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Missouri high school football for Oct. 31, 2014

Reporting high school football scores from around Missouri for Friday, Oct. 31, 2014.

‘Black Friday’ declared state holiday

State employees traditionally have had the day after Thanksgiving off — but not always, especially not in recent years.

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Halloween Happenings at the Lake

From haunted hayrides to costume contests, the Lake is full of spooky surprises for the whole family

With more than 25 different local events to choose from, Lake residents and visitors can celebrate Halloween in a variety of ways and throughout the weeks surrounding it.

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Several amendments to the Missouri Constitution on Nov. 4 ballot

Each of the three Lake Area county ballots has both state and local offices up for grabs

On Tuesday, Nov. 4, Missouri voters will be asked to approve or disapprove a number of ballot issues as well as choose between a number of statewide and local candidates in the General Election.

This Week in the SEC for Nov. 1, 2014

Here's a preview of SEC football games scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014.

Candidates for Morgan Co. presiding commissioner speak out

There are two candidates up for the seat of presiding commissioner in Morgan County listed on the Nov. 4 ballot, making it the only contended presiding commissioner’s race in the Lake Area.

Grass farmers convene at Lake Ozark to share ideas on grazing livestock, Nov. 3-4

Grasslands, the animals that graze them and soils that grow them are featured in the Missouri Forage and Grassland Council meeting, Nov. 3-4 at Lake Ozark, Missouri.

Senators call into question Missouri’s Ebola preparedness

Missouri's health department director came under fire for its lack of specific state policies dealing with Ebola during a public forum Oct. 22.

Lake Stock Fall Crawl offers great food, live music Nov. 8

"Woodstock on wheels" is the way organizers describe the Lake Stock Fall Crawl at Central Missouri's Lake of the Ozarks. Saturday, Nov. 8 is the date for the event, which will be held at numerous restaurants and bars around the Lake.

Lake Area Strings to perform ‘To Russia With Love’ fall concert next week

The Lake Area Strings will present “To Russia With Love,” its fall concert for two evening performances next week.

Ozark Jazz Society presents Miss Jubilee & the Humdingers Sunday

The Ozark Jazz Society’s concludes its 2014 concert series with Miss Jubilee & the Humdingers performing from 6:30-9 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2 at Osage National Golf Resort in Lake Ozark.

Is reading for pleasure becoming a lost art?

Ever since I started school, reading has been one of my favorite pastimes. Or maybe I should say reading is one of my favorite occupations, for I can’t seem to get through a day unless I read something just for the pleasure of doing so.

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Newcomers/Longtimers and Lake Area Marines teach kids to respect the flag

An idea that was prompted by the reaction of a parade audience three years ago has evolved into an annual program for area school children.

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SFCC students chosen for all-collegiate honor choir

Four State Fair Community College choir students have been chosen to sing in the Missouri Music Educators Association (MMEA) All-Collegiate Honor Choir.

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LCTC Car/Truck/Cycle and Antique Tractor Show winners announced

The Lake Career and Technical Center held its annual Car/Truck/Cycle and Antique Tractor Show Oct. 11 at the educational facility’s parking lot in Camdenton.

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Kickapoo and Willard, Camdenton Speech and Debate opens season

The Camdenton Speech and Debate team opened the season with back-to-back outings.

Around the Lake: TCLA works behind the scenes to promote special events

We attended the recent Governor’s Conference on Tourism earlier this month, which offered many educational seminars on destination marketing.

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Project Healthy Living holds 6th annual Parent/Teen Expo

Project Healthy Living sponsored its 6th annual Parent/Teen Info/Expos Oct. 3 at the School of the Osage football game against Eldon and Oct. 10 at the Camdenton football game against Joplin.

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Girl Scouts held senior citizen dance

It was an afternoon of fun, food and dancing at the 1940s, 50s and 60s party for senior citizens held Oct. 4, at the new Osage Beach Senior Center. The party was a community service event organized by local Girl Scout Troop 10615.

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Missouri Wild Elk: A legacy of our generation

Listening to a wild Missouri elk bugle for the first time was one of the most moving and inspiring moments I’ve ever experienced in the outdoors.


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