About 1:50pm, 33 year old Chad Libecap from Florida was driving his boat southbound in Camden County, when he hit a large wake. 66 year old Margaret Brook from Illinois was standing in the front of the boat at the time and went airborne, coming back down hard, inside the boat. Brook was taken to Lake Regional Hospital.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol Water Patrol Division reports there were two accidents with injuries on Lake of the Ozarks, this weekend. Saturday night, the Water Patrol says 13 year old Madison Gerau from Columbia was ejected from a kneeboard, after hitting a large wave, and was hurt. Her father, 45 year old John Gerau was driving north in Morgan County, when it happened about six o’clock. She was taken to Lake Regional Hospital.
The Morgan County Commission will meeting this morning. One of the items on the agenda is the opening of bids for Justice Center renovation work. The Commissioners gather in the Morgan Room in Versailles at ten o’clock.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports a two car accident Friday night results in five people taken to the hospital. 40 year old Angel Eaton from Tuscumbia was driving eastbound on Highway 54 at West Brazito Road in Cole County. Troopers say she tried to make a left turn from the right hand lane and slammed into a car driven by 42 year old Kenneth Scott from Columbia. Scott had his wife and four year old twins in the car with him, about 9 pm.
Grand Glaize Beach in Lake of the Ozarks State Park remained closed for a third weekend. The Department of Natural Resources will take water samples today. The DNR’s Renee Bungart said last week that the decision to close a beach is made based on the average of tests. Levels were acceptable, last Monday, but not when added to levels of previous weeks. She felt if the levels are low again today, though, the average will allow the Department to open the beach in time for the 4th of July Weekend. Results will be available, later in the week.
Members of the Laclede County Fair Board say when they surveyed fairgoers about their experiences, the one thing many people suggested was that they get bigger and better rides. The Fair announced a new vendor is providing the carnival rides, this year. Sonshine Amusement may even be bringing the ferris wheel that used to be installed at Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch. This year’s Laclede County Fair runs from July 11th through the 16th.
Wednesday night, the Linn Creek Police Department is hosting a community awareness meeting to inform the public about synthetic drug abuse. Everyone is invited to attend. It’s a short presentation, followed by question and answer session, with a drug expert who can talk about the emerging problem of things like bath salts and K-2 and their effects. The meeting starts at 7 o’clock, Wednesday, in the Camden County Museum.