For the second time in as many days, an injury accident occurred approximately 7:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, in front of Weaver's Tire on Highway 52 in Versailles. This car was one of four involved in the collision. According to Missouri Highway Patrol, Wednesday's accident sent five people to the hospital, while Thursday's sent three more. (photo by H.B. Dodds)
Two crashes in two days north of Versailles
Two injury accidents occurred Wednesday, Dec. 11, and Thursday, Dec. 12, at almost the same location in front of Weaver's Tire on Highway 52 north of Versailles. Between the two crashes, eight people were hospitalized, six with moderate and two with minor injuries.
Christmas for Kids
Volunteers from Morgan County Caring for Kids Coalition help people shop for toys and other items Thursday, Dec. 12 during the coalition's annual Christmas for Kids distribution day in the gymnasium of the First Assembly of God church in Versailles. This year, the organization helped 749 children with gifts for Christmas. They spent approximately $15,600 for toys. In addition, approximately $3,500 worth of toys were donated. Other items, including clothes, shoes, household products and other necessities also were available. As the toys were purchased with monetary donations or were collected from individuals, organizations and businesses in Morgan County, they were stored at Bennett's Storage at Route D and Highway 52 in Versailles at no cost. (photo by Bryan E. Jones)
Caps for cops
Trampus Jackson, left, Stover Chief of Police, and Jim Petty, right, Morgan County Sheriff, check out a well-timed gift of stocking caps to the Stover Police Department and the Morgan County Sheriff's Office. Jeff Riley, a retired firefighter, and his wife, Deanne Riley, a retired LPN, knit and donate stocking caps to worthy causes. "We like to give back to the community," said Mrs. Riley. "We became aware that officers and deputies in the field frequently need warm caps for their winter work." Every Morgan County field deputy and Stover police officer will now be issued a warm, handmade stocking cap. (photo by H.B. Dodds)
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Songs of the Season
The Greater Lake Area Chorale performed their “Winter's Songs” arrangements Monday, Dec. 9 at Versailles United Methodist Church. The choir, under direction of Michael Lindeman, was accompanied by pianists Kathleen Marco and Rayleen Platter; Verna Flieger on cello; Tracy Garrett on flute; and Jim Miles on violin. Versailles resident Amy Todd performs in the group and Tom Todd with Clinic Pharmacy is a concert benefactor. (photo by Bryan E. Jones)
Vernon Publishing, Inc. offices will be closed Wednesday, Dec. 25 for Christmas. The deadline for guide ads, classified and display, for the Dec. 26 issue is noon Friday, Dec. 20. The Versailles Leader-Statesman deadline for news and ads is 5 p.m., Friday, Dec. 20.
City water/sewer rates to increase
Versailles' new waterline system is now complete, with cleanup and restoration finished and final pay estimates closed out by the city council at their meeting Tuesday, Dec. 10. In addition, the new wastewater treatment facility is nearing approval for construction and both water and sewer rates will be increasing slightly beginning Jan. 1.
Versailles Police Report
Wednesday, Dec. 4 to Monday, Dec. 9
The Versailles Police Department recently responded to the following:
Pearl Harbor remembrance at VFW
The Morgan County Veterans of Foreign Wars conducted a Pearl Harbor Remembrance event Saturday, Dec. 7 at the post in Gravois Mills. After a short memorial service there was a free dinner, dancing and entertainment by military entertainer Hambo aka Alvis Champlin.
Office closing early
The offices of the Versailles Leader-Statesman and the Morgan County Press, 104 W. Jasper in Versailles, will be closed early Friday, Dec. 13 to allow Vernon Publishing, Inc. employees to participate in the company's annual Christmas party.
Versailles Rural Fire Report
The Versailles Rural Fire Department recently responded to the following calls.
R-II School Menus
Thursday, Dec. 12 to Friday, Dec. 20
Nutrition Site Menus
Thursday, Dec. 12 to Friday, Dec. 20
Gravois firefighters commended
Gravois Fire Protection District, GFPD, Fire Chief Ed Hancock commended district firefighters for their “hard work and dedication in their service to the community” Saturday, Dec. 6 during the district's Christmas party and awards ceremony at the GFPD Station 1 in Laurie.
Food establishment inspections
The Morgan County Health Center conducted food establishment inspections Dec. 2 to Dec. 6. Results shown include the critical violations and the number of non-critical violations.
Morgan County Land Transfers
Associate Circuit Court
Missouri Department of Transportation crews pick up debris Saturday, Dec. 7 in front of what is left of the north end of the old Hurricane Deck Bridge in Sunrise Beach. The north end of the old bridge to the second pier in the water was blasted and approximately one million pounds of steel from the trusses was dropped into the Lake of the Ozarks. (photo by Janet Dabbs)
Blast from the past: Hurricane Deck Bridge demolished
A portion of the old Hurricane Deck Bridge (opened in the 1930s) which spans the Lake of the Ozarks on Highway 5 was blasted into the Lake of the Ozarks Saturday, Dec. 7 in Sunrise Beach. Due to adverse weather conditions, the demolition of the first portion of the old Hurricane Deck Bridge was rescheduled from Thursday, Dec. 5, to Friday, Dec. 6, and then finally to Saturday, Dec. 7.
Meetings scheduled Dec. 5-12
The Versailles Rural Fire Protection District board meets 7 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 5 at the Route D and Highway 52 station in Versailles.
December clinics at health center
The following clinics are scheduled at the Morgan County Health Center in Versailles.