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It’s spring and the armadillos are out and about

Peculiar behavior accounts for so many dead armadillos on roadways

Even as armadillos, once found only in the drier regions of North America, migrate into the southern half of the Midwest, they are now even occasionally spotted living north of the Missouri River.

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Chronic wasting disease spread to more Missouri counties

Both Miller and Morgan counties in MDC management zone requiring testing of hunter killed deer

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) received final results from its 2015‐2016 fall and winter testing of nearly 7,700 free‐ranging deer for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). Seven were confirmed to be positive for the fatal deer‐disease.

Fishing Tip: Congrats to Camdenton youth fisherman Payton Sapp

Be aware, be safe while out on the water

Young fishermen’s accolades always puts a smile on Osage Beach Bait & Tackle Owner Carol Drysdale’s face. She was pleased to hear Camdenton eighth-grader Payton Sapp’s state science fair top chemistry award for a study he conducted on hook deterioration when left in a fish.

Fishing tournaments for May 7-8

The following are upcoming tournaments scheduled this weekend in the Lake Area.

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Driftwood Outdoors: Five places to hike in Missouri this year

Sometimes you just need to go for a walk in the woods. A few hours on a nature trail can do wonders for your mental and physical health. You don’t need any special gear to enjoy time outdoors hiking.

Couples encouraged to participate for Sycamore Creek Couples Golf League

The Sycamore Creek Couples Golf League began its season Sunday at the Osage Beach golf course; however, participants are encouraged to still join in.

Westlake Aquatic Center offers Red Cross swimming lessons

The Westlake Aquatic Center pool is once again offering Red Cross swimming lessons — beginner through advanced — for kids who want to learn to swim or just become better swimmers.

Osage Beach yard waste collection set for April 28-May 2

Osage Beach residents may take yard waste — trimmings, limbs, grass, trees, etc. — originating from their personal property to the Osage Beach City Park on Hatchery Road from Thursday, April 28 through Monday, May 2 during park hours, sunrise to sunset.

Lake of the Ozarks Master Naturalists announce scholarship opportunity

Lake of the Ozarks Chapter of the Missouri Master Naturalist program recently announced a scholarship program for the 2016‐17 school year.

Sponsorships still available for HK’s Golf Tournament

Lake Regional Health System is pleased to announce the 38th Annual HK’s Hospital Benefit Golf Tournament is scheduled June 3-5 at The Cove Golf Course at The Lodge of Four Seasons.

Register now for the HK’s Hospital Benefit Golf Tournament

Lake Regional Health System recently announced its 38th Annual HK’s Hospital Benefit Golf Tournament is scheduled June 3–5 at The Cove Golf Course at Lodge of Four Seasons on Horseshoe Bend Parkway.

Sponsors encouraged to support 2018 Can-Am Police-Fire Games

The 2018 Can-Am Police-Fire Games is scheduled for June 25-July 1, 2018 at Lake of the Ozarks. The Can-Am Games promote physical fitness and camaraderie among and between law enforcement, fire service, EMS, protective services personnel and agencies.

Bash Trash with MDC and MoDOT’s Annual Trash Bash

Missourians from every corner of the state are asked to do spring cleaning outdoors and help fight litter through the state’s annual No MOre Trash! Bash through May 15.

New state park book donated to Missouri libraries

Nearly all of Missouri's high school and public libraries are receiving a copy of the new book, “Missouri State Parks and Historic Sites: Exploring Our Legacy,” in donations made possible by six cooperating organizations.

New pollinator garden coming to Osage Beach City Park

The Osage Beach City Park and Lake of the Ozarks Chapter of the Missouri Master Naturalist program are teaming up to plant a new garden specifically designed to expand monarch butterfly habitat in the region.