An Army Band concert scheduled for Wednesday will change locations due to the heat. The 312th Army Reserve Band Concert Band was scheduled to perform on the Camden County courthouse lawn but because of the forecast, will now perform at the R.C. Worthan auditorium at the Camdenton High School. The band will begin their concert at seven in the evening on Wednesday night.
Osage Beach Alderman Dave Gasper has died. Final arrangements are still incomplete, but funeral services will be held in Illinois, where he was originally from. Gasper was 72 years old and served as Ward 3 Alderman since 2008. City Clerk Diann Warner says a memorial service will be held in Osage Beach at a future date.
An East Chicago, Indiana man is in critical condition and his son is dead after an incident Sunday at the Spa Shiki pool at the Lodge of Four Seasons. According to the Camden County Sheriff’s Department, 21-year old Ali Shaltaf went into the four foot deep portion of the pool just after noon. The young man, who could not swim, then went into the eight foot end of the pool and sank to the bottom. Ali’s father, 47-year old Khalid, who also could not swim, entered the deep end to try and rescue his son. Both men struggled for about three minutes before submerging. Authorities say both men were alone in the pool area and were submerged for eighteen minutes before being pulled out by spa staff and guests. Paramedics and spa staff were able to revive Khalid who was taken to Lake Regional Hospital and then flown to University Hospital in Columbia. Ali did not regain consciousness and his body was taken to Springfield for an autopsy.
A Versailles man is killed in a motorcycle accident Sunday evening on Missouri 135. Twenty-nine-year old Kenneth Carpenter was riding his 2003 Harley Davidson north on Missouri 135 just south of Ivy Bend Road a little after 6 o’clock when the bike traveled off the right side of the road and hit a ditch. Carpenter, who was wearing safety equipment, was ejected from the motorcycle. The Versailles man was flown to University Hospital in Columbia where he died from his injuries.
Two women are seriously injured in a head on crash Sunday afternoon in Morgan County. The incident happened on Missouri 52, just west of Missouri 135 North at 1:40. 42-year old Stacy Markes of Cole Camp was headed west when her 1992 Oldsmobile crossed the center line and hit a 2010 Lincoln being driven by Viva Stokes of Versailles head on. Both women were wearing their seat belts and were seriously injured.
A Lake Ozark alderman suffers moderate injuries in a jet ski accident Sunday afternoon. Forty-nine-year old Donald Langley was riding his 2006 Kawasaki jet ski at the 17 Mile Mark when he attempted to make a turn and got his leg caught in the jet ski. The Lake Ozark alderman was taken to Lake Regional Hospital for treatment.
A 34-year-old man has drowned in the Little Gravois Cove at the Lake of the Ozarks. The Missouri State Police Water Patrol Division has identified the victim as Christopher D. Powell of Syracuse. They say he jumped into the lake Saturday night, went under water and didn’t resurface. Other people swimming with Powell searched and pulled him from the water. A doctor pronounced him dead about an hour and half later.