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Remembering Christmas with my grandparents

Early in my parents marriage they lived both in Quincy, Illinois, and Flint, Michigan, but by the time I came along they had moved back to the area where they were born and raised in the northeast corner of Missouri.

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Legislative bill seeks to have expressway named for veterans

American Legion Post 229 petitions to have 54 Expressway through Lake Ozark, Osage Beach honor Lake Area vets.On Dec. 10, State Representative Rocky Miller, R-Tuscumbia, accepted a petition from Byron Grimes and American Legion Post 229 Commander Barlow Biggers, seeking to have a section of U.S. Highway 54 named Veterans Memorial Expressway.

Lake Area state legislators pre-file 10 bills

Lake Area state representatives were among the first to pre-file bills Dec.1 for consideration during in the 2015 spring session.

Lake Ozark aldermen approve 2015 budget

The city’s overall budget of $15.5 million for next year includes revenue from various taxes, at least one low interest loan from the state’s revolving fund.

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Migrating bald eagles return to the Lake this month

For a chance to view bald eagles up close or learn more about the birds of prey be sure to attend the Lake of the Ozarks Eagle Days, Jan. 3 and 4

Although it may come as a surprise to many, Missouri is one of the nation’s leading states where bald eagles live, nest and migrate to each fall.

Interesting tidbits of holiday trivia

Many years ago, I used to do a column called “Did you Know?” for a local publication, and I was reminded of that column recently while listening to the all holiday music channel on cable TV.

Camdenton board chooses official name for airport

After weeks of trying, the Camdenton BOA settled on a new official name for the revamped city airport

After several weeks the Camdenton Board of Aldermen has agreed to give the revamped Camdenton city airport the official name of “Camdenton Lake of the Ozarks Regional Airport at Veterans Memorial Field.”

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Committee still waiting for some answers from Highway Patrol

State Rep. Diane Franklin says her committee has still not received all the documentation they asked the Highway Patrol to produce

State Representative Diane Franklin, R-Camdenton, acting chairman of the House Committee investigating the 2011 merger of the Missouri State Highway Patrol and Water Patrol, said her committee still has not received all the documents they have asked the Highway Patrol to produce.

Remembering when Star Wars was the ultimate Christmas gift

Every time I see one of holiday tidbits of trivia I can’t help but remember when my own son, Jon, believed that “Santa” would deliver whatever he asked for — no matter how difficult it was to find a similar item in the local stores.

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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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