Weekly Road Work

Its Monday and time to take a look at roadwork that will affect commuters in our immediate listening area.

Camden County
Daylight/Overnight Hours
Route 5 bridge over the Lake of the Ozarks at Hurricane Deck – Bridge replacement continues.
* Much of the work currently taking place will not affect traffic. However occasional lane closures on the bridge are likely for the next several weeks, as crews work alongside the bridge.
* One lane of the current bridge will be closed for approximately 10 to 12 hours on Monday, July 9.

Miller County
Daylight/Overnight Hours
Route 17 bridge over Saline Creek south of Saline Road – Bridge replacement continues. The road is closed to traffic during the construction. Motorists are advised to find an alternate route around the construction.
The entire project is scheduled for completion in August 2012.

Route 17 bridge over Dog Creek south of Finch Road – Bridge replacement continues. The bridge is closed to traffic through mid July. Motorists are advised to find an alternate route around the construction. This project is part of the Safe & Sound Bridge Improvement Program.
Route MM bridge over J Buster Creek south of Bittle Road – Bridge replacement continues. The bridge is closed to traffic through mid-July. Motorists are advised to find an alternate route around the construction. This project is part of the Safe & Sound Bridge Improvement Program.

Daylight Hours
Route 52 between Route 17 and Route 133 in Maries County – Roadway resurfacing is under way. One lane is open, and crews will flag traffic through the work area.
Route H between Route 17 and the end of state maintenance – Roadway maintenance will take place Monday, July 9 through Thursday, July 12. One lane will be open, and crews will flag traffic through the work area.

Nothing in Morgan county

Scheduling Conflicts Moves Voting Precinct for Aug. Elections

A scheduling conflict with the Lodge of four seasons forced the Camden County Clerks office to move a voting precinct for the August primary voting. This will affect voters on Horseshoe Bend who would normally vote at Lodge of Four Seasons. For this election cycle the residents need to go to the Village of Four Seasons municipal building on Cherokee Road. This will only be a temporary thing according to Clerk Rowland Todd who says the plan is only for the Aug. 7 primary. The voting will be moved back to Lodge of Four Seasons for the November general election. This switch will affect 3,000 voters on Horseshoe Bend.

Early Morning Accident in Morgan County

A one-vehicle accident was reported, early, this morning, in Morgan County. The accident took place around 2:36, this morning, when twenty-four year old Matthew D. Walters was traveling south, on Highway 135, south of Route J. Walter’s 1985 Chevy Silverado failed to negotiate a curve and went off the right side of the road. Walters overcorrected and went off the left side of the road, hitting a tree. Walters was airlifted to University Hospital, with serious injuries.

Free Safe Boating Course

Flotilla 30-05 of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary will be offering the About Boating Safely course at the Camdenton Chamber Office in Camdenton on Monday, from 9:00 -5:00. The course is free, but there is a $20 charge for the text book. Supplements are available for couples who wish to share one text book ($5 per person).
Lunch will be provided.
You must pre-register and you can do so by calling Bill Mueller at 573 347 2458 or visit their website www.cga30-05.com .

Pulaski County Robbery

At approximately 12:23 p.m. on July 6, 2012, a Pulaski County deputy was sent to 19667 Rawlings Road, Richland, Missouri, for a report of a burglary not in progress and an assault.

The victim told the deputy that three people who were known to her had broken into her home and began to beat her. The victim was kicked in the ribcage area and had a laceration on her face. According to the victim, during the assault they had taken $16.00 from her purse. The victim went to an area hospital for treatment.

The three suspects were arrested and taken to the Pulaski County Jail for a 24-hour hold. The $16.00 was recovered from one suspect.

On July 7, 2012, the prosecutor filed one count of robbery in the second degree on 23 year old Michelle Marie Mahr, of St. Robert, Missouri, her brother, 24 year old Matthew Jonathan Mahr and 21 year old Jessica Lyn Munoz of Dixon, Missouri.

The bond on each was set at $100,000. Matthew Mahr and Michelle Mahr are being held in the Pulaski County Jail pending the posting of bond. Jessica Munoz posted bond and was released from custody.

Today’s Race Cancelled

As a result of Extreme hot temperatures and a rising heat index and more extremes on the way, Lebanon I-44 Speedway has decided to cancel today’s racing program for fan and competitor safety.
Lebanon I-44 Speedway promoter Kevin Greven was quoted as saying “We don’t want to make our fans and drivers suffer through what could be a miserable night on Saturday,”. The next race is scheduled for Saturday, July 21.”
The Hardee’s Sportsman ‘Lucky 21’ twin features originally scheduled for this weekend will be rescheduled for Saturday, July 28,
For more information on Lebanon I-44 Speedway, including a full 2012 schedule and more, visit the track website at i44speedway.net or visit the track’s Facebook and Twitter pages online.

Grand Glaize Geese Gone

The geese are gone from Grand Glaize Beach. Or, most of them are, anyway. Personnel from the state Department of Natural Resources and U.S. Department of Agriculture have rounded up the birds and relocated them to Van Meter State Park. The geese are believed to be a contributing factor to the water quality issues that have plagued the public beaches in Lake of the Ozarks State Park for several years. Last year, Grand Glaize Beach was closed for much of the summer because of elevated E Coli bacteria levels.