The Lake Today Features


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Celebrate the Fourth of July at numerous Lake Area events

Find out what events are taking place this Fourth of July weekend, and continue or start a new tradition with a variety of community celebrations throughout the Lake Area.

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City trims back Eldon Fourth of July celebration activities due to weather conditions

Parade, entertainment and fireworks still taking place Saturday

The city of Eldon has cancelled some of the activities for its annual Independence Day Celebration Saturday due to recent weather conditions.

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UPDATE: Versailles free Concert in the Park cancelled for tonight

Versailles Chamber has postponed the event until next year due to inclement weather conditions

A free Concert in the Park and Kids Fun Zone rescheduled for July 2 at the Morgan County Fairgrounds has now been postponed until next year due to recent inclement weather conditions.

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VFW POST 5923 Bunker Bar/Grill progressing, seeking funds

Fundraiser being held in Linn Creek to help raise additional monies

Anticipation is on the rise as VFW members and the community watch the new Bunker Bar & Grill and Community Room in Camdenton come together.

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OMS hosted bus driving competition

School of the Osage Middle School welcomed Missouri bus drivers to their campus last week to participate in a skill-driven competition.

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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Shawn C performs as part of summer reading program

Camdenton Library’s Summer Reading Program special events kicked off last week at the Camdenton R-3 Little Theatre with Shawn Campanini, his two sisters and four members of the LOZ Dance Project.

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Community shows support at Ozarks Amphitheater opening despite unpredictable weather

After two years of preparation, the Ozarks Amphitheater’s grand opening event June 18 may have fell a bit short of the new ownership’s expectations due to heavy rain and inclement weather throughout last week. Yet, the event itself turned out dry after a long day of rain subsided in the early part of the afternoon.

6th Annual Ozark Yacht Club Dinghy Shootout set for July 25

Sailors from around the Midwest are to test their skills in the Sixth Annual Dinghy Shootout Saturday, July 25. Total Purse is $1,000 in OYC bucks.

Sports editorial: Cardinal Way goes astray

This column is only slightly about last week’s revelation that as of yet unknown members of the St. Louis Cardinals’ front office hacked into the network of the Houston Astros and committed corporate espionage in the name of some petty bit of revenge.

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USDA celebrates National Homeownership Month in spotlighting Eldon family

USDA Rural Development State Director Janie Dunning helped kick off National Homeownership Month June 15 by visiting the new Eldon home of Brandon and Tori Christian and presenting certificates to two companies involved in helping the Christians achieve their dream of homeownership.

4-H camps offer unique experience for Lake Area children

The University of Missouri Extension Office is offering its annual summer camp in July at Lake of the Ozarks where campers enjoy nature, exploring, adventure and outdoor activity in an educational unplugged environment.

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Deer hunting an economic boon to Missouri

Deer hunting is a major reason out-of-staters visit Missouri, but recent introduction of CWD could, if not curbed, create a roadblock that stops the flow of those tourism dollars.

MDC changes deer hunting regs to slow CWD

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is asking deer hunters in 19 central and northeastern Missouri counties, including two Lake Area counties, to help limit the spread of a deadly disease by increasing harvest opportunities.

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Bringing Native American heritage to the Lake this weekend

In its 15th year, the Osage River Pow Wow has returns to the Tuscumbia Riverside Park in Tuscumbia.