A Camdenton woman escapes injury after her vehicle goes off the road and into a ravine in Callaway County. Early on Sunday morning, Fulton Police received a call from 50-year old Sydney Foor who was lost in the woods of off Highway 54. Authorities were able to track her cell phone near Highway 54 and Callaway County Road 210. Police and Fulton fire fighters were able to rescue Foor from the ravine. Her vehicle was found about a half mile away. Police say Foor was going west on Highway 54 when it went off the road and down an embankment.
The ups and downs continue at the gas pump. For now, the price for regular has dropped about 30 cents in the last month. In the Lake Area, the price varies from three dollars and eights cents to three dollars and 79 cents a gallon. The state wide average is three dollars and eight cents a gallon. The lowest price for gas in the state is in Columbia where the price for a gallon of regular is three dollars. Triple AAA says the decline in price is normal for October and is also part of the government delay in Washington which is slowing the economy and the demand for gas.
More than 100 thousand dollars is raised for local charities during the 25th Anniversary Lake of the Ozarks Shoot Out. Ron Duggan, the chairman of the Shoot Out committee, says since 2006 the event has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for local charities.
Duggan says a total of 115 thousand dollars will be going to 23 different charities around the Lake Area. He says plans are already underway for the next Lake of the Ozarks Shoot Out in 2014.
Over 400 people fill a ballroom at Lodge of Four Seasons for an event that benefits a domestic violence shelter that serves Camden, Miller and Morgan Counties. The 12th annual brunch for CADV was held on Wednesday. The event raised more than 16 thousand dollars for the shelter in Camdenton. Citizens Against Domestic Violence / Victim Outreach Center provides safe shelter and a variety of free and confidential services to victims of domestic and sexual violence. In 2012, CADV/VOC provided first time services to 277 women, six men and 151 child victims of domestic and/or sexual violence. They also answered 449 hotlines, and provided 23 hundred 69 bed nights of safe shelter. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
21 vehicles are stopped and one person is arrested for driving while intoxicated during a sobriety checkpoint in Miller County. The Missouri Highway Patrol set up the checkpoint last Thursday. One person was arrested for DWI, two for drugs and two for minor in possession of alcohol. Six other people were taken into custody for other violations. 24 warnings were also issued. If you see an impaired driver, please call the Missouri State Highway Patrol Emergency Hotline at 800-525-555 or *55 on your cell phone.
A cove in Truman Lake was recently closed to protect the lake from the spread of the dangerous zebra mussels. Missouri Department of Conservation agents closed the cover once they discovered what they knew where zebra mussels that had come from someone cleaning off their boat before putting it into the water. Scuba divers discovered that the mussels were fresh and had not had a chance to multiply yet and were able to treat the area and remove all mussels before they could infect the lake. Conservation agent Tim Banek explains why zebra mussels can be quite dangerous to lakes
Banek says there are only a handful of lakes that are infected including Lake of the Ozarks
Banek says the mussels came from someone with an infected boat
Banek has some recommendations on how to eliminate that from happening again
Banek says because they caught the mussels in the cove so quickly they were able to kill them before they started growing and eventually infecting the entire lake area. The cove was re-opened on Wednesday afternoon with no damage to the natural wildlife.
The community of the Oak Shadows water system in the Tan-Tar-A area finally have their water back after nearly 3 days of having no water. Earlier in the week Summit Natural Gas crews were installing an ordered line in the Shadow Circle subdivision when they accidentally nicked a water main causing the system to depressurize and shut down. When water crews from Total Environment who manage the water system attempted to start the system back up, they discovered more damage which led to 3 days of repairs. The system was put back online on Wednesday morning and a the water district has put a voluntary boil water advisory in effect until they have finished cleaning and testing the system. If you need more information residents can contact Total Environment at 573-346-3810