Camden County GOP Club Chili Supper Tonight

The annual Camden County Republicans Chili Supper is tonight at the Elks Lodge in Osage Beach. Susie Johnson, Chairperson of the club, says they are expecting many national and local GOP candidates tonight.

The Chili Supper will start at 6 at the Elks Lodge in Osage Beach. Tickets are 10 dollars at the door.

Camden County Republicans will gather tonight for their annual Chili Supper. The event is being held at the Elks Lodge in Osage Beach. Susie Johnson, chairperson of the Camden County Republican Club, says the supper helps create enthusiasm for the November election.

US Senate candidate Todd Akin, Gubernatorial candidate Dave Spence, Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder, Secretary of State candidate Shane Schoeller, Attorney General candidate Ed Martin, and Treasurer candidate Cole McNary are all expected to attend the chili supper tonight.

Eldon Man Hurt in Highway 87 Crash

An Eldon man was injured when his car went off the road in Miller County Wednesday morning. The Highway Patrol says  a vehicle driven by Jonathan Potts was going south on Highway 87, a mile and a half north of Salem Road, when it left the roadway. The car hit a barbed wire fence and a telephone junction box. Potts was taken to Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City.

Police Continue Marine Dealer Thefts Investigation

The theft of stereo equipment from boats at four marine dealerships in Osage Beach and one in Lake Ozark is continuing.  Osage Beach Police Sergeant Arylne Page says two persons of interest, 37-year old Angela Parker and 39-year old James Robbers, both from Gasconade County, have talked to police.

The thefts in Osage Beach happened between August 21st and August 30th at All About Boats, Marine Max, Pier 45 and Tritoon Town,  all located on the Osage Beach Parkway

Legislature Overrides Nixon on Religious Exceptions

The Missouri legislature today overrode Gov. Nixon’s veto of a bill expanding religious exceptions for insurance coverage of birth control. The vote means the legislation immediately becomes law. It lets individuals, employers and insurers cite religious or moral exemptions from mandatory insurance coverage for abortion, contraception and sterilization.

CALO Breaks Ground for Expansion

Change Academy Lake of the Ozarks, or CALO, broke ground today on a new building that will increase the number of people it can serve as well as add an NBA size gym to include basketball and volleyball courts, classrooms and a canine facility. CALO helps teens learn how to have healthy relationships and get back to living their lives.

Lake Area Prepares for Invasion of Bikers

The Lake of the Ozarks will be “hog heaven” this weekend. The sixth annual Lake of the Ozarks Bike Fest runs from tomorrow thru Sunday. Lake of the Ozarks Convention and Visitor Bureau executive director Tim Jacobsen says it just gets bigger every year:

10,000 motorcycle enthusiasts are expected at the Lake this weeekend. The center lane of Bagnell Dam Boulevard on the Strip will be closed all weekend, for free motorcycle parking. And the festival has increased the number of vendor villages from three to five this year:

Lake Ozark Police Chief Mark Maples says he has safety concerns about this weekend’s Bike Fest. He told last night’s Board of Aldermen meeting he’s asked for help from the Highway Patrol and Camden County Sheriff’s Department.

Lake of “This event just continues to grow every year,” said Tim Jacobsen, Lake of the Ozarks Convention and Visitor Bureau executive director.

These vendor villages are located at Dog Days Bar & Grill, Lake of the Ozarks Harley Davidson, The Dam Bait Shop and Campground, Camden on the Lake and in the lower parking lot at the Bagnell Dam Strip. Each village showcases its own unique forms of live entertainment, food, beverages, custom bike displays and biker-themed merchandise.

An up-to-date list of vendors and live entertainment schedules is available online at

The sixth annual Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest rumbles is the place to be for “hog” fans Sept. 13-16 during Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest, a four-day festival celebrating bikers, motorcycles and the scenic lake area.

Each year, the festival plays host to more than 10,000 bikers with a weekend of food, entertainment and some of the most scenic rides in Missouri. The festival, one of the lake’s newer events, also is one of its most popular events.

“This event just continues to grow every year,” said Tim Jacobsen, Lake of the Ozarks Convention and Visitor Bureau executive director. “With our numerous scenic rides and over 100 bars and restaurants, our area was just tailor-made for bikers and motorcycle enthusiasts.

Motorcyclist Airlifted to Hospital

A motorcyclist was flown to Mercy Hospital in Springfield after a wreck on Route D south of Tri-Hollow Road in Camden County Tuesday night. 33-year-old Paul Word of Lebanon suffered serious injuries when, according to the Highway Patrol, he failed to negotiate a curve and his Honda went off the right side of the road, struck a sign and then a ditch.