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
Members of the Versailles Rural Fire Protection District Board still adding up receipts from their surplus items auction, last night. At their last meeting, Board members determined funding is not available for firefighters to attend summer fire school. Other local routine training will continue.
The Lebanon Police are investigating a burglary at the AT&T Mobile store on Jefferson Avenue. Someone broke in early Sunday morning and wiped out the entire stock of cellular phones. The thief caused 800 dollars worth of damage to the building, during the break in, and got away with almost 37-thousand dollars worth of inventory.
Operation Dry Water will continue on all the major boating areas, this week. It’s a national campaign, and the Missouri State Highway Patrol Water Patrol Division says troopers will be trying to reduce impaired vessel operation by these high profile enforcement efforts. They had a sobriety checkpoint at the four mile mark of the Grand Glaize Arm of Lake of the Ozarks for two hours Saturday and checked 103 vessels. There were seven arrests for boating while intoxicated and 16 warnings were issued for safety violations. There was another checkpoint at Table Rock Lake, near point 7 at the Highway 13 Bridge. 71 boats were stopped, three boating while intoxicated arrests were made, 27 warnings were issued for safety violations.
The Relay for Life of Morgan County took over Laurie Park, Friday and Saturday, with teams walking or running continuously, fun games and touching memorial tributes. The event raised nearly 32-thousand dollars for the American Cancer Society. They will have a wrap up event, July 12, at the Morgan County Library in Versailles.