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Versailles wins fifth place for Community of the Year

VERSAILLES - Missouri Community Betterment (MCB) honored 13 communities recently and the city of Versailles came in fifth in Category II for Community of the Year.

In addition, MCB also honored five youth groups and nine community leaders at their 56th Annual Conference held in Mexico, MO, on October 14.

Nearly 130 volunteers, community leaders and youth from across the state were in attendance to celebrate community and economic development efforts, network with each other and connect with resource providers.

Within the 2019 theme “MCB - Your MAP to Progress,” attendees discussed how to think differently about their communities as they work to make them places where youth and adults alike want to build their lives.

The event covered topics from downtown revitalization, successful shop local campaigns, managing the media mania, Missouri 2021 and more.

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CADV receives donation

LAKE OF THE OZARKS - The Old Kinderhook Ladies Golf Tournament was recently held at Old Kinderhook Resort, with proceeds donated to Citizen’s Against Domestic Violence in Camdenton.

In addition to tournament fees and games on the greens, Old Kinderhook PGA pros Jason Woods and Shane Blankenship helped teams hit shots to raise money during the event.

Since 2012, the golf tournament has been raising money for the shelter, serving clients in Camden, Miller and Morgan counties.

This year’s tournament raised $2,600 and will go towards CADV'S grocery fund.

CADV provides free and confidential services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault including emergency shelter, crisis intervention, court advocacy and counseling.

Local band scores radio airplay in Arkansas

LAKE OF THE OZARKS – The Bonafide Cats band has had two of their songs played on a radio station in Arkansas.

The songs “Ghosts of Helena” and “If you Go” have been aired on KFFA out of Helena Arkansas.

The local band has also appeared at the Lake of the Ozarks Blues Society gatherings. When founding member Doug Hasch formed the band he had one rule: the band would only do all original songs – no cover tunes.

The band’s new CD “Down in ‘Sippi” will be available by November 15 at Guitar Man Music Shop in Camdenton. The band states the music is “Original music from the heart to touch the soul.”

A video of the band performing “If you Go” live can be found on You Tube at this link

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Deer gets the blame for evening automobile accident

LAKE OF THE OZARKS – A close encounter with a deer left a man with minor injuries and minor damage in an accident last week.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) the incident happened last Tuesday (October 15) in Camden County at 6:00 p.m. on Route C 2,255 feet north of Ballenger Road when a 2006 Pontiac Torrent, driven by Travis McDaniel, 35, of Montreal, MO, was northbound when the vehicle swerved to avoid a deer.

The vehicle crossed over the center of the road and traveled off the left side of the roadway where it struck a ditch.

At 6:56 p.m. McDaniel was charged with the following:

• DWI – Alcohol Persistent Offender
• Fail to Maintain right half of the roadway resulting in a crash
• No Insurance

He was released to Lake Regional Hospital for treatment of his minor injuries. He was wearing a safety device.

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