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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.

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.

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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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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Pumpkins: America’s favorite fall fruit

More than one billion pounds of pumpkins are produced in the U.S. annually each year, with many as jack-o-lanterns during Halloween

While pumpkins are native to this country and were a favorite edible of Native Americans, the use of the large fruits as a Halloween decoration didn’t become popular until the Irish began immigrating to this country in the mid 1800s.

Osage Community Elks Lodge #2705 is collecting deer hides for veterans

The Osage Community Elks Lodge #2705, located in Laurie, began collecting deer hides for veterans Sept. 27.

Missouri Ozarks Community Action, Inc. hosts diaper drive

Missouri Ozarks Community Action (MOCA) is set to help families in need through its first diaper drive. The “Little Monsters” diaper drive will be held through Oct. 31 and will benefit families in Camden County.

Support Lake Area veterans and thank them for their service in The Lake Today

Submission deadline is Oct. 30

The Lake Today is asking the community to support its local veterans and thank them in its Nov. 5 issue.

Fundraiser being held in honor of cancer victims

A 5K run and chili cook-off will be held next month to honor Camdenton Police officer Floyd Sanders and Camden County employee Mike Marshall who passed way from cancer in 2010 and Iris Carnahan who passed away from cancer this year.

Community Foundation of the Lake 6th annual Champagne Campaign a success

The Community Foundation of the Lake thanks the community and its partners for a successful Champagne Campaign Sept. 30 at Tan-Tar-A’s Windgate Terrace.

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Bikefest committee donations more than $1,400 to CMA chapter

The Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest Committee recently donated $1,425 to the Fishers of Men Chapter #473 of the Christian Motorcycle Association during their monthly meeting Oct. 7 for their work at the 8th Annual Official Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest Passport Program.

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