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Where to take winter hikes in the Lake Area

In taking advantage of the Camdenton MDC office’s “take a hike” encouragement, check out local state parks and conservation areas.Blessed with some of the mid-Missouri Ozarks most beautiful scenery, an abundant variety of wildlife and a moderate climate, Camden, Miller and Morgan counties are a great place to enjoy the outdoors even in the winter.

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Driftwood Outdoors: Litter cleanups great winter outdoors activity

Taking part in a community cleanup is a great way to spend time outdoors during winter, while meeting new people who share your dedication to living litter free.

MDC offers hunting-skills weekend for families

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites families to its first-ever Discover Nature – Families Hunting Skills Weekend workshop on March 13–15 at the Windermere Conference Center on Lake of the Ozarks.

United Bowhunters of Missouri brings 28th annual Festival back to Lake Ozark

The United Bowhunters of Missouri will host its 28th Annual Festival at the Country Club Hotel and Spa in Lake Ozark.

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Lake Area Camera Club's Help-Portrait event is another success

In its fourth year, the Lake Area Camera Club participated in Help-Portrait. This global movement of photographers, hairstylists and makeup artists use their time, tools and expertise to give back to those in need in our local communities, especially during the holidays.

Enter to win cash, the official Olde Tyme Apple Festival logo with your design in 2015 contest

The 36th Annual Olde Tyme Apple Festival is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 3 in downtown Versailles, and its sponsor, the Versailles Area Chamber of Commerce, is asking interested citizens to enter an original design for a chance to be the official logo for the event.

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Missouri Junior Duck Stamp Exhibit 2015 on display for two months at the Lake

Area libraries are anticipating large crowds during the months of February and March to enjoy the Missouri Junior Duck Stamp exhibits, which is sponsored by the Lake Arts Council, Missouri Arts Council, Bass Pro Shops, U.S Fish and Wildlife Services and the Missouri Department of Conservation.

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'A Look Through Time': Grounded in historic significance

Discovering ancient buildings at Lake of the Ozarks

The Lake of the Ozarks has a rich history, with the opening of Bagnell Dam, which helped create one of the hottest tourist spots in the Midwest, all the way back to the pioneering era of small towns and settlements.

Auditions scheduled in February for March variety show at Sunrise Beach Little Theatre

The Sunrise Beach Little Theatre (SBLT) will hold auditions from 2- 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 15 and Sunday, Feb. 22 for a Variety Show in March.

Mark Revel Band to lead Lake of the Ozarks Blues Society monthly jam Feb. 10

The Lake of the Ozarks Blues Society will hold its monthly jam Tuesday, Feb. 10 at Wobbly Boots Roadhouse, located at 4717 Osage Beach Parkway in Osage Beach.

Around the Lake: CVB prepares for 2015 tourism season

The Lake of the Ozarks Convention & Visitor Bureau (CVB) staff and board of directors are preparing for the 2015 season.

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Jazz bands bring full house to Ozark Jazz Society 2015 kick-off concert

Kicking off its 2015 concert series, the Ozark Jazz Society held its first event Sunday at Osage National Golf Course in Lake Ozark with a full house of about 200 attendees and three bands performing.

Before the day of the fast food drive-through

Although I am not much for eating at fast food restaurants, there are times when it just makes more sense to whip into the local drive-through than it does to cook a meal at home. This is exactly what I did last Saturday after spending several hours paying bills and shopping.

Unity at the Lake showcases ‘A World of Stories’ Feb. 6

“A World of Stories,” a delightful evening of classical and folklore music including blues, jazz, Caribbean, Latin American, sacred and patriotic music by Michael O’Shiver, is held at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6 at Unity at the Lake Church.

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Scout units participate in winter ‘Klondike’ event at Lake

Organizers of the Five Rivers District’s Klondike, a winter camping event Jan. 17 at Lake of the Ozarks Scout Reservation, hoped snow would blanket the ground for the three-day Boy Scout program.

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