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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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Fall hunting seasons begin this month

Despite temperatures ranging in the 90s, the fall hunting and fishing seasons kicked off Monday, Sept. 1 with the opening of dove season

With a few seasons overlapping from the summer, the fall hunting and fishing period officially began on Monday, Sept. 1 with opening of the dove season.

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. After leaving the store and heading home, I was struck by how different obtaining new fishing equipment is today from how we got new stuff when I was a child.

Lake Ozark officials moving forward in quest for new police chief

Lake Ozark City Administrator Dave Van Dee said officials in town have received 17 resumes from candidates for the police chief’s position since the previous chief, Mark Maples, announced he was leaving in early July.

Camdenton studies sewer and water rate structure

A discussion during last week’s Board of Aldermen meeting moved officials one step further in a study of Camdenton's current sewer and water rate structure that could result in an increase in monthly user fees sometime in the future.

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Hunting, fishing are big business

Outdoor recreation brings big dollars to state, nation

Here at Lake of the Ozarks, residents are well aware of just how much impact outdoor sports activities have on the local economy. But Lake residents and visitors may not be as aware of the impact hunting and fishing has on Missouri’s statewide economy and on the nation as a whole.

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