Aldermen in the City of Eldon have approved 200-thousand dollars for some street improvement projects for this summer. Crews will apply an overlay to Gerhart, from North Street to Business 54 and 15th Street from Coloardo Avenue to South Aurora. The Board of Aldermen is still waiting to hear if a grant from the state will help with the plans for South Grand Avenue.
Today is Truman Day. Most state, county and city court rooms and offices are closed. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says Driver Examination stations will be closed today.
The Camdenton Board of Education will hear from Doctor Brian Henry tonight about improvements he is initiating for the school district. Board members will discuss the policy for the public participation part of their meetings. The current policy is first through the door, but they are going to consider a lottery system for future meetings. And, a representative from the CC and Dorothy Blair Excellence in Education Trust Committee will present their recommendation for the next school year.
The Lake of the Ozarks State Park is set to open for public tours again on May 15. This year, the Department of Conservation and Department of Natural Resources are restricting public access to certain caves, because of a fungus that’s been spreading through the bat population. People moving from cave to cave is helping transmit white nose syndrome. So, park guests will be asked some screening questions before being allowed in to the caves.
The Missouri National Guard’s 35th Combat Aviation Brigade has been conducting missions for communities in response to flooding in the southeast part of the state. They’ve used aerial surveillance of the levee to help all the safety forces and rescued 33 Missouri Guardsmen who were stuck in flood waters for nearly 24 hours. The 35th Engineer Brigade from Fort Leonard Wood is one of the units helping with flood operations.
The Miller County Sheriff’s Department reports that 29 year old Marion Anderson was arrested in connection with property damage that occurred last week on Chateau Oaks Road in Brumley.
A Lebanon woman says her pastor verbally and physically assaulted her last June. Mary Leer, and her husband, Arnold, are filing suit against Pastor David Douglas and the Second Freewill Baptist Church. She says Douglas imprisoned her in a tiny room at the Church, near Tower Road and East Missouri 32, when she was the Church Treasurer. And, she’s asking for 125-thousand dollars in damages. Leer is the sister of Patsy Ann Starnes and Harold Armstrong Junior, who were charged with stealing money from the church in April.