The Lake Today Columns


Remembering the Korean War

Beginning this week, I decided it was time I tried using this space to write a new kind of column. I considered a number of different subjects before finally settling on something that I think readers might find interesting.

Spring fishing on Honey Creek

The recent warm spring weather has, as it always does, made me want to get out on the Lake shore and do a little fishing. I’ve indulged that desire a couple of times and while I didn’t catch fish large enough to brag about, I thoroughly enjoyed sitting in the warm sun, listening to the birds sing while I waited for that big one to come along.

Remembering Sam and Uncle Bill

As many of you already know my editor at the Lake Today is also my niece Samantha Edmondson. The daughter of my baby sister, Jody, Sam (as the family calls her) is the youngest of my nieces and nephews.

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Around the Lake: Spring Harbor Hop celebrates 19th year May 7

Boating enthusiasts – get ready for the 19th annual Spring Harbor Hop on Saturday, May 7 that is hosted by the Lake of the Ozarks Convention & Visitor Bureau.

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Health Beat: The right way to train for a 5K

Get tips from a Lake Regional expert

There are many reasons to train for a 5K — fitness, weight loss, charity and just for fun. Whatever your motivation, proper training is important to prevent injury and achieve success.

I remember taking my son to his first Cardinal game

My son, Jon, who is now a middle-age family man, was about 7 or 8 years old when my husband and I took him to his first major league ballgame.

It’s all English, but it’s not quite the same language

One of my favorite ways to entertain myself is reading those old “whodunit” novels by great English writers like Dame Agatha Christie or Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

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Driftwood Outdoors: WOLF school develops youth conservationists

Wonders of the Ozarks Learning Facility (WOLF) is a year-long educational opportunity for a select group of Springfield fifth-graders.

Road to small business success begins with making the right first steps

Building a successful small business requires a lot of time, thought, and planning. If you’ve never traveled the road to entrepreneurship before, you might find it overwhelming. With so many details to pay attention to, where should you begin?

Ozark Daze: The ‘can’ts’ and ‘I’m a gonna’

The first Wednesday of every month, he will deliver some fun facts, unique stories and interesting information about historic places, occurrences and anecdotes relating to the Lake of the Ozarks and mid-Missouri.

Around the Lake: Spring is here and brings lots of events to the Lake

Spring is here and there’s so many wonderful events drawing near.

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Around the Lake: Make plans to attend 2016 Home, Business and Lake Living EXPO

The Camdenton Chamber of Commerce is excited to present EXPO 2016 - Home, Business & Lake Living EXPO on April 2-3 at the Lodge of Four Seasons in Lake Ozark.

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Gearing up for spring turkey season

Turkey hunting isn’t as complicated as it may appear.

April holidays: The intriguing and bizarre

Don’t you love these people who come up with a reason to celebrate each and every day and/or week of the year.

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Turkey, crappie and mushrooms at Truman Lake

At 55,600 surface acres, Truman Lake is the largest reservoir in Missouri. It is an amazing fishery, with standing timber scattered throughout. But in my book, it’s the tens-of-thousands of acres of public land surrounding the lake that make Truman a very special destination for sportsmen and outdoors enthusiasts.