(Updated October 19, 2017)

Benton County sheriff thanks OBFPD

BENTON COUNTY – Benton County Sheriff Eric Knox has issued a big thank you to the Osage Beach Fire Protection District’s Search and Rescue team for their assistance in finding a missing man.

On September 24, Benton County Sheriff’s Department (BCSD) Sgt. Andrew Breshears was contacted by concerned neighbors who were worried about Duane P. Georges 54 of Raven Rd. in Warsaw, MO.

Neighbors reported that Georges had not been seen for a couple of weeks.

Breshears and other members of the BCSD responded to Georges’ residence without making contact. A search of the residence and surrounding property produced Georges’ wheelchair behind the residence just inside the wooded area.

Deputies searched the rough, densely vegetated area within a reasonable distance of the wheelchair. Georges was missing his right leg and did not get around very well.

Deputies discontinued their property search and trained their searching on points of contact, cell phone and other electronic means to try and track Georges.

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Longtime Reporter contributor dies

LAKE OF THE OZARKS – Jack Krier, a longtime contributor to The Reporter newspaper, died last Thursday.

Jack was co-owner of Main Street Media, based in Russell Kansas, which owns 29 newspapers in three states.

According to his business partner Frank Mercer, Jack was in Iowa last Monday (October 9) when he suffered a massive heart attack.

Jack had retired to Warsaw, MO, several years ago to enjoy the easy life.

He became associated with The Reporter newspaper when its founder, Glen Shepherd, began the paper in the 1990’s and has continued to contribute a column “The Town Krier” along with an occasional editorial.

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Halloween on the strip Oct 28

LAKE OZARK - The Bagnell Dam Strip Association (BDSA) is trying out a new recipe for a day of family fun at its annual Halloween on the Strip, October 28.

According to a spokesman the new recipe is “combining traditional activities with a dash of youthful zest.”

From 2- 4 p.m. the traditions of Trick or Treat at participating Bagnell Dam Strip businesses, Games of Skill for prizes and the Cookie Walk at Luby’s Plaza.

At 4 p.m. the Costume Contest will be held with several age categories and one best group costume. All will compete for prizes on Luby’s Stage.

Immediately following is a Pie Eating Contest for kids and for adults.

Additions to the schedule extend the day on both sides of the main event, starting with an 8 a.m. 3K Haunted Fun Run.

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Fire calls higher than 2016

CAMDEN COUNTY – Fire calls more than doubled compared to last year according to the latest report from the Mid-County Fire Protection District (MCFPD).

For September 2017 MCFPD responded to 159 incidents as compared to 71 incidents in September 2016.

The call breakdown for September is:
• 82 medical emergencies
• 26 cancelled en route
• 17 vehicle accidents
• 4 event stand bys
• 5 smoke / odor investigations
• 4 structure fires
• 3 vehicle fires
• 3 brush fires
• 3 false fire alarms
• 3 mutual aid move ups
• 2 rubbish/dumpster fires
• 2 electric wires down
• 2 citizen assists
• 1 boat fire
• 1 gas leak
• 1 police assist.

Year to date, as of the end of September 2017, MCFPD has responded to 1,579 incidents as compared to 906 incidents for the same period last year.

OB City Hall has new hours

OSAGE BEACH – City Hall is changing it hours “in order to better serve our citizens,” a spokesman said.

Last Monday, (October 16 the Osage Beach City Hall, including the Police Department, located at 1000 City Parkway, is now open from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday thru Friday.

A dropbox still remains available across from the entrance doors for anyone needing to drop off payments, etc. when City Hall is not open.

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