The Lake Today Features


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4-H camp fosters skills for campers, counselors

About 60 children ages 8 to 12 learned how “not wimpy” they are at this year’s 4-H camp, themed “Diary of a Not So Wimpy 4-H Camp Kid,” July 16-18.

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Keeping the Lake Afloat: Making waves while keeping guests safe at Big Surf Water Park

About 30 lifeguards work in Big Surf Water Park each day.

MU Extension food safety specialist offers tips for farmers markets shoppers

Sunday begins National Farmers Market Week

Farmers markets are a great place to buy healthy local produce and other foods, meet and support local farmers, and enjoy shopping in a fun environment. But shoppers should also pay attention to food safety when buying and using foods from farmers markets.

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Grasshopper numbers growing in Missouri

Farmers should scout and, if needed, spray for grasshoppers now, said University of Missouri Extension entomologist Wayne Bailey. Grasshoppers are reported in almost every county in the state, he said.

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Scout for striped blister beetles

Toxins are deadly to horses

Striped blister beetles, which can be toxic to horses, are being seen in high numbers in alfalfa in some areas of the state, said University of Missouri Extension entomologist Wayne Bailey.

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Conservation organizations offer youth dove-hunting opportunities

Dove season opens in Missouri on Sept. 1. Since it is one of the first hunting seasons to open each fall, dove hunting is somewhat of a kickoff for fall hunting season.

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Fishing Tip & Lure: Catch catfish near Lake bluffs with limb lines

During this time of year, catfish are prime for the catching, and Bill Cassidy, Osage Beach Bait & Tackle owner and award-winning fisherman, said there is one place to hook some big flathead and blue catfish.

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Hot Summer Nights celebrates ‘Grease’ at its next event Aug. 8

The fourth 2014 Hot Summer Nights “Cruise In” event celebrates the movie “Grease” with dancing, a surprise guest and returning child entertainers from 6-11 p.m. Aug. 8 on Bagnell Dam Strip in Lake Ozark.

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Midwest Wine & Brew Festival celebrates 21 years in August

The Lake Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its 21st Annual Midwest Wine & Brew Festival from 2-5 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 9 at the Country Club Hotel & Spa in Lake Ozark.

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Local musicians return for 7th annual concert in Sunrise Beach

Artists Tracy Garrett, Candace Hagan, Vanessa Hebrank, Margo Strothmann and Dr. Phillip Todd Westgate return in concert at 7 p.m. Aug. 10 at Kent Memorial Lutheran Church in Sunrise Beach.

Tickets for Great Bagnell Dam Duck Drop available

Annual event kicks off with golf tournament Friday, main event Saturday

Tickets for the sixth annual Great Bagnell Dam Duck Drop are available at eight area locations. The event is Saturday, Aug. 2 and is organized by the Kiwanis Club of Ozark Coast.

Photo Quest 2014 contest winners revealed at reception

The Lake Arts Council and Lake Area Camera Club will honor winners and open exhibit for Photo Quest 2014 at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Stone Crest Mall in Osage Beach.

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Sunrise Beach Little Theatre celebrates 50 years at Jubilee Aug. 7

The Sunrise Beach Little Theatre will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of its organization by holding a 50 Year Jubilee from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7 at the Sunrise Beach Community Center, located on North Highway 5 in Sunrise Beach.

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Sunrise Beach Library ends summer reading program, sees 85 children participate

July 23 was the final program for the Sunrise Beach Library’s Summer Reading Program.

Lions Club Antique, Modern Firearms and Knife show returns

The popular Linn Creek-Osage Beach Lions Club’s Antique and Modern Firearms and Knives Show will return Friday-Sunday at its headquarters in Osage Beach.