Gravois Fire Protection District Fire Chief Ed Hancock was inducted into the Lake of the Ozarks shootout hall of fame Thursday, Aug. 21. Chief Hancock began working with the shootout in 1993 on the Shooters 21 race course. He also supervised the race course for three years. Of the induction, Chief Hancock said, “It is nice to be recognized for a number of years of service our there on the water.” Due to district growth Chief Hancock is not longer involved with the Shootout. Also inducted into the 2014 Shootout hall of fame were Bill Seebold, Bill Swineburg, Brad Smith, Diana Dorhauer, Leo Case and Scott Poest. Shootout director Ron Duggan said, “The hall of fame is a tribute to those who put this in motion a long time ago and to those who continue to contribute to the shootouts success.”
At the last meeting of the Cole Camp Board of Alderpersons, a local resident made an argument to the city that the Malathion spray used to control the local mosquito population was not only not working, but it is toxic to humans and it was killing off the Monarch butterflies in the community, a species that is decreasing across the united states. The group agreed to look into other types of sprays to solve that issue. The board also accepted possession of the Fordney school house building. The Fordney school foundation is attempting to restore building.
The City of Osage Beach is being sued by a former employee. Communications Supervisor Sherie Smith “alleges” that Human Resources Director Cindy Leigh and City Administrator Nancy Viselli covered up facts leading to Smith’s termination and issued false reports making it hard to gain employment. Smith filed four complaints alleging age and sex discrimination, retaliation and wrongful discharge.
Drivers be aware that roadwork will continue this week throughout Camden County. According to MODOT, roadway resurfacing continues on Highway 7 from 5 to 65 in Benton County. Route F between 5, Oak Bend Road and the end of state maintenance, Roadside maintenance and culvert pipe replacement start Monday and continue through Thursday. Route AA between 54 and the end of state maintenance, roadside maintenance starts Monday and Route TT between F and the end of state maintenance, roadside maintenance occurs between Monday and Thursday.
In Miller County. Roadside maintenance takes place starting Monday through Thursday on Route 17 between 52 and 54. Roadway maintenance is also occurring on Business 54 between Route 242 and Bagnell Dam Blvd starting Monday through Thursday. Also culvert pipe replacements are set for Route 52 between 17 and PP, Route 87 between business 54 and Route A and Route K between 17 and the end of state maintenance. Finally chip sealing will happen on Route CC between 52 and Route E until the sealing is completed. In all locations, one lane will be open and crews will flag traffic through the work areas.
It took them 16 months to gather every bit of detail needed but the result was none the less, shocking. According to a release from the Camden County Sheriff’s Office, the Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Group working with Camden County as well as the Osage Beach and Camdenton Police Departments and the Highway Patrol executed several warrants in a drug raid that resulted in 11 people being arrested and 12 people still being sought.
Those arrested include Misty D. Winn, 37 of Montreal, Nicky T. Winn, 47 of Montreal, Yolanda M. Terry, 34 of Camdenton, Chrystal A. Mike, 31 of Camdenton, John T. Thompson, III, 24 of Lake Ozark, Stetson L. Jackson, 22 of Camdenton, Amber L. Lapee, 33 of Camdenton, Justin A. Byrd, 25 of Lake Ozark, Samuel O. Gramm, 24 of Osage Beach & Michael A. Browning, 25 of Camdenton.
Additionally Benjamin Terry was arrested for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Those that are still being sought include Deborah A. Dubois, 56 of Arnold, Jerold S. Dubois, 51 of Arnold, Jacob M. Shackleford, 22 of Lake Ozark, Angie L. Parkman, 42 of Lake Ozark, Jimmy L. Herring, 31 of Camdenton, Nicholas W. Pardee, 20 of Sunrise Beach, Spencer C. Pennick, III, 33 of San Antonio, Tx, Lisa G. Jenkins, 49 of Camdenton, Jeremy L. Shallenberger, 40 of Rocky Mount, Chad B. White, 31 of Osage Beach, Samantha L. White, 29 of Camdenton and Jason D. Kirk, 36 of Montreal
Osage Beach Assistant City Administrator Jeana Woods recently was promoted to City Administrator following the announcement from current Administrator Nancy Viselli that she plans to retire on October 31st of this year. Jeana’s promotion will become affective on October 4th. Nancy Viselli has been with the city in this capacity for over 10 years.