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Remembering my favorite restaurants

Earlier this week I watched a Food Network show called “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives,” which is about all the little out of the way mom and pop restaurants in this country where the service is excellent and the food is even better. Watching the show I was reminded of all the little places like that where I have eaten over the years.

Around the Lake: Eldon Chamber prepares for lots of events this spring

The Eldon Area Chamber of Commerce will host its Annual Dinner and Silent Auction from 5:30-9 p.m. April 23 at Shawnee Bluff Vineyard in Eldon.

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Lake Arts Variety Talent Showcase returns to the stage March 14

Visual arts display from Lake Studio for the Arts on exhibit during event

The Lake Arts Variety Talent Showcase featuring highly talented local performers comes to the School of the Osage Cummings Auditorium at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 14.

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Driftwood Outdoors: Lake of the Woods ice fishing worth the trip

The thermometer outside a frosty window read 25 below zero. Inside the cabin, we had a fire raging and fresh coffee in the pot. Leaving warmth and safety to travel 20 miles out onto Lake of the Woods to ice fish in these conditions seemed crazy, and I maintained that thought the whole way to our ice fishing shanty.

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TOTES for Ta-Ta’s event benefits breast cancer patients

The Fifth Annual Totes for Ta-Ta’s fundraiser, held at the Resort at Port Arrowhead in Lake Ozark last October, featured a silent and live auction of new and used purses, totes, wallets and other items.

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60-plus Bigs joined Littles for Valentine’s Day parties

Lake Area Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) happily celebrated Valentine’s Day with two parties.

Spend an evening with contemporary Christian musician John Angotti March 24 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church

St. Anthony Catholic Church invites the Lake Area community to an evening of contemporary Christian music featuring Christian music artist John Angotti, 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 24 at the church.

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‘Give-a-Lift’ to Gateway employees

Gateway Industries of Eldon is seeking “a lift” from the community as they continue their “Give-a-Lift” fundraising campaign.

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Take the big dive into Polar Plunge weekend activities

Polar Plunge organizers are encouraged they will meet their 700 Plunger and $220,000 goal this weekend as the event celebrates its 20th year in Osage Beach.

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Making waves for Special Olympics Missouri

JCHS teacher has become a Super Plunger, participating in the annual Polar Plunge since its inception

Now with a new activity as part of the 2015 Polar Plunge activities this weekend, Yaeger will join more than a dozen Super Plungers and nearly 700 Plungers during the 20th annual Polar Plunge Saturday, Feb. 28 at Public Beach No. 2 in Lake of the Ozarks State Park.

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How to Start Seeds: Part 3: Ongoing care and maintenance of seedlings

Your seed packet will give an estimated number of days to germination. This is a very exciting time to see the seeds emerge and requires frequent monitoring from this point forward to make sure ideal conditions are maintained.

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March 1 marks the opening of trout season in Missouri

Sunday, March 1 marks the opening of catch-and-keep trout fishing at the Show-Me State’s four trout parks: Bennett Spring State Park near Lebanon, Montauk State Park near Licking, Roaring River State Park near Cassville, and Maramec Spring Park near St. James.

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Woodcarving Club holds cottonwood bark-carving seminar in January

In January The Lake of the Ozarks Woodcarving Club held a cottonwood bark-carving seminar taught by club member, Loren Woodard, at the Community of Christ Church in Camdenton.

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.

Lake Area Camera Club exhibits work at LAC office

The Lake Arts Council presents The Lake Area Camera Club in exhibition for the month of February on their “Wall of Fame.”

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