No State Probe Of Camden County IT Department

The Missouri Highway Patrol says there is nothing to support allegations of criminal wrongdoing by a former Camden County employee. The Highway Patrol’s notified the Camden County Sheriff’s Department in a letter that with no evidence there will be no investigation. The request for the investigation was filed with the highway patrol more than three weeks ago. The county commission asked the highway patrol to take a look into activities in the IT department after an employee was let go.

Five Year Baseline E. coli Survey Almost Complete

Tuesday tests of the thirteen coves from the U.S. Highway 65 Bridge to the Brown Bend area come back clean. The E. coli testing done this week from the 61 to the 90 Mile Mark is part of the final year of testing for the five year baseline survey of the entire lake. The coves will be tested one more time in October by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Ameren and representatives of the Lake of the Ozarks Watershed Alliance.

9/11 Memorial Dedication Sunday at LOFPD HQ

A piece of the World Trade Center will be dedicated in a memorial on Sunday morning at the Lake Ozark Fire Protection District headquarters. The steel beam from the building will be dedicated Sunday morning at 8:30 at the facility on Bagnell Dam Boulevard. The event will be timed Sunday morning to coincide with events that happened in New York ten years ago during the terrorist attacks on America.

Fall Festival Saturday at OB City Park

The Fall Festival happens this Saturday at the Osage Beach City Park. The city will hold a public forum at the event which is scheduled to last from 10 to 5. During the event there will be kids activities, crafts, educational booths, and a petting zoo, with Heart to Heart from Branson set to take the stage at 1 o’clock. City officials will be on hand for the forum to talk sales taxes, the city deer hunt set for September 15th, new ward maps, recycling, the new 54 Expressway, and building codes.

Camden Avenue Lift Station Testing Complete

The sewer lines around the Camden Avenue lift station are now getting the necessary upgrades after smoke testing by the Camdenton Public Works Department. City Administrator Brenda Colter says there were some small issues of infiltration.

The city will head to the east end of town by the Lutheran lift station for the next round of smoke testing. The city will announce before they begin the tests.

Linn State Tech Drug Testing

There’s something new for students at Linn State Technical College: drug testing. School officials say the testing’s intended ensure student safety where the course work includes aircraft maintenance, heavy engine repair, nuclear technology and more. Civil libertarians aren’t happy, calling the requirement a violation of the 4th amendment of Constitution, against unlawful search and seizure. The tests screen for 11 drugs, including pot and cocaine and meth.

Fire Destroys House on the Lake

A home in the Purvis Road area south of Laurie was destroyed by fire this morning. When Sunrise Beach and Gravois Mills fire crews arrived at the single-story house on Waterfront Road, flames were shooting through the roof. No one was injured. Sunrise Beach Fire Protection District Chief John Sullentrop says, “It was a rental, the fellow had lived there for quite some time, lived by himself. It was a kitchen fire, spread to the rest of the building very quicky and pretrty much destroyed it.” The fire apparently started in an electric stove.