Grand Glaize Beach Re-Opens

Grand Glaize Beach has been re-opened to swimming.  The beach, at Lake of the Ozarks State Park,  was ordered closed last Wednesday by the Department of Natural Resources due to high E. coli bacteria levels.  Water tests taken this week came back clean.

 

The day use public beach at Harry S. Truman State Park in Warsaw remains closed for water quality issues. Water samples taken Monday indicated bacteria levels higher than those recommended for waters used for swimming.

Morgan County Pastor Faces Additional Sex Crime Charges

The pastor of a Stover church, already charged with multiple sex crimes, is facing even more.  Two new charges of statutory sodomy were filed this week against 43-year-old Travis Smith.  The alleged incidents date back to January, 1999 and December, 2000.  Smith is already facing statutory rape and sodomy charges from a 2005 incident,  and forcible rape, statutory rape and sexual abuse charges from incidents in 1998 and 1999.  Smith is the pastor of the First Baptist Church in Stover. He remains free on bond and is scheduled to appear in court in Moniteau County next Monday for a preliminary heraring.

Divers Pull Man’s Body from Lake of the Ozarks

A dive team from the Lake Ozark Fire Protection District has recovered the body of a man who drowned near the Isla del Sol condominiums on the north shore of the Lake of the Ozarks. Assistant Chief Matt Birdsley says divers were dispatched, with the department’s boat, just before noon today.   The body was located using the boat’s side-scanning sonar about 30 minutes after divers entered the water.  They retrieved the body from the bottom of the lake at 1:26 p.m.   The victim has been identified as 33-year-old Timothy Walter of Camdenton.  Witnesses saw him go under while he was in the water working around a boat dock and called for help when he failed to surface.

Lake Ozark Board of Aldermen Set to Meet

Upcoming dates for public hearings about the continued sewer project in Lake Ozark are on the agenda for the Board of Aldermen meeting on Tuesday night.  The request for the hearings is coming from McClure Engineering and they would take place in July.  The board will also discuss the city’s 2012 Annual Audit.  There will also be discussion and possible action on approving a financial adviser for an upcoming Water Main Project.  A possible charge for Special Events on the city is also on the agenda.  The Lake Ozark Board of Aldermen will meet at 6:00 p.m.  at Lake Ozark City Hall.

Eldon Board of Aldermen Meet Tonight

The Eldon Board of Aldermen will discuss two bills during their meeting on Tuesday night.  One of those would add two sections related to nuisance violations to the municipal city code.  The other bill would amend the city code as it pertains to sewer service charges.  The Eldon Board of Aldermen Meeting will be held Tuesday night at the Public Works Building on Highway Y.  The meeting will start at 6:00.

School Bus Inspection Results Released by Highway Patrol

The Missouri State Highway Patrol has released the results of its 2013 school bus inspections. Almost 12,000 buses were inspected between February and April.   A total of 256 districts earned the distinction of Total Fleet Excellence, which is awarded for an approval rating of 90 percent or higher with no buses placed out-of-service.  In the Lake area, the Camdenton R-III,  Morgan County R-II , Macks Creek R-V, and School of the Osage districts earned that distinction, receiving a 100 percent approval rate for all of their buses.  25 percent of the 30 buses in the Eldon R-I school district  failed initial inspection, and three were taken out of service.   Four of the Climax Springs R-IV district’s 12 buses did not pass.  Statewide, 88 percent of all buses inspected passed.  239 buses were deemed unsafe and taken out-of-service. 

Lake Area Road Work — Week of June 10th

CAMDEN COUNTY

Route 5 bridge over the Lake of the Ozarks at Hurricane Deck – Bridge replacement continues. Much of the work currently taking place will not affect traffic. However, traffic could be stopped briefly to allow equipment to be moved. The entire project is scheduled for completion in spring 2014.

Route TT between Route 5 and Route MM – Roadside maintenance will take place Monday through Thursday, June 13th. One lane will be open, and crews will flag traffic through the work area.

Route MM between Route TT and the toll bridge – Roadside maintenance will take place Monday,  through Thursday.  One lane will be open, and crews will flag traffic through the work area.

 

MILLER COUNTY

Route 42 between Route 17 and Route 134 – Shoulder widening work continues.
Crews are currently working to build dirt embankments along the roadway, causing one lane to be closed. A pilot car will guide traffic through the work area.
Asphalt paving of the roadway and shoulders is under way.
A width restriction of 10 feet is in place between Route C and the city of Osage Beach.
The project is scheduled for completion by the end of the month.

Business Route 54 in Eldon – Roadway maintenance will take place Monday, June 10th through Thursday, June 13th. One lane will be open, and crews will flag traffic through the work area.

Business Route 54 in Lake Ozark – Roadway maintenance will take place Monday, June 10th, through Thursday, June 20th. One lane will be open, and crews will flag traffic through the work area.

Route D between Columbia Road and the end of state maintenance – Roadside maintenance will take place Monday and Tuesday.  One lane will be open, and crews will flag traffic through the work area.

 

MORGAN COUNTY

Route 50 at the Lamine River Bridge west of Syracuse and Route 50 at the Union Pacific Railroad Bridge west of Syracuse – Bridge deck replacement continues. One lane of each bridge will be open, and temporary traffic signals will move traffic through the work area. The entire project is scheduled for completion this fall.