Ceil Abbott

573-365-2827

Recent Stories

Lake Ozark hires new city clerk

: Former Kansas city clerk to take over Lake Ozark position left vacant by the retirement of Rachel Kelley.At a special meeting last week, the Lake Ozark Board of Aldermen approved Mayor Johnny Franzeskos’ appointment of Corey Swisher to take over the position of city clerk that was left vacant earlier this year.

Remembering those Wednesday farm auctions

When I was a kid one of my favorite summertime outings was accompanying Mom and Dad to the auctions held every Wednesday at the county seat.

Tease photo

Deer hunting an economic boon to Missouri

Deer hunting is a major reason out-of-staters visit Missouri, but recent introduction of CWD could, if not curbed, create a roadblock that stops the flow of those tourism dollars.

Tease photo

Know how to address summer emergencies

Tips for 5 common problems seen in the Lake Regional Emergency Department

Although living in or visiting an area where recreation is the No. 1 industry is a lot of fun, there is a certain risk of illness and/or injury that goes along with all those good times.

When does obedience to the law go too far?

Last week in Texas, two little girls were forced by local law enforcement to close their front yard lemonade stand because in that town it’s against the law to sell any type of food or drink without a license.

Highway Patrol officer accuses hierarchy of retaliation in his demotion

Rep. Franklin says her legislative committee will 'look into' claims by Sgt. Randy Henry

In a news release sent out last week, St. Louis attorney Chet Pleban said the recent disciplining of Missouri State Highway Patrol Sergeant Randy Henry “is the result of the Patrol’s effort to silence and discredit Sgt. Henry in connection with his claim of a cover up” in the investigation of the 2014 drowning death of a handcuffed Iowa college student on Lake of the Ozarks.

Father’s Day reflections

With Father’s Day just a little more than a week away, I have been remembering my own dad, reflecting on just how much I miss him, and thinking how much I wish he had lived long enough to see some of the things we take for granted in today’s world.

Election Aug. 4 will be small and specific in Lake Area

Voters in clearly defined regions of the Lake will be asked to make a decision on ballot questions.

June a perplexing month

While a wide variety of events, historical happenings and holiday celebrations occur during each of the 12 months of the year, in some ways the month of June may be the most divergent of all.

Tease photo

MoDOT crews finish up ADA sidewalk project around Courthouse Square

Crews with the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) spent part of last week applying stain to the recently installed ADA compliant sidewalks around Courthouse Square in Camdenton.

More stories