Osage Beach Police are looking for a pickup truck…just stolen, shortly befor noon, and heading east on Highway 54 from the area of Nichols Road…a white and blue 2005 Chevy 2500 pick up with Central Marine on the side. The license plate number on the vehicle is 1AK581.
Grand Glaize Beach has been closed because of elevared E coli bacteria levels. The state Department of Natural Resources says one of the two water samples taken at the beach this week failed to meet Missouri State Parks standards. Public Beach No.1 in Kaiser remains open for the holiday weekend. Both beaches are scheduled to close for the season afterLabor Day, so no additional water samples will be collected. This is the first time this summer either of the public beaches in Lake of the Ozarks State Park has been closed to swimmers. Last year, Grand Glaize Beach was closed over seven weekends because of high bactria levels.
The Osage Beach Board of Aldermen have called a special meeting for tomorrow night, to review plans for a proposed ramp on the 54 Expressway at Key Largo Road. MoDOT representatives are scheduled to make a presentation on an alternative option for traffic flow in the area. The meeting is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. Thursday, at Osage Beach City Hall.
Columbia College-Lake of the Ozarks reports record enrollment for its August session, which is now underway. 764 students are enrolled in 1,270 courses, according to the school’s Sam Fleury:
Fleury says the Osage Beach campus welcomed 117 new students:
CC-LOTA’s previous enrollment record was set during the January, 2012 session.
An Osage Beach man faces vehicle theft and DWI charges after crashing a car on Osage Beach Parkway. 31-year-old Brian Born was arrested after police responded to a report of an accident at the east end of the Grand Glaize Bridge early yesterday morning. According to officers, he was seen at a bar before taking the car which didn’t belong to him without permission from the owner. Born is being held in the Camden County jail on $5,000 bail.
Sunrise Beach’s Board of Trustees is considering creating a sign ordinance. City Planner Roger Corbin says the reason is more business development in the village down the road. Corbin says they’ll probably have a model ordinance available for the October Planning and Zoning Commission meeting. Once P and Z looks it over, they will make a recommendation, which will be sent to the Board of Trustees.
Community Blood Center of the Ozarks has issued a Code Yellow Alert for type O Negative blood. CBCO’s Chris Pilgrim says that means there is less than a two day supply on hospital shelves:
Macks Creek High School will host a blood drive Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. And blood drives are scheduled for Thursday at State Fair Community College in Osage Beach and at Climax Springs High School.