Medical Episode Causes Crash in Miller County

A medical condition causes an Eldon man to crash his car in Miller County. Saturday just before noon, 79-year old Tracy Jenkins was driving his 1992 Toyota Corolla on Saline Road just south of Route M. The Eldon man became dizzy and lost control, his vehicle traveling off the west side of the road, hitting an embankment and overturning. Jenkins was not wearing a seat belt and suffered serious injuries. He was taken to Lake Regional Hospital.

Stover Man Hurt in Saturday Accident

A Stover man is hospitalized in Columbia after a single vehicle accident Saturday night. 61-year old Howard Stock was driving his 1985 GMC north on Route t, south of Missouri 135, when he lost control in a curve and the GMC went off the road and into an embankment. Stock was not wearing a seat belt and suffered serious injuries.

Prewitt and OB Headed to Court

A dispute over sewer hookups is landing Osage Beach and a local developer in court. reports that Gary Prewitt is taking the city to court over use of a private lift station and city mandated hookups at the Prewitt’s Pointe Shopping Center. Prewitt claims the city has not reimbursed him for the use of the lift station nor have they paid him for the system construction, which happened in 2001, prior to the city taking over the system in 2004. The developer is seeking fair market value for the property he says the city confiscated.

Laurie Post Office Seeks New Space

The postmaster in Gravois says the Laurie post office is looking for a new home. Pamela Payne, the Gravois Mills Postmaster, says the current supplier that has the contract at the Laurie facility is selling the property and is looking for another owner to continue the contract. Interested parties can get an interest form from the Laurie post office that has to be returned by this Friday. Four bids have already been received. It should take four to five weeks to pick a new location.

Tri-County Road Work for the Week

Heres a look at the road work for Camden County. Drivers will be asked to watch for loose gravel on Route J between Route 54 and Route 7. MoDOT will chip seal the surface Tuesday through Thursday and will sweep the roadway after several days once the seal is set. On Route O between Route 54 and the end of state maintenance, one lane will be open for a partial surface overlay today. On the Route W bridge over Macks Creek, the bridge replacement is slated to start Tuesday and last through mid-September. Motorists are asked to find alternate routes due to the bridge closure. And the Route D bridge over Spencer Creek should reopen to traffic sometime this week.

Checking the road work in Miller County, on the 54 bridge over Business 54, one westbound lane will be open for bridge maintenance on Thursday. On the Route 42 bridge over Spring Branch, west of Iberia, one lane will be open Monday and Tuesday for bridge work. On Route 134 between Route 42 and the end of state maintenance, one lane is open as roadway resurfacing work continues. On Route A between Route 17 and Route 42, one lane will be open Monday through Wednesday for a partial surface overlay. And on the Route C bridge over Mill Creek, west of Brumley, one lane will be open Wednesday for bridge maintenance.

Looking at road work this week in Morgan County, on Route JJ between Route 135 and Route D, a partial surface overlay will take place today and tomorrow, one lane will be open. And on Route PP between Route D and the end of state maintenance, one lane will be open for a partial surface overlay on Wednesday.

Eldon Man Convicted in Domestic Assault Case

It took a Miller County jury less than 40 minutes to find an Eldon man guilty of First Degree Domestic Assault this week. 51-year-old Alton Boyd could face 30 years to life in prison. The charges stemmed from a February, 2010 incident when Boyd was accused of repeatedly beating and kicking his wife, causing serious injuries. Boyd is already in prison, serving a 17 year sentence on drug charges. He’ll return to court September 7th for sentencing.

Camden County Commission Mystery Investigation

The Camden County Commission’s going to ask the Missouri State Highway Patrol to carry out a criminal investigation into an unspecified activity at the courthouse. Commission members didn’t say why the investigation was needed, but one of the items on the commission agenda referenced Tony Beabout. He’s an IT department employee put on administrative leave in June. In declining to discuss details, Presiding Commissioner Kris Franken cited HIPPA regulations, which relate to the disclosure of personal medical information.