The Lake Today Features


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Bike paths struggle to find the pedal at the Lake

Despite interest, local government lacks resources to make biking a priority.

Real or fake, it seems proof of mythical creature crops up everywhere

The other day while channel surfing I ran across one of those “reality” programs where people were looking for evidence that Bigfoot really exists and is living in the Pacific Northwest.

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Kayak Meet-Up estimates record attendance at July event

LOWA-sponsored activity encourages healthy exercise

Even though the final figures are not tallied, organizers believe they broke a record for attendance at the recent Kayak Meet-Up July 12 at Ha Ha Tonka State Park in Camdenton.

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Keeping the Lake Afloat: Leman’s Go-Karts keeps karting alive at the Lake

The go-kart is one of the definitive vehicles of the summer, but the sheer volume of work behind maintaining a fleet of more than 50 go-karts on three tracks often goes unnoticed.

Proof of mythical creature crops up everywhere

Real or fake, it seems proof of mythical creatures crops up everywhere.

Around the Lake: TCLA writes letter to Lake visitors, issuing a welcome and many thanks

Since we’re in the heart of our vacation season, we would like to dedicate this article to our tremendously valued visitors.

Bicycle Rodeo and Bike Safety Rodeo to be held July 27 in Osage Beach

Sponsored by the 2nd Chance Bikes Run through the Ozark Coast Kiwanis chapter, the Bicycle Rodeo and Bike Safety Rodeo will be held from 9 a.m.-noon on Saturday, July 27 at the Columbia College-Lake of the Ozarks campus parking lot, which is located at 900 College Blvd. in Osage Beach.

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Joy ride: Local man raises medical funds for nephew via festive motorcycle ride

When Jamie Cox decided to help pay for his nephew’s medical bills, he didn’t know he’d be dressing for the occasion.

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‘Family Travel with Colleen Kelly’ films episode for second season at Lake of the Ozarks

National Public Television show host says Lake now tops one of her favorite destinations

Last week, seasoned travel expert and writer Colleen Keely explored many unique attractions at the Lake while filming an episode of her television show, “Family Travel with Colleen Kelly.” The episode will air in the spring as part of the show’s second season.

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Writing home from camp

Boy Scouts share thoughts about Camp Hohn

Boy Scouts who took a Communications class during a late June summer camp at Lake of the Ozarks Scout Reservation were asked to write letters to the editor as part of earning their communications merit badge.

Remembering those Wednesday farm auctions

When I was a kid one of my favorite summertime outings was accompanying Mom and Dad to the auctions held every Wednesday at the county seat.

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Get out and enjoy our Missouri’s native flora

Taking a mid-July drive along a Lake Area country road provides one of the best opportunities to enjoy the state’s wildflowers

Last week, this reporter spent traveled the rural roads in the Lake Area and during that drive was able to catalogue a large number of Missouri’s loveliest wildflowers.

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Driftwood Outdoors: Governor sends strong message with vetoes of captive deer bills

Deer are wildlife, not livestock. Making a more obvious statement would be difficult. During Governor Nixon’s announcement of his vetoes of SB 506 and HB 1326, which would reclassify captive deer as livestock, he proclaimed the reclassification of "wildlife" to "livestock" would violate the Missouri Constitution.

Fishing Tip & Lure: Warm summer temperatures heat up deepwater crappie fishing

As temperatures increase during the heat of the summer, one type of fishing is optimal in most areas of Lake of the Ozarks: deepwater crappie fishing.

SCORE: Growth is always good … or is it?

Happy days are here! Your small business is booming, with a seemingly endless string of product orders or requests for your services. That’s good … right?