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State of the City Well-Attended: Over 40 Lake Ozark residents, business owners, and other stakeholders attended  or tuned in via Zoom for the inaugural State of the City event held on January 23rd in the Council Chambers at Lake Ozark City Hall. Throughout the 45-minute presentation, both Mayor Newberry and City Administrator Fry highlighted progress made within the City over the course of 2023 and identified goals that will be accomplished throughout 2024 as well.  “We’ve talked quite a bit today about the state of the city as a business and some of the directions we are moving; I hope everyone can see that the state of the city in this regard is very positive.  That said, the City is here to do more than repair roads and be a good steward of tax dollars.  We’re here to be represent you and to be your government. This is not a City trying to deny people of information, their voice, or the chance to participate.  Whether those opinions support or are opposed to my beliefs or the opinions of the Board, we will never have the chance to do our job the right way until you do yours the same.”, said Mayor Newberry.   “I want you to have every opportunity to know this is your government, and know that that is now in place. As a resident who spent many years not having faith or trust in Lake Ozark’s present or future, I’m proud to say that we now have a city I believe in.” During the presentation, a review of new community investments, infrastructure projects, and the financial and policy direction of the City were discussed.   Those who were unable to attend the event can view presentation materials at this link. It is anticipated that the event will return annually in the future.

TEST TW WEATHER

Lake Ozark to host two Shootout events

Two more major events on The Strip in Lake Ozark have been approved by the board of aldermen.

The back-to-back events dovetail with the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout later next month, but organizers wanted to get a jump start so Lake Ozark residents, area residents and visitors have plenty of time to mark their calendars.

The popular Shootout Meet and Greet will be held Wednesday, Aug. 25.

A new event to The Strip and to the Shootout is a Car, Truck and Bike Show and Dyno Challenge Aug. 26.

 

Meet and Greet

The Meet and Greet has become an annual event for Lake Ozark and The Shootout. 

The Meet and Greet will be held from noon to 10 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 25. This gives racers and other boat-related groups an opportunity to display to the public their boats, transport rigs and accessories.

As part of the Meet and Greet, boats and rigs will line up on Rt. 242 about mid-afternoon for a parade of boats to The Strip. Bagnell Dam Blvd. will be closed to thru-traffic from School Road to Bagnell Dam from noon to 10 p.m. so boats and their transports can set up for the rest of the day.

Resident passes will be provided by Shootout volunteers prior to the day so residents can access their homes and businesses.

Parking will be available below Bagnell Dam Blvd. with shuttles providing transportation to The Strip. In addition, parking will be available at Christ the King Lutheran Church, Lake Ozark Christian Church and School of the Osage Heritage School. 

Shootout activities begin in full Aug. 20 and conclude with the actual Shootout Friday and Saturday, Aug. 28-29, near Captain Ron’s in Sunrise Beach (34.5 mile marker).

For Shootout details, click on https://lakeoftheozarksshootout.com.

 

Car Show, Etc.

The new event will take place from noon to 10 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 26, also on The Strip.

There will be a car, truck and bike show with competitive classes and plaques for class winners. In addition, there will be a Dyno Shootout for cars, trucks and bikes with classes and plaques for class winners. Registration is limited for the dyno runs. 

A dynamometer, also known as a “dyno”, is a device that measures force, torque or power. For chassis or engine applications, a dynamometer is designed to create a load to duplicate various speed (RPM) and torque (Nm or lb-ft) requirements. From this data, power (HP or kW) can be calculated.

The show starts at noon and the awards ceremony is at 8 p.m. There will not be any street closures for this event (the center lane will be blocked off) with vehicles set up for public viewing along both sides of Bagnell Dam Blvd. and the center lane.

Again, parking will be available below Bagnell Dam Blvd. with shuttles providing transportation to The Strip. In addition, parking will be available at Christ the King Lutheran Church, Lake Ozark Christian Church and School of the Osage Heritage School. 

For details and registration, click on https://bit.ly/31COvF3.