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Submit your photos now for special ‘Pet Parade: Holiday Edition’ to run in December

Whether it was playing Santa to family and friends, running through the snow, opening a holiday present, or attending a New Year’s Eve party, the “Pet Parade: Holiday Edition” will feature Lake Area pets sporting their best and showing their holiday spirit.

Families sign-ups for MCCKC’s Christmas for Kids are now being accepted through Dec. 12

Sign-ups for families to receive presents from the Morgan County Caring for Kids Coalition’s (MCCKC) Christmas for Kids program is underway through Friday, Dec. 12.

ExxonMobil volunteers generate funds for Lake of the Ozarks Habitat for Humanity

Randy and Kathy Lambert recently presented a $2,000 check to Billy Backues, ReStore volunteer store manager and representing Lake of the Ozarks Habitat for Humanity.

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Eldon’s Lions Club starts high school scholarship

Generosity of the Eldon community has come through again, and this time as an endowment fund for high school scholarships.

Firearms opening weekend deer harvest tops 91,000

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reported hunters checked-in 91,460 deer during the opening weekend of the 2014 Firearms Deer Season Nov. 15-16.

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Craft a smart holiday shopping plan

Find out about Black Friday, Small Business Saturday options and more available in the Lake Area

Once the turkey has settled, football games wrap up and Thanksgiving draws to a close, families and friends will gear up for another momentous holiday event: Black Friday.

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Community raises about $4,000 to help donate 50-plus meals for Eldon Community Food Pantry

‘BE Kind’ Initiative through Bob Evans in Osage Beach allows for Thanksgiving meal prep, donation

Hundreds of paper leaves line the main entryway to Bob Evans restaurant in Osage Beach. Stating family names, heartfelt messages and even “Batman” as contributors, the leaves symbolize a monetary donation given this fall to the national restaurant chain’s “BE Kind” initiative, Hunger Free Communities.

SCORE: How to find customers … and help them find you

What’s a sure-fire way to find new customers? Have current customers refer them to you. That’s hardly surprising, as referrals are typically the top source of new business for any company.

Around the Lake: Eldon Chamber sees successful Turkey Festival, big events coming for holiday season

The Eldon Chamber of Commerce staff reported another successful annual Turkey Festival, which celebrated its 29th year at the end of September and a major community event co-sponsored by the business organization.

2nd Chance Bikes receives a grant from Community Foundation of the Lake

2nd Chance Bikes was selected to receive a grant from the Community Foundation of The Lake.

2014 Conservation Kids Club kicks off four-part series Saturday

The 2014 Conservation Kids Club continues its “Fantastic Four” meetings Saturday, Nov. 22.

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It’s bird feeding time again

November brings winter weather and providing sustenance to our feathered friends

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is advising residents that even though bird feeding and/or watching is a $22 billion industry, in fact, you can enjoy the hobby for just pennies a day.

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Hunter contemplates desire for big bucks

As soon as I saw the buck’s massive antlers, adrenaline started coursing through my veins. I could actually feel my predatory instinct turning on and honing in. My vision narrowed.

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Eldon FFA Parliamentary Procedure Teams win national awards

The Eldon High School FFA Parliamentary Procedure team was awarded first place in the nation for the National FFA Parliamentary Procedure Career Development Event (CDE) during the 87th National FFA Convention and Expo.

Remembering my time as a parade judge

While we have a number of great parades celebrating the various holidays and, as much as the next guy, I enjoy watching a really good parade, every time I attend one I’m reminded of the one and only time I was in the position of judging parade entries.

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