Local Woman Wins Big in MO Lottery

A St. Elizabeth woman is the latest winner of the Missouri State Lottery. Terri Lueckenotte recently picked up a “$4 million Cash Spectacular”  $20 Scratchers ticket from the Bee Line Snack Shop on State Route B, which resulted in a $10,000 dollar prize:

Playing the Game

She said “I’ve got to tell everyone” and rushed to her telephone:

Who she called

Lueckenotte was lucky.  She says if you’re going to play the lottery…play responsibly:

Be smart

Lueckenotte plans to use the money to pay off bills and buy more lottery tickets. The 4 million dollar cash spectacular is a $20 game featuring more than 54 million in prizes. Find out more at http://molottery.com.

Two Arrested In Raid on Camdenton Smoke Shop

Two people are in custody after a drug raid in Camdenton.  On Tuesday, Camdenton Police officers, Camden County deputies and Lake Area Narcotic Enforcement Group officers served a search warrant at Puff n Snuff on Highway 54 West in Camdenton.  Two employees were taken into custody.    Alicia Shepherd of Camdenton and Lisa Vanos of Climax Springs were charged with possession of drug paraphernalia with the intent to deliver or sell.

Stover Pastor Back in Court

A Stover pastor, facing sex crime charges from several years ago, is back in a Moniteau County court room.  On Tuesday, Travis Smith appeared for a case review.  He will be back in court for a preliminary hearing on April 16th.  Smith is charged with statutory rape, statutory sodomy, sexual abuse and forcible rape from incidents that allegedly happened in 1998, 1999 and 2005.  Smith is free on bond and is the pastor of the First Baptist Church in Stover.

Tornado Warning Sirens Tested

The sound of warning sirens were heard Tuesday afternoon around  the Lake and across the state as part of Severe Weather Preparedness Week.  Camden County Emergency Management Director Denise Russell says they are focused on getting people to do something that isn’t happening right now: paying attention to the siren.  Severe Weather Preparedness Week is about what you can do to take a stand against severe weather.  That includes taking appropriate actions before, during and after extreme weather by knowing your risk, having a plan, building an emergency preparedness kit and staying informed.

Lake Area Road Construction – Week of March 4th


Route 5 bridge over the Lake of the Ozarks at Hurricane Deck – Bridge replacement continues.  Crews continue to set steel girders on the concrete piers. This will require a closure of the existing Hurricane Deck Bridge several times a day for 15 minutes at a time.



Route 42 between Route 17 and Route TT – Roadside maintenance will take place Thursday and Friday, March 7th and 8th.  One lane will be open, and crews will flag traffic through the work area.

Route D between Route 54 and the end of state maintenance – Roadside maintenance will take place today and tomorrow.  One lane will be open, and crews will flag traffic through the work area.

Co-Mo Estimates Storm Damage at $1 Million

The scope of the massive damage caused to the Co-Mo Electric Cooperative system by last week’s snowstorm is only now beginning to come into focus. Co-Mo’s John Agliata says staff members held a debriefing meeting this morning:

John Agliata – Co-Mo storm damage

The outage lasted five days, two hours and 40 minutes from the time the first member lost power lat Monday night to when the last member was restored on Saturday.  The storm knocked power out to more than half of the cooperative’s meters and caused more than 750,000 customer hours of outage time.  More than 760 devices such as transformers and fuses needed repair.  66 utility poles were broken.

Co-Mo’s preliminary estimates put the total cost of the storm at around $1 million.