Camdenton will be smoke testing their sewer lines starting next Monday. The city plans to start with gravity lines in a six block area near the Camden Avenue lift station. The city will fill the lines with the non-toxic, non-staining, odor-free smoke in the hopes of finding breaks and leaks. The first section should take two weeks with the rest of the city lines planned for the following weeks.
Telecommunications companies in 16 states, including Missouri will share more than $103 million in federal funding to help expand broadband Internet access. The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the grants and loans through its rural development office this morning. The grants in Missouri go to two Miller County companies — Plateau Wireless in Olean and Brumley, each receiving just over $570 thousand.
Gov. Nixon’s called for a special session, September 6th, of the Missouri General Assembly to pass a bipartisan jobs package designed to grow the state’s science and technology industries and expand Missouri exports, as well as pass tax credit reform legislation to pay for these additional investments and ensure continued fiscal responsibility. Nixon says Missouri’s unemployment rate is dropping, we’ve maintained a spotless AAA credit rating, and we’re one of the best states in the nation for business. Passing this bipartisan jobs package will help us continue to move Missouri’s economy forward and create good jobs.
The Pastor of Crossroads Church in Sunrise Beach is recovering after undergoing surgery for injuries he sustained in a weekend motorcycle accident. 62-year-old Tony Corado was riding his Harley through the storm early Saturday morning when his bike hit a tree that fell into the roadway on Highway O, just east of Buck Creek Road in Morgan County. Corado was taken with a fractured skull to Lake Regional Hospital and later transferred to University Hospital in Columbia by helicopter. Corado is said to be in stable condition after undergoing surgery yesterday.
Camden County sales tax revenues are beating last year’s numbers but are still not back to pre-recession levels. Presiding Commissioner Chris Franken says August 2011 was good.
But with $415,000 coming in back in August of 2007 the county still has to make up ground.
Franken says so far this year he has not had to meet with county officeholders to ask for further cuts.
A rollover motorcycle accident injures a Wichita, Kansas man. Saturday afternoon at almost 2:30, 69-year old Kirby Jantz was riding his 1993 Harley Davidson Ultra Classic north on Route AA at Piney Point Drive. The motorcycle went off the right side of the road, overturned and hit a tree. Jantz was wearing safety equipment and was taken to Lake Regional Hospital.
An Overland Park, Kansas woman is injured when a boat hits a wake Sunday evening. 54-year old Myron Garrett of Overland Park was driving his 24 foot Regal at the 13 Mile Mark in Fork Hollow Cove when he hit a wake. His passenger, 54 year old Jennifer Garrett suffered a moderate back injury and was taken to Lake Regional Hospital.