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Camdenton airport name change on hold

Following a request by a local resident, Camdenton aldermen decide to revisit the idea of changing the name of the city airport

During the Nov. 18 Board of Aldermen meeting, Camdenton officials rescinded an earlier decision to change the name of the Camdenton Airport instead asking the airport advisory board to take another look at the issue.

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It’s bird feeding time again

November brings winter weather and providing sustenance to our feathered friends

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is advising residents that even though bird feeding and/or watching is a $22 billion industry, in fact, you can enjoy the hobby for just pennies a day.

Remembering my time as a parade judge

While we have a number of great parades celebrating the various holidays and, as much as the next guy, I enjoy watching a really good parade, every time I attend one I’m reminded of the one and only time I was in the position of judging parade entries.

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Lake Ozark Fire Station 1 being remodeled and expanded

New fire department digs should be ready for occupancy in January

Work is progressing on the remodeling and expansion of the Lake Ozark Fire Protection District Station One on Bagnell Dam Boulevard in Lake Ozark.

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Camdenton appoints a temporary fire chief

City staff also applies for grant to install sidewalks near Walmart

Two Lake Area officials will share the duties normally handled by Camdenton Fire Chief Drew Stark until he is able to return to work.

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Highway Patrol provides hearing committee with merger documents

Former Lake Area Water Patrol Captain provides insight into changes in on-water law enforcement practices since merger

Speaking at a legislative committee hearing on the 2011 merger between the Highway Patrol and Water Patrol, former Lake Area Water Patrol Captain Matt Walz, said he is concerned that the combined agencies are not meeting requirements set out by the legislator.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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