LOWA will have a free information meeting on becoming lake protectors in November

The Lake of the Ozarks watershed alliance wants you to join them for a free informational meeting on Wednesday November 13th. Items on the agenda will be training on how to protect your property investment with the Low Impact Landscaping program and becoming a “lake protector”. Registration will be required for the workshop which is going to take place at the Stables at Cannon Smoke Saloon on highway 5 in Sunrise Beach. The meeting starts at 6:30 and you can register online at http://www.soslowa.org or call 573-207-4707

Camden County Sheriff will have more deputies on patrol for Halloween

The Camden County Sheriff’s office is reminding everyone to be safe this Halloween night as children will take to the streets to gather candy from friends and neighbors. The sheriff’s office reminds you to be cautious when driving and if you plan to have a good time, make sure you designate a driver. Sheriff Dwight Franklin says they will have a more noticeable presence on Halloween night with officers throughout the county patrolling roads thanks to a grant through the Missouri Highway Safety for DWI enforcement group. Franklin also says the Reserve Division of the Uniform Patrol Bureau will also be out checking on registered sex offenders in the county making sure they are in compliance with pertinent state statutes. Franklin reminds residents that if you see something out of the ordinary or want to report anything suspicious during the holiday to call 911 or your nearest law enforcement agency.

Osage Beach Police end crazy chase friday afternoon with a Gravois Mills Man

Osage Beach Police arrested 56 year old Gary Nelson from Gravois Mills on Friday afternoon after he led officers on a wild chase throughout the city in a U-haul vehicle. According to Sergeant Arlyne Page, They started to received phone calls about someone sleeping on Osage Beach Parkway and soon they wound up in a chase

Page on the beginning of the chase

Suddenly out of nowhere, the man took off going upwards of 80 miles an hour down the parkway randomly stopping out of the blue

Page on the middle of the chase

Eventually he went into hiding at Bridgeport and officers tracked him down and attempted to talk to him. Suddenly, he took off down the road again eventually tearing through the Wal-Mart parking lot and finally being stopped by police in the Hy-Vee parking lot where police had enough

Page on the end of the chase

No one understands why he did the things he did but because of his actions he is now being charges with resisting arrest, assault of an officer in the 2nd and 3rd degree, and violating traffic laws. Nelson is currently being held at the Camden County Jail with no Bond.

Plans for Old Kinderhook to be unveiled

The long awaited plans for a new hotel at the Old Kinderhook development are about to be unveiled. The project planned for the lakefront development west of Camdenton on the Niangua Arm of Lake of the Ozarks has been in the planning stages since 2013. Next week, Old Kinderhook Executive Director Bob Renken, along with a host of public officials, will unveil the plans for The Lodge at Old Kinderhook. The architecture is described as a majestic lodge setting with 84 rooms. It is scheduled to open late 2014.

Lake Regional to host blood screenings

Lake Regional Health System will host a community health fair from 7:30-10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, at the Climax Area Civic Center on State Road DD. The health fair will include free blood pressure readings, body fat analysis and pulmonary function screenings. The Camden County Health Department will offer flu shots for $20. In addition, the following screenings will be available for a nominal fee. Complete blood count – $3…Blood chemistry profile – $10…Prostate cancer (PSA) – $15

Branson Pair face rape charges

Investigators say a Branson man and woman face multiple charges in a rape investigation involving a minor. Malcolm Pearce faces forcible rape and statutory rape charges after police say he got a minor drunk, then had sex with her. The 16-year-old told police she faded in-and-our of consciousness during the incident. She also told police she resisted the contact both physically and verbally. Dawn Driggars also faces an enticement of a child charge in the case.

63 pigs escape barn fire near Camdenton

A few lucky pigs to tell you about…More than 60 pigs were rescued from a barn near the Lake of the Ozarks Friday. Around 10:30 a.m., people spotted flames at the barn off Sharp Road in Montreal, which is east of Camdenton.
Crews from the Mid-County Fire Protection District cleared the scene around 2:30 p.m. Most of the damage was contained to an office inside the 7,000 square-foot building. Firefighters say they safely evacuated 63 pigs.