The Lake Today Columns


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Conservation organizations offer youth dove-hunting opportunities

Dove season opens in Missouri on Sept. 1. Since it is one of the first hunting seasons to open each fall, dove hunting is somewhat of a kickoff for fall hunting season.

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Fishing Tip & Lure: Catch catfish near Lake bluffs with limb lines

During this time of year, catfish are prime for the catching, and Bill Cassidy, Osage Beach Bait & Tackle owner and award-winning fisherman, said there is one place to hook some big flathead and blue catfish.

I remember my first day of school

Ceil Abbott reflects on her first day of school at age 6.

Real or fake, it seems proof of mythical creature crops up everywhere

The other day while channel surfing I ran across one of those “reality” programs where people were looking for evidence that Bigfoot really exists and is living in the Pacific Northwest.

Proof of mythical creature crops up everywhere

Real or fake, it seems proof of mythical creatures crops up everywhere.

Around the Lake: TCLA writes letter to Lake visitors, issuing a welcome and many thanks

Since we’re in the heart of our vacation season, we would like to dedicate this article to our tremendously valued visitors.

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.

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Driftwood Outdoors: Governor sends strong message with vetoes of captive deer bills

Deer are wildlife, not livestock. Making a more obvious statement would be difficult. During Governor Nixon’s announcement of his vetoes of SB 506 and HB 1326, which would reclassify captive deer as livestock, he proclaimed the reclassification of "wildlife" to "livestock" would violate the Missouri Constitution.

Fishing Tip & Lure: Warm summer temperatures heat up deepwater crappie fishing

As temperatures increase during the heat of the summer, one type of fishing is optimal in most areas of Lake of the Ozarks: deepwater crappie fishing.

SCORE: Growth is always good … or is it?

Happy days are here! Your small business is booming, with a seemingly endless string of product orders or requests for your services. That’s good … right?

Inside the World Cup: Last weekly guest column series reviews 2014 World Cup

The Lake Today accidentally identified last issue’s column as the final in this piece. However, Ingold will now review the World Cup in full including the last game played on Sunday with Germany taking the 2014 World Cup title

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Around the Lake: PBS is at the Lake for ‘Family Travel with Colleen Kelly’

The Lake of the Ozarks Convention & Visitor Bureau in partnership with Tri-County Lodging Association is excited to host “Family Travel with Colleen Kelly” this week at the Lake of the Ozarks.

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Fishing Tip & Lure: Worms help make fishing fun for kids

Summertime means fishing for families at Lake of the Ozarks, and one bait helps lure in lots of catches for children: worms.

Inside the World Cup: Final in weekly guest column reviews 2014 World Cup

Ingold makes predictions of semi-final and final games

For the last few weeks, Camdenton Laker soccer coach Jason Ingold has joined The Lake Today’s sports page as a guest columnist to help guide us all through the 2014 World Cup being held in Brazil.

Wow! It’s twins

My kids are always referring to their pets as my “grand dogs,” a declaration with which I usually disagree emphatically. However, a situation developed this weekend, in which I will gladly claim a grandparent title to an animal.