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Relishing in holiday movies

Yes, we watch the same movies every year, which brings me to the subject of this week’s column – our favorite holiday flicks.

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Osage Beach Fire Protection District committee reviewing safety options

A committee put together by the Osage Beach Fire Protection District is looking into options available for improving fire safety in older multi-family dwellings.

Trivia tidbits offered

As anybody who knows me well can tell you, I love trivia.

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Legislative bill to address boat wakes

Lake Area legislator will ask General Assembly to deal with the problem of wakes created by large boats on Lake of the Ozarks

State Representative David Wood, R-Versailles, said it is his intention to introduce a legislative bill that will offer a solution for problems created by large wakes that result from boats traveling at high speeds on Lake of the Ozarks.

Beyond the 'greatest generation'

We bestowed the nickname “The Greatest Generation” on all those WWII Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine recruits because of what they accomplished through five years of fighting in Europe, Africa and the Pacific Theater.

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House panel revisits Water Patrol/Highway Patrol merger

Highway Patrol officials on Wednesday said all nine suggestions made by the Interim House Review Committee on the 2011 merger of the Patrol and the Water Patrol have been implemented.

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Safety issues raised at Lake meeting

Lake area residents lobbied legislators for stricter fire codes for multi-family dwellings, electrical inspections of boat docks and more controls over boats that create large wakes during a three-hour town hall meeting.

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Whitetail deer: November’s second most important animal

Although there is some form of whitetail deer season in effect from mid-September to mid-January, most outdoorsmen would answer November if asked the month of Missouri’s deer season.

Thanksgiving then and now

As one of this nation’s oldest holidays, Thanksgiving has undergone a lot of changes since the first feast of thanks was held way back in 1621.

Lake Ozark police update guidelines for use of force

Board of Aldermen OK changes to the department’s guidelines relating to the use of force by officers

In late October, the Lake Ozark Board of Aldermen gave a nod of approval to changes made to the city police department’s operational guidelines dealing with the use of deadly force as outlined by Police Chief Gary Launderville.

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