The Lake Today Local News


Stover man pleads guilty in 2012 double homicide of Ivy Bend couple

Ronald J. Blowers enters Alford plea; sentencing hearing set for May 5

A Stover man charged with the 2012 double-homicide of Morgan County couple has pleaded guilty to all five charges against him in circuit court Friday, March 27.

SBLT presents Lake Variety Show March 27-28 in Sunrise Beach

The Sunrise Beach Little Theatre presents the Lake Variety Show Friday, March 27 and Saturday, March 28 at the Sunrise Beach Community Center on Highway 5 in Sunrise Beach.

Royal Theatre presents ‘The Boys Next Door’ in April

The first 2015 play production at The Royal Theatre is “The Boys Next Door” and is scheduled for April 10-11 and 17-18 at the historic venue in downtown Versailles.

Annual Palm Sunday Art Show celebrates 37 years in March

Applications for entry into the 37th Annual Palm Sunday Art Show, sponsored by the Lake Arts Council, are now being accepted.

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Lake Area WWII vet, Marine celebrates 100th birthday

Slew of parties were thrown in his honor

It was day filled with birthday cake, presents, food, family and friends. However, for Howard “Howie” Carlson, it was also a day to celebrate being a U.S. Marine.

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Missouri State Parks: Second to none

The concept of free state parks was something I had never considered. Now, I view this privilege as another in a long, long list of reasons why I consider Missouri to be the absolute best state in America for outdoor enthusiasts to live and visit.

Crappie USA returns to Lake of the Ozarks at Osage Beach

Crappie USA Inc., “America’s Premier National Crappie Fishing Tournament Organization” will be holding a qualifying event April 4 on Lake of the Ozarks at Osage Beach.

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Experienced fisherperson takes over ownership at Osage Beach Bait & Tackle

Carol Drysdale to give weekly fishing tips in The Lake Today

Even though Carol does not fish like her and Wayne did before moving to the Lake 15 years ago, she was able to carry on her passion for fishing in a new way earlier this year. She became the new owner of Osage Beach Bait & Tackle.

Around the Lake: TCLA Board of Directors group sales effect, lodging tax collections

We would like to thank The Lake Today staff for the opportunity to share with their readers how the Lake of the Ozarks Tri-County Lodging Association (TCLA) Advisory Board of Directors works to promote tourism and bring more visitors to the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks.

Kaiser UPS driver among 33 Circle of Honor inductees for accident-free driving

UPS recently announced 33 elite drivers from Missouri are among 1,445 newly inducted worldwide into the Circle of Honor, an honorary organization for UPS drivers who have achieved 25 or more years of accident-free driving.

CMS announces special enrollment period for tax season

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has announced a special enrollment period for individuals and families who did not have health coverage in 2014 and are subject to the fee or “shared responsibility payment” when they file their 2014 taxes in states that use the federal Health Insurance Marketplace.

Lake Regional celebrates Health Information Professionals Week

Lake Regional Health System honors and celebrates health information management professionals during Health Information Professionals Week March 22-28.

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Newcomers/Longtimers honor Community Pride Award recipients

For the past 15 years, the Newcomers/Longtimers have presented Community Pride Awards to Lake Area businesses that have been nominated by the membership.

Sign-ups open for men’s, co-ed adult spring softball league at Osage Beach City Park

Sign-ups are now open for the 2015 adult spring softball league in men’s and co-ed divisions at Osage Beach City Park.

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How to Start Seeds: Part 5: Getting your vegetable, flower plants ready for the garden

The process of gradually changing the plants environment from their ideal growing environment to true outdoor conditions is called “hardening off.”