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Outerlimits founder, throttleman dies from injuries sustained in powerboat wreck at Shootout Saturday

Outerlimits Offshore Powerboat Company founder and throttleman, Mike Fiore, died Tuesday from injuries he sustained during a powerboat accident at Lake of the Ozarks Shootout Saturday.

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26th annual Shootout revs up Lake

For two days a year in mid-August, the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout is all about how much power and speed a driver can coax from his boat. But the week’s activities leading up to the largest unsanctioned boat race in the U.S. are about a lot more.

Remembering homemade fishing gear

The other day as I shopped for new fishing equipment, I perused the variety of name brands available at the local big box store. After leaving the store and heading home, I was struck by how different obtaining new fishing equipment is today from how we got new stuff when I was a child.

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CCDDR, Lake Area Industries partner for new opportunities

Camdenton facility, Osage Beach thrift store to offer community employment for people with disabilities

Camden County Developmental Disability Resources (CCDDR) recently announced the purchase of a new facility intended to become an employment opportunity for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Around the Lake: Circus, Old Tyme Apple Festival mark two big events coming to Versailles

The circus is coming! The Versailles Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to be bringing the circus back to town.

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Nace Brothers to perform Friday

In 31 years of recording and performing music nationally, The Nace Brothers have shared the stage with countless artists, including the legendary soul rockers The Cate Brothers Band. On Friday, The Nace Brothers will perform at the same venue The Cate Brothers did less than two months ago.

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Keeping the Lake Afloat: Gone fishing

Guides navigate Lake’s waters for customers after big fish

Quenten Reed’s fishing guide business is a lure for tourists and a decent haul of extra income. For him, it’s the true, triumphant end of a big fish tale.

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Strong starts

Lake Area teams start seasons with wins

Four Lake Area varsity football teams started their seasons last week, and four saw wins.

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Driftwood Outdoors: The daughter delight of a wannabe mountain man

A Midwesterner by birth, my only goal upon college graduation was moving to Montana to become a mountain man. I moved to Montana, but instead of being swept downriver by a rushing current, I was swept off my feet by a woman. We married and had two daughters. Before I ever arrowed an elk, I was back in the Midwest.

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Fishing Tip & Lure: High heat means fishing with live bait

With temperatures swelling to the 90s and 100-plus degrees Fahrenheit currently, fishing fun can turn into a failed flop for families and avid fishing enthusiasts. However, Bill Cassidy, Osage Beach Bait & Tackle owner and award-winning fisherman, offers one piece of advice: use live bait.

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Hunting, fishing are big business

Outdoor recreation brings big dollars to state, nation

Here at Lake of the Ozarks, residents are well aware of just how much impact outdoor sports activities have on the local economy. But Lake residents and visitors may not be as aware of the impact hunting and fishing has on Missouri’s statewide economy and on the nation as a whole.

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Lake Area school districts welcome new faculty

As students started their classes for the 2014-15 over the last couple of weeks, so did a long list of teachers and staff members new to their schools.

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Watershed alliance prepares to work with DNR on new project

The Lake Ozarks Watershed Alliance welcomed Jennifer Haggett from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources on Aug. 18 to kick off its involvement in the DNR’s Our Missouri Waters Initiative.

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Osage Beach City Park repairs moving forward

City officials finalizing repair funding reimbursement details with FEMA

Flood damage repair work to major aspects including the Osage Beach City Park’s replacement of the asphalt parking lot and possible emergency spillway construction will be underway later this fall.

Camdenton studies sewer and water rate structure

A discussion during last week’s Board of Aldermen meeting moved officials one step further in a study of Camdenton's current sewer and water rate structure that could result in an increase in monthly user fees sometime in the future.

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Rural economic development grant heads to fall veto session

The funding supporting a bill to provide grants for local economic development in rural areas statewide will depend on the results of the Missouri Legislature’s fall veto session.

Sunrise Beach, Gravois fire protection districts set tax rates

Two Lake Area fire protection districts board of directors set tax rates recently.

Lake Ozark officials moving forward in quest for new police chief

Lake Ozark City Administrator Dave Van Dee said officials in town have received 17 resumes from candidates for the police chief’s position since the previous chief, Mark Maples, announced he was leaving in early July.

Colorado man pleads guilt to illegally trafficking in paddlefish

Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, recently announced a Colorado man has pleaded guilty in federal court to illegally trafficking in paddlefish caviar after being caught in an undercover operation in the Warsaw.

New Osage Beach Senior Center to open in September

The new Walter Sokoll Memorial Building and Osage Beach Senior Center will have a dedication and grand opening at 11 a.m. Sept. 20 at the facility in Osage Beach.

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