“Feed The Children”…

Faithbridge church in Osage Beach is taking part in a national program called Feed The Children

The church sponsors a Feed the Children truck which sends 1,200 boxes to the local area that feeds about 400 families.

According to Allen Moore, a Faithbridge volunteer, It’s going to Eldon, it’s going to Camdenton, Osage Beach, it goes to the food panties in the schools.”
The church wants to help the families around Lake of the Ozarks who are struggling to make ends meet, due to seasonal only jobs, or minimum wage households who are having a tough time right now, to those who are poverty stricken.

Feed the Children has been around since 1979 and was created to ensure that a child and their family will always have a the food they need, especially in tough economic times.

Vote for Your Local Heroes

You still have time to vote for the second annual Community Heroes Celebration for the Lake of the Ozarks.
Community Heroes is an annual event celebrating members of the lake community who have given back through selfless acts of humanitarian service.
Nominations are open and will be taken through this Friday, March 16. Include nominee’s name, business/title, city of residence, hero category, a description of the humanitarian or community service accomplishment/s by the nominee and an explanation of why your hero deserves to be recognized. The nominator must also submit their name, email address and phone number. Online submissions go directly to judges.
Printed copies can be faxed to 573-552-8405 or dropped off at Chris Wagner’s Farmers Insurance office in Osage Beach.
The winners will be announced at an event at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, at Bootleggers in Osage Beach. There will be a $10 cover at the door. All proceeds from the cover charge and raffle will be divided and given to the local charity of each winners’ choice.

DWI Crackdown in Camden County

The Camden County Sheriff’s Office will be cracking down on impaired drivers during a sobriety checkpoint this month. Law enforcement efforts will be increased in an effort to reduce the deaths and serious injuries caused by impaired drivers. Those caught drinking and driving could lose alot more than just their license…
-If you cause a fatal crash while impaired, you can be charged with Involuntary Manslaughter, a felony resulting in up to seven years of jail time, a $5,000 fine, or both.
-You could lose your license for 90 days, be fined up to $500 and spend up to six months in jail, upon your first conviction.
-Insurance coverage will be difficult to find and your rates will be much higher.

Paddlefish Season

The 2012 paddlefish-snagging season opens Thursday on Truman Lake, Lake of the Ozarks and the Osage River.

When water temperatures reach 50-55 degrees and flow increases, paddlefish migrate upstream to spawn.

Depending on the weather, snagging season will most likely get off to a slow start, which is typical.

Despite a relatively mild winter, water temperatures are still cold.

Paddlefish are native to the Mississippi, Missouri and Osage river basins in Missouri.

Lake Ozark Man Sentenced for Bank Fraud

Thomas Colvin and Kristaq Gjordeni, who ran Englewood I Development LLC, were sentenced today for bank fraud charges. The 53-year old Colvin from Lake Ozark, was sentenced to 27 months in prison and ordered to pay restitution of $666,689. Gjordeni, who’s 53, and from St. Louis, was sentenced to time served (one day) and five years supervised release and ordered to pay restitution of $158,485. The U.S. Attorney’s Office says the two got a loan for the Bluffs at Green Chutes in St. Charles County, but instead used the money for other loans and personal expanses.

Camden County picks up Macks Creek Roads

Camden County has received its first check for the maintenance of roadways in the small town of Macks Creek. The road maintenance for the small municipality will be handled by Camden County Road and Bridge crews, who are responsible for many roads in the county and all of Camdenton.

Earlier this week, Camden County Presiding Commissioner Kris Franken spoke to KRMS and confirmed that the check for the first month was on the way. Although the county had agreed to provide the service, they had refused to begin any maintenance until the check for the first month had been collected. The county had signed off on an agreement last month to take over maintenance of 4.3 miles of city roadway. The county did so with the condition that Macks Creek pay a monthly sum of $961 a month.

Eldon Walmart Turned 40

The Eldon Wal-Mart reached a milestone yesterday and it was time to celebrate. The Eldon Wal-Mart turned 40 years old. This milestone is big as it shows that Wal-Mart is a staple in the community and amid speculation that there may be a SUPER Wal-Mart coming to the area, could prove to be a viable option. The anniversary celebration was a community event. Students from Upper Elementary School led in the saying of the Pledge of Allegiance, the Eldon High School choir sang the National Anthem, and Mayor John Holland spoke on behalf of the city.