The Lake Today Columns


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.

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.

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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.

When does obedience to the law go too far?

Last week in Texas, two little girls were forced by local law enforcement to close their front yard lemonade stand because in that town it’s against the law to sell any type of food or drink without a license.

Health Beat: Men, don’t blow off that checkup!

5 tips to prepare for your visit

You probably know that women, on average, live longer than men. But did you know that men face a greater risk of death in every age group, from infants to people older than 85? It’s true.

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Driftwood Outdoors: Bald eagle recovery sweeps across states

Seeing a bald eagle soaring high above is a magical experience for most Americans.

Father’s Day reflections

With Father’s Day just a little more than a week away, I have been remembering my own dad, reflecting on just how much I miss him, and thinking how much I wish he had lived long enough to see some of the things we take for granted in today’s world.

Your Active Life Column: Remembering the importance of Memorial Day

Each Memorial Day I endeavor to find words to express the enormity and the significance of the occasion, and each Memorial Day I fall woefully short of doing so.

Your Active Life Column: June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

One of the challenges that impacts many of our seniors is Alzheimer’s, a disease that attacks the brain and the most common form of dementia.

Your Active Life Column: Truly agreed and finally passed bills

The legislative process can be lengthy but once a bill has been heard in committee and voted out of the House of Representatives and Senate then sent to the governor, it becomes a truly agreed and finally passed bill.

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Health Beat: Learning about lymphedema

What patients might not think about is the possibility of developing lymphedema, or swelling.

Around the Lake: One long summer holiday weekend gone, two more to go!

As usual, Lake West Chamber of Commerce is keeping busy!

Around the Lake: Eldon Chamber prepares for lots of events this month

The Eldon Area Chamber of Commerce will host its will have its First Friday Coffee from 7:15-8:30 a.m. Friday at Phillips Funeral Home.

SCORE: Ideas for growing your business

For those of you who have already successfully started a business and are ready to take the next step, you may be wondering what you can do to help your business grow.

June a perplexing month

While a wide variety of events, historical happenings and holiday celebrations occur during each of the 12 months of the year, in some ways the month of June may be the most divergent of all.