Celebrate the Fourth of July at numerous Lake Area events

Find out what events are taking place this Fourth of July weekend, and continue or start a new tradition with a variety of community celebrations throughout the Lake Area.

July 3, 2015



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No-wake order at Lake of the Ozarks is lifted, Gov. Nixon announces

Gov. Jay Nixon announced July 4 that the no-wake policy at the Lake of the Ozarks instituted Thursday has been lifted, effective immediately.

No-wake policy continues for Lake Of The Ozarks

The Missouri State Highway Patrol Superintendent Colonel J. Bret Johnson emphasized that the no-wake policy put into effect at the Lake of the Ozarks on July 2 will not be lifted today Friday, July 3.

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Lake of the Ozarks open for Fourth of July celebrants, with no-wake restrictions for Friday

Ameren Missouri expects normal Lake levels by midday on the Fourth

The Lake of the Ozarks is open for this weekend's Fourth of July celebration, though no-wake restrictions are expected to continue through Friday afternoon.

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State orders no-wake zone on Lake of the Ozarks

Unless the water levels drop, it will be slow boating on the Lake of the Ozarks this holiday weekend.

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Highway Patrol issues temporary no wake safety restriction for Lake of the Ozarks

Due to Lake of the Ozarks being at a high level, the Missouri State Highway Patrol is advising boaters of a temporary no-wake safety restriction on the entire lake. Emergency responders will be the only exemption to this restriction.

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Recent storms have closed many roads in Camden, Miller counties

A flood warning is still in effect through 5 p.m. today for the Lake Area

Heavy rainfall and thunderstorms producing several inches of rain Wednesday morning and evening have caused damage to some Camden County and Miller County roads.

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City trims back Eldon Fourth of July celebration activities due to weather conditions

Parade, entertainment and fireworks still taking place Saturday

The city of Eldon has cancelled some of the activities for its annual Independence Day Celebration Saturday due to recent weather conditions.

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UPDATE: Versailles free Concert in the Park cancelled for tonight

Versailles Chamber has postponed the event until next year due to inclement weather conditions

A free Concert in the Park and Kids Fun Zone rescheduled for July 2 at the Morgan County Fairgrounds has now been postponed until next year due to recent inclement weather conditions.

Ameren urges property owners to take precautions during flooding

Ameren Missouri is advising property owners along the Lake and Osage River shorelines to turn off electricity to their docks or any other structures that could be submerged by rising water.

Flash flood warnings issued for several counties

Flash Flood Warnings have been issued for several central Missouri counties for the overnight hours.

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Morgan County Health Center employee charged with theft from facility

Estimates total more than $140,000 Versailles resident allegedly took from employer

A Versailles woman has been charged with allegedly stealing more than $140,000 from her employer, Morgan County Health Center.

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UPDATE: Flood warning now in effect through 7 p.m. for Camden County

Camden County Road and Bridge reports four closed roads currently

The National Weather Service in Springfield has now issued a flood warning until 7 p.m. today for Camden County.

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Osage Beach TIF Commission recommends approval of Arrowhead Centre TIF

Plan goes to Board of Aldermen review this month

The proposed Arrowhead Centre project took its first big step after the Osage Beach TIF Commission unanimously recommended the approval of the $385 project’s tax increment financing plan last week.

Lake Ozark hires new city clerk

: Former Kansas city clerk to take over Lake Ozark position left vacant by the retirement of Rachel Kelley.At a special meeting last week, the Lake Ozark Board of Aldermen approved Mayor Johnny Franzeskos’ appointment of Corey Swisher to take over the position of city clerk that was left vacant earlier this year.