The question has been answered as to whether or not the 2018 Can-Am Games will be coming to the Lake. After long debated presentations the Can-Am board decided that the lake would not be the location of the games, instead awarding the event to Hampton Roads Virginia. Although the reason why the lake was not chosen is unknown at this time, Lagina Fitzpatrick with the Tri-County Lodging Association who was one of the 4 people who went on the trip to Pennsylvania says the board will be contacting them this week to explain all the reason they were not chosen. Once they have the reasons they will decide whether or not to try again for the 2020 games. Fitzpatrick was accompanied by Fire Chief Jeff Dorhauer, Camden County Sheriff Sergeant John Stephens and Osage Beach Chief Todd Davis.
Things are going well for the Camden County Sheriff’s department. Last week the Sheriff’s office completed a much needed renovation which hasn’t been done since the office opened in the 1990’s. According to Camden County Sheriff Dwight Franklin, some of the prisoners did the repairs and upgrades
Franklin says this was a necessity because the walls were stained with yellow smoke from the former days of smoking being allowed in the building and there was rolls of duct tape holding things together which has now all been repaired.
Franklin also says that earlier in the year they were worried about losing an officer due to budget cuts but after a grant was approved, an opportunity opened up to add to the roster rather than take from it
The new person is under the training right now and will be ready to start working soon.
Also some sighs of relief made as Triple Homicide convict Dennis McCabe was transferred out of the county jail. Franklin says now he’s with the city of Fulton
Ameren Missouri is informing the public on a scam that is happening throughout the state. According to Kent Martin Communications representative with Ameren Missouri, these scam artists are able to make the number they call from show Ameren on the ID and they may have your account number.
Martin says scammers are calling on the phone claiming to be with Ameren and demanding payment over the phone and in some cases have come to your door
Martin says that if you receive a phone call or someone comes to your pretending to be with Ameren and demanding payment or face disconnection, hang up, close the door and call Ameren right away at 1-800-552-7583
Scary moments at Bagnell dam late last week when contractors hired by Ameren Missouri where removing an old transformer from the Dam. According to Ameren officials, the contractor was hired to remove and then cut the transformer into pieces to have it removed from the area. While cutting up the transformer, it caught on fire and sent smoke up to the top of the dam, causing some citizens who saw the smoke to worry. Lake Ozark fire was involved in putting the fire out and says the dam was never at risk during the incident.
Gov. Jay Nixon has denied a petition for clemency from Joseph Franklin. Franklin was sentenced by a jury to receive the ultimate punishment for committing merciless acts of violence, fueled by hate. In October 1977, Franklin fired five shots at a group of worshipers leaving a synagogue in Richmond Heights, killing Gerald Gordon and wounding Steven Goldman and William Ash. Nixon says this cowardly and calculated shooting was only one of many senseless acts of extreme violence that Franklin, motivated by racial and religious intolerance, committed against numerous victims across the country from Tennessee and Ohio to Utah and Wisconsin.
Missouri House Republican Nick Marshall of Parkville says he will seek to file articles of impeachment against Democrat Governor Jay Nixon after he believes the administration violated Missouri’s tax law. Earlier in the year the Governor issued an executive order directing officials to accept join tax filings from same-sex couples who are legally married. He also wants to go after the release of names from the concealed gun permit holders to federal agents as well as driver’s license procedures that he believes the administration did in violation of the tax law. A response from the state Attorney general’s office says they see that the filing the Governor’s office made appears to follow the requirements of the Missouri Tax law.
As you get ready to roast, fry or slow cook your turkey this year you might be able to squeeze another favorite dish in this year’s plans. Thanksgiving is a little more than a week away, and experts say this year’s meal will cost less. The average cost to feed 10 people a normal Thanksgiving meal will be $48.61. That is down from $51.87 last year. The price per person comes to $4.86. The meal consists of a 16-pound turkey, bread stuffing, sweet potatoes, rolls with butter, peas, cranberries, a relish tray, pumpkin pie with whipped cream, and beverages of coffee and milk. The turkey was the biggest contributing factor to lower costs for the holiday. The average price per pound dropped 18 cents.