What’s a sure-fire way to find new customers? Have current customers refer them to you. That’s hardly surprising, as referrals are typically the top source of new business for any company.
Around the Lake: Eldon Chamber sees successful Turkey Festival, big events coming for holiday season
The Eldon Chamber of Commerce staff reported another successful annual Turkey Festival, which celebrated its 29th year at the end of September and a major community event co-sponsored by the business organization.
As soon as I saw the buck’s massive antlers, adrenaline started coursing through my veins. I could actually feel my predatory instinct turning on and honing in. My vision narrowed.
While we have a number of great parades celebrating the various holidays and, as much as the next guy, I enjoy watching a really good parade, every time I attend one I’m reminded of the one and only time I was in the position of judging parade entries.
Ray Eye must be part turkey. I don’t know how else to explain it. The man just flat out speaks their language. After over 50 years in the turkey woods, hundreds of birds under his belt and countless turkey calling championships won, “Uncle Ray,” has earned the title of living legend.
Lung cancer is a scary disease. Survival rates vary widely, depending on at what point in the disease stage it’s diagnosed. And, there is no widespread screening for it.
Some forgetfulness seems to be normal, no matter what the age.
On Thursday (Nov. 6), I had the great privilege of hosting Operation Bugle Boys guests, a number of whom were Marines, in the State Capitol.
My feelings are hurt. For over 30 years stories my bylines have been appearing in newspapers all over Mid-Missouri. During those times, I have had television and radio shows. I was shunned.
Ever since I started school, reading has been one of my favorite pastimes. Or maybe I should say reading is one of my favorite occupations, for I can’t seem to get through a day unless I read something just for the pleasure of doing so.
We attended the recent Governor’s Conference on Tourism earlier this month, which offered many educational seminars on destination marketing.
Listening to a wild Missouri elk bugle for the first time was one of the most moving and inspiring moments I’ve ever experienced in the outdoors.
I will be glued to the TV from first pitch to last throughout the playoffs. Even as I rejoice that my Cardinals are once again competing in the post season, I can’t help but feel a little sadness that my dad won’t be here to watch the Redbirds play in yet another baseball classic.
When we started The Lake Today, nearly six years ago, the corporate hierarchy asked me if I would write a weekly column. I agreed, with one proviso that I am allowed to keep the subjects I touched on strictly non-political and always light-hearted in nature. But, dear readers, I am about to break that rule because I believe there is a subject currently in the news that without exception affects every person in the Lake Area in one way or another.
Kentucky Lake is a true sportsman’s paradise. A group of 200 professional outdoor enthusiasts just proved it.