Westside News


Stover man pleads guilty in 2012 double homicide of Ivy Bend couple

Ronald J. Blowers enters Alford plea; sentencing hearing set for May 5

A Stover man charged with the 2012 double-homicide of Morgan County couple has pleaded guilty to all five charges against him in circuit court Friday, March 27.

SBLT presents Lake Variety Show March 27-28 in Sunrise Beach

The Sunrise Beach Little Theatre presents the Lake Variety Show Friday, March 27 and Saturday, March 28 at the Sunrise Beach Community Center on Highway 5 in Sunrise Beach.

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MoDOT’s 'final' road widening project underway in Lake Area

Contractors began adding one-mile of center turn lane to Highway 5 in Sunrise Beach, shoulders to Highway 135 in Morgan County

Work is underway on what Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) Engineer Bob Lynch said will be the department’s “final” road widening project.

Joe Lewis plays Saturday at Omega Coffee Shop in Laurie

Blues legend Joe Lewis will perform songs from his new album, “Grace, Faith & Blues,” at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Omega Coffee Shop in Laurie. The concerts are free.

SBLT will hold open auditions for spring dinner theatre production March 22-23

Sunrise Beach Little Theatre will hold open auditions for their spring dinner theatre production of "Paper Daddy," by Kristine Holmgren, from 3-5 p.m. Sunday, March 22 and from 6-8 p.m. Monday, March 23 at the Sunrise Beach Community Center on Highway 5 in Sunrise Beach.

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Community Bridge Study still needs some funding

Lake West Chamber Executive Director Deborah Buscher says while she has received some donations, her office is still slightly short of the total $4,000 needed to pay for a study of the effects of the toll bridge on the Westside business community.

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City of Laurie to install sidewalks in business district

Laurie joins other Lake Area towns in making it safer for pedestrians to reach local retail outlets and other businesses

At a board meeting last week, Laurie aldermen discussed the hiring of an engineering firm to prepare a design for the installation of a sidewalk along the west side of Highway 5.

Unity at the Lake to feature Kansas City jazz musician Friday

An evening of jazz and blues will be held Friday at Unity at the Lake.

Westlake Aquatic Center to teach spring lifeguard classes

The Westlake Aquatic Center has scheduled the 2015 Life Guard Training classes.

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Westlake Aquatic Center offers free memberships to low-income seniors

Camden, Morgan Senior Tax Boards support pool, programs for seniors

The Westlake Aquatic Center has openings for low-income senior citizens to enjoy the health and social benefits of being a pool member at no cost.

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Community Bridge study needs funding

Lake West Chamber seeks donations to help pay for a study to determine effects of the toll bridge on Westside businesses.

Laurie flu shot clinic scheduled Oct. 15

Morgan County Health Center will be giving flu shots from 1-3 p.m. Oct. 15 at the Shrine of St. Patrick in Laurie.

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Scouts and their leaders learn effective habits

Units take part in annual Catholic scouting retreat

Lessons taught at the Diocese of Jefferson City Catholic Committee on Scouting’s weekend retreat at St. Patrick’s Parish were aimed at teenagers, but adults also benefitted from the sessions.

Sunrise Beach Fire, county planning and zoning enter into cooperative agreement

The Sunrise Beach Fire Protection District will no longer issue building permits until the entire permitting process has been completed with the Camden County Planning and Zoning department.

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Hillbilly Fair announces parade, contest winners

The theme of the 2014 Hillbilly Fair, “Still Alive at 45,” in Laurie captured great fun everyone has during the annual event.