Saline Creek Bridge to be Fixed

The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission has awarded a contract for the replacement of the historic Saline Creek Bridge on Route 17 in Miller County. The bridge is located about three miles north of the Route 17 and Route 52 intersection. Don Schneider’s Excavating Company of Jefferson City was awarded the contract after submitting the lowest bid of $1,142,531.41. The contractor can complete the work anytime between early May and mid-September.

Missouri projected to get up to 1300 jobs in pipline building

Gov. Jay Nixon  joined officials from one of the world’s leading energy pipeline companies yesterday to detail a nearly $1 billion construction project in Missouri that has the potential to provide approximately 1,100 jobs during the peak of construction in late 2013. Enbridge Inc. last week announced that it will move forward with plans to construct the Flanagan South Pipeline Project, which will run approximately 600 miles from Flanagan, Ill., to Cushing, Okla. The pipeline’s 200-mile route across Missouri will pass through 11 counties. The company’s total potential investment, along the entire pipeline, is estimated at $2.8 billion.

Police Need Help Identifying Debit Card Thief

Osage Beach Police are asking for your help in identifying and locating a suspect wanted for questioning in the theft and unlawful use of a debit card, according to Sgt. Arlyne Page:

The man is described as white, in his 60s, 5′ 10″, heavy build, with light grey or white unshaven facial hair, light brown to grey hair, gravelly low voice, and a distinct heavy side-to-side walk. He’s believed to driving a 1998-2000 white Ford Explorer with a sunroof. If you have any information, contact Osage Beach Police Detective 302-2010.

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Morgan County Treasurer Sues for Back Pay

A now bitter dispute over the salary for Louella Pryor, the Morgan County treasurer who claims to be owed nearly 94000 in back pay could end in litigation if an agreement can’t be negotiated with the county commission. Treasurer Pryor said while other county officials were receiving 100 percent of what state statute allowed their pay levels to be set at, which is somewhere in the neighborhood of 45,000, she was the only one who was receiving 74 percent. From 2003 to 2011, Pryor’s salary was set at $33,300. Based on her figures of state laws for public salaries over the 8 years the difference is $93,600. It is said Pryor offered to settle for 4 years or $46,800 in back pay without interest but never received a response from the county commission on the issue.

MO is Number One State to Camp in USA

Congrats Lake Area you are why people have voted and decided that Missouri is the No. 1 state for camping in the U.S. which is a reference website maintained by the New York Times Company announced Friday the results of its annual Readers’ Choice Award for Favorite State for Camping. This is no surprise to residents and visitors but it is nice to have Missouri take top honors. Missouri took the website’s gold award, silver winner Montana and bronze winner, Colorado, in an online vote. Gov. Nixon said, “Missouri is the perfect place to enjoy the great outdoors, so plan to experience our quiet hills, deep woodlands, wide open prairies, and clear Ozark streams and Lake.

Osage Beach Police Looking for Suspect

Osage Beach Police are looking for a white male in his 60′s in the theft and unlawful use of a debit card issued by the state’s child support division. The suspect’s abouyt 5;10″, light grey or white unshaven facial hair, light brown to grey hair, heavy build, gravelly low voice, and has a distinct heavy side to side walk (almost sways), drives a 1998 – 2000 white Ford Explorer with a sunroof.

Missouri Loses 544 Jobs in April, Already!

There is more bad news for the state and its economy. Already in April there is 544 notices to terminate employment. This trend has been steady since January where 3 layoff notices were filed affecting 229 people all month. First Student Inc. plans to reduce its workforce by 100 workers Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification filing posted by the Missouri Department of Economic Development. Alliant Techsystems Inc. plans to layoff 325 workers and Molina Healthcare Inc. intends to layoff 119. These three notices combined will affect 544 employees and it is only the first week of April. Last month, nine notices were filed, affecting 2,429, in Missouri.