Proposed utility rate increase on Thursday's City of Osage Beach board agenda

Osage Beach Board of Aldermen will meet in regular session at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 20, at the City Hall, 1000 City Parkway. Agenda items will include a public hearing on a proposed water and …

Pickleball: A beginner’s guide

Have you tried pickleball? “People of all ages love pickleball,” says Jeffrey Fears, M.D., who cares for adult patients at Lake Regional Clinic – Lake Ozark. “It’s easy …
Obituaries
Jerry Griffin, 79
Jerry Griffin, 79, passed away June 11, 2024 at his home in Lake Ozark, Missouri after an accident doing what he loved, working on his property. Jerry was born May 11,1945 to Cleo and Kathleen …
Eleanor “Elly” Blanche (nee Maynor) Ballard, 92
Eleanor “Elly” Blanche (nee Maynor) Ballard, 92, entered the presence of the Lord on Tuesday, June 4, 2024, at Arrowhead Senior Living, Osage Beach, MO. Born January 11, 1932, in …
Tina Chituck, 63
Tina Chituck, age 63, of Lake Ozark, Missouri passed away on June 4, 2024 at her home. She was born on May 18, 1961 in Fort Smith, Arkansas; a daughter of Charles and Loretta Walton and then adopted …
Audrey Jean Rooks, 92
Audrey Jean Rooks, age 92, passed away peacefully on Sunday June 2, 2024, at her home surrounded by her family. She was born November 11, 1931, to Elizabeth M. Piddock and David A. Piddock. She was …
John D. Kenyon
John D. Kenyon, age 84, of Osage Beach, Missouri passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 1, 2024, at Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach, Missouri. John was born on March 1, 1940, in Aurora, …
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Municipal Corner -- law enforcement update

Missouri State Highway Patrol Crashes Two people were injured in an accident around 4:30 p.m. June 15 on Highway 54 near Route D in Camden County. The accident occurred as a large group of …

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Lakers earn last Ozark Conference All-Conference honors
The Camdenton baseball team received Ozark Conference All-Conference postseason honors for the last time as the Lakers embark on a new era in the Central Missouri Athletic Conference (CMAC) in 2025. …
Landon Childs Earns Athlete of the Week Honors
Athlete: Landon Childs   School: School of the Osage   Sport: Track and Field   Grade: Junior   School of the Osage junior track and field athlete Landon …
Durnin named to American Conference All-Championship team
Camdenton alum Kam Durnin was recently named to the American Conference All-Championship team after helping lead Wichita State to a second-place finish at the 2024 American Baseball Championship in Clearwater, Fla. 
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Heroic actions save occupants of burning vehicle

Tragedy was averted Saturday, May 25, thanks to the quick action of an off-duty sheriff’s deputy, his wife and neighbors. According to Miller County Sheriff Louie Gregoire, Deputy Sgt. …

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Osage Beach considering $1 million upgrade to Osage Beach Road

Residents and businesses along Osage Beach Road are likely to see major improvements to their road in the next several months. The board of aldermen recently approved first reading of an ordinance …

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