Highway 5 will be closed for a 15-minute period Saturday while contractors blast the bridge's first section
With the demolition of the Hurricane Deck Bridge the last of the original bridges built over the Lake of the Ozarks will be gone.
With the demolition of the last of the original bridges over the Lake (Hurricane Deck Bridge) beginning this week, I am reminded of all the bridges my brothers and sisters attempted to build across the creeks on my family’s farm during my childhood.
At a meeting Nov. 14, the Mid County Fire Protection District board charged Chief Scott Frandsen with finding ways to cut $80,000 from its 2014 budget. The decision to make the cuts came on the heels of the failure of a Nov. 5 ballot question that would have raised the district’s base property tax levy by 12-cents per $100 of assessed valuation.
While preparing some pictures of young people with their first deer for this week’s paper, I couldn’t help but remember the first time I went hunting. It happened like this.
“When it comes to the cuts we’re going to have to make everything is on the table,” according to Mid-County Fire Protection District Chief Scott Frandsen. Frandsen was referring to the recent failure of a ballot issue that would have raised property taxes inside the district by 12 cents. The issue, which was on the Nov. 5 ballot, failed by a margin of 646 no to 336 yes votes.
This past weekend I attended a family reunion where most of the other attendees were much younger. And, since I am now a member of the “older” generation in the family I can’t help buy wonder just how the younger generation views me?
Last week, Ameren Missouri handled one of the requirements of its federal energy license by holding a drill to see if local, state and federal emergency response teams were prepared to deal with the disastrous results of a catastrophic dam failure.
Even though the Lake of the Ozarks and other southwestern Missouri lakes are filled with freshwater, each spring and fall they become a temporary stopover for American white pelicans.
From first pitch to last I will be glued to the TV throughout the World Series, but even as I rejoice that my Cardinals are once again competing in the post season, I can’t help but feel a little sadness that my Dad won’t be here to watch the redbirds play in yet another baseball classic.
By the time the first snow falls, reaching any Westside destination should be a much safer proposition for those who regularly travel Missouri Highway 5.