The Lake Today Features


Tease photo

OMS hosted bus driving competition

School of the Osage Middle School welcomed Missouri bus drivers to their campus last week to participate in a skill-driven competition.

Remembering those Wednesday farm auctions

When I was a kid one of my favorite summertime outings was accompanying Mom and Dad to the auctions held every Wednesday at the county seat.

Tease photo

Shawn C performs as part of summer reading program

Camdenton Library’s Summer Reading Program special events kicked off last week at the Camdenton R-3 Little Theatre with Shawn Campanini, his two sisters and four members of the LOZ Dance Project.

Tease photo

Community shows support at Ozarks Amphitheater opening despite unpredictable weather

After two years of preparation, the Ozarks Amphitheater’s grand opening event June 18 may have fell a bit short of the new ownership’s expectations due to heavy rain and inclement weather throughout last week. Yet, the event itself turned out dry after a long day of rain subsided in the early part of the afternoon.

6th Annual Ozark Yacht Club Dinghy Shootout set for July 25

Sailors from around the Midwest are to test their skills in the Sixth Annual Dinghy Shootout Saturday, July 25. Total Purse is $1,000 in OYC bucks.

Sports editorial: Cardinal Way goes astray

This column is only slightly about last week’s revelation that as of yet unknown members of the St. Louis Cardinals’ front office hacked into the network of the Houston Astros and committed corporate espionage in the name of some petty bit of revenge.

Tease photo

USDA celebrates National Homeownership Month in spotlighting Eldon family

USDA Rural Development State Director Janie Dunning helped kick off National Homeownership Month June 15 by visiting the new Eldon home of Brandon and Tori Christian and presenting certificates to two companies involved in helping the Christians achieve their dream of homeownership.

4-H camps offer unique experience for Lake Area children

The University of Missouri Extension Office is offering its annual summer camp in July at Lake of the Ozarks where campers enjoy nature, exploring, adventure and outdoor activity in an educational unplugged environment.

Tease photo

Deer hunting an economic boon to Missouri

Deer hunting is a major reason out-of-staters visit Missouri, but recent introduction of CWD could, if not curbed, create a roadblock that stops the flow of those tourism dollars.

MDC changes deer hunting regs to slow CWD

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is asking deer hunters in 19 central and northeastern Missouri counties, including two Lake Area counties, to help limit the spread of a deadly disease by increasing harvest opportunities.

Tease photo

Bringing Native American heritage to the Lake this weekend

In its 15th year, the Osage River Pow Wow has returns to the Tuscumbia Riverside Park in Tuscumbia.

Tease photo

Know how to address summer emergencies

Tips for 5 common problems seen in the Lake Regional Emergency Department

Although living in or visiting an area where recreation is the No. 1 industry is a lot of fun, there is a certain risk of illness and/or injury that goes along with all those good times.

Tease photo

Fishing Tip: Osage student angler finishes 3rd in national tournament

Lake Area student Joe Grafeman made history winning third place in the 2015 Bassmaster High School All-American Bass Tournament held in June at Lake Barkley in Kentucky.

Tease photo

Driftwood Outdoors: Don’t wait to find your next deer hunting property

This time of year, I enjoy slowly driving back roads glassing agriculture fields for deer. I do so because I simply love watching deer, but also to identify areas with high deer density and specific bucks worth pursing. These are areas I’ll try to gain permission to hunt.

Tease photo

‘Wedding Belles’ ring true to heartfelt friendship at Camden County Museum

Second dinner theater series production takes the stage Friday and Saturday nights

With a small cast of five women, the upcoming “Wedding Belles” play June 19-20 at the Camden County Museum has one of the most ambitious sets the Museum Players have ever staged.