Governor Nixon also appointed Joseph Nicholson of Linn Creek to the Board of Cosmetology and Barber Examiners. The panel licenses and registers anyone who wants to practice hairdressing, cosmetology or manicure in Missouri. Nicholson owns the Central College of Cosmetology in Camdenton.
Tonight at six, anyone between the ages of 15 and 20 who has an interest in law enforcement is invited to the Osage Beach Police Department’s Explorer Recruitment Orientation. Parents should attend, if they can. It’s in the City of Osage Beach Boardroom.
Two local men are recipients of the Phil Davis Scholarship at Columbia College Lake of the Ozarks. It’s a 500 dollar award for Joseph Cochran, who is the Miller County Assessor and lives in Iberia, and Tracy Robinett, from Brumley, who is an officer with the Osage Beach Police Department. They’re both senior history majors at the school.
A tax credit for donations to food pantries will expire at the end of August. Missouri lawmakers failed to pass a bill that would have extended it four years. The Missouri Food Bank Association says nearly one million dollars worth of food pantry tax credits were claimed last year. The program provides credit for half the worth of all donations, up to five thousand dollars.
The new hatchery at Bennett Spring State Park is not going to be completed on schedule. But, Hatchery Manager Mike Mitchell says the facility will still be full of trout by fall. There were some delays in construction, and now the facility is expected to be finished in mid July, still in time to start spawning in September.
Veterinarians at the University of Missouri are warning horse owners to keep a close watch on their animals. There’s been a regional outbreak of a potentially deadly virus, called Equine Herpes Virus 1. Almost 20 cases have been reported in horses that attended the National Cutting Horse Association Western National Championships in Utah. Three horses have died. There are no confirmed cases in Missouri, but the virus is highly contagious. Look for nostril discharge, weakness standing and high fever.
The Camden County Commission has approved a request by Barbara Morris to open a winery on Feline Drive in Camdenton. She’s been growing grapes on the site for five years, but to process them and sell wine on the site, she needed to have the zoning changed from residential to agricultural. The Planning and Zoning Commission gave unanimous approval on that, in April. County Commissioners agreed, yesterday.