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