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The RV: A family road trip trend

Quality RV shares tips on maintaining, making a recreational vehicle a regular vacation resource

Shipments in 2014 are expected to total more than 335,000 units, which would be the highest total since 2007. At Lake of the Ozarks, Quality RV in Linn Creek has seen similar trends, marking 2014 as one of the best years and possibly surpassing sales and service numbers they had before the national recession.

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26th annual Shootout revs up Lake

For two days a year in mid-August, the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout is all about how much power and speed a driver can coax from his boat. But the week’s activities leading up to the largest unsanctioned boat race in the U.S. are about a lot more.

Remembering homemade fishing gear

The other day as I shopped for new fishing equipment, I perused the variety of name brands available at the local big box store. After leaving the store and heading home, I was struck by how different obtaining new fishing equipment is today from how we got new stuff when I was a child.

Around the Lake: Circus, Old Tyme Apple Festival mark two big events coming to Versailles

The circus is coming! The Versailles Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to be bringing the circus back to town.

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Nace Brothers to perform Friday

In 31 years of recording and performing music nationally, The Nace Brothers have shared the stage with countless artists, including the legendary soul rockers The Cate Brothers Band. On Friday, The Nace Brothers will perform at the same venue The Cate Brothers did less than two months ago.

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Driftwood Outdoors: The daughter delight of a wannabe mountain man

A Midwesterner by birth, my only goal upon college graduation was moving to Montana to become a mountain man. I moved to Montana, but instead of being swept downriver by a rushing current, I was swept off my feet by a woman. We married and had two daughters. Before I ever arrowed an elk, I was back in the Midwest.

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Fishing Tip & Lure: High heat means fishing with live bait

With temperatures swelling to the 90s and 100-plus degrees Fahrenheit currently, fishing fun can turn into a failed flop for families and avid fishing enthusiasts. However, Bill Cassidy, Osage Beach Bait & Tackle owner and award-winning fisherman, offers one piece of advice: use live bait.

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Hunting, fishing are big business

Outdoor recreation brings big dollars to state, nation

Here at Lake of the Ozarks, residents are well aware of just how much impact outdoor sports activities have on the local economy. But Lake residents and visitors may not be as aware of the impact hunting and fishing has on Missouri’s statewide economy and on the nation as a whole.

Colorado man pleads guilt to illegally trafficking in paddlefish

Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, recently announced a Colorado man has pleaded guilty in federal court to illegally trafficking in paddlefish caviar after being caught in an undercover operation in the Warsaw.

Newcomers/Longtimers invite ladies to celebrate organization’s 50th anniversary

Chartered in 1965 by a group of enterprising women, Newcomers/Longtimers is both a Lake institution and tradition.

Cowboy comedian, Alabama singer headline Annie’s Project event

The 10th anniversary of a popular University of Missouri agriculture business class for women will be celebrated during a two-day conference Sept. 19-20 at Windermere Conference Center in Roach.U

Iowa Reunion Club’s IRC LakeFest set for Sept. 7

The Iowa Reunion Club will host its annual late summer event, the IRC LakeFest, for all current 2014 Iowa Reunion Club members from 3-6 p.m. Sept.7 at Miller’s Landing in Osage Beach.

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Garden journal, calendar available from MU Extension

New publication helps both beginning and experienced gardeners

Donna Aufdenberg, Sarah Denkler and Katie Kammler, horticulture specialists with University of Missouri Extension, have created “From Seed to Harvest and Beyond: Garden Journal and Calendar” to help both beginners and experienced gardeners.

Sponsors needed for annual CADV Brunch

Mark your calendar for the 13th annual Citizens Against Domestic Violence Brunch from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 15 at The Lodge of Four Seasons in Lake Ozark.

Help support Laker Athletics in upcoming Golf Classic

The Laker Athletic Boosters is looking for participants in its 28th annual Laker Invitational Golf Classic Monday, Sept. 1, at The Oaks Golf Course at Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach.