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North America’s heaviest migrating birds – trumpeter swans

Once native to the northern Missouri, today only a few trumpeter swans spend the winter months in the state

Impressively large, trumpeter swans are North America’s heaviest flying bird. In fact, the birds are so heavy that it takes a male swan as much as 100 meters of “runway” space on open water to achieve enough energy to achieve lift-off.

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Lake Area hunters help the hungry

Last month, Missouri Department of Conservation agents Tyler Brown and Eric Swainston, with the help of district supervisor Mike Jones, delivered a load of food to the Community for Christ Outreach Center in Camden County.

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Driftwood Outdoors: Late season rabbit hunt

It had been too long since I took to a snow-covered forest in pursuit of cottontail rabbits. So when Jim Low, the recently retired writer from the Missouri Conservationist, asked if I wanted to go kick some brush for bunnies, I excitedly agreed.

Fishing Tip: Crappie doing well for winter fishermen

Cast vote in MDC crappie minimum length limit survey at Osage

Crappie is still a prime catch for fishermen this time of year.

Search for Missouri century farms continues

If your farm has been in your family since Dec. 31, 1916, you can apply to have it recognized as a Missouri Century Farm.

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Camdenton Optimist announce district meeting Feb. 26-27

Camdenton Optimist Club Acting President Mac Decker with Optimist Club District Governor Theresa Evans and Lieutenant Governor Dave Reinke recently announced the upcoming district meeting to be held on Feb. 26-27 at Inn of Grand Glaze in Osage Beach.

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Renew your wedding vows for free Valentine’s Day at Bridal Cave

Married couples can renew their nuptials from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14 at Bridal Cave for free. More than 3, 000 couples, from around world, have exchanged vows at Bridal Cave, and this Valentine's Day staff is getting ready to increase that number.

SBLT to hold auditions for Spring Fling Variety Talent Show Monday

The Sunrise Beach Little Theatre (SBLT) will hold auditions for its first Spring Fling Variety Talent Show Monday.

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Camdenton Capstone Class provides habitat for birds and bees

In December, the Wyota Missouri Quail Forever (QF) chapter hosted the Camdenton fourth-grade Capstone class at a youth pollinator habitat event. During the event, students distributed native prairie wildflowers and planted a seed mix behind the Camdenton Library that included more than 80 species of native wildflowers and grasses.

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LOTO Woodcarving Club completes bark-carving class, offers Woodcarving 1 class at LCTC

The Lake of the Ozarks Woodcarving Club sponsored a bark-carving class in December and again in January taught by Loren Woodard of Sunrise Beach.

First YPL Dodgeball Tournament raises more than $2,500 for Ozark Coast Kiwanis

Eighteen teams competed in the first Young Professionals at the Lake (YPL) Dodgeball Tournament Saturday at Osage Middle School, with “Team Dab” taking first place.

Tri-County YMCA Membership Drive underway

The Tri-County YMCA’s first annual membership drive is underway and runs through Tuesday. The primary goal of the drive is to raise $70,000 in memberships, while the Adult-For-Youth goal is $5,000.

Lake Regional offers AARP safe driving course

Lake Regional Health System will offer the AARP Safe Driving Course from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15, in the hospital’s third floor conference rooms.

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Camden Area Homeschoolers’ robotics group secures three awards in its second year

Elementary My Dear Botson team advances to FIRST FTC state competition in March

The Camden Area Homeschoolers’ FIRST FTC (FIRST Tech Challenge) robotics team’s name, Elementary My Dear Botson, seems well suited.

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Eldon mayor discussed roadway tax levy April ballot issue at 1st Friday Coffee

Eldon Chamber held event at new office location

The Eldon Chamber of Commerce held its 1st Friday Coffee Feb. 5 at their brand new office location, featuring Eldon Mayor Ron Bly as the speaker.

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