Missouri Supreme Court Nominees Named

A former Cole County Judge has been named as one of three nominees to fill a vacancy on the Missouri Supreme Court. Paul Wilson was named along with Jackson County circuit Judge Michael Manners and St. Louis county attorney Stanley Wallach. 18 applicants were interviewed yesterday.

Fire Prevention Week Continues

It’s National Fire Prevention Week and the American Red Cross is getting the word out about how homes and businesses can be better prepared in case a fire should ever happen. Smoke alarms throughout your business or home is the first line of defense. Make sure you test them by pushing the test button once a month and replace batteries once a year. Also make sure you have at least two escape plans from every room and a designated place to meet outside your house as well.

Boil Advisory for Some Horseshoe Bend Residents

Ozark Shores Water Company and Camden County Public Water Supply District Number Four have issued a boil advisory for customers living along Duckhead Road on Horseshoe Bend, after a water main was damaged by a contractor working in the area:

Water Company general manager John Summers says residents in the affected area should boil tap water used for cooking or drinking:

The following precautions are recommended:
– Boil water vigorously for three minutes prior to use. Use only water that has been boiled for drinking, diluting fruit juices, all other food preparation and brushing teeth.
– Dispose of ice cubes and do not use ice from a household automatic ice maker. Remake ice cubes with water that has been boiled..
– Disinfect dishes and other food contact surfaces by immersion for at least one minute in clean tap water that contains one teaspoon of unscented household bleach per gallon of water.

The boil advisory was issued as a precaution and will emain in effect until the district receives the results of its water tests, expected on Friday:

An estimated 100-200 homes are affected.

Lake Holiday Lights Moving to Laurie

The Lake Holiday Lights Committee  has approved moving assets of the 80-plus Holiday Light Displays and their three semi-truck storage trailers to the city of Laurie to use at the Enchanted Village of Lights holiday display at the Laurie City Park. The Tri-County Lodging Association has agreed to appropriate $10,000 from its current budget to the city of Laurie to use for improvements to and the promotion of the Laurie’s holiday light display park.

Cedar Green Condo Water Take Two

After being cited for illegally providing water and sewer services to Cedar Green Luxury Condominiums, Cedar Green Land Acquisition, L.L.C. has filed an application with the Missouri State Public Service Commission for authority to do so. If you’ve got something to say about it, you have until October 17th to file with the Secretary of the Missouri Public Service Commission.

Van Note Out on Bail, Could Be Flight Risk

More information is being released about the murder case against 44-year old Susan Van Note. She posted a million dollars bond last week and was released from the Camden County Jail. Authorities say that was done with a cashier’s check. Van Note’s attorney is not sure where the money came from, but does say that her law firm declared bankruptcy a few years ago. Prosecutors say they consider her to be a flight risk. Van Note is scheduled to stand trial on December 12th on charges of first degree murder and forgery. Van Note is accused of being involved in the shooting and stabbing of her father William Van Note in his Sunrise Beach home in October of 2010. Prosecutors also say she forged a note that took her father off of life support at a Columbia hospital.

No Noise Ordinance in Lake Ozark

There will not be a noise ordinance in Lake Ozark. By a vote of 5-1, the Board of Alderman voted down the bill which would have prohibited amplified sounds at certain times in the city limits. The Board also decided to make changes to another ordinance that will establish a deer control policy and deer hunting. The measure, with the changes, will be voted on at the next board of alderman meeting. By a 6-0 vote, the Board also passed an option for ward redistricting in Lake Ozark. But new maps will have to be drawn up before the changes will go into effect. The next Lake Ozark Board of Alderman meeting will be at 6:00 in the evening on October 23rd.