Plans are underway for the 2014 Lake Race. The excitement will return to the Lake of the Ozarks June 1st through the 8th. Lake Race will once again showcase powerboat racing at the historic Bagnell Dam, plus a special appearance by the Geico boat. This is the only lake race event where racers will earn trophies, plaques and a cash prize. Officials are expecting an even better turnout of boats this year. All interested persons are invited to attend a Lake Race cocktail party on January 31st at Wilmore Lodge. KRMS will once again be your official headquarters for the 2014 Lake Race. For more information, visit http://lakerace.com.
The Missouri state highway patrol is announcing temporary time changes for today at some of the state’s driver examination stations. At the Camdenton station written tests may be taken today between the hours of 8 & 11:50 am and from 1 to 4:50 this afternoon. No driving tests will be conducted today.
Sewer and water may not be automatic for annexed properties in the city of sunrise beach. At Monday’s meeting of the sunrise beach board of trustees, Mayor Curt Mooney told the board that it was time to start looking at changing the ordinance pertaining to utility services outside of the village proper. Mooney said “we have existing village property we need to spend money on first, and those who annex in, will need to pay for service.” Along the same lines the board addressed the idea that when properties are annexed into the village, the roads in the area do not automatically become city maintained roads. In other business, the board tabled making a decision on a rezoning application regarding the expansion of deer valley park and camping and the addition of a proposed biker bar and grill with occasional outdoor entertainment. The board tabled the request so they can have all the facts before making an official comment.
The names of candidates for the April municipal election in Osage Beach have been released. On the ballot for city mayor are Penny Lyons and Bill Stone. For ward one: Kevin Rucker, ward two: Phyllis Marose and Michelle Myler; ward three: Fred Catcott. And John Berry is on the ballot for city collector. The Osage Beach municipal election will take place on April 8th.
The lake area narcotics enforcement group or “l.a.n.e.g.” reports the seizure of over 6,000 grams of methamphetamine between the months of October and December 2013. During this same time period, the task force also seized eleven firearms, disassembled nine meth labs, served twenty-one search warrants and arrested fifty-nine people on ninety-seven separate drug related charges. The “l.a.n.e.g.” credits their success to local and surrounding law enforcement agencies and the public’s cooperation. The lake area narcotics enforcement group is a jurisdictional drug task force which serves seven Missouri counties including Camden and Laclede as well as the cities of Osage Beach, Camdenton and Lebanon.
An ordinance annexing certain adjacent territory into the city of Eldon was approved at yesterday’s board of alderman meeting. In other business, the board discussed the recent visit from the department of natural resources who came and inspected the city’s animal control facility which passed with flying colors. The facility’s license was renewed. The mayor also thanked the public works street cleaners for the way they handled the snow and ice removal over the past couple weeks.
A 51 year old Lake Ozark man has been sentenced to ten years in prison after entering a guilty plea to charges of first degree child molestation. Thomas Clabough was sentenced yesterday at the miller county courthouse by judge Ralph Jaynes to a ten year prison sentence. A jury trial had been scheduled to start this morning According to miller county prosecuting attorney Matt Howard, Clabough was charged with subjecting a nine year old girl to sexual contact by inappropriate touching during the summer of 2012. Under the terms of the plea agreement, the court denied Clabough any chance of probation and ordered him committed immediately to the department of corrections. Clabough has been held in custody at the miller county jail since the time of his arrest.