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Winners selected for 5th Annual ‘Choose Your Own Doom’ Ghost Story contest

First place winners featured in Castle Vlad’s Mad Monster Party free show Thursday

For the last four years, The Lake Today staff has asked children to channel their inner storyteller and help make the start of a good ghost story great with a clever, unique ending. Late last week, judges selected this year’s “Choose Your Own Doom” Ghost Story Contest winners.

Community Christian Church to host Fair Trade Bazaar and Harvest Lunch Nov. 8

The Lake Community is invited to enjoy international shopping 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and a d luncheon Saturday, Nov 8 at the Community Christian Church in Camdenton.

Lodge of Four Seasons offers holiday carriage rides beginning Thanksgiving Day

For the second year in a row, The Lodge of Four Seasons brings the allure of horse drawn carriage rides to The Lake of the Ozarks-an experience normally found in a large metro area.

Newcomers/Longtimers ask the community to show ‘Respect for Our Flag’

Newcomers/Longtimers is partnering with the Lake Ozark Marine Corps League Detachment to help encourage patriotism and respect for our country’s flag in the Lake Area students.

Writers’ Guild to host first Halloween Writing Contest

The Lake of the Ozarks Writers’ Guild invites all Lake Area high school students to enter its first Halloween Writing Contest 2014.

Support Lake Area veterans and thank them for their service in The Lake Today

Submission deadline is Oct. 30

The Lake Today is asking the community to support its local veterans and thank them in its Nov. 5 issue.

Medical Missions for Christ hosts annual Trivia Challenge

Medical Missions for Christ Community Health Center staff will host its annual Trivia Challenge Saturday at the Riverview Baptist Church, located at the junction of Highway 42 and Osage Beach Parkway in Osage Beach.

Missouri Ozarks Community Action, Inc. hosts diaper drive

Missouri Ozarks Community Action (MOCA) is set to help families in need through its first diaper drive. The “Little Monsters” diaper drive will be held through Oct. 31 and will benefit families in Camden County.

Run! Zombies are coming to the first-ever Night Glow Costume Crawl

Zombies will invade the first-ever Night Glow Costume Crawl Saturday at the Bob Shore Football Stadium on the Camdenton School Campus.

New Hope Christian Community breaks ground Oct. 26

A groundbreaking for New Hope Christian Community will take place at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26 in the 300 block of N. Monroe St. in Versailles across the street from Quality Industries.

Elks Lodge #2517, Osage Beach Police Department bring new Veteran’s Parade to Osage Beach

The Lake of the Ozarks Elks Lodge #2517 is sponsoring a Veteran’s Parade at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 8 along Osage Beach Parkway West in Osage Beach.

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Entries are due for ‘Choose Your Own Doom’ Contest tonight

Enter now for a chance to win prizes, be featured in Castle Vlad’s Mad Monster Party free show Oct. 23

This year, The Lake Today presents the same challenge in its fifth annual “Choose Your Own Doom” Ghost Story Contest.

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Drink up: ‘Limeades for Learning’ offers sweet funding opportunity for classroom resources

Several local teachers are looking to improve their classroom resources using a national online fundraiser.

Remembering my dad and the St. Louis Cardinals

I will be glued to the TV from first pitch to last throughout the playoffs. Even as I rejoice that my Cardinals are once again competing in the post season, I can’t help but feel a little sadness that my dad won’t be here to watch the Redbirds play in yet another baseball classic.

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Gain creative inspiration, family fun from Vlad Dracula

Castle Vlad’s Mad Monster Party offers free Halloween theatrical fun Oct. 23 in Camdenton

At the beginning of the first-ever Castle Vlad Spooktacular Live! And Undead show last fall, one of the infamous characters and narrator Dr. Schlock told children and adults in the audience to “Close your eyes, open your imagination and listen.” As children again open their imaginations and ears during Castle Vlad’s Mad Monster Party at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 23 at the Camdenton Little Theatre, Castle Vlad writer, director and star Tim Williams hopes the show will inspire them to be creative, as he has done all his life.

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