Camdenton H.S. Dance Team is Orange Bowl-Bound

The Camdenton High School’s dance team is headed to Florida to take part in the halftime show at the Orange Bowl game next week. For the past six months, the team has been holding fundraisers, including a car wash and bake sale, to pay for the five-day trip, which is costing $15,000. The nine girls will be performing in front of 80,000 fans in the stands, with millions more watching on TV. The Orange Bowl game airs live on ESPN January 4th at 8:00 p.m.

County Taxes Come Due

County personal and property taxes are due in the next several days.

For Camden County, you can pay taxes online at www.camdenmo.org through the mail,or in person at the courthouse.

Miller County Collector Bill Harvey says you can get taxes to the county through the mail or the courthouse but not the internet.

Harvey says not having a bill is not an excuse.

Miller County residents have extended hours due to the new year falling on a Sunday.

General Assembly Returns Next Week

The Second Regular Session of the state’s 96th General Assembly begins in Jefferson City one week from today.

6th District Senator Mike Kehoe says all legislative concerns point to Missouri employment.

4th District Senator Joseph Keavney is hopeful.

The session next Wednesday starts at noon.

IRS Warns About Scams

People looking for a break on their income taxes through charitable donations need to watch for scams.

Michael Devine with the Internal Revenue Service says people need to pay attention to who is asking for money.

Some charities are not up to date with their paperwork.

There are some things to know about the year end deadline.

www.irs.gov audio from Missourinet

Teens Airlifted After ATV Accident

Two teenagers are flown after an ATV accident in Laclede County.

Yesterday just before noon, 17-year old Jordan Burns of Phillipsburg was driving his 1996 Polaris on Monroe Drive west of Lebanon. The Phillipsburg teen lost control and drove across the road, hit a ditch, and the ATV overturned.

Burns and his passenger, 19 year old Robert Huff of Lebanon, were not wearing safety equipment and were both seriously injured. They were flown by Hammons Lifeline to St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.

Highway Patrol: Three Traffic Fatalities Over Christmas Weekend

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports three people died on the state’as roads during the Christmas holiday counting period–from 6 p.m., Friday, to 11:59 p.m. Sunday, December 26. Two of the fatalities occurred on Christmas Day. 59-year-old Donna Miller of Camdenton was killed when she lost control of her car in a curve on Highway 7, crossed the center line and crashed head-on into another vehicle. And 41-year-old Nancy Feldmeier of Lebanon died when she lost control, ran off the road, and struck an embankment on Highway 133 south of Richland. Neither woman was wearing a seat belt.

The Patrol investigated a total of 213 traffic crashes over the Holiday weekend. Troopers arrested 56 people for driving while intoxicated. During last year’s counting period, the Highwaway Patrol investigated 487 accidents, and there were two fatalities and 51 DWI arrests.

Ameren Asks Concerned Citizens to Consider Deeds

Ahead of their workshops next week, Ameren Missouri is trying to clear up what they call misinformation.

In a statement from Ameren’s Jeff Green from shoreline management, he says despite Ameren’s best efforts to communicate as much information as possible, he is troubled by certain comments and misinformation regarding the issues facing affected properties at lake of the ozarks.

Green says for those most impacted, and others interested in finding the truth in this matter, they should seek out the deed history of the impacted properties. Green says that Ameren’s ownership interests are duly and publicly recorded in Camden, Benton, Miller, and Morgan counties and he has personally reviewed deed after deed and plat after plat that omit the company’s ownership interest in subsequent deeds and conveyances.

Green also adds in the statement that no part of this revision of the boundary line includes leasing land, structures, or facilities back to affected landowners, and rumors to the contrary are inaccurate.

Ameren Missouri will workshop their proposed boundary plan next Tuesday from 6 to 8 at the Inn at the Grand Glaize and next Thursday from 6 to 8 at the Lake West Christian Academy in Sunrise Beach.