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MDC proposes hog hunting ban in conservation areas

JEFFERSON CITY – At its meeting on Jan. 22, the Missouri Conservation Commission voiced initial approval for recommended changes to the Wildlife Code of Missouri that would prohibit the hunting of feral hogs on lands owned, leased, or managed by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC).

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New regulations for spotted bass at Truman Lake

WARSAW – Anglers at Truman Lake will have increased chances to keep spotted bass as part of their creel limit.

Fishing Tip: Fishermen can still hook fish despite muddier waters

With unseasonably warm temperatures last week, more fishermen have taken to the water to make some big catches. Osage Beach Bait & Tackle Owner Carol Drysdale said even though some big crappie are being caught, the lake’s movement while Ameren conducts the annual winter draw down has made the water more muddy.

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Osage Beach Senior Center offers multiple fundraising events

It takes a lot to keep an increasingly popular community facility like the Osage Beach Senior Center up and running.

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Health Beat: Working it out

Physical therapy for back pain

Chances are you will experience back pain at least once in your life — whether from an injury, sprain, strain, disc degeneration or arthritis. More often than not, it will clear up on its own with a little rest and some over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medication. If the pain lingers, you’ll need to consider other treatment options.

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AARP Foundation Tax-Aide currently underway

On Tuesday, AARP Foundation opened up three Lake Area Tax-Aide sites where volunteer tax-preparers help senior residents age 50 and older file their 2015 tax returns.

Luetkemeyer Requests ‘Valentines for Veterans’ from individuals in Missouri’s 3rd District

U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer is calling for all constituents in Missouri’s 3rd Congressional District to participate in his first “Valentines for Veterans” program.

Legislative Column: Senate discusses problems at University of Missouri

Last week, the first of what will certainly be many lengthy discussions of recent events at the University of Missouri took place on the senate floor.

Legislative Column: Charitable giving? 'Always do your research!

Making sure a charity is legitimate prior to donating is an important, essential part of charitable giving. Making wise, informed decisions can maximize the benefits of generosity.

Legislative Column: Session begins and bill filing continues

The needs of our senior citizens are important and now that session has begun and bills are being filed, I would like to highlight a few of the bills that relate to seniors and the elderly.

Lake Regional offers AARP safe driving course

Lake Regional Health System will offer the AARP Safe Driving Course from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15, in the hospital’s third floor conference rooms.

Good Shepherd to host open house Feb. 16

The community is invited to join staff and friends of Good Shepherd Nursing Home District as they celebrate its newest members of its service team — two mini vans — received from the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) through their 5310 grant program at an upcoming open house Feb. 16.

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Knights of Columbus make a donation to Lake Area Industries

For the past 12 years, the Knights of Columbus have included Lake Area Industries (LAI) as one of the organizations they support during their annual Tootsie Roll Drive.

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Sheriff's deputies investigating 'wrongdoing' at Camden County Courthouse

Over the last few days, the Camden County Sheriff’s Office was made aware of and has initiated an investigation into allegations of criminal behavior by employees of the Camden County government.

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It’s time to drop the Football, Johnny

The Super Bowl is almost here, so everyone is talking football. While most people are having worthless conversations about Cam Newton “dabbing” and Peyton Manning’s legacy, there are topics more with our time. I’m not talking about the play on the field come Sunday, I think that’s talked about plenty. It’s time to talk about someone most people are sick of hearing about: Johnny Manziel.

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