Caleb Dunnaway Benefit Plans Announced

Rough Water Dock and ReMax at the Lake are sponsoring Casino Royale Night to benefit Caleb Dunnaway who has been diagnosed with cancer.
The casino night will be held at Osage River Bar & Grill in Laurie on Friday, April 13. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and games start at 7. There will be a cash bar. Tickets are $10.
All proceeds will go to cancer treatment for Dunnaway.
For tickets, call Diana Beguilia at 573-378-3456, Cassie Collins at 573-569-3553 or Joyce Chorpening at 573-216-2354.

Four Arrests in Camden County Meth Bust

The Camden County Sheriff’s Department has arrested four people in a large meth bust, after a month-long investigation involving the Missouri State Highway Patrol. On Thursday they executed a search warrant in the 100 block of Peterson Circle in Stoutland.

Sharon Peterson, Timothy Chase, William Peterson and Kayla Cambell were found with more than 90 grams of meth. Sheriffs also found three children in the home. The children were turned over to the Division of Social Services.

All four people are in Camden County Jail and all face charges of trafficking and endangering the welfare of a child.

Their bonds are set at $150,000 cash only.

Organ Donor Assistance Campaign at Lake Regional

Lake Regional Health System recently joined the Workplace Partnership for Life Hospital Campaign, which brings together local and regional organ, eye and tissue donation organizations, national partners and hospitals throughout the nation to educate hospital employees and their communities on the importance of organ, eye and tissue donation. The first goal of the campaign is to register 300,000 new donors by April 30th. On Thursday, April 12th, Lake Regional will offer organ donor registration assistance for staff and area residents. Representatives from Midwest Transplant Network will be in the hospital cafeteria to answer questions and assist anyone interested in joining the state donor registry. For more information, you can also log on to

Lake Area SART Holds Fundraiser

The Lake Area Sexual Assault Response Team is holding its bi-annual fundraiser Saturday:

SART’s Ann Wilson says all proceeds benefit victims of assault and educating team members:

…including prosecutors

The rummage sale takes place from 7 a.m. til 3 p.m. at the Elks’s Lodge at 5161 Highway 54, in Osage Beach.

Versailles School Superintendent Dies Following Fall

Morgan County R-II Schools Superintendent Jeff Carter has died. Carter passed away at University Hospital in Columbia after fracturing his skull when he collapsed March 23rd in the parking lot of Lodge of Four Seasons, where he was attending the spring conference of the Missouri Association of School Administrators.  Carter was presented an award at the conference for his years of service as a school administrator. He’d been the superintendent of the Versailles School District for the past 13 years. Jeff Carter was 54.

Busy Meeting in Osage Beach

It was a busy day in Osage Beach City hall where the Board of Alderman had a full agenda. Three local business at the lake were granted liquor licenses. The businesses were Osage Beach for Park Concessions, Lil Rizzo’s for a Caters License on April 13th and Robin’s Resort. This Passed a by a unanimous yes yesterday. In addition New or Reelected members were sworn in yesterday. John Berry the city collector was pleased he was re elected. Additionally there were several bid awards which included the Pavement Maintained of the Lee C. Fine Airport and new panels for city sewer stations.

Camdenton Board Upholds Firing

Johnny Payne was fired from his position as a school resource officer after refusing to resign or withdraw from the race for Camden County Sheriff. A former Camdenton police officer who was fired from his job for filing to run for County sheriff found it hard to get his job back, generating little support from local officials. Payne who exercised his rights has decided on an appeal process which will allow him 10 days to file a petition with the board of aldermen to re-consider the firing. In the hearing the Board upheld the firing saying it violated an ordinance to run for office.