Camdenton schools celebrate ‘Holiday Homecoming’

The Camdenton High School students and community are getting into the holiday spirit early with their “Holiday Homecoming” this week.

October 1, 2014




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This Week in the SEC for Oct. 4, 2014

Here's a preview of SEC football games scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014.

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Severe storms hit Mid-Missouri

Additional strong thunderstorms are possible in Mid-Missouri overnight, and a Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through Thursday evening.

Lake Area Scoreboard for Sept. 30

A round-up of sports scores in the Lake of the Ozarks area for Sept. 30.

Six Osage Beach businesses damaged in fire Tuesday

Six Osage Beach businesses were damaged when a fire broke out in a structure at 1026 Palisades Blvd. Tuesday afternoon.

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Passport to the Parkway program kids off today

Free shopping experience held through Oct. 11 ends in chances for big prizes

Approximately 70 businesses are participating in the Passport to the Parkway program, which is scheduled for Oct. 1-11 on Osage Beach’s Parkway West district.

Make plans now for the Fall Big Bass Bash

On Oct. 4-5, Lake Area businesses will see a swarm of amateur fisherman come to Lake of the Ozarks in hopes of claiming a $70,000 grand prize for the biggest fish during the Annual Fall Big Bass Bash.

Lake Area real estate steadily improving

The Lake of the Ozarks and U.S. real estate markets have continued to improve through 2014, while the pace of improvement has slowed significantly compared to 2013.

Legislators start investigation into Highway Patrol, Water Patrol merger

Lake Area legislators hope to learn more about how merger is working

The first of a series of meetings at which state legislators hope to learn more about the merger between the Highway Patrol and Water Patrol has been scheduled for today.The first of a series of meetings at which state legislators hope to learn more about the merger between the Highway Patrol and Water Patrol has been scheduled for today.

Legendary Lakers look to take down Waynesville

The Camdenton Lakers, perhaps more than any Lake Area team, have a legacy when it comes to football.

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Prepare for flu season now

Flu vaccines available, flu shot clinics scheduled in Lake Area

Currently there is little increase in influenza activity along the East Coast and no increase in the Midwest. However, local physicians and healthcare professionals expect an “uptick” at any time in central Missouri, which means Lake Area residents will be in the throes of flu season.

Property tax in Lake Ozark to increase

At last week’s Board of Aldermen meeting, Lake Ozark officials discussed an upcoming increase in the city’s property tax rate. The proposed increase in property tax was brought before the board in the form of an ordinance setting the new rate at .2301 per $100 of valuation.

Missouri State Highway Patrol seeks trooper applicants

The Missouri State Highway Patrol, a premiere law enforcement agency, is testing for new troopers.

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A fairy godmother for Lake Area Barbie dolls

2nd Closet hosts gown-making classes, gives back to 2 charitable child Christmas programs

Denise Barnhart has made hundreds of Barbie doll formal gowns for her three daughters, grandchildren, friends’ children and co-workers’ little girls.

OHS college fair set for Oct. 16

School of the Osage High School will host a college fair from 1-2:30 p.m. Oct. 16 in the gymnasium.

More memories of autumn

In deciding what to write about in his week’s column, I attempted to look back into my childhood and pick out my best memories of events that occurred during the autumn of the year.