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Legislators start investigation into Highway Patrol, Water Patrol merger

Lake Area legislators hope to learn more about how merger is working

The first of a series of meetings at which state legislators hope to learn more about the merger between the Highway Patrol and Water Patrol has been scheduled for today.The first of a series of meetings at which state legislators hope to learn more about the merger between the Highway Patrol and Water Patrol has been scheduled for today.

More memories of autumn

In deciding what to write about in his week’s column, I attempted to look back into my childhood and pick out my best memories of events that occurred during the autumn of the year.

Property tax in Lake Ozark to increase

At last week’s Board of Aldermen meeting, Lake Ozark officials discussed an upcoming increase in the city’s property tax rate. The proposed increase in property tax was brought before the board in the form of an ordinance setting the new rate at .2301 per $100 of valuation.

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Living History returns to Camden County Museum this weekend

Entertainment includes craft demonstration, Civil War exhibits, pony rides and a dinner theater

The play “Camden County: Our Heritage, Our Hope” is only one of the many historical activities open to the public from Friday, Sept. 26 through Sunday, Sept. 28 as part of the Camden County Historical Society’s Living History Weekend.

Legislators to look into operation of Water Patrol Division

A committee will investigate the Highway Patrol’s handling of the Water Patrol Division since the two agencies merged

Last week, the Missouri House of Representatives announced the formation of a bi-partisan committee led by House Speaker Tim Jones, R-Eureka, to “conduct a thorough investigation into the operation of the state’s Water Patrol Division.”

Autumns then and now

With the first day of autumn set for next Tuesday, I can’t help but remember the autumns of my past and marvel at how the world has changed over the past 50 or so years.

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Lake Ozark has new alderman and community development officer

At the Lake Ozark Board of Alderman meeting Sept. 9, Lake Ozark Mayor Johnny Franzeskos announced the appointment of Todd Painter to fill the board seat left vacant by the retirement of former alderman Betsy Browning.

Lake Ozark hires new police chief

A former Iowa county sheriff recently relocated to the Lake Area and took over as Lake Ozark police chief

Gary Launderville was appointed to the position of police chief more than a week ago and Lake Ozark Mayor Johnnie Franzeskos said he believes Launderville is the “right man for the job.”

I love strange and unusual holidays

While deciding what to write for this week’s column, I was surfing the Internet when I came across a website dedicated to listing all the weird and unusual holidays in each month.

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Lake Ozark places six-month moratorium on construction of communication towers

Lake Ozark officials are scrambling to rewrite their ordinance governing the construction of communications towers after enactment of new state law.

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