The Lake Today Columns


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Around the Lake: An unforgettable aviation experience for veterans

The 2014 Lake of the Ozarks Air Show will be held Saturday at the Camdenton Memorial Airport, and it will be an aviation event you will not want to miss with the return of the B-25 Bomber, Team Vortex Air Shows, the Ping Pong Ball Drop, KC Flight Formation Team along with a P-51 Gunfighter, Dacy Wing Walkers, Greg Shetterly-G&M Air Shows and so much more.

About the fall veto session

This week the legislature will convene for its annual veto session.

Voter passage of ballot issues

The August primary elections drew a significant number of voters who wanted to make their voices heard on a variety of issues ranging from gun rights to farming rights.

Being prepared for weather conditions

I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer this year. For the most part, we have been pretty lucky with the weather. However, living in Missouri has taught me that the weather can change at a moment’s notice and you need to be prepared for haphazard weather.

Health Beat: COPD - Know the symptoms

The name chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is kind of misleading. After all, COPD isn’t just one disease. It is a term used to describe a family of lung diseases, including emphysema, chronic bronchitis, uncontrollable asthma and some types of bronchiectasis.

SCORE: Attracting great customers is worth the effort

Good customers can help a small business survive, but great customers can help a small business thrive.

Around the Lake: Lake of the Ozarks CVB thanks vacation and service guide advertisers

The Lake of the Ozarks Convention & Visitor Bureau (CVB) works with Tri-County Lodging Association to promote the Lake of the Ozarks in many ways, but one advertising form that stands strong is the Lake of the Ozarks Vacation & Service Guide.

I love strange and unusual holidays

While deciding what to write for this week’s column, I was surfing the Internet when I came across a website dedicated to listing all the weird and unusual holidays in each month.

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Fishing Tip & Lure: Why do tackle stores have a variety of one kind of lure?

A fisherman walks into a local tackle store. He is looking for swimbait to use during the upcoming Big Bash Bash at Lake of the Ozarks.

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Hot weather crappie bite on Truman Lake a pleasant surprise

Crappie fishing in late August when the heat index is 105 degrees doesn’t sound right, does it? I didn’t think so either, until professional crappie fisherman, Travis Bunting, called me wanting to know if I’d take part in a crappie fishing media event on Truman Lake last week. I was hesitant, but now I’m real glad I went.

Remembering homemade fishing gear

The other day as I shopped for new fishing equipment, I perused the variety of name brands available at the local big box store. After leaving the store and heading home, I was struck by how different obtaining new fishing equipment is today from how we got new stuff when I was a child.

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Driftwood Outdoors: The daughter delight of a wannabe mountain man

A Midwesterner by birth, my only goal upon college graduation was moving to Montana to become a mountain man. I moved to Montana, but instead of being swept downriver by a rushing current, I was swept off my feet by a woman. We married and had two daughters. Before I ever arrowed an elk, I was back in the Midwest.

SCORE: Tap the power of ‘thank you’ to strengthen customer loyalty

ant to make your business better? Learn how by reading a special article courtesy of the SCORE Lake of the Ozarks the first and third Wednesday each month in The Lake Today.

Around the Lake: What is a chamber?

So what is the definition of a chamber of commerce? Simply put, a chamber of commerce is an organization of businesses seeking to further their collective interest, while advancing their community.

I remember some Henny Penny

The other day while watching a HGTV show, I was amazed to see a couple turn down a perfectly lovely home simply because the people next door kept chickens and they didn’t want to live near “farm animals.”