State Farm reports it paid out 90-million dollars on 35-hundred dog bite claims from homeowners insurance, nationwide. This is Dog Bite Prevention Week.
If you own a scanner and listen to public radio transmissions, be aware that starting today, MoDOT and most first responders will be participating in a National Emergency Management drill. They’re practicing what would happen if a major earthquake hit, and the epicenter of the drill is at the New Madrid Fault. They’re running bridge disaster scenarios and other exercises through Friday.
The City of Laurie Board of Aldermen was considering a change in personnel policy that would allow city supervisors to fire employees, after a probationary period of six months. After some discussion, the board voted no to the change, saying it took away too much power from the board and put too much pressure on the supervisors who seek Board support on personnel changes. The Board approved a liquor license for the Dollar General store and is going to investigate ways to get residents to clean up their properties, without having to adopt a nuisance ordinance.
The City of Lebanon could be facing a lawsuit from some homeowners who think the city is not doing enough to alleviate frequent flooding in their yards. Scott and Lisa Adams and James and Donna Davis sent a letter to city officials that describes storm water run off from newer developments around their Freddie Lane homes. They had standing water up to a foot deep, at the end of April and were starting to see some structural damage.
The Lake of the Ozarks Amphitheater will present the Charlie Daniels Band in a Salute to Soldiers performance Memorial Day Weekend. Tickets are free to all active duty and reserve military with identification. The show is Sunday, May 29th. Gates open at five p-m.
For Older Americans Month, the U-S Secret Service and F-B-I are sending agents out to provide tips to seniors on how to avoid scams and improve their wellness. Today, there will be a presentation on Identity Fraud, Internet and Telemarketing Fraud. It’s at the Westside Senior Center on State Highway O in Laurie, this morning at 10:30.
This week, the Environmental Protection Agency is releasing a list of America’s Most Endangered Rivers. This week, word that seven area waterways are on their impaired list. That means they fail to meet a federal standard for water quality, even if some pollution controls are in place. It’s the Lake of the Ozarks Niangua Arm, the Lake of the Ozarks Osage Arm, Little Niangua River, Osage River, Richland Creek, Straight Fork and Lamine River.