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‘Spring Aboard’ boating campaign begins March 16

LAKE OF THE OZARKS – Despite the snow and ice and freezing temperatures, many have their mind set on getting back in the boat and enjoying the waters of the lake.

In light of that, the “Spring Aboard” campaign will begin March 17 and the Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) will once again be participating in the event.

Lieutenant Colonel Eric T. Olson, acting superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, recently announced the MSHP will participate in the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators’ (NASBLA) Spring Aboard campaign.

Developed by NASBLA, and produced under a grant administered by the U.S. Coast Guard, the annual Spring Aboard campaign informs and motivates boaters to prepare for the boating season by providing information on how to enroll in a boater education course.

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Fire destroys three-bedroom home

LINN CREEK – A three-bedroom home has been destroyed in a fire last Tuesday morning that may have been electrical in nature.

On Tuesday February 26 at 10:12 a.m., the Osage Beach Fire Protection District (OBFPD) was dispatched to a report of a structure fire at 3946 Anderson Hollow Road in Linn Creek.

Reports indicated that the structure was fully involved at the time of the call and it was additionally reported that a minor occupant of the home was the reporting party but had escaped with no injury.

Fire crews arrived on the scene and reported that the single story wood frame structure was fully involved and began a defensive attack.

The home consisted of three bedrooms, kitchen, living room and storage area

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Checkup lands local man in jail

(Editor’s note: Though this arrest occurred on February 20 the information was not released by the Camden County Sheriff’s Department until February 25).

CAMDEN COUNTY – A Camdenton man has been arrested after a check by deputies allegedly turned up drugs.

On February 20, 2019 Camden County Deputies, along with personnel from Probation and Parole, responded to an apartment located in the 800 Block of West US Highway 54 in Camdenton, MO, in reference to checking on Justin S. Lucas, 33, a registered sex offender.

Lucas is on the sex offender list with the charge of Contributing To The Sexual Delinquency Of A Minor in Hood River, OR.

According to the Camden County Sheriff’s Department (CCSD) upon searching the residence, numerous items of illegal drugs were located which included marijuana and methamphetamine.

The CCSD said there were two children (both age two) in the home at the time so the DSS children’s division was contacted.

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