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Newcomers/Longtimers and Lake Area Marines teach kids to respect the flag

An idea that was prompted by the reaction of a parade audience three years ago has evolved into an annual program for area school children.

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Pumpkins: America’s favorite fall fruit

More than one billion pounds of pumpkins are produced in the U.S. annually each year, with many as jack-o-lanterns during Halloween

While pumpkins are native to this country and were a favorite edible of Native Americans, the use of the large fruits as a Halloween decoration didn’t become popular until the Irish began immigrating to this country in the mid 1800s.

Candidates for Morgan Co. presiding commissioner speak out

There are two candidates up for the seat of presiding commissioner in Morgan County listed on the Nov. 4 ballot, making it the only contended presiding commissioner’s race in the Lake Area.

Is reading for pleasure becoming a lost art?

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.

Several amendments to the Missouri Constitution on Nov. 4 ballot

Each of the three Lake Area county ballots has both state and local offices up for grabs

On Tuesday, Nov. 4, Missouri voters will be asked to approve or disapprove a number of ballot issues as well as choose between a number of statewide and local candidates in the General Election.

Camdenton police investigate former Camdenton R-3 School District employee for embezzlement

The Camdenton Police Department has identified a former Camdenton R-3 School District worker, who is being investigated for embezzlement, as a “food service employee.”

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House committee members still dissatisfied with Highway Patrol’s participation in investigation

State Rep. Diane Franklin wonders why members of the Highway Patrol hierarchy are 'not giving her direct answers to questions about merger with Water Patrol'.Despite testimony from two Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers, who formerly served in the Water Patrol, State Representative Diane Franklin, R-Camdenton, said she is dissatisfied with the way that agency is responding to questions about training.

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MoDOT turns sections of Business 54 over to Lake Ozark

Nearly all of Business 54 from the dam to the Shoppes at Eagle’s Landing now belongs to the city

The Lake Ozark Board of Aldermen recently accepted ownership of several sections of Business 54 and Horseshoe Bend Parkway that had previously been owned and maintained by the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT).

Remembering my dad and the St. Louis Cardinals

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.

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Camdenton airport gets name change

The Camdenton Board of Aldermen agreed, last week, to change the name of the city-owned airstrip from Camdenton Regional Airport to Camdenton Lake of the Ozarks Regional Airport.

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