An accident in 2008 that claimed the life of a Gravois Mills woman has resulted in a 10 year prison sentence for a Fort Leonard Wood man. A jury found John Harrison guilty of first degree involuntary manslaughter in the death of 21-year-old Ashley Parks on State Road A in Camden County. He was ordered to begin serving his sentence immediately.
Waynesville High School graduation ceremonies, scheduled for tonight at 7 p.m., have been moved indoors to the school gymnasium because of the weather. Due to limited seating, overflow seating will be available in the high school auditorium and Waynesville Career Center commons area, with the ceremony being shown on a closed-circuit feed.
School of the Osage held graduation ceremonies Thursday night for 132 seniors at the school.
Camdenton High holds its graduation ceremonies Saturday night.
Richland has a new police chief. The Board of Alderman approved the promotion of Assistant Chief Gary Banks to replace M.J. Hurney, who resigned recently to join the Greene County Sheriff’s Department.
The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch, effective until Saturday afternoon, for Miller, Morgan, Camden and Pulaski counties. The Miller County Emergency Management Office has reports of multiple road washouts, including the approach to a bridge across the South Moreau Creek on Taylor Road, northwest of Eldon. As much as 4-and-a-half inches of rain fell in southern Miller County on Thursday.
The Camden County Planning and Zoning Commission approved the county’s Lake Area Master Plan. It’s a 100 page document that is supposed to provide guidance for a long range, coordinated, physical development of the county. There were a number of public meetings for citizen input. One resident spoke out against the Master Plan, before the vote. Nancy Osborn says the government has too much control over property already.
Camden County Commissioners have appointed John Curran and Anna Curran to serve as Trustees for the Village of Grand Glaize.
The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has low interest loans of up to ten million dollars available for Missouri school districts, local governments, public colleges and universities that want to fund energy efficiency projects, like heating and air conditioning upgrades, lighting improvements, boilers, chillers, insulation and window replacements. Applications for the Energize Missouri Schools and Local Governments program are due by September 30th.