All fire departments in Pulaski County have issued a burn ban until further notice. With the ban, no open burning will be allowed in Pulaski County until there is significant rainfall. Due to hot and extremely dry conditions, the fire danger is severe.
Single stream curbside recycling’s coming to Camdenton. City Administrator Brenda Coulter says the pilot program, run by Allied Waste, will start August 6th in selected areas of the city. During the 90-day trial period, the service will be free to participating residents. Recycling carts will be delivered the week of July 30th. You can recycle: newspapers, magazine & books, plastics bottles, tin and aluminum cans, cardboard, plastic number 1 through 7, shredded paper, file folders, and paperboard.
The results are in from this year’s Operation Dry Water, the Water Patrol’s high-profile enforcement effort aimed at detecting and arresting impaired boaters. Water Patrol officers made a total of 20 arrests for Boating While Intoxicated statewide over the weekend. 15 of those DWI arrests were on the Lake of the Ozarks, where 179 boaters on 147 vessels were checked and a total of 43 citations were issued. Highway Patrol Captain Tim Hull runs down the numbers:
In addition, 196 Warnings for other safety violations were issued. The Water Patrol says special enforcement operations will continue throughout the summer months.
Osage Beach Police are on the lookout for a hit-and-run driver. A large black sports utility vehicle drove off after colliding with a silver car in the area of Fort Osage Lane and Osage Beach Parkway South at 10:54 a.m. Sgt. Arlyne Page says the SUV has front end and passenger side damage:
No one was hurt but the car that was struck by the SUV was disabled. Leaving the scene of an accident is a felony. The driver, if and when caught, could lose their license for up to a year.
An Accident over the weekend left a man and his passenger with moderate injuries. Kenneth Cheers along with passenger Anna Henry, both of Versailles, were driving southbound on rt. W at golden beach road. Upon approaching a curve the driver failed to navigate the turn properly and the car lost control. The vehicle traveled off of the right side of the roadway and it overturned. Both involved were wearing safety devices and were transported via ambulance to Lake Regional hospital where their conditions were listed as moderate.
The City of Osage Beach says one of its’ Public Works Department trucks has been stolen and it has not yet been returned. It happened sometime between June 15th and the 20th, while it was parked behind the Municipal Building, being prepped for an online sale of used vehicles. It’s a white 2003 F250 standard cab, four wheel drive, utility truck with a steal grate behind the rear window. The truck had body damage consistent with being used for eight years, and had the DPW seal on its doors. If you know where that truck is contact the Osage Beach Police Department.
An Eldon family of three is now left without a place to go after fire destroyed their home yesterday afternoon.The home, located on the 700 block of Colorado Avenue was burnt down almost completely. Volunteers from the American Red Cross Heart of Missouri Chapter volunteers are assisting the family. The volunteers met with the clients and provided resources for them to meet their immediate emergency needs by purchasing them much needed food and clothing. The Red Cross also gave the family referrals to agencies. As of last night the family secured their own temporary housing.