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Six Osage Beach businesses damaged in fire Tuesday

Six Osage Beach businesses were damaged when a fire broke out in a structure at 1026 Palisades Blvd. Tuesday afternoon.

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Passport to the Parkway program kids off today

Free shopping experience held through Oct. 11 ends in chances for big prizes

Approximately 70 businesses are participating in the Passport to the Parkway program, which is scheduled for Oct. 1-11 on Osage Beach’s Parkway West district.

Make plans now for the Fall Big Bass Bash

On Oct. 4-5, Lake Area businesses will see a swarm of amateur fisherman come to Lake of the Ozarks in hopes of claiming a $70,000 grand prize for the biggest fish during the Annual Fall Big Bass Bash.

Lake Area real estate steadily improving

The Lake of the Ozarks and U.S. real estate markets have continued to improve through 2014, while the pace of improvement has slowed significantly compared to 2013.

Legislators start investigation into Highway Patrol, Water Patrol merger

Lake Area legislators hope to learn more about how merger is working

The first of a series of meetings at which state legislators hope to learn more about the merger between the Highway Patrol and Water Patrol has been scheduled for today.The first of a series of meetings at which state legislators hope to learn more about the merger between the Highway Patrol and Water Patrol has been scheduled for today.

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Prepare for flu season now

Flu vaccines available, flu shot clinics scheduled in Lake Area

Currently there is little increase in influenza activity along the East Coast and no increase in the Midwest. However, local physicians and healthcare professionals expect an “uptick” at any time in central Missouri, which means Lake Area residents will be in the throes of flu season.

Property tax in Lake Ozark to increase

At last week’s Board of Aldermen meeting, Lake Ozark officials discussed an upcoming increase in the city’s property tax rate. The proposed increase in property tax was brought before the board in the form of an ordinance setting the new rate at .2301 per $100 of valuation.

Missouri State Highway Patrol seeks trooper applicants

The Missouri State Highway Patrol, a premiere law enforcement agency, is testing for new troopers.

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A fairy godmother for Lake Area Barbie dolls

2nd Closet hosts gown-making classes, gives back to 2 charitable child Christmas programs

Denise Barnhart has made hundreds of Barbie doll formal gowns for her three daughters, grandchildren, friends’ children and co-workers’ little girls.

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Scouts and their leaders learn effective habits

Units take part in annual Catholic scouting retreat

Lessons taught at the Diocese of Jefferson City Catholic Committee on Scouting’s weekend retreat at St. Patrick’s Parish were aimed at teenagers, but adults also benefitted from the sessions.

Rocky Mount Sewer District new sewer project awaits DNR approval to begin

Years of effort and dedicated service by volunteers in the Rocky Mount Sewer District are about to pay off.

Sunrise Beach Fire, county planning and zoning enter into cooperative agreement

The Sunrise Beach Fire Protection District will no longer issue building permits until the entire permitting process has been completed with the Camden County Planning and Zoning department.

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O’Fallon man wins 2014 Bikefest Passport Program, 2014 Harley

Joshua Rankin, of O’Fallon, Missouri, won the 2014 Lake of the Ozarks Passport Program drawing Sept. 14 during Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest for a brand new 2014 Harley Davidson FLD Switchback motorcycle.

Arts in the Park scheduled for Saturday

Arts in the Park will be celebrating its 20th year. This annual event is sponsored by Child Advocacy Council with the understanding that the arts help children to build self esteem and enhances their ability to express thoughts and feelings.

Eldon hires interim city administrator

The Eldon Board of Aldermen approved a contract between the City of Eldon and Interim Solutions during its most recent meeting to hire an interim city administrator.

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