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MDC says a fed bear is a dead bear

State agency reminds residents, visitors feeding black bears is dangerous for both the human and animal

On July 20, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) staff had the unfortunate responsibility of humanely euthanizing a 250-pound, healthy, male black bear that had become an ongoing nuisance and threat to a homeowner in Christian County, just south of Springfield, because someone in the area had been feeding the animal.

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Fishing at Mo. trout parks are not washed out

Despite torrential rains and flash flooding this summer, MDC says the fishing at Missouri’s trout parks has not been affected

What does not happen rarely makes headlines, but in regards to how flooding has affected fishing at Missouri’s trout parks this summer, no news is big news.

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Fishing Tip: Encouragement to keep fishing

As two local, young fishermen continue to excel in their pursuits on the water, local anglers and fishing experts, like Osage Beach Bait & Tackle Owner Carol Drysdale, continue to support their ambitions to fish competitively.

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Driftwood Outdoors: Family camping a summer must

Camping is such a relaxing form of outdoor enjoyment. Gathering with family and friends, or going at it solo, campers seek to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

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Lake of the Ozarks to be featured on 'Family Travel with Colleen Kelly' Saturday

"Family Travel with Colleen Kelly," a popular National Public Television series, will feature Central Missouri's Lake of the Ozarks, highlighting the outdoor adventure, water activities, shopping, dining and attractions that make the area a great family vacation destination.

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Two organizations celebrate ‘once in a blue moon’

Blue Moon Party presents astronomy, music for guests Friday night

In celebration of the second full moon of the month, members of the Camden County Astronomy Club have invited the community to join them and members of the Lake of the Ozarks Blues Society July 31 at the club’s Joseph P. Strogen Observatory in Montreal.

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Camdenton sisters win in Miss Missouri Outdoors pageant

CJ Thomas to compete at Missouri State Fair in August

CJ has immense excitement to now compete for the Miss Missouri State Fair 2015 crown in August. However, that enthusiasm is doubled knowing that her 8-year-old sister, Emilie, also holds her first crown as Little Miss Missouri Outdoors 2015.

Nostalgia versus reality

I recently read another writer’s opinion column about what the world was really like back in “the golden days of the 1950s.” In the column, the writer was sarcastically responding to something she had read about what a perfect world it was during those mid-20th century days.

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Can You Find It? Location is revealed as winner receives prize in month-long contest

Throughout July, The Lake Today staff has asked readers “Can You Find It?” in its debut of an interactive trivia contest.

Around the Lake: Taste the best of the Midwest at the Midwest Wine & Brew Festival Aug. 8

Come taste the best of the Midwest, as the Lake Area Chamber presents our annual Midwest Wine & Brew Festival from 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8 at the Country Club Hotel and Spa in Lake Ozark.

Sign-up for city-sponsored fall softball leagues open through Aug. 7

The city of Osage Beach Parks & Recreation Department is accepting team applications for the fall men’s and co-ed leagues, which will play at the Osage Beach City Park from the second week in August to the end of October.

Sycamore Creek Couples League releases results for July 19, July 26

The Sycamore Creek Couples League released results for its tournaments July 19 and July 26.

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Lake of the Ozarks earns ‘Best Recreational Lake’ award in national contest

Lake takes top billing in USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Travel Awards

Thanks to the area’s lake enthusiasts, Lake of the Ozarks has been named the best recreational lake in the nation.

Committee secures funds to conduct feasibility study for proposed recreational facility

Groups plans to find out of facility is conducive at Lake this fall

After securing $40,000 from two local tourism-driven organizations, a committee can now move forward this fall with a feasibility study to potentially build recreational facilities at Lake of the Ozarks.

Sewapalooza set for Aug. 8 in Barnett

Top Stitch Sewing Services, LLC, a BERNINA Dealer in Barnett, is hosting Sewapalooza, a hands-on sewing, embroidery and quilting event from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8. The event will be held at Top Stitch Sewing Services, located at 20449 Highway C in Barnett.