Arrangements Announced for Alderman Gasper

Funeral arrangements have been announced for Osage Beach alderman David Gasper. The ward three alderman who died last Friday, will be laid to rest this Thursday in Livingston, Illinois, where the seventy-two-year old previously lived and served as mayor. The Lesicko Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. Memorials in memory of David Gasper can be made to the Lake Regional Cancer Center, Siteman Cancer Center, and the Osage Beach city park. The city has plans for a local memorial service in the future.

Drug Bust Yields $10,000 in Meth

Ten thousand dollars in methamphetamine is found during a drug bust in Moniteau County. Back on the 22nd the Moniteau County Sheriff’s Department and the Mid-Missouri Multijurisdictional Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at a home on the 27000 block of Highway 87. Officers found three individuals in the home along with digital scales, packaging material, glass smoking pipes and 80 grams of meth. 44-year old Lisa Stice of Jamestown was arrested and charged with Class C felony possession. 23-year old Cassie Allee of California was arrested and charged with Class B felony possession with intent to distribute and Class C felony possession. 45-year old Russell Martin of California was also arrested and charged with Class C felony possession.

Change of Venue for Wednesday Band Concert

An Army Band concert scheduled for Wednesday will change locations due to the heat. The 312th Army Reserve Band Concert Band was scheduled to perform on the Camden County courthouse lawn but because of the forecast, will now perform at the R.C. Worthan auditorium at the Camdenton High School. The band will begin their concert at seven in the evening on Wednesday night.

Osage Beach Alderman Dave Gasper Dies at 72

Osage Beach Alderman Dave Gasper has died. Final arrangements are still incomplete, but funeral services will be held in Illinois, where he was originally from.  Gasper was 72 years old and served as Ward 3 Alderman since 2008.  City Clerk Diann Warner says a memorial service will be held in Osage Beach at a future date.

Son Drowns, Father Critical After Incident at Spa Shiki

An East Chicago, Indiana man is in critical condition and his son is dead after an incident Sunday at the Spa Shiki pool at the Lodge of Four Seasons. According to the Camden County Sheriff’s Department, 21-year old Ali Shaltaf went into the four foot deep portion of the pool just after noon. The young man, who could not swim, then went into the eight foot end of the pool and sank to the bottom. Ali’s father, 47-year old Khalid, who also could not swim, entered the deep end to try and rescue his son. Both men struggled for about three minutes before submerging. Authorities say both men were alone in the pool area and were submerged for eighteen minutes before being pulled out by spa staff and guests. Paramedics and spa staff were able to revive Khalid who was taken to Lake Regional Hospital and then flown to University Hospital in Columbia. Ali did not regain consciousness and his body was taken to Springfield for an autopsy.

Local Man Dies in Motorcycle Accident

A Versailles man is killed in a motorcycle accident Sunday evening on Missouri 135. Twenty-nine-year old Kenneth Carpenter was riding his 2003 Harley Davidson north on Missouri 135 just south of Ivy Bend Road a little after 6 o’clock when the bike traveled off the right side of the road and hit a ditch. Carpenter, who was wearing safety equipment, was ejected from the motorcycle. The Versailles man was flown to University Hospital in Columbia where he died from his injuries.

Women Hurt in Head On Crash

Two women are seriously injured in a head on crash Sunday afternoon in Morgan County. The incident happened on Missouri 52, just west of Missouri 135 North at 1:40. 42-year old Stacy Markes of Cole Camp was headed west when her 1992 Oldsmobile crossed the center line and hit a 2010 Lincoln being driven by Viva Stokes of Versailles head on. Both women were wearing their seat belts and were seriously injured.