Horseshoe Bend residents get a face to face with the Camden County Sheriff’s Department. CCSD’s hosting its’ third community meeting of the year as part of a new campaign to communicate with county citizens. The meeting’s 6:30 Thursday evening at the Property Owners Association (POA) Activity Center on Horseshoe Bend Parkway. Lt. Kelly Lutrell says the department will have information about the budget, crime stats, jail information, patrol information. Horseshoe Bend and Village residents will soon see a new face patrolling the area. Jeff Morgan, who’s been the CCSD zone supervisor for The Bend, is moving back to the Camdenton office. Shawn Gerdiman is his replacement.
13 tons of hazardous household waste. That’s how much the Lake of the Ozarks Watershed Alliance says they collected during this year’s waste reclamation drive. 480 vehicles passed thru the collection point in Camdenton April 30th, dropping off over 26,000 pounds of paint, oil, aerosol cans, chemicals and old batteries that will be recycled instead of ending up in landfills or illegal dump sites. A date has been announced for next year’s drive: April 28th.
Time is running out for anyone who has an opinion for or against the idea of a public smoking ban in Osage Beach. A city survey on the suybject closes next Tuesday. The city posted the survey in June for residents, business owners and visitors who come to the lake to gauge whether the community as a whole agrees a smoking ban would be in the best interest of Osage Beach. After July 5th the results will be tabulated and reviewed by the Board of Aldermen to determine what the next step will be. You can take the survey here: http://www.osagebeach-mo.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=28
A cement mixer overturned on Route 5 near Greenview this morning. The truck, from Scott’s Conctrete was traveling north when the driver swerved to avoid hitting a car turning left in front of him, traveled off the roadway and overturned approximately 20 feet down an embankmdent. Trooper K. Schrage says, “It was quite an ordeal” to get the huge cement mixer uprighted and back on the road. “It took three different tow trucks, and we had to shut the highway down for a brief amount of time,” he says. No other vehicles were involved in the accident, and no one was hurt.
And, you remember all those bikes that came through, last week? The Race Across America ended in Annapolis, Maryland, last weekend. It ended up breaking records this year for the sheer number of overall riders. A rider from Austria, Christoph Strasser, finished first for the men, riding almost three thousand miles in eight days, eight hours and six minutes. Leah Goldstein from Israel finished first for the women.
A Camdenton High School junior went all the way to nationals for Congressional Debate. It was part of the NFL National Tournament, which is one of the largest academic contests in the world. Austin McGuire finished seventh.
The Lake of the Ozarks Chapter of SCORE is looking for people who can help small businesses in the lake area with accounting, human resources, planning, technology, to strengthen the small business community. Find out more at lakeozarksscore.org