Eldon mayor discussed roadway tax levy April ballot issue at 1st Friday Coffee

Eldon Chamber held event at new office location

The Eldon Chamber of Commerce held its 1st Friday Coffee Feb. 5 at their brand new office location, featuring Eldon Mayor Ron Bly as the speaker.

February 10, 2016

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First YPL Dodgeball Tournament raises more than $2,500 for Ozark Coast Kiwanis

Eighteen teams competed in the first Young Professionals at the Lake (YPL) Dodgeball Tournament Saturday at Osage Middle School, with “Team Dab” taking first place.

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Bill would add boat docks to trespassing law

For Lake of the Ozarks property owners and law officers, it’s a growing problem — people getting on boat docks that aren’t theirs.

Tri-County YMCA Membership Drive underway

The Tri-County YMCA’s first annual membership drive is underway and runs through Tuesday. The primary goal of the drive is to raise $70,000 in memberships, while the Adult-For-Youth goal is $5,000.

State legislators continue town hall meetings to discuss Rock island Trail

Last meeting scheduled for Feb. 25 in Eldon

State representatives Tom Hurst and David Wood, and Senator Mike Kehoe will host a series of town hall meetings to discuss the Rock Island Trail.

Lake Regional offers AARP safe driving course

Lake Regional Health System will offer the AARP Safe Driving Course from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15, in the hospital’s third floor conference rooms.

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Camden Area Homeschoolers’ robotics group secures three awards in its second year

Elementary My Dear Botson team advances to FIRST FTC state competition in March

The Camden Area Homeschoolers’ FIRST FTC (FIRST Tech Challenge) robotics team’s name, Elementary My Dear Botson, seems well suited.

Camdenton moves forward with airport improvements

Land purchases underway for a runway extension to accommodate larger aircraft

Camdenton officials are currently negotiating with several individuals who own property near the city’s airport for the land acquisitions and/or easements needed to lengthen the runway another 1,000 feet.

Public engagement is ‘crucial’ in defining scope of Parkway West Study

Committee to begin reviewing RFQ proposals for study next week

Determining the identity of Osage Beach’s west side through public involvement is “crucial” in defining the scope of the Osage Beach Parkway West Study, according to members of the project’s selection committee who will begin reviewing submitted RFQ (Request For Qualifications) proposals from firms next week.

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MDC proposes hog hunting ban in conservation areas

JEFFERSON CITY – At its meeting on Jan. 22, the Missouri Conservation Commission voiced initial approval for recommended changes to the Wildlife Code of Missouri that would prohibit the hunting of feral hogs on lands owned, leased, or managed by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC).

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New regulations for spotted bass at Truman Lake

WARSAW – Anglers at Truman Lake will have increased chances to keep spotted bass as part of their creel limit.

Fishing Tip: Fishermen can still hook fish despite muddier waters

With unseasonably warm temperatures last week, more fishermen have taken to the water to make some big catches. Osage Beach Bait & Tackle Owner Carol Drysdale said even though some big crappie are being caught, the lake’s movement while Ameren conducts the annual winter draw down has made the water more muddy.

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Osage Beach Senior Center offers multiple fundraising events

It takes a lot to keep an increasingly popular community facility like the Osage Beach Senior Center up and running.

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Health Beat: Working it out

Physical therapy for back pain

Chances are you will experience back pain at least once in your life — whether from an injury, sprain, strain, disc degeneration or arthritis. More often than not, it will clear up on its own with a little rest and some over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medication. If the pain lingers, you’ll need to consider other treatment options.

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AARP Foundation Tax-Aide currently underway

On Tuesday, AARP Foundation opened up three Lake Area Tax-Aide sites where volunteer tax-preparers help senior residents age 50 and older file their 2015 tax returns.