Camdenton Board of Aldermen Told Sales Tax Revenue Down 14.5 Percent

The Camdenton City Administrator says the city’s general fund sales tax revenue is down fourteen and a half percent in May, compared to last year. The Camdenton Board of Aldermen also heard that airport fuel sales are down, due to a lack of charter business at Lake Aviation. The Aldermen approved ending the Hanger H-7 lease agreement. The Public Works Department has been clearing nature trails in the city park and working on a disc golf course.

Tanker Accident Results in 4000 Gallon Spill and Four Hour Traffic Jam

Traffic was tied up for more than four hours, yesterday, after a tanker truck flipped over on the Highway 54 overpass in Lake Ozark and spilled four thousand gallons of Rhino Seal asphalt sealer onto the roadway. The accident happened just before nine in the morning. The Missouri Department of Natural Resources sent their Emergency Response Unit to monitor clean up, after it was reported that the asphalt sealer was running down an embankment and into a nearby creek.

Senator Claire McCaskill Urges More Study into Ending Saturday Mail Delivery

On Capitol Hill, Senator Claire McCaskill urged the Postmaster General to survey more rural communities before eliminating Saturday mail delivery. In a hearing of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, she said reducing the post offices and deliveries in rural areas could have a major impact on residents who rely on the postal service for things like medicine and news.

3 Army Combat Engineers Who Died in Afghanistan This Week Had Served at Fort Leonard Wood

The U-S Army has identified all three of the Alaska based soldiers who were killed earlier this week in Afghanistan. They confirmed that 29 year old Bradley Melton from Rolla died in the I-E-D attack on a patrol in Zabul Province. 21 year old Cheizray Pressley from North Charleston, South Carolina and 26 year old Lamarol Tucker were with Melton in the 73rd Engineer Company. The Army said all three soldiers previously served at Fort Leonard Wood, together, before being stationed in Alaska and then deploying to Afghanistan in the last month.