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Aaron Fisher pleads guilty in child sodomy case

Aaron Michael Fisher, 25, entered pleas of guilty to charges of forcible sodomy of a child July 28 before Judge Ken Hayden in Miller County Circuit Court.

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Back to School 2014: Under construction

School districts continue building efforts as school year begins

Summer construction has transformed the looks of all four major Lake Area school districts.

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Take advantage of back-to-school tax-free weekend

This weekend the state of Missouri will hold its annual “Back-to-School Tax-Free Holiday.”

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Back to School 2014: Back to school ‘to-dos’

Required immunizations can be a confusing part of the back-to-school process.

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Back to School 2014: Morgan County R-2 technology upgrades persist with new high school devices

The Morgan County R-2 School District continues to navigate technology improvements, spending $120,000 to replace about 240 devices at Versailles this summer in a long-term effort to move toward a one-to-one device-to-student environment district-wide.

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Back to School 2014: First look at the renovated Heritage Building

The beginning of the 2014-15 school year marks the end of a 15-month renovation project at School of the Osage’s Heritage Building in Lake Ozark.

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Back to School 2014: Eldon Career Center, State Fair Community College further fuse partnership to include welding program

The Eldon Career Center and State Fair Community College (SFCC) are expanding their fledgling partnership this fall to add a post-secondary welding program to its offerings.

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Back to School 2014: Extracurriculars not just extra at Camdenton Middle School

Do you want to see students more involved in school activities and engaged in their education? Join the club.

SCORE accepts applications for business plan award

The Lake of the Ozarks SCORE Chapter is now accepting applications for the Ralph Stonebraker Business Plan Award.

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Camdenton Chamber welcomes new owners of Dairy Queen

The Camdenton Area Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting for the new owners of Dairy Queen, located at 619 North Business Hwy 5, Camdenton.

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The life as an intern at the Camdenton Chamber of Commerce

In this “Around the Lake” column, Camdenton Chamber of Commerce 2014 intern Haley Baker wrote an article about her experience working with the organization.

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Lake Area Chamber welcomes New York Life

The Lake Area Chamber recently held a ribbon cutting for New York Life — Steven Hermann Registered Rep.

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4-H camp fosters skills for campers, counselors

About 60 children ages 8 to 12 learned how “not wimpy” they are at this year’s 4-H camp, themed “Diary of a Not So Wimpy 4-H Camp Kid,” July 16-18.

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Keeping the Lake Afloat: Making waves while keeping guests safe at Big Surf Water Park

About 30 lifeguards work in Big Surf Water Park each day.

Lake Regional Health System welcomes 2 new providers

Lake Regional Health System is pleased to announce two new providers, Renée Riedel, FNP-C, and Kathy Walters, FNP-B.C., have joined clinic locations this month.

CVB, TCLA and area chambers host networking social, outing

The Lake of the Ozarks Convention and Visitor Bureau (CVB), Tri-County Lodging Association (TCLA) and area chambers of commerce invite members to its premier networking social and golf outing Aug. 5 at Old Kinderhook in Camdenton.

MU Extension food safety specialist offers tips for farmers markets shoppers

Sunday begins National Farmers Market Week

Farmers markets are a great place to buy healthy local produce and other foods, meet and support local farmers, and enjoy shopping in a fun environment. But shoppers should also pay attention to food safety when buying and using foods from farmers markets.

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Lake Area Chamber welcomes new member Osage Beach Center of Cognitive Disorders

The Lake Area Chamber recently held a ribbon cutting to welcome the Osage Beach Center of Cognitive Disorders into its membership.

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Camdenton Moose Lodge 2322 joins Camdenton Chamber

The Camdenton Area Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting for the Moose Lodge in Camdenton.

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Grasshopper numbers growing in Missouri

Farmers should scout and, if needed, spray for grasshoppers now, said University of Missouri Extension entomologist Wayne Bailey. Grasshoppers are reported in almost every county in the state, he said.

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