Eldon Woman Killed in Moniteau County Wreck

An Eldon woman is dead after a two vehicle accident in Moniteau County. The crash happened Wednesday morning on Highway 87, north of Route F. A mini-van driven by 59-year-old Deborah Kleffner crossed the center line and hit a pick up truck driven by 49-year old by Steven Duncan of Jamestown. Kleffner was flown by helicopter to University Hospital in Columbia where she was pronounced dead. The Highway Patrol says that Kleffner was not wearing a seat belt. Duncan was also injured, and taken to St. Mary’s Hospital by ambulance

Columbia-LOTO Registration

The August session at Columbia College-Lake of the Ozarks is getting ready to begin and enrollment is now open. The Lake campus beginning its 23rd year when classes begin next week. Late registration is open until August 17th. Columbia is the Lake’s only four-year college. You can visit the campus, which is located behind the Prewitt’s Point Shopping Center in Osage Beach to register.

Miller County Election Returns

Miller County Election Results

1st District Commissioner – Republican

Darrell Bunch 863

Steve Dummermuth 763

Craig Bond 321

2nd District Commissioner – Republican

Brian Duncan 939

Jim Humphrey 931

David Whittle 734

Derrell Fritchey 264

Miller County Public Administrator – Republican

Theresa Lupardus 2,242

Wilam Keeth 2,192

Miller County Sheriff – Republican

Bill Abbott 2,703

Keith Vance 1,735

Heather Riley 470

Camden County: Franklin Wins Sheriff’s Primary; Macks Creek Votes to Dissolve

Camden County election returns — 100 percent of precincts reporting


Shall the city of Macks Creek be dissolved?

YES   63   69.23%
NO     28   30.77%


Sheriff (Republican)

JOHN (EDDIE) EMERY      1,259   16.09%
DAN CABLE              1,465   18.72%
DWIGHT FRANKLIN         3,842   49.10%
JOHNNY PAYNE           1,259   16.09%


U.S. Represenative District 4 (Republican)

VICKY HARTZLER       3,169   87.35%
BERNIE MOWINSKI      459   12.65%


State Representative District 123 (Republican)

DIANE FRANKLIN                      2,913   69.06%
TODD ISAAC (IKE) SKELTON   1,305   30.94%


State Representative District 124 (Republican)

CAROLYN F. LORAINE           1,567   40.32%
ROCKY MILLER                  2,076   53.42%
JOHNNIE FRANZESKOS            243    6.25%


Complete Camden County primary results: here

Lake Regional Teen Sports Physicals This Week

To help get kids ready for school, Lake Regional Clinic in Iberia, at 2333 Highway 17, is offering sports physicals for area students by appointment from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Parental consent is required. The $25 physicals will include a general exam; height, weight, blood pressure and flexibility checks; and an orthopedic check, if necessary. Patients are asked to wear athletic clothing to the exam. Space is limited, and preregistration is required. For more information or to register, call 573-793-6900.

Lake Area Voter Turnout Better Than Most of MO

Lake area voters ARE going to the polls. Polling places are doing relatively brisk business, with no major problems reported. Morgan County Clerk Cathy Daniels says election workers at her county’s 10 polling places have been keeping busy:

Miller County Clerk Clayton Jenkins says turnout is pretty much what he expected:

Camden County clerk Todd Rowland says it started out slow this morning, but has been steadily building:

Rowland says there have been some issues in Camden County:

The top of the ballot features the U.S. Senate race. For Democrats, there is just one choice – Senator Claire McCaskill. Republicans have several choices, including frontrunners John Brunner, Sarah Steelman and Todd Akin. Also on the ballot are primaries for governor, other statewide offices and state legislative seats.

4th District Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler faces perennial candidate Bernie Mowinski of Sunrise Beach in today’s Republican primary. The winner will run against Democrat Cass County prosecutor Teresa Hensley.

3rd District Republican Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer will advance to November’s general election without primary opposition.

Voters in the Lake Ozark Fire Protection District are getting another shot at approving a $5.3 million bond issue. There’s also a bond issue on the ballot in the Morgan County School District, and one for water and sewer improvements in Barnett. Laurie voters are deciding whether they want to impose a 2 percent local use tax. And Macks Creek voters are being asked whether they want to dissolve the city.