Ameren Asks Concerned Citizens to Consider Deeds

Ahead of their workshops next week, Ameren Missouri is trying to clear up what they call misinformation.

In a statement from Ameren’s Jeff Green from shoreline management, he says despite Ameren’s best efforts to communicate as much information as possible, he is troubled by certain comments and misinformation regarding the issues facing affected properties at lake of the ozarks.

Green says for those most impacted, and others interested in finding the truth in this matter, they should seek out the deed history of the impacted properties. Green says that Ameren’s ownership interests are duly and publicly recorded in Camden, Benton, Miller, and Morgan counties and he has personally reviewed deed after deed and plat after plat that omit the company’s ownership interest in subsequent deeds and conveyances.

Green also adds in the statement that no part of this revision of the boundary line includes leasing land, structures, or facilities back to affected landowners, and rumors to the contrary are inaccurate.

Ameren Missouri will workshop their proposed boundary plan next Tuesday from 6 to 8 at the Inn at the Grand Glaize and next Thursday from 6 to 8 at the Lake West Christian Academy in Sunrise Beach.

CDC Tests More Types of Baby Formula

The investigation expands as the Center for Disease Control tries to determine what killed a Lebanon ten day old.

Avery Cornett died last week after he contracted the bacteria Cronobacter Sakazakii.

The Center for Disease control tested the Enfamil powdered baby formula Avery ate that was pulled from store shelves and now they are testing several more formulas the little boy ate in his ten days alive. No other brands of formula have been named.

A determination of a cause could be made as ealry as this week or it could take up to a month.

Celebrate Eagle Days Next Year

The annual Eagle Days happens the first weekend in January in Lake Ozark.

Teri Schroer is the Director of Education for the World Bird Sanctuary. She says her group will have raptors up close and personal at the Osage National Golf Resort.

Schroer says shows will run hourly on the 7th and 8th at the golf resort.

The overall event is free but one bird may be asking for help for the sanctuary.

Both days the public can also view wild eagles from Willmore Lodge or down by the Bagnell Dam on the Osage River side. All times can be found online at www.lakeoftheozarkseagledays.com

Want to Help the Local Economy?

People interested in economic development in Camden, Miller, Morgan, and Laclede counties can get involved online or in person.

The Lake of the Ozarks Council of Local Governments is developing the area’s Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy. The local council, made up of elected officials, has made an online survey available at www.loclg.org under the Public Notice heading.

Starting next year the council will hold public meetings throughout the four counties to discuss ideas in person. The first meeting will be 5:30 January 5th at the Versailles court house. The second meeting will be 6 o’clock January 9th at the Eldon community center.

Woman Dies in Christmas Day Crash

A Camdenton woman dies in an accident Christmas afternoon.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says 59-year old Donna Miller was headed south on Missouri 7 north of Fiery Fork when she lost control of her 2007 Focus and it crossed the centerline. The Ford hit a southbound 2007 Chevrolet driven by 53-year old Warren West of Roach.

Miller was not wearing a seat belt and died on scene. West was wearing a seat belt and suffered moderate injuries. 41-year old Tonya Kelley of Osage Beach, a passenger in the Chevy, was also wearing a seat belt and was seriously injured. She was flown to University Hospital in Columbia.

Children Hurt in Sunday Vehicle Rollover

Three children are injured after a Dodge goes off Highway 42 in Miller County.

Christmas morning about 11:15, 22-year old Kimberely Colwell was driving the 2002 vehicle west near Bramble Road. Colwell swerved several times in the right lane before driving off the road and overturning the Dodge.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says no one was wearing seat belts and one unidentified person was ejected. Kimberely Colwell was moderately injured. 5 year old Kadyn, 1 year old Micah, and newborn Timothy Colwell also suffered moderate injuries.

Dates for U.S. Supreme Court Health Care Debate Announced

The official dates for oral arguments in opposition to the Affordable Care Act are announced.

The United States Supreme Court will hear five plus hours of arguments against the nation’s health care law on March 26th, 27th, and 28th.

Karen Harned is the Executive Director of the National Federation of Independent Business, a group that will argue a portion of the challenges before the nation’s highest court.

Harned says the logic is pretty simple.

The amount of time planned to be spent on the case is rare.

Five separate arguments against the act will be heard with a judgement sometime in the early summer.