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Short circuit issue caused electrocution death of Illinois swimmer at the Lake

A short circuit issue that energized a residential dock frame is what caused the electrocution death of an Illinois man June 21 at Lake of the Ozarks.

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Update: Versailles Police cancels missing person notice

16-year-old Kiaria Burris found safe

The Versailles Police Department has canceled the Endangered Person Advisory for Kiaira Lazae Burris.

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Lake businesses awarded Trip Advisor certificates of excellence

The Lake Area Chamber of Commerce recently announced Willmore Lodge was awarded the Certificate of Excellence by Trip Advisor for being the No. 5 “Top Thing to Do at Lake of the Ozarks.”

Lake Regional participates in national program to improve stroke care

Lake Regional Health System is participating in the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®–Stroke program.

Lake Regional surgeon shares facts during hernia awareness month

“Don’t lift that; you’ll get a hernia!” Most people have heard comments such as this, but many don’t know exactly what a hernia is — until they have one, according to Lake Regional Health System.

Students, register now for Lake Regional’s Hospital Career Camp

Lake Regional Health System encourages students ages 10 to 14 to register now for the 2015 Career Camp, scheduled 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, July 9 and Friday, July 10 at Lake Regional Hospital.

Lake Regional welcomes new Director of Palliative Chronic Care/Hospice

Lake Regional Health System recently announced Jill Wilke, R.N., M.S., CPLC, is now director of Palliative Chronic Care Management and Hospice.

Hospice Compassus recognizes local nursing assistant

The Hospice Compassus program, which serves Osage Beach and the surrounding areas, recently recognized Jessica Ruehter during the 38th Annual National Nursing Assistants Week, June 11-18, for providing the highest level of quality hospice care for patients and their families.

Mike Kehoe to speak at Eldon Chamber social June 3

The Eldon Chamber of Commerce will host a social featuring guest speaker, State Senator Mike Kehoe, R-Jefferson City, at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 30 at Redfield Golf Course and County Club.

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OMS hosted bus driving competition

School of the Osage Middle School welcomed Missouri bus drivers to their campus last week to participate in a skill-driven competition.

Remembering those Wednesday farm auctions

When I was a kid one of my favorite summertime outings was accompanying Mom and Dad to the auctions held every Wednesday at the county seat.

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Shawn C performs as part of summer reading program

Camdenton Library’s Summer Reading Program special events kicked off last week at the Camdenton R-3 Little Theatre with Shawn Campanini, his two sisters and four members of the LOZ Dance Project.

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Community shows support at Ozarks Amphitheater opening despite unpredictable weather

After two years of preparation, the Ozarks Amphitheater’s grand opening event June 18 may have fell a bit short of the new ownership’s expectations due to heavy rain and inclement weather throughout last week. Yet, the event itself turned out dry after a long day of rain subsided in the early part of the afternoon.

6th Annual Ozark Yacht Club Dinghy Shootout set for July 25

Sailors from around the Midwest are to test their skills in the Sixth Annual Dinghy Shootout Saturday, July 25. Total Purse is $1,000 in OYC bucks.

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Eldon Middle School gym gets facelift

School has only been out for less than a month, but already the summer of 2015 has been one of renovation and rebuilding for the Eldon School District.

Sports editorial: Cardinal Way goes astray

This column is only slightly about last week’s revelation that as of yet unknown members of the St. Louis Cardinals’ front office hacked into the network of the Houston Astros and committed corporate espionage in the name of some petty bit of revenge.

Durnin to coach Camdenton baseball in the spring

A new leader will take the helm of the Camdenton Lakers baseball team in the spring.

CMU announces athletic honors

Central Methodist University recently announced the athletic honors and awards for the 2014-2015 academic year.

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USDA celebrates National Homeownership Month in spotlighting Eldon family

USDA Rural Development State Director Janie Dunning helped kick off National Homeownership Month June 15 by visiting the new Eldon home of Brandon and Tori Christian and presenting certificates to two companies involved in helping the Christians achieve their dream of homeownership.

Gravois FPD announces Rib Sale fundraiser

The Gravois Volunteer Firefighters Association is once again selling Bar-B-Q Ribs for the Fourth of July holiday weekend.


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