Rolla Mayor William Jenks, III has been picked by Gov. Nixon to serve a term on the Small Business Regulatory Fairness Board. The board ensures that Missouri state agency rules and regulations do not create an unfair burden for small businesses. Appointments to the Small Business Regulatory Fairness Board do not require Senate confirmation. Jenks is in his second elected term as mayor of Rolla, and previously served as a city council representative and on several city boards. He is the president of Jenks/Long Insurance, and has been active with numerous civic organizations. The Governor has appointed him for a term ending April 30, 2014.
Tonight’s Class 3, District 10 girls soccer title game between Camdenton and Waynesville has been postponed, due to rain. The Lady Lakers are in contention for the district title for the first time since 2004. The game is now scheduled to be played tomorrow (Friday), May 20th, at 1 p.m. The winner will advance to the sectional playoffs May 24th against Rock Bridge.
No injuries reported in a school bus accident this morning in Eldon. It happened at the corner of 7th and Business 54. Eldon School District bus #11 was rear-ended by another vehicle. All of the students were taken to school after getting checked out by paramedics from the Miller County Ambulance District.
A closure at Fort Leonard Wood’s west gate is planned from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., May 25-27, for commissioning of an active security barrier. Motorists may use the north, east and south gates during this period and should allow extra time for travel.
The Camden County Planning and Zoning Commission has rejected a request by the Beacon of Hope Church in Osage Beach. Pastor Steven McQueen had asked for a zoning change from Industrial to General Commercial, to allow for residents to live in a homeless shelter on the property on Runabout Drive, near Highway 54. If the County Commission upholds last night’s decision, the church will be forced to evict eight people living in the shelter. Camden County Commissioners are expected to vote on the matter June 16th.
If you see blue ribbons on car antennae, this week, they’re being distributed by the local chapter of the Concerns for Police Survivors, as a reminder of law enforcement officers who’ve lost their lives in the line of duty. It’s Peace Officers Memorial Week.
The Morgan County Sheriff’s Office is going to be aggressive enforcing seat belt and child safety seat usage, at the start of the summer travel season. They’re part of the Click it or Ticket campaign from May 23rd to June 5th.