The latest closures, postponements and announcements in the Lake area.

As the Lake of the Ozarks begins to feel the effects of COVID-19, Lake Media is dedicated to providing our readers with the most up-to-date information on local closings and announcements. If you have an announcement or listing, please contact newsroom@lakesunonline.com.

 

CANCELED/POSTPONED EVENTS, GROUPS & ACTIVITIES

• The Lake Arts Council Board of Directors has made the decision to postpone the Student Art/Photo Quest Show from (4/8/20- 4/26/20).

• The Chamber Expo scheduled for March 28 has been rescheduled to May 2.

APRIL CANCELLATIONS

• Our Lady of the Lake Knights of Columbus Council 9273, Lake Ozark, MO fish fries schedule for April 3rd are all cancelled.

• The City of Linn Creek Easter Egg Hunt and the Osage Beach Easter Egg Hunt, both set for April 11, have been postponed.

• Camdenton R-III Education Foundation’s Elegant Evening event, originally scheduled for April 17, has been cancelled this year.

• - The Lake of the Ozarks Marine Dealers association has canceled the April In-Water boat show scheduled for April 17th through 19th.

• Lake Regional Health System has cancelled all events and support groups through April 17. Lake Regional has also announced visitor restrictions to the hospital to help limit the spread of illness in the community.

• The Cocktails and Caddies Golf Tournament, originally scheduled for April 17th, will now be held on June 5th, 2020 at The Golf Club at Deer Chase. “We are pleased that the event will still take place, only later in the year than usual.” stated Lake Area Chamber Director, K.C. Cloke. If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities or wanting to register a team, please contact the Lake Area Chamber today to learn more about this event at info@lakeareachamber.com.

• The Dogwood Festival in Camdenton in April has been postponed and will be moved to a later date.

• The April First Friday Coffee in Eldon has been canceled and the Annual Awards Dinner scheduled for April 23 has been postponed. The Eldon Chamber of Commerce will update when the dinner has been rescheduled.

• The annual Firefighters Benevolent Association of Osage Beach’s Fish Fry set for April 26 has been canceled.

• All events and programs hosted by Missouri State Parks are postponed or canceled through April 30. Missouri State Parks visitors centers, campgrounds and lodging will remain open.

• The Lake of the Ozarks Soccer Association has postponed the start of the Spring Soccer.

• Sunrise Beach Little Theatre Board of Directors has decided to postpone or cancel all of events until further notice. Any questions can be directed to the info line at 573-374-0374.


• The Senior Activity Center at the Lake (on D Road) has cancelled all activities until further notice.

• The Lake Area Chorale has canceled all upcoming concerts for April & May.

MAY CANCELLATIONS

• Lake Regonal's Fun Run Scheduled for May 2 has been canceled.

• The 23rd Annual Spring Harbor Hop that was set for Saturday, May 2, 2020 and hosted by the Lake of the Ozarks Convention & Visitor Bureau has been cancelled.

• The Magic Dragon Street Meet Nationals has been moved from May to September 11-13.

• The May Hot Summer Nights has been moved to the second Saturday in October. The “Invasion of the Rat Rods” theme will be on October 10 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Plans are to keep the remaining dates this summer: June 12, July 10, August 14 & September 11. Organizers say they will determine if any additional dates will move at a later time.

• To ensure the health and safety of our patients, Lake Regional has cancelled all classes, support groups and events through at least May 15.

• The Newcomers/Longtimers Club has regretfully decided to cancel the Home Tour for May 16, 2020. We thank our Home Tour Committee for their hard work, the home owners who generously offered their homes, and the businesses who were kind enough to contribute their sponsorships and ads. The Home Tour would have benefited the Raising Hope Free Store and the Midwest Children's Burn Camp. We encourage any donations to these wonderful causes, or any of the other deserving charities in the lake area during this especially stressful time. We look forward to the 2021 Home Tour, May 22nd.

JUNE CANCELLATIONS

• HK'S Golf Tournament has been canceled.

LOCAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

• The Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Willmore Lodge Visitors Center have closed to outside traffic.

 

• The Eldon Area Chamber of Commerce office will be closed to public access until further notice. Staff is still available to serve our members and community during this time. Please call 392-3752, or email info@eldonchamber.com for assistance.

 

• Bridal Cave has issued this statement about temporarily closing: “The safety of our guests and employees are first and foremost.  In an abundance of caution, and in accordance the recommendations made by health experts, Bridal Cave and Thunder Mountain Park will be temporarily closed to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience.

• The Grandparents Raising/Caring for Grandchildren Support Group Meetings held at the Lake Ozark Christian Church have been canceled until further notice.

 

• Per the Camden County Commission, Camden County will not be accepting passport applications until further notice.

 

• According to Columbia College - Lake of the Ozarks' Facebook page: "While the college does not have any known COVID-19 cases among our faculty, staff or students at this time, leadership is taking a preventative stance in accordance with public-health recommendations. We will be suspending all on-campus classes for students nationwide and transitioning to a virtual learning platform through the end of the Spring Semester, which concludes on April 25."

 

• State Fair Community College - Lake campus is canceling classes until further notice.

 

• University of Missouri System officials announced that all four universities will conduct remote courses for the remainder of the spring 2020 semester, extending the recently announced suspension of in-person classes.
Universities will remain open to ensure students who need access to dining and housing, library resources or broadband are accommodated.


• The Child Advocacy Council Thrift Store in Camdenton will not be open and they will not be accepting donations until further notice.

 

• Hope House thrift store is closed and not accepting donations until further notice. New procedures are in place for food pantry clients.

 

• The Morgan County Library is suspending all outreach, programming and meeting room use until further notice. The library is still open but are practicing social distancing on public computers and encouraging the use of digital resources for those ill or concerned about potential exposure.

 

• All libraries within the Camden County Library District are closed. All overdues are suspended. Please keep materials at home until we reopen. Online ebooks and other materials are available through our website at:www.ccld.us/databases

 

• Laclede Industries has announced it will close its recycling facility (Waste Watchers) in Lake Ozark through April 7. Linda Kimrey, Laclede Industries director, issued the announcement mid-morning Monday.
She said the Laclede County Health Department has recommended that Laclede Industries – along with Lebanon Schools – suspend operations to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, and to project “our most vulnerable employees who are at significant risk should they come into contact with the disease.”
Once the corona virus issue has passed, Laclede will discuss expanding the opening of the facility to cover the days lost to closure.

 

• The city of Osage Beach will postpone the upcoming Easter Egg Hunt, any other City community events, certain programs, and employee work travel through May 15, 2020; this will also include various park events. There are no plans to reduce City services.

 

• The Lamb House food pantry is and will remain open our normal hours at this time. The thrift store will remain closed until April 1. During that time we will not be accepting any donations as well.
The food pantry will remain open and will operate from 9:30am to 1 pm Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Call 573–346-2168 for food when you arrive at the pantry. The director will get your information and fill the food order, then it will be placed outside our regular pickup door at the side of the building.
They will not be providing assistance with prescriptions or utilities until we we resume full operations.

 

• Share the Harvest Food Pantry will continue to assist Camden County families with their food needs but are modifying the way clients come through the door. Starting on Friday March 20, share the Harvest thrift store will only be open during pantry hours (Tuesdays from 1-7 p.m., Wednesdays and Thursdays 10 a.m.-4 p.m.), the thrift store will be closed on Monday Friday and Saturday. No donations will be accepted and should not be dropped off when the thrift store is closed.


• Aging Best (formerly Central Missouri Area Agency on Aging) has suspended the congregate meal program and activities at all Aging Best partner Senior Centers out of concern for the health of the seniors we serve. Lake locations include Miller County: Eldon Senior Center, Friendship Hall; Camden County: Camdenton Senior Center, Macks Creek Senior Center, and Osage Beach Senior Center; Morgan County: Versailles Nutrition Site and Westside Senior Center. The suspension will continue through March 31, 2020 at which time we will re-evaluate reinstating regular programming. Aging Best is committed to providing nutrition and services for seniors and caregivers in our communities. We will temporarily be offering curbside meals and expanded home delivered meals to continue serving those in need.

 

• MU Extension of Miller County staff are still working, but the office is closed until further notice. We can be reached at millerco@missouri.edu or by phone at 573-369-2394 to answer questions, provide up to date information, and serve our customers.  Patricia Barrett, County Engagement Specialist

 

• Long-term residential care facilities have adjusted their visitation policies. Please check before you visit.