Lake Regional Health Center

Lake Regional Health System’s running a health fair tomorrow from 7:30 to 11 a.m. at the Climax Area Civic Center on State Road DD in Climax Springs. , You’ll be able to get seasonal flu shots for $20. Other services available tomorrow include free blood pressure, body fat analysis, vision screenings, as well as free pulmonary function tests and take-home colorectal cancer screening kits. For more information, call 573-348-8222 or visit

Meth Lab Bust in Osage Beach

An Osage Beach man, his wife, and their teenage son are all behind bars after police say they found a meth lab operating in their home on Chateau Lane. Osage Beach officers andmembers of the Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Group acted on an anonymous tip concerning pseudoephedrine purchases from local pharmacies. During the search, marijuana, methamphetamine, precursors to manufacture meth and a small ‘shake-and-bake’ bottle-style meth lab were seized. 45-year-old John Kelly, his 46-year-old wife, Kelly, and their 17-year-old, Shawn, were taken into custody and now face a variety of drug charges.

Groundbreaking Today for U.S. Marine Hero’s Home

The Lake of the Ozarks will welcome a new neighbor to the community today with a groundbreaking in the Four Seasons.

Marine Corporal Todd Nicely lost both arms and legs when he stepped on an IED in Afghanistan back on March 26th of 2010. The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, the Gary Sinise Foundation, Home Depot Foundation, And Semper Fi Fund have raised money to build Corporal Nicely a smart home here at the lake.

Stephen Siller was a New York fireman who got caught in traffic in the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel on 9/11. Siller took his 80 pounds of gear and ran three miles to help his firefighter brothers at the World Trade Center, ultimately losing his life. Frank Siller will be in attendance today and says to honor his brother the foundation is building homes for soldiers who have been injured in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Siller says the events in Afghanistan are tied to that day in New York.

Marine Corporal Nicely was asked where he would like to live and chose the lake, close to his family in St. Louis and his wife’s family in Kansas City.

Chris Kuban is coordinating today’s event and invites the whole community to get involved.

Because of the predicted weather today the groundbreaking will be held at the Four Seasons Activity Center on Vintage Landing Drive. It starts at 11 o’clock. N.Y. firefighters who worked at Ground Zero, Lake Ozark fire and police, and the 399th Army Band will participate in today’s event.

2011 Shootout Raises Over $70,000

Preliminary fundraising numbers are out for the 2011 Lake of the Ozarks Shootout. A total of $70,570 will go to the eight fire departments and twelve charitable organizations that were a part of this years event at Captain Ron’s. Four hundred and ninety three people volunteered time and services and over 100,000 people attended 2011 Shootout events during the weeklong festivities.

No Details Yet on HH Accident

We are still waiting for details on another accident yesterday morning on HH west of the Bagnell Dam Boulevard intersection. A large SUV and a car had a head on collision just before 6 o’clock. The Camden County Sheriff’s Department worked the crash and has not released information on injuries.

Man Airlifted After Accident Tuesday Morning

A Stoutland man is airlifted after an accident Tuesday morning in Camden County.

Thirty-one year old Mark Rogers was driving his 2007 Dodge south on Prichett Road, north of Route T, when the Dodge went off the right side of the road and hit a culvert, causing a flat tire. The vehicle continued eastbound and came to rest blocking the road.

Rogers was not wearing a seat belt and suffered serious injuries. He was taken by the Staff for Life helicopter to University Hospital in Columbia.