Richland Woman Wins $100,000 Lottery Prize

A Richland woman has won $100,000 in the Missouri Lottery. 39-year-old Diana Boggs bought the winning ticket at Casey’s General Store, 1106 Historic 66 West in Waynesville, on her way to work. “It’s a normal stop every morning before I go to work,” she says. “I get something to drink, something to snack on and be on my merry way to work. I usually buy tickets, but I just happened to buy that one this morning, and it was the big winner!” Boggs, a regular Lottery player, says she chose the “Black Pearls” ticket because “it was new.” Her husband, Vincent, was carpooling with her, so they bought two tickets. When it came time to scratch them, Vincent asked her which one she wanted. Diana said she didn’t care. “Well, here, have ticket number 39,” he said. “I scratched it and won $100,000,” Boggs says. “The actual ticket number off the roll is how old I am. It’s kind of strange, I guess.”
“Black Pearls” is a $5 game that just officially began April 21st.

Lake Area Residents Prepare to Pray

The World Day of Prayer takes place tomorrow. At the Lake of the Ozarks, a prayer service will be held from 7:30 to 8 a.m. on the front lawn at Central Bank in Osage Beach. Prayers will be spoken for all branches of government, schools, families, Lake area businesses and other groups and organizations. The Westlake Ministerial Alliance will host a Day of Prayer event at noon, at the Lake West Christian Academy in Sunrise Beach. And the Iberia community will observe World Day of Prayer at 12:20 p.m. at the American Legion Hall in downtown Iberia.

Cause of Dorsey’s Pit Stop Fire Known

The investigation is complete into the cause of the fire at Dorsey’s pit stop. The fire occurred at Alona Pointe early Sunday morning and completely destroyed the restaurant which is estimated to have about 350,000 in damages.

According to a Press Release from OBFPD the Fire Marshall deemed the cause of the fire to be a blocked vent above the Freezer. There was a storage container that blocked the vent to the main freezer from ventilating and the blocked vent due to lack of air flow began to overheat. The heat generated from the blocked vent caused the freezer compressor to ignite a plastic container and due to the high flamable nature of plastic the fire spread quickly.

Motorcycle Accident in Camdenton

A Motorcycle driven by a man and his 15 year old son in Camdenton yesterday failed to navigate a turn properly, ran off the right side of the road and overturned. The incident occurred on standing rock road at around 5 in the afternoon last evening. There was only one vehicle involved in the crash and both went to lake regional on their own for minor injuries.

Old Sunrise Beach Fire Station 2 Sold

The building belonging to the Sunrise Beach Fire Protection District has sold on Route TT. This was the old Station 2 building. The district sold the property to Comfort Zone Air Conditioning & Heating LLC and they will renovate and fix the building up to code, which has mold issues. Comfort Zone purchased the property for $55,000, with the SBFPD to pay all closing costs in the transaction. The district says  full disclosure was made regarding the building’s mold issues.  Firefighters were moved out of the building’s living quarters  in February, 2010 when the building was deemed unsafe because of the mold. Equipment and apparatus remained housed there until the new Station 2 was completed up the road. The paid duty crew of firefighters temporarily relocated to Station 1 on Highway 5 until they were able to move into the new building earlier this year.

New Management for Lake Regional’s ER Department

Lake Regional Health System has a new manager for its Emergency Department. The Schumacher Group started in that role today. They’ve kept current ER doctors who chose to keep working at Lake Regional and have hired more with emergency medicine experience. The Schumacher Group is the third largest and fastest growing emergency medicine practice management company in the nation, running over 200 hospital emergency departments nationwide, including 14 in Missouri locations. Schumacher’s doctor owned.

Kick-Off Ceremony Held for New ‘Hollywood-Style’ Welcome Sign

The new ‘Hollywood-style’ Lake of the Ozarks welcome sign will be a reality by the 4th of July. A dozen public officials and sponsors held a short ceremony today near the spot where the sign will be built:

Joe Roeger of the Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, whose been working on the project for nearly a year, says $40,000 has been raised so far — more than enough to start construction of the sign:

Roeger says the city of Lake Ozark swill host a ribbon cuttiing ceremony for the sign this summer.