Camden County joins others in disaster declaration request

All Lake Area counties see increase in estimated damage costs following summer storms

Camden County has now joined 70 other Missouri counties in Gov. Jay Nixon’s request for major disaster declaration to assist communities impacted by severe storms, tornadoes and flooding since mid-May.

July 29, 2015



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Two organizations celebrate ‘once in a blue moon’

Blue Moon Party presents astronomy, music for guests Friday night

In celebration of the second full moon of the month, members of the Camden County Astronomy Club have invited the community to join them and members of the Lake of the Ozarks Blues Society July 31 at the club’s Joseph P. Strogen Observatory in Montreal.

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Camdenton sisters win in Miss Missouri Outdoors pageant

CJ Thomas to compete at Missouri State Fair in August

CJ has immense excitement to now compete for the Miss Missouri State Fair 2015 crown in August. However, that enthusiasm is doubled knowing that her 8-year-old sister, Emilie, also holds her first crown as Little Miss Missouri Outdoors 2015.

Nostalgia versus reality

I recently read another writer’s opinion column about what the world was really like back in “the golden days of the 1950s.” In the column, the writer was sarcastically responding to something she had read about what a perfect world it was during those mid-20th century days.

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Can You Find It? Location is revealed as winner receives prize in month-long contest

Throughout July, The Lake Today staff has asked readers “Can You Find It?” in its debut of an interactive trivia contest.

Around the Lake: Taste the best of the Midwest at the Midwest Wine & Brew Festival Aug. 8

Come taste the best of the Midwest, as the Lake Area Chamber presents our annual Midwest Wine & Brew Festival from 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8 at the Country Club Hotel and Spa in Lake Ozark.

Wood’N Ya Wanit invites community to help celebrate 25th anniversary

Wood’n Ya Wanit begins its 25th year of operation on July 29, and its owners invite the community to celebrate with them during the store’s hours of operation today.

Maple Street Dance celebrates 19 years

Maple Street Dance in Eldon is dancing its way into their 20th year of offering a variety of dance classes.

Sign-up for city-sponsored fall softball leagues open through Aug. 7

The city of Osage Beach Parks & Recreation Department is accepting team applications for the fall men’s and co-ed leagues, which will play at the Osage Beach City Park from the second week in August to the end of October.

Lake Regional presents sports medicine forum Thursday

Lake Regional Orthopedics and Sports Medicine will present a free forum on sports-related health concerns at 6 p.m. Thursday.

Mustangs to host second annual athletic golf tournament

The Eldon Mustangs will be hosting their second annual golf tournament at noon Saturday.

Sycamore Creek Couples League releases results for July 19, July 26

The Sycamore Creek Couples League released results for its tournaments July 19 and July 26.

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Lake of the Ozarks earns ‘Best Recreational Lake’ award in national contest

Lake takes top billing in USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Travel Awards

Thanks to the area’s lake enthusiasts, Lake of the Ozarks has been named the best recreational lake in the nation.

Committee secures funds to conduct feasibility study for proposed recreational facility

Groups plans to find out of facility is conducive at Lake this fall

After securing $40,000 from two local tourism-driven organizations, a committee can now move forward this fall with a feasibility study to potentially build recreational facilities at Lake of the Ozarks.

Co-Mo gives out $26,000 in college scholarships

Co-Mo Electric Cooperative members who donated money through the Operation Round Up program are helping pay for 26 local students to attend college.

Columbia College awards Westling Scholarship to local student

Columbia College-Lake of the Ozarks student Joshua Boze, Abilene, Kansas, was recently awarded a $750 scholarship from Columbia College in honor of Frank S. Westling.