Two Blood Drives This Week in Osage Beach

There are two blood drives in Osage Beach this week to help supply Community Blood Center of the Ozarks. The CBCO serves 38 area hospitals and is currently on yellow alert for A negative and O negative blood. That means there is less than a two day supply of these types on hospital shelves. Walk On The Water Faith Church, at 959 Old State Park Rd., has a blood driver Wednesday from 3:30-6:30 p.m.; and there’s one at Osage Beach City Hall Thursday from 9a.m. to 1p.m. For more information about the blood drive’s visit or call 1-800-280-5337.

The Heat Goes On…

The Heat Advisory has been extended. It will now be in effect until 7 p.m. Tuesday.

National Weather Service Springfield MO
Benton-Morgan-Miller-Maries-St. Clair-Hickory-Camden-Pulaski-Phelps-Dallas-Laclede-Texas-Dent-Webster-Wright-Douglas-Howell-Shannon-Ozark-Oregon counties…
Including the cities of…Warsaw…Cole Camp…Versailles…Eldon…Lake Ozark…Vienna…Appleton City…Osceola…
Hermitage…Osage Beach…Camdenton…Fort Leonard Wood…Waynesville…Rolla…Buffalo…Lebanon…Houston… Cabool…Salem…Marshfield…Rogersville…Mountain Grove…Mansfield…Ava…West Plaines…Winona…Eminence…


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Lake of the Ozarks Shoreline Debate Heads to Capitol Hill

Legislation limiting the power of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission … and returning control of the Lake of the Ozarks shoreline to the people … has been unveiled by Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler:

The bill Hartzler plans to introduce in the House next week would take away FERC’s authority over issues not directly dealing with power generation, and give control over managing the shoreline to local communities and property owners.

Hartzler says Lakefront property owners are responding positively to her plan, announced at a news conference in Camdenton this morning:

State Representative Diane Franklin says she believes Hartzler’s bill will help keep private property in the hands of the homeowners. “This vehicle that Congresswoman Hartzler is giving us in this bill will allow us to have what we should have – local control over our area. We know this area better than anyone else. We know that it is a tourist area. We know that it is a homeowner area. We know that it is a business area, as well. We have been here for generations. Many Missourians have visited the Lake of the Ozarks and have enjoyed it. There is nothing we want to do more than preserve it for generations more,” Franklin said.

Road Work – Week of July 30th

Here’s a look at road work scheduled for this week in the tri-county area:

Mowing of right of way is under way in various locations. Motorists should travel with care and be on the lookout for slow moving equipment along the roadside.

Camden County
Route 5 bridge over the Lake of the Ozarks at Hurricane Deck – Bridge replacement continues. One lane of the current bridge will be closed for approximately 5 to 6 hours tomorrow, Tuesday, July 31st.

Miller County
Route 17 bridge over Saline Creek south of Saline Road – Bridge replacement continues. The road is closed to traffic during the construction.

Route 52 bridge over Humphreys Creek west of Whalen Creek Road – Bridge replacement is under way. The bridge is closed to traffic through late August.

Route KK between Route 17 and the end of state maintenance – Roadway maintenance will take place today. One lane will be open, and crews will flag traffic through the work area.

Route TT between Route 42 and the end of state maintenance – Roadway maintenance will take place tomorrow. One lane will be open.

Route 42 between Route U and Spring Branch Road – Culvert pipe maintenance will take place on Thursday, August 2nd. One lane will be open.

Morgan County
Route TT south of Old Route 5 – Culvert pipe replacement will take place on Thursday, August 2nd. One lane will be open, and crews will flag traffic through the work area.

Lake Ozark Hip Hop Festival Causing Concerns

City Officials of Lake Ozark are raising concerns about a proposed HIp HOp Festival coming to Lake Ozark August 11. The board of aldermen approved the permit request at its regular July 24 meeting, but had concerns about underage drinking that they asked Police Chief Mark Maples to look into with the festival promoters. The event is on private property, but it is being promoted as a public event.

18-Year-Old Severs Fingers in Tubing Accident

Vacationers from Iowa had a serious accident yesterday afternoon on Lake of the Ozarks.   18-year-old Zachary Vasey of Des Moines fell off  a tube being pulled by a Sea Doo at the 3 mile marker.  According to the Water Patrol, Vasey was holding on  to the tow rope as as the Sea Doo turned around, and the rope wrapped around his hand, severing three of his fingers.