The Sales Tax Numbers for the month of October have been released. As has been the trend, most cities are continuing to see increases.
The City of Osage Beach as of October 31st, has received over three-point-nine-million-dollars, over 479-thousand-dollars for the month. As of the end of October, the city has received over 84-percent of projected revenue.
The City of Laurie saw an increase in October, but is seeing a decrease in November sales tax revenues. In 2014, the city received nearly 18-thousand-dollars in November. This year, the projection is 16-thousand-865-dollars, a decrease of over one-thousand-dollars.
In Camdenton, the sales tax figures were playing a game of Jekyll and Hyde. For October, figures were up nearly three-point-seven-percent with
137-thousand, 764-dollars. However, November is seeing a nearly five-percent decrease at 101-thousand, 790-dollars. Camdenton is still in the black for the year barely, seeing an increase of point-06-percent.
Camden County also saw an increase in October but a decrease in November. October’s revenues were one-million-152-thousand-dollars, a ten-percent increase over October 2014. November’s figures though are seeing a one-point-four-percent decrease. Overall for the year, Camden County is seeing a decrease of six-point-three-percent…
Some area businesses, churches and organizations are offering Lake Area residents a free Thanksgiving meal. Judy Crawford with the Local Area Needs Initiative and the Salvation Army gives us a list of locations.
Crawford says the Eldon Community Center is also having a free meal but that one is being held on Saturday November 28th from 11am to 2pm. They will also deliver the meal to those who are homebound.
A new way of giving to Lake Area charities will be featured next month. Community Foundation of the Lake will hold a 24 hour online event called “Give to the Lake” on December 15th. The event will benefit Lake Area nonprofits, schools and other organizations such as Kids Harbour, CADV and Wonderland Camp. Organizers say the reason they are doing this is to make it easy to connect to local efforts to improve the community and to change the Lake Area for the better one gift at a time. To donate during the 24 hour online event on December 15th, go to community-of-the-lake-foundation-dot-com, click on DONATE in the top right hand corner; then click on “Donate to the Community Foundation of the Lake” and simply follow the screen prompts.
The number of Cooking fires nearly triples on Thanksgiving as families prepare their holiday dinner. Dave Griffith with the Heart of Missouri Chapter of the American Red Cross says one thing people need to be cautious about are turkey fryers.
Griffith says other safety tips include keeping children and pets at least three feet away from the cooking area and stay in the kitchen when frying, grilling or boiling food. The National Fire Protection Association estimates there were 1,550 cooking fires last Thanksgiving.
A Stoutland High School teacher has been nominated for a national award. Art teacher Naomi Keller has been nominated for the national Life Changer of the Year award. The award recognizes the very best K-12 public and private school educators who make a difference in the lives of students by exemplifying excellence, positive influence and leadership. Keller has been an art teacher for 34 years and has spent the last 6 years teaching students from low income families in rural counties and the inner city.
A Mexico, Missouri man has been arrested in connection with the death of Missouri State Trooper James Bava. Bava was killed August 28th after radioing to headquarters that he was in pursuit of a motorcycle on Route “FF” in Audrain County. Now police say 20-year-old Serghei Pavel Comerzan was taken into custody on charges of Criminal Negligence and Resisting Arrest. Police allege Comerzan was being pursued, at speeds of over 100-miles-per-hour. After emergency personnel arrived, they found Bava’s car had struck a ditch and caught fire…