Live Town Hall Broadcast Thursday Night

Tonight we will broadcast live from the Camdenton Middle School Little Theater.

The Lake Area Conservative Club is holding a town hall at the school from 7 to 9 p.m., discussing the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Ameren Missouri, and lake property rights. Come by or listen live from 7 to 9 tonight here on News Talk 1150 and 975 KRMS. The event this evening is sponsored by Smith and Gilley Attorneys at Law, Mid American Docks, Arrowhead Title, Realty Executives in Laurie, and Missouri Solar Applications.

Marines’ Smart Home Construction Underway

The new smart home for U.S. Marine Corporal Todd Nicely is now officially under construction.

The groundbreaking yesterday brought together several foundations and the local community who will help build the home on Four Seasons for Todd and his wife Crystal. Corporal Nicely was asked yesterday how he first reacted when Frank Siller from the Tunnel to Towers Foundation told him the house would be built.

The Marine Corporal lost his arms and legs in an I.E.D. explosion back in Afghanistan in March of 2010. His wife Crystal, who ended her active service with the Marines back in 2009, says the good will yesterday was amazing.

Todd says he spent time at his grandpa’s condo on Summer Haven, Crystal worked for Wonderland Camp for three summers, so both are very happy to call the lake home.

Todd says his rehabilitation has gone well and he is adjusting to the loss of his limbs.

“I’m getting along pretty well, I’m walking and moving and I can do some things on my ow now, there are still some things that I am working on, but it is going to be a work in progress for a while,” Todd said.

“They made me some golf prosthetics, but with it getting cold it slowing down on that season, but I have been biking and running, so I am keeping myself occupied.”

Crystal says the gift of the home will make a huge difference in Todd’s life.

Todd had one final thought about the whole experience.

Assault Charge After Crash Wednesday Night

A Sunrise Beach man faces multiple charges including assault after an accident last night on Route MM.

Last night just after 7:00, 71-year old Larry Sutton was driving his 2006 Chevrolet east on MM near Spruce Road. The Chevy crossed the centerline and went partially off the road, hitting a westbound 2004 Ford head on. The driver of the Ford, 60-year old Jill Finden of Camdenton, was wearing a seat belt and suffered serious injuries. Sutton was wearing a seat belt and suffered moderate injuries.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol charged Sutton with Driving While Intoxicated, failure to drive on the right half of the road, and second degree assault.

Information Released on HH Accident

Details have been released in the Tuesday morning accident that blocked traffic on HH. The Camden County Sheriff’s Department says a 2003 Hummer driven by Michael Cooper of Lake Ozark was headed east on the road when the Hummer crossed the centerline, hitting a 2004 Suzuki driven by William Van Deventer of Eldon. Neither man was wearing a seat belt. Van Deventer was taken to Lake Regional Hospital with serious injuries. Cooper was uninjured.

Test Scores Lead Push to Dissolve Climax R-IV School District

Petitions are being circulated in the Climax R-IV School District, and they ask voters to agree on a ballot question for the April 3rd election that would allow the district to disappear. Why? Those behind then drive say there’s something wrong with a district that has the highest per pupil spending in the Lake area, yet the district’s high school students on the most recently released MAP tests scored 36.4% in communication arts and 31.6% in math. Last year, high school students scored 48.7 in math and 40.8 in communications arts. Most other Lake Area high schools scored above 60% in both areas.

Lake Regional Health Center

Lake Regional Health System’s running a health fair tomorrow from 7:30 to 11 a.m. at the Climax Area Civic Center on State Road DD in Climax Springs. , You’ll be able to get seasonal flu shots for $20. Other services available tomorrow include free blood pressure, body fat analysis, vision screenings, as well as free pulmonary function tests and take-home colorectal cancer screening kits. For more information, call 573-348-8222 or visit lakeregional.com/events.

Meth Lab Bust in Osage Beach

An Osage Beach man, his wife, and their teenage son are all behind bars after police say they found a meth lab operating in their home on Chateau Lane. Osage Beach officers andmembers of the Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Group acted on an anonymous tip concerning pseudoephedrine purchases from local pharmacies. During the search, marijuana, methamphetamine, precursors to manufacture meth and a small ‘shake-and-bake’ bottle-style meth lab were seized. 45-year-old John Kelly, his 46-year-old wife, Kelly, and their 17-year-old, Shawn, were taken into custody and now face a variety of drug charges.