This week there may be random delays at any of the entry points to Fort Leonard Wood. Officials say some additional security procedures are in place, since the death of Osama Bin Laden. Anyone conducting business at any location within the installation should be prepared to be patient.
Starting today, you’re allowed to drop off refrigerators, air conditioners, washers, dryers, stoves, dish washers or water heaters at the lake area white goods recycling event. The Osage Beach Public Works Department will reclaim any Freon and recycle the appliances for scrap metal at no charge.
An 18 year old from Roache died, after a one car crash in Camden County, this weekend. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says Blayne Fryer drove his 2003 Pontiac across the center line on Bollinger Creek Road, about a half mile south of Missouri 7, and struck a tree.
Missouri will receive eight point nine million dollars to try and turn around schools that are not performing up to standards. Only two states in the country will receive money from the School Improvement Grant Program. U-S Secretary of Education Arne Duncan says something dramatic needs to be done with persistently low achieving schools. Now, school districts have to apply to the state to get some of the funding.
The City of Eldon Board of Aldermen is already looking ahead to Independence Day. Mayor John Holland says the city staff has met to discuss plans for the celebration. They’ve selected a new site for the fireworks. And, they’ve had several requests from vendors who want to sell fireworks within the city limits. There are currently several fireworks stands outside city limits, and aldermen will discuss a bill that would allow sales within the city at their meeting tomorrow night.
The road construction project on Interstate 44 is progressing. Paving crews have completed about half of the driving lanes for stage two. Expect some lane closures near mile marker 156, today, while they lay down fresh concrete. Traffic is also down to one lane in each direction for bridge work on the Gasconade River Bridge, at mile marker 144. Crews are removing the old bridge deck, this week.
As part of Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month®, Lake Regional Cancer Center in Osage Beach’s scheduled a skin cancer screening from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. next Friday, May 13. Space is limited, so appointments are required. Skin cancer accounts for over half of all cancers, making it the most common form of the disease. Lake Regional Oncologist Dr. Michael Wang, says annual screenings are a good way to catch problems when they’re more easily treatable. You should also check your skin at least once a month for new growths, spots, bumps, patches or sores that don’t heal after two or three months. To participate in Lake Regional’s free skin cancer screening, call 573-302-2784 to schedule an appointment.