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Osage Beach BOA Meeting Thursday Night

A $27.5 million dollar budget is slated to be approved by the Osage Beach board of alderman when it meets tonight (Thursday). That would be an increase of a million dollars from two years ago but a decrease of nearly two million from last year. In other business the board will consider authorizing the mayor to execute an architecture services contract for the remodeling of the … [Read More]

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Knapp Captured By Police

Police have apprehended a fugitive who they considered armed and dangerous. Robert “Bobby” Knapp was arrested yesterday (Wednesday) without incident near Crocker. … [Read More]

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Trailer Accident On Grand Glaize Bridge

Motorists need to slow down as a trailer hooked to the back of a pickup flipped in the east bound lane of the Grand Glaize bridge. Police are on the scene and reports seem to indicate there probably aren’t any injuries but motorists should expect some delay. … [Read More]

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State Of Emergency Over For Ferguson

The state of emergency that was declared last month for the St. Louis area by Governor Nixon due to the unrest in Ferguson has officially ended. Nixon has removed the National Guard from the area and credits them and law enforcement with preventing further … [Read More]

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Missouri Elects New Education Commissioner

A new education commissioner has been appointed for the state of Missouri. The state board of education yesterday (Wednesday) promoted assistant commissioner Margaret Vandeven to the position. She replaces Chris Nicastro who announced in September that was … [Read More]

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Osage Beach Fire Sets 2015 Budget

The 2015 budget for the Osage Beach fire protection district has been approved by its board of directors. The operating levy for 2014 was set in august at 0.5912 cents per hundred dollars of assessed valuation which is a decrease from 2013. Employees will not … [Read More]

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Law Enforcement Knabs Thousands Of DVDs

A major investigation by several law enforcement agencies has led to the seizure of thousands of counterfeit DVD’s yesterday (Tuesday) in Phillipsburg. According to the Laclede County Sheriff’s department, an unidentified man and woman were taken into custody … [Read More]

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Lebanon Middle School Construction Underway

The Lebanon School District will be getting a new middle school. A groundbreaking ceremony took place Monday for the $23 million dollar project that is expected to be completed in august of 2016. More than 60 percent of voters approved a bond issue back in … [Read More]

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Commission Holds Public Hearing Wednesday

The Camden County planning commission will be holding a public hearing today (Wednesday) regarding proposed changes to commission bylaws and article 300 of the unified land use code. Back in October the planning commission passed a motion to move the month its … [Read More]

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Unemployment Rate Hits Six Year Low

Missouri’s unemployment rate has hit a six year low. Data released by the state department of economic development shows the seasonally adjusted jobless rate is down from 5.9 percent in October to 5.6 percent in November. The total number of new jobs for the … [Read More]

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Taxes Due By The End Of The Month

As lake area residents work Christmas presents into their December budgets, there’s one more thing that needs to be factored in…taxes. Personal property and real estate taxes are due by the end of the month and payments need to be postmarked by December 31st … [Read More]

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Kander Wants Lower Business Fees

Secretary of state Jason Kander is proposing legislation to cut fees paid by Missouri Businesses to the lowest in the country. The bill, which was filed yesterday (Tuesday) reduces and eliminates numerous fees for new and existing businesses that must file … [Read More]