Woman Killed in Miller County Crash

A wreck on Highway 54 near Route MM just before 2 a.m. this morning took the life of a Eugene woman. 30-year-old Erica Ekstam was the driver of a 2007 Toyota Yaris. She apparently traveled off the right side of the roadway, overcorrected and overturned in a ditch off the left side of the road. She was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle. A passenger in the vehicle, 33-year-old Sara Blakley, also of Eugene, sustained moderate injuries. She was not wearing a seat belt.

3 Teens in Injured In Accident

An early-morning crash in Miller county injured 3 teenagers, sending 3 to the hospital, one with serious injuries. 19-year-old Jesse Pierce of Crocker didn’t make the turn on Route 42 near Hawkins Cemetery Road and crashed the 2001 Mitsubishi he was driving into the culvert. He sustained moderate injuries in the wreck, though he was not wearing a seatbelt. An 18-year-old passenger in the car, Katelin Pierce, was wearing a seat belt and sustained only minor injuried. But 17-year-old Dominic Sander of Camdenton sustained serious injuries in the accident and he was not wearing a seat belt. All were taken to Lake Regional Hospital.

Boat Runs Aground; One Injured

Early this morning a boat on Lake of the Ozarks ran aground, sending one man to the hospital. A 2009 Sea Ray, driven by 57-year-old Richard Worick of omaha Nebraska, ran onto the shoreline while attempting to enter a cove at about 1:30 this morning. A passengeer in the boat, 30-year-old Travis Kindl of Marina Del Ray, California, was tranported to Lake Regional Hospital by ambulance.

2012 Lake of the Ozarks Shootout Schedule of Events

Listen to ‘Captain Ron’ Dugan take “The Ozarks Today” hosts Hoof and Sam through the entire schedule of events for the 2012 Lake of the Ozarks Shootout:

Friday, August 17
“3rd annual Central R/C Power Boats Mini Shootout”
Kelly’s Landing 60 mm
5:00 p.m. Registration and Meet and Greet

Saturday, August 18
“3rd annual Central R/C Power Boats Mini Shootout”
Kelly’s Landing 60 mm
9:00 a.m. – Noon – Practice Runs
Noon to 1:00 p.m. – Lunch and open Swimming
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. – Qualifying runs
5:00 p.m. – Awards
7:00 p.m. – Live Entertainment

Sunday, August 19th
“3rd annual Central R/C Power Boats Mini Shootout”
Kelly’s Landing 60 mm
9:00 a.m. – Noon – Top Gun Racing
Noon to 1:00 p.m. – Lunch and open Swimming
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. – Fiinal Top Gun Racing
Awards Ceremony following racing

Shootout Benefit Golf Tournament at Old Kinderhook
Price is $85.00 per person or $340.00 per team
Includes Box Lunch, golf cart and lots of prizes
Noon – Registration and Lunch
1:00 p.m. – Shotgun start
Awards party immediately following golf

Monday, August 20
The Great Shootout Treasure Hunt at Captain Ron’s and Buccaneer Bay
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – Dinner and Drinks
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – Treasure Hunt brought to you by Sherry Nielsen State Farm
7:00p.m. – Live Entertainment with Sax on the Beach at Captain Ron’s.
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. – Check out and presentation of awards

Tuesday, August 21
Shootout PWC Dam Run
$150.00 entry/shootout registration fee to benefit charities
9:00 a.m. – Registration at Surdyke Yamaha
10:00 a.m. – Start from Surdyke Yamaha to Truman Dam and back to Shorty Pants
5-6:00 p.m. – Post Party at Shorty Pants
6:00 p.m. – Live Entertainment with Davie Ray and Richard at Captain Ron’s

Wednesday, August 22
“Shootout on The Strip Street Party” sponsored by Charter
6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Race boats lined up for meet and greet. Location The Bagnell Dam Strip
6:00 p.m. – Live Entertainment with Jazz West at Captain Ron’s

Thursday, August 23
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. – Vendor Booth set up at Buccaneer Bay
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. – Racer Village set up at Buccaneer Bay
8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. – Captain Ron’s open for breakfast
12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. – “Wishing on a Ride Powerboat rides sponsored by Charter – Dock 3″
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. – Racers can pick up registration packets
4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. – Poly Lift Poker Run Registration at Captain Ron’s.
4:00p.m. to 11:00p.m. – Meet – and – Greet with racers
6:00 p.m. – Stereo Shootout presented by Waves and Wheels at Camden on the Lake.
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. – Shootout benefit Auction at Captain Ron’s
8:00 p.m. – Music with DJ AK at Captain Ron’s

Friday, August 24
7:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. – Poly Lift Poker Run – Registration and start at Backwater Jacks
8:00 a.m. to 11 a.m. – Captain Ron’s open for Breakfast
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Racer Village open to public at Buccaneer Bay
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Vendor booths open to public at Buccaneer Bay
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – On-Site Registration on Cannonball Beach
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Safety Inspections & Class Identifications on Dock 4 and Cannonball Beach
7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. – Live Entertainment with Soca Jukebox at Captain Ron’s.
11:00 p.m. – Close – Music with DJ AK at Captain Ron’s

Saturday, August 25
8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – Captain Ron’s open for Breakfast
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Registration on Cannonball Beach
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Safety Inspections & Class Identification
8:30 a.m. – Driver’s meeting on Cannonball Beach (Driver’s meeting will also be held on line – check back for further details.)
8:30 a.m – Opening Ceremony/National Anthem
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. – PWC Classes Run
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Racer Village open to public at Buccaneer Bay
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Vendor booths open to public at Buccaneer Bay
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Shootout Racing (check back for details)
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. – Live Entertainment with Soca Jukebox on the barge at Captain Ron’s
9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. – Live Entertainment with ZOSO on the barge at Captain Ron’s
11:00 p.m. – Close – Music with DJ AK at Captain Ron’s

Sunday, August 26
8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Registration on Cannonball Beach
8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Safety Inspections & Class Identification
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Racer Village open to the public at Buccaneer Bay
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Vendor Booths open to the public at Buccaneer Bay
10:00 a.m. – National Anthem
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. – Shootout Racing
4:00 p.m. – Awards Ceremony
4:00 p.m. – Vendors may start taking down

Story Blogged at 08-17-12 15:01 by dalpert

Bye Bye Macks Creek – County Board Approves Disincorporartion Resolution

Macks Creek is on its way out as a municipality. Camden county commissioners voted to pass the resolution officially disincorporating the city of Macks Creek today. That resolution also named a trustee for the village, and Charles McElyea will probably visit next week to start an inventory of assets and liabilities. That won’t happen  until there’s a discovery done of the city’s affairs. All of that will factor into the best way to bring Macks Creek to an end as a city.

‘Run for the Fallen’ Returns to the Lake Area

The Lake area will pay tribute to the soldiers from Missouri killed in Iraq and Afghanistan, with the third annual Run for the Fallen on Saturday morning. Trish Creach with the Camdenton Chamber of Commerce says one mile will be run or walked for each of the Missouri service members killed during the conflicts:

Run for the Fallen events will be taking place in 22 states this weekend. Saturday’s event, beginning at 8 a.m. at the Camdenton Middle School Little Theater in Camdenton, is the only one in Missouri.

Lake Ozark Psychologist Pleads Guilty in $1 million Health Care Fraud Scheme

A psychologist from Lake Ozark has pleaded guilty to charges of health care fraud and forgery in U.S.District Court. 67-year-old Rhett McCarty, whose practice is in the Lebanon area, admitted to engaging in a $1 million scheme to defraud Medicare and Medicaid. According to federal prosecutors, between September, 2008 and April, 2012 McCarty submitted claims for daily or near-daily psychotherapy services to 19 patients, and was paid $1,276,334. McCarty admitted he never saw most of them more than once a week. McCarty also admitted forging patients’ signatures on sign-in sheets. McCarty faces up to 20 years in federal prison without parole, plus a fine up to $500,000 and an order of restitution when he’s sentenced later this year.

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