The trial for a man accused of illegally killing a black bear back in July has been set for December. According to sources close to the case, 22 year old Jimmy Don Slavens is being charged with a Class A misdemeanor of killing, possession and disposing of wildlife illegally. Slavens was in court earlier this week and his new trial date is now set for December 11th before Judge Steve Jackson. Salvens had been arrested for allegedly shooting the bear four times after hitting it with his vehicle in the Eldridge area.
The Camdenton Police Department had their fair share of calls over the past week resulting in some arrests. 18 year old Eric Howe of Camdenton was charged with supplying alcohol to a minor and minor in possession while 55 year old Joseph Johnson of Bismark was charged with D.W.I. Additionally 25 year old Timothy Colwell from Camdenton was arrested for Stealing. Police responded to over 20 calls and checked nearly 800 businesses between November 5th and the 11th.
About 30 people were on hand Tuesday night for a public hearing on a proposed sewer expansion project for Camelot estates. Sources say almost no one in attendance spoke in favor of abandoning their septic systems for a central sewer. Camelot currently has 550 customers paying an average of $68 per month for service and a plan to hook up as many as 550 new customers thru the proposed project. The plan is expected to go to the Camden County commission by the end of next year and could then be put to a vote for residents in the expansion area. Last night’s meeting was sponsored by the Lake of the Ozarks council of local governments.
Communities and school districts across the Lake Area honored our veterans during ceremonies Tuesday. One of which was held at the Macks Creek R-V school district where 32 vets from around the surrounding area were honored. 4th district U.S. Representative Vicky Hartzler addressed the crowd and issued each veteran a certificate of appreciation and a commemorative coin from the u.s. house of representatives. On Saturday, the city of Osage Beach held its first ever Veterans parade to salute those who have served our nation.
The Lake Ozark Board of Alderman is scheduled to meet Wednesday night in regular session. Due to Veteran’s day, the meeting was moved from Tuesday to Wednesday night. Agenda items include an ordinance amending a section of the city code along with discussion of the talking points surrounding a possible taxicab ordinance. In other business, the mayor is expected to make an appointment to the planning and zoning board and the city’s Christmas parade scheduled for December 13th is also scheduled to be discussed. Tonight’s meeting begins at six o’clock in city hall.
Missouri’s outgoing house speaker is expected to announce the formation of a special committee in response to a recent New York Times article about alleged improprieties by the state’s attorney general. The article alleges Chris Koster halted an investigation into the maker of 5 hour energy drinks after receiving a donation from a lobbyist. House speaker Tim Jones says he wants the committee to determine if the attorney general’s office needs more accountability.
Jones says he welcomes Koster’s assistance with the committee.
A group of democrat state lawmakers is calling for environmental protection agency to issue stricter standards for smog pollution. They want the standard which currently stands at 75 parts per billion to be bumped down to 60 parts per billion. A federal judge in California ruled the EPA must draft new standards for ground level ozone pollution by December. Most of the democratic lawmakers in Missouri requesting the new standard are from the St. Louis and Kansas City areas.