Shootout Raises a Record $100,000

This year’s Lake of the Ozarks Shootout raised a record $100,000 for Lake-area charities. Shootout organizer ‘Captain Ron ‘ Duggan made the announcement:

The Shootout will be donating $100,000 to 22 different organizations: Boy Scouts, Coast Guard Auxiliary,
Coffman Bend Fire Association, Dogwood Animal Shelter, Elks Lodge of Laurie, Habitat For Humanity,
Knights of Columbus – St. Pat’s, Lake of the Ozarks Watershed Alliance, Lake Ozark Elks Club, Lake Ozark Fire Protection District, Lake Ozark Kiwanis, Lake Ozark Shrine Club, Lake West Chamber of Commerce, Laurie/Sunrise Beach Rotary Club, Make-a-Wish Foundation, Mid-County Fire Protection District, Naturalist Club, Northwest Fire Protection District, Osage Beach Fire Protection District, Saddle Club of Camden County, Share The Harvest Food Pantry, Sunrise Beach Fire Protection District:

Monday night, Duggan treated this year’s Shootout volunteers to dinner at Captain Ron’s Bar and Grill:

Duggan says they’ve already held two meetings to start planning for NEXT year’s 25th anniversary Shootout.

Sneaky Shoppers Busted at Premium Outlet Mall

Two Oklahoma women were arrested Sunday at the Osage Beach Premium Outlet Mall. Osage Beach Police responded to the Brooks Brothers after the women were caught with stolen items they were trying to return for store gift cards. Police say 30-year old Shanita Butler and 43-year old Julie Ware-Berry had pulled the same stunt earlier at Tommy Hilfiger. The charges include felony and misdemeanor stealing and forgery.

Reality Show Stars Campaign for Todd Akin in Osage Beach

Todd Akin is adding some celebrity star power to his campaign for U.S. Senate. Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar, stars of TLC’s “19 Kids and Counting” endorsed Akin last week. The conservative Christian family from Arkansas begin a series of campaign appearances tomorrow — with their 19 children — starting in Osage Beach. They’ll be at the Main Street Music Hall at 5 p.m. Akin will not be attending. He’s making other campaign appearances and preparing for his final debate with incumbent Senator Claire McCaskill, scheduled for Thursday.

Boater Hurt in Fall on the Lake

A boater’s been injured on the Lake of the Ozarks. 56-year-old Michael Daniel of Tuscola, Illinois struck a wake at the 1.8 mile marker on the main channel this morning …throwing him from the seat of his Nitro Bass Boat. He was hurt when he landed, and taken by ambulance to Lake Regional Hospital. The Water Patrol says his injuries were minor.

Kaiser Woman Seriously Injured in Collision with Parked Truck

A Miller County woman is hospitalized after the car she was riding in collided with a parked truck. According to the Highway Patol, 70-year-old Dieter Heibenreich of Kaiser ran a stop sign on Oak Bend at the Route D intersection, and hit a truck in a parking lot. The passenger in Heibenreich’s car, 46-year-old Khema Narine, sustained serious injuries and was taken by ambulance to Lake Regional hospital.

Road Work – Week of October 15th


Route 5 bridge over the Lake of the Ozarks at Hurricane Deck – Bridge replacement continues.

Route Y between Route 54 and the end of state maintenance – Roadway maintenance will take place Wednesday, October 17 and Thursday, October 18. One lane will be open, and crews will flag traffic through the work area.


Route 17 between Route 52 and Route BB – Roadway maintenance will take place today thru Thursday. One lane will be open, and crews will flag traffic through the work area.

Route 17 between Route C and Livingston Road – Roadway maintenance will take place on Thursday, October 18. One lane will be open, and crews will flag traffic through the work area.

Route 42 between Route 17 and Route 134 – Shoulder widening continues. Periodic lane closures are likely, and motorists are advised to use caution through the area. The entire project is scheduled for completion next July.


No construction scheduled for this week.

Up In Smoke – Prop B Bus Tour Wrapping Up

Supporters of a ballot measure that would raise Missouri’s tobacco taxes are wrapping up their statewide bus tour. Voters will decide an initiative to increase the the current 17-cents/pack tax on cigarettes – the lowest in the nation – to 90 cents. The bus was in the Lake area earlier this month.