NASHVILLE, Tennessee- Family representatives of country music icon Glen Campbell have released the following statement:
It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather, and legendary singer and guitarist, Glen Travis Campbell, at the age of 81, following his long and courageous battle with Alzheimer’s disease.
Glen is survived by his wife, Kim Campbell of Nashville, TN; their three children, Cal, Shannon and Ashley; his children from previous marriages, Debby, Kelli, Travis, Kane, and Dillon; ten grandchildren, great- and great-great-grandchildren;
In lieu of flowers, donations for Alzheimer’s research may be made to the Glen Campbell Memorial Fund at BrightFocus Foundation through the donation page at Careliving.org.
A personal statement from Kim Campbell will follow.
The family appreciates your prayers and respect for their privacy at this time.
ST. CLAIR, Michigan- An offshore power boat racer who was the reigning 2 time champion at Lake Race has died in a crash in St, Clair Michigan at the St. Clair River Classic. The tragedy closed the event.
Cat Can Do/American Ethanol Racing says owner/throttleman Keith Holmes died in the incident. The direct cause has not been determined.
“We ask for your prayers as we wrap our minds around the events of today. Remember all, as we look for peace and comfort. We feel the love of the boating community and your support is appreciated. The Cat Can Do Racing Team”, the team said in a statement.
The crash involved Holmes’ 40-foot Skater catamaran and Miss GEICO, a 44-foot Victorycat throttled by Scott Begovich and driven by Marc Granet. Both in the Miss Geico were uninjured.
St. Clair County Sheriff Sgt. Scott Jones said the crash happened around 5:30 p.m. Jones said the race was black-flagged, or cut short, following the accident, according to a report by The Times Herald. “The boats were making the first turn in the course and something – at this point it’s unknown exactly what occurred – forced one of the boats to veer off in the wrong direction and they collided,” says Undersheriff Tom Buckley of St. Clair County, FOX reports.
St. Clair County Sheriff Marine Division Lt. Paul Reid. said the crash occurred in the north turn of the race, but does not yet know what led to the crash. Both boats were removed from the water and loaded on trailers to allow investigators to start analyzing the events. As of Sunday evening, investigators were interviewing boat drivers and taking photos of the involved vessels.
St. Clair Police Chief Rick Jefferson said the crash happened during one of the last races of the day in the featured Extreme Class.
Cat Can Do/American Ethanol was officially declared by the Offshore Powerboat Association the 2017 Lake Race winner in a photo finish end to the June event. The boat which struggled with bad tuning beat Alex and Ani.
“It is with a heavy heart that we learned last evening that Keith Holmes of the Cat Can Do race team was fatally injured at the St. Clair River race. Keith is a 2 time and reigning Extreme class Champion. Keith has been a true friend personally, as well as to the Lake Race event. We want Keith’s family and team to know you are in our thoughts and prayers.”
Annual Poker Run Rules & Regulations
- All participants agree to follow all rules as outlines by the Missouri State Water Patrol.
- Poly Lift Shootout Poker Run is NOT a race. All boats must follow BEHIND the pace boat until released. Passing the pace boat will result in disqualification. The Water Patrol has asked that all boats stay under 60 MPH while behind the pace boat.
- Each driver and all boat passengers must sign a waiver and release stating that he/she is fully aware there are risk and hazards in the sport of power boating and that loss and personal injury can occur. Each participant states that they will not hold the Poker Run Committee, Lake of the Ozarks Shootout, Inc., or any of its subsidiaries, sponsors or stops liable should they be harmed during the duration of the event. Each entrant states that they are entering this event on a voluntary basis.
- Personal flotations devices (PFD/Life Jacket) are mandatory and are to be worn during this event while boat is in operation by all participants. Drivers should have kill switch lanyards attached during the poker run.
- Each driver must sign that they have not been drinking before the start of the run.
- The Poker Run Committee and the Water Patrol request that alcohol not be consumed during the poker run by the driver of the boat.
- Each stop shall be considered a NO WAKE area – please approach each stop at a low speed during the run.
- There is a $50.00 discount for entries made online (Regularly 300.00). Please sign up early, registration online closes August 21st! August 22nd Registration goes up to 300.00!
- If you do not finish and do not turn your cards in by the specified time, we will assume that you are not going to turn your cards in and are forfeiting your entry. The ONLY exception is in case of a BREAKDOWN. In such case, please call any poker run official to make arrangements for hand to be drawn and to report the problem (numbers will be provided).
- If you are in line at the “cut-off time” (6pm) you will be allowed to draw a card.
- If not in line at the “cut-off time” (6pm), you will not be eligible to draw or participate!
- You may purchase additional cards (2 per hand) when turning cards in. ALL ADDITIONAL CARD PURCHASES WILL GO DIRECTLY TO CHARITIES OF THE LAKE OF THE OZARKS SHOOTOUT.
- In the case of a tie, the top three hands will be paid. If there are more than two hands tie, a 5 card re-draw will be dealt among the tied hands.
- ALL DECISIONS OF THE JUDGES ARE FINAL!!!!
- The run will go on rain or shine – NO REFUNDS will be given.
PALM COAST, Florida- The parent company and maker of Lowe Boats in Lebanon has laid off workers in Florida.
Trade Only Today says sluggish sales of larger fiberglass sterndrive and inboard boats is prompting Brunswick Corp. to lay off 90 workers and furlough 130 more at its Palm Coast production facility during the third quarter.
The company said during a phone call that those declines were partly offset by strong international sales, and that it remained on track with its expectations due to positive market conditions and pending new-model introductions.
The layoffs and furloughs “were to align our production levels with market demand in the 40- to 49-foot segment of our business, while continuing to maintain our production capabilities in stronger segments of the business,” Brunswick Corp. spokesman Daniel Kubera told Trade Only Today.
“Consistent with our values, we take good care of our people and will continue to develop our employees and support those impacted by these adjustments,” Kubera said in an email. “For example, we will be conducting an outplacement fair to help the individuals affected by the reduction to transition to other employment. As for those on furlough, the company is offering a number of measures to help soften the impact upon those individuals,” the report continued.
The company’s plan includes additional second half declines in large fiberglass sterndrive inboard boats, which Brunswick Corp. CEO Mark Schwabero said were “more significant” in the third quarter; those sales declined 16 percent in the second quarter.
CAMDEN COUNTY, Missouri – MoDOT says a section of U.S. Route 54 and Missouri Route 5 in Camden County and a section of Route W in Miller County will get an application of an innovative treatment designed to provide motorists with more traction in rain, ice or snow.
The application, called High Friction Surface Treatment (HFST), will begin on a Route 5 curve just south of Greenview. The work will take place from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. from Monday, July 31 through Wednesday, August 2. One lane of Route 5 from Lake Road 5-64 to Lake Road 5-66 will be closed during the work, they said in a press release.
Once the treatment on Route 5 is complete, crews will place HFST on a Route 54 curve between Camden County Routes A and Y. During the work, one lane of Route 54 will be closed from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Wednesday, August 2 through Thursday, August 3 and again on Monday, August 7 through Tuesday, August 8.
High Friction Surface Treatment will also be applied to a Miller County Route W curve, located between Lake Road W-22 and Cotton Road. The HFST will take place from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. from Tuesday, August 8 through Thursday, August 10. One lane will be closed through the work zone.
Work is weather permitting. Crews will flag motorists through the work area at each location included in the project.
For more information about this or other projects in the Central District, please visit, www.modot.org/central, like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/MoDOTCentralMissouriDistrict, or follow our Twitter page @MoDOT_Central.
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri- On Friday, Governor Eric Greitens said he signed SB 501, a bill he says will provide tools to fight opioid addiction. SB 501 gives approval for the Director of the Department of Health and Senior Services to issue an order making life-saving medication to reverse the fatal effects of opioid overdoses available across the state. It provides patients in drug courts and veterans courts the option to receive medication-assisted substance abuse treatment under the care of a physician, without violating the conditions of their program. It also allows anyone who, in good faith, seeks emergency assistance in the case of a drug overdose to do so without threat of prosecution related to possession. There would be no protection from prosecution for the sale of illegal drugs. Responding officers will provide the caller with information on drug treatment programs.
“The opioid crisis in Missouri has taken the lives of hundreds of mothers, fathers, and children. It strikes in our cities and our rural communities. It destroys relationships and drives crime. We must take bold action to address it. I am proud to sign this legislation today. It is a critical step in this mission. Next week, as a state, we will take further action to combat the opioid epidemic,” said Governor Eric Greitens.
The Governor will host several events next week to lay out new actions that the state of Missouri is taking to address the opioid crisis. That schedule is laid out below.
Monday, July 17 – Preventing Prescription Addiction
Express Scripts Technology and Innovation Center
4600 North Hanley Road
St. Louis, MO. 63134
Media must RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com to receive security clearance.
Tuesday, July 18—Preventing Overdose Deaths
9355 Olive Blvd,
St. Louis, MO 63132
Media should RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, July 19—Combating Drug Traffickers
Cape Girardeau Regional Airport
860 Limbaugh Drive,
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
Media should RSVP to email@example.com
Thursday, July 20—Opioid Summit: Treating Addiction in Rural Missouri
John A. & Genny Morris Conservation Center, White Room,
600 W Sunshine Street,
Springfield, MO 65807
Media should RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional details on the Opioid Summit will be available from the Department of Health and Senior Services soon.
Friday, July 21—Treating Addiction in our Cities
The Governor will be in the Kansas City region on Friday, July 22 to discuss the impact of drug courts on addiction treatment. Details on this event are forthcoming.
ATCHISON, Kansas- Airshow pilot Vlado Lenoch of Burr Ridge, Illinois , and his passenger, Bethany Root, manager of the Amelia Earhart Memorial Airport in Atchison were killed in the crash of a P-51 Mustang Sunday.
The Kansas City Star reports the crash happened around 10:30 a.m. in a field about 2 1/2 miles northeast of Cummings, Kan., less than nine miles from the airport in Atchison.
The cause of the crash is unknown, said Lt. Bryce Whelpley of the Kansas High Patrol.
Investigators from the Federal Aviation Administration were expected to arrive on the scene Monday morning, Whelpley said. The single propeller of the plane and wreckage of the crash were strewn across a small hill.
Lenoch had performed in the festival the day before in his vintage aircraft.
The annual festival, held in Atchison, celebrates the famed aviator Amelia Earhart.
Lenoch’s online bio says he is married with three children. “His love of aviation began in 1970 when, at age 17, he learned to fly at Chicago’s Midway Airport.” Lenoch earned an aeronautical engineering degree from Purdue and a Master’s degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Following college, he was employed at the Boeing Commercial Airplane Company in Seattle as a 747 instructor. From that point, he was employed at two major airlines flying the Boeing 727 and Douglas DC-9 aircraft. Currently, he flies a corporate Citation jet for a private company in Illinois. Lenoch had over 11,000 hours of flight time and has built his own aircraft, a Pitts S-1T biplane, which he competes in at the highest level.
Bethany Root, according to a 2014 profile in the St. Joseph News-Press, followed a love of flying to the St. Joseph area three years ago at the age of 31. She worked for the airport’s management company, McElwain Sprayers of Wathena, Kan. She had been airport manager since last year.
Root had been a special education teacher and ran a custom motorcycle shop in Indianapolis until she took an opportunity to learn to fly and work with the McElwain crop dusters in Kansas and Missouri in 2014.
“She was extremely passionate about flying,” Jacque Pregont, who coordinated the Emelia Earhart Festival, said Sunday. And the festival was “excited to have (Lenoch) at the airshow.”
“It’s a horrible, horrible loss,” Pregont said.