Cooperative Youth Conference and Leadership Experience

The Co-Mo Electric Cooperative is searching for their next generation of leaders. The co-op wants to send up to six high school sophomores who are educated inside its service territory to the Cooperative Youth Conference and Leadership Experience in July known as CYCLE. Cycle is an all day event teaching children about leadership and introduces them to inspirational speakers who talk about how to step up and serve. They also learn about electric cooperatives and their important role in the fabric of rural America and will attend a session in the Senate and House of Representatives in Jefferson City, proposing and debating a bill of their own before voting on its passage. Applications for the CYCLE program are available at the co-op’s two offices, online at http://co-mo.coop and on their Facebook page at http://facebook.com/comoelectric. Applications must be received by March 29. All winners will be announced in mid-April and those who attend will receive $100 after the conference. Applicants do not have to receive electric service from Co-Mo to attend.

Road Work – Week of 2/18/2013

CAMDEN COUNTY

Route 5 bridge over the Lake of the Ozarks at Hurricane Deck – Bridge replacement continues.
Crews continue to set steel girders on the concrete piers. This will require a closure of the existing Hurricane Deck Bridge several times a day for 15 minutes at a time. This process continues over the next 3 to 4 months. The entire project is scheduled for completion in spring 2014.

Route MM between Route TT and Bagnell Dam Boulevard – Roadside maintenance will take place Tuesday through Friday. One lane will be open, and crews will flag traffic through the work area.

Route TT between Route F and Route MM – Roadside maintenance will take place Tuesday through Friday. One lane will be open, and crews will flag traffic through the work area.

MILLER COUNTY

Route 17 between Route A and Sand Rock Road – Culvert pipe replacement will take place on Tuesday, February 19th. One lane will be open, and crews will flag traffic through the work area.

Route 42 between Bear Creek Road and Blue Ridge Road – Roadside maintenance will take place Wednesday and Thursday. One lane will be open, and crews will flag traffic through the work area.

Route 52 between Route 17 and Woods Road – Culvert pipe replacement will take place Wednesday, February 20th through Friday, March 1. One lane will be open, and crews will flag traffic through the work area.

Route 87 between Route P and Boulder Road – Roadside maintenance will take place on Tuesday.

Route D between Route 54 and the end of state maintenance – Roadside maintenance will take place today through Friday. One lane will be open, and crews will flag traffic through the work area.

Route W between Lakeland Road and Lighthouse Road – Culvert pipe replacement will take place Wednesday through Friday. One lane will be open, and crews will flag traffic through the work area.

Route Y between Route 52 and Hackler Road – Culvert pipe replacement will take place Wednesday, February 20th through Friday, March 1. One lane will be open, and crews will flag traffic through the work area.

MORGAN COUNTY

Route 50 over the Lamine River east of Quail Road – Bridge inspection will take place this week.
One lane will be open, and crews will flag traffic through the work area.

Route 135 over Flat Creek north of Wolf Lane – Bridge inspection will take place this week. One lane will be open, and crews will flag traffic through the work area.

Route N between Route 52 and Route BB – Roadside maintenance will take place Tuesday, and Wednesday.  One lane will be open, and crews will flag traffic through the work area.

Route NN between Route 135 and Potter’s Ford Road – Culvert pipe replacement will take place Tuesday and Wednesday, February 20. One lane will be open, and crews will flag traffic through the work area.

Iberia Teen Seriously Injured in Crash

An Iberia teenager has been seriously injured in a crash in Pulaski County.  The Highway Patrol says a pickup driven by 16-year-old Brinna Rollins went off the right side on road on Highway 133 east of Crocker, struck a tree and overturned Saturday morning.   Rollins was taken to Phelps County Regional Medical Center in Rolla by ambulance.

Fire in Miller County Apartment Complex

Injuries are reported in a fire near Eldon Saturday night.  One man was airlifted to University Hospital in Columbia after a roof collapsed in an apartment complex on Doyle Road.  A firefighter was also treated for burns.  The Red Cross is assisting four families whose homes were destroyed or damaged.

Mardi Gras Pub Crawl Underway

Local law enforcement is out in force for tonight’s Lake of the Ozarks Mardi Gras Pub Crawl, making sure partygoers stay safe and play by the rules:

police prepared for Pub Crawl

Lake Ozark Police Chief Mark Maples says the Pub Crawl draws huge crowds to the Lake:

Pub Crawl draws large crowds to the Lake

Organizers expected to attract 6,500 people to tonight’s Pub Crawl. A fleet of buses is shuttling them  between 22 venues.

no problems expected

This is the 12th year for the Lake of the Ozarks Mardi Gras Pub Crawl.

Cops On Top in Osage Beach

Osage Beach police officers are spending the day on the roof of the Hy-Vee gas station.  They’re taking part in the annual “Cops on Top” fundraiser for Special Olympics.  It’s a “warm-up” for next weekend’s Polar Plunge,  Lake of the Ozarks State Park Public Beach No.2.  Area residents are being asked to stop by Hy-Vee during the 12 hour long event, ending at 6 p.m., and make a donation. Last year’s “Cops on Top” raised $3,900, and officers are hoping to beat that today.

Versailles Meat Processing Facility Resumes Operations

It’s back to business at a Morgan County meat processor.  Leinbach Custom Butchering in Versailles was shut down Monday after failing an inspection.  The Missouri Department of Agriculture Meat and Poultry Inspection Program says the violations have been addressed and custom exempt processing permissions for the facility have been reinstated. The use of non-potable water resulted in the suspension of its processing permissions.