The rescheduled Show-Me cannabis Lake of the Ozarks town hall meeting is tonight. The meeting will take place at Shawnee Bluff vineyard beginning at 6:30.
The Missouri state highway patrol is urging residents to be extra careful around the state’s many bodies of water during the cold weather months. Specific areas of concern are ice, water, and dock safety. The highway patrol says hypothermia can be deadly so it’s important to never go boating alone in the winter. The patrol also encourages motorists and watercraft operators to protect themselves by making sure everyone in the vehicle is properly restrained in a seat belt or child restraint and everyone in the vessel is wearing an approved life jacket.
There have been some recent developments regarding a local sewer project. In a special meeting, the Gravois arm sewer district board of trustees has approved the hiring of Schultz surveying and engineering to do the preliminary engineering report for the districts phase 4 sewer projects. Schultz surveying and engineering were the engineer’s for the district’s first project, the millstone and blue anchor project, and also for phase one, two, and three sewer projects. The district has applied for a grant to fund the preliminary engineering report to the U.S. department of agriculture rural development and the Missouri department of natural resources. In other business, the board approved accepting waste from the Westport marina and approved the purchase of a dissolved oxygen meter for the plant. The next meeting of the Gravois arm sewer district is scheduled for Monday, February 3 at 6pm.
Three people have been arrested in Laclede County on heroin charges. Laclede county sheriff Wayne Merritt said law enforcement searched two locations; a truck which was stopped at pine tree drive and highway 32 and a residence in the 25-thousand block of highway 32. Sheriff Merritt says unfortunately heroin is becoming more prevalent. The Laclede county sheriff’s department is working with the lake area narcotics enforcement group to combat illegal drug activity.
The second regular session of the 97th general assembly is officially underway. The 2014 legislative session started yesterday and lawmakers remain focused on a myriad of issues including tax reform, the budget, and Medicaid reform. A report has also been released showing Missouri as one of the top ten states for job growth in 2013. Gov. Jay Nixon is pleased with the report and says “by focusing on our priorities…good jobs, quality schools and healthy communities, we’ll continue to build on this strong momentum.” The governor went on to say that he looks forward to continuing to work closely with members of the general assembly to balance the state’s budget and make strategic, responsible economic investments for the state’s future.
The Osage Beach board of alderman will be meeting tonight. On the agenda is a bill to authorize installation of a street light and also the authorization to purchase four 2014 ford interceptor utility vehicles for the police dept. Tonight’s meeting begins at 5 o’clock in city hall.
The Missouri senate is asking for your help in order to stop weight-loss scams in the state. Senator Claire McCaskill says none of these companies are based in Missouri, but they do market their products here, some of the products you may have heard of.
McCaskill plans to lead a senate hearing during the first half of 2014 to shine light on this issue, and needs your help to crack down on scams and protect other consumers.
You can get more information on McCaskills fight to protect Americans consumers at www.mccaskill.senate.gov.