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Installation of a veteran’s memorial monument put on hold

Financial concerns stop plans for monument to be in place by air show

Camdenton City Administrator Jeff Hancock said a monument honoring Lake Area military veterans will not be installed at the airport in time for the Lake of the Ozarks Air Show as originally planned.

Remembering homemade fishing gear

The other day as I shopped for new fishing equipment, I perused the variety of name brands available at the local big box store. The open bale open and closed bale reels and the long and short fiberglass rods.

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Fall hunting begins in less than two weeks

With the opening of some migratory bird seasons Tuesday, Missouri hunters will start gearing up for a fine autumn hunting season

In less than two weeks, the first of a multitude of fall hunting seasons will begin.

I remember canning with my mother

It seems to me that every August the school year begins just a bit earlier than it did the previous year. Although starting the school year in mid-August instead of early September has been around for a while, I just can’t get used to the idea of kids going off to class before Sept. 1.

Remembering some good and bad lodging experiences

Listening to the description of what that hotel offers guests, I remarked that it sounded like a “nice place” to spend a vacation. In saying that, I was reminded of some of the less than “nice” lodging experiences I have endured while traveling.

Osage Beach Fire District looking at ways to 'tighten our belts'

Fire Chief Jeff Dorhauer says the district has no plans to make a second attempt to get voter support for a tax increase

Following the failure of a Aug. 4 ballot issue that would have given the Osage Beach Fire Protection District an increase in its tax levy, Fire Chief Jeff Dorhauer says the district has no plans to take the issue back to voters.

Camdenton to smoke test sewer lines

The city of Camdenton will conduct a smoke test of its sanitary sewer system beginning with the west quadrant of the city Tuesday, Sept. 1. Crews will begin testing on U.S. 54 and Hopkins Circle and proceed east toward the courthouse square.

Lake Ozark Alderman Mark Maples resigns

Mayor will appoint someone to fill Maples position on the board until the April municipal election

As soon as the Board of Aldermen officially accepts the resignation of Ward III Alderman Mark Maples, Lake Ozark Mayor Johnnie Franzeskos said he would appoint someone to fill Maples’ position on a temporary basis.

I am not a political pundit or columnist

I was asked the other day why I don’t use this space to comment on the latest hot news topics.

Camdenton moves forward with airport improvements

Board gives mayor the go ahead to sign agreement with MoDOT for extension to airport runway

The Camdenton Board of Aldermen unanimously approved the signing of an agreement with the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission for financial assistance with improvements at the airport.

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