that is issued to pay for the project through a percentage of sales tax revenues.

Man Falls 75 feet down cliff in Osage Beach

Fire Protection Units were called to the 1400 block of Bluff Drive yesterday to find a man had fallen 75 feet off of a cliff. The incident took place later yesterday evening and when the victim was found he was determined to be in serious condition. He had suffered severe head trauma as well as major chest injuries. The man who is unnamed was moved via boat to arrowhead marina and was then airlifted to a local hospital in Columbia. It is not known how or why this occurred, but is currently considered an accident. 18 people from 7 different units responded to this call.

Lake Regional Weight Management Forum

Lake Regional Health System’s starting a campaign to help people manage their weight.. The hospital’s scheduled a free information forum on Wednesday, March 28th at 10am. Participants will hear information about healthy diet, exercise, and the connection between pounds and calories.
Registration is required, and you can take care of that by calling 573-348-8222

Laurie Softball Sign Up’s Underway

Sign ups are underway for Laurie’s spring softball leagues. The deadline for Men’s Women’s and Co-ed’s is April 13th. It’s $325/team for Men’s and Co-ed’s, Women;s is $225. Co-ed teams start playing April 23rd, Men’s teams start April 25th, and Women’s teams start play in early May, and their league requires a minimum four teams. Laurie Ballpark is also taking sign ups for a T-Ball league, ages 4-6. Cost is $20 per child and includes t-shirt, hat and team photo. Games will be Saturday morning. Forms can be picked up at Laurie City Hall or the Fairgrounds Office. For more information, call Susann Huff at 573-374-8776.

Nancy Grace Gets Into the Presley Litton Case

Dustin Dunklee can’t talk about it, but a lot of people have been calling his office about the case involving T.J. Presley and Jamie Litton. Dunklee, Morgan County’s prosecutor, is under a gag order, but the his office phone’s been ringing off the hook after the public got a push to talk to him from tv talk show host Nancy Grace, who on her march 6th show called on her audience to call Dunklee’s office and demand that Litton and Presley be charged with first degree murder. Presley and Litton are charged with second-degree murder, as well as endangering the welfare of a child. Presley’s also charged with abusing a child resulting in death.

Road to the White House Runs Thru Missouri

Missouri’s Republican presidential caucuses begin tonight, in a single rural county in the southwest corner of the state. Most counties– including Miller, Morgan and Camden counties — will hold their caucuses on Saturday.

Camden County
Date & Time: 3/17/12; 10am (registration begins at 8am)
Location: Camden County Courthouse Justice Center, 1 Court Circle, Suite 8. Camdenton, MO 65020

Miller County
Date & Time: 3/17/12; 10am
Location: Miller County Courthouse (4th floor), 2001 Highway 52, Tuscumbia, MO 65082

Morgan County
Date & Time: 3/17/12; 10am
Location: Hunter Civic Center, 201 W Jasper St, Versailles, MO 65084

Any registered voter who declares that they are a Republican can participate in the caucus in the county in which they are registered.

Mitt Romney was campaigning in Kirkwood, near St. Louis today:

This was Romney’s first visit to the state this year:

Ron Paul campaigned in Springfield and St. Charles last weekend. Rick Santorum was in Springfield and Cape Girardeau … and he’ll be at the lake on Friday…at Main Street Music Hall in Osage Beach, from 10:30 a.m. until noon.

Jurors Bused in for Osage Beach Man’s Trial

Jurors from Johnson County Mo will be bused in when Gregory L. George stands trial in October for the murder of his roommate, Adrianna Hyten. The hope is that public opinion isn’t swayed before the accused stands trial. George will be tried in Camden County and is charged  first-degree murder and armed criminal action.  A pretrial hearing was held yesterday where Judge Kenneth Hayden upheld several motions asked by George’s attorney for the fairest trial for her client. Public Defender Heather Vodnansky had filed a motion to preserve all notes on the investigation and another  to preserve all of the gathered physical evidence. A third motion,  to enter Missouri Supreme Court rules 4-3.6 and 4-3.8 was also upheld. The two rules govern what a prosecuting attorney can say to the public regarding a case before and during a trial.