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Ceil Abbott (Reporter, Photographer)

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A fond farewell

Published Aug. 3 2016

As this is the last issue The Lake Today will publish, I want to use this space to speak directly...

Gravois Fire District ballot issue passes

Published Aug. 3 2016

A vote to increase the property tax for property owners within the Gravois Fire Protection District has passed by a...

Baseball memories

Published Jul. 27 2016

As I have told you many times I am a baseball fan and, even more, a diehard St. Louis Cardinals...

Veterans memorial to be dedicated during air show

Published Jul. 27 2016

A project, which began more than a year ago, moved a step nearer fruition last week when the Camdenton Board...

My favorite comedians

Published Jul. 20 2016

The other day I overheard a discussion on what men and women should be considered the greatest comedians of all...

Governor signs legislation updating Missouri's use of deadly force statute

Published Jul. 20 2016

Last week, Governor Jay Nixon signed into law legislation designed to update Missouri's use-of-deadly-force statute to comply with a U.S....

Nixon signs bill to allow for three judges in 26th Judicial District

Published Jul. 20 2016

State Representative Rock Miller, R-Lake Ozark, is thanking his colleagues in the Missouri General Assembly for the passage of legislation...

Nostalgia versus reality

Published Jul. 13 2016

I recently read another writer's opinion column about what the world was really like back in "the golden days of...

Gravois Fire Protection District to ask voters for tax increase

Published Jul. 13 2016

Gravois Fire Protection District Chief Ed Hancock said an increase in the district's property tax levy has become necessary if...

Two legislative bills make it onto November ballot

Published Jul. 13 2016

Although there are a number of petition initiatives in the process of being approved for inclusion on the Nov. 8...

Real or fake, it seems proof of mythical creature crops up everywhere

Published Jul. 6 2016

The other day while channel surfing I ran across one of those "reality" programs where people were looking for evidence...

Seven projects scheduled for completion this summer in Camdenton

Published Jul. 6 2016

A number of projects already underway or scheduled to begin soon will result in infrastructure improvements within the city of...

Fourth celebrations of my youth symbolized community togetherness

Published Jun. 29 2016

One of the best things about growing up in a small rural community was the way in which everybody came...

Miller County kicks off program designed to discourage cattle thieves

Published Jun. 29 2016

Modeled after a similar program in Greene County, officials with the Miller County Sheriff's Department, the banking community, cattle producers...

Another reader's remembrance of JFK's assassination

Published Jun. 22 2016

This past week I received another story about a reader's memories of the day President Kennedy was assassinated. Local author...

Lake Area to be featured in nationally broadcast fishing program

Published Jun. 22 2016

A camera crew spent a portion of last week filming some of the top anglers in the world casting their...

Governor signs bills affecting Medicaid recipients, high school students and victims of child abuse

Published Jun. 22 2016

Governor Jay Nixon has signed a plethora of legislative bills into law since the close of the 2016 spring session...

U.S. 54 roadwork in Camdenton to start today

Published Jun. 16 2016

Missouri Department of Transportation Engineer Bob Lynch said work on a resurfacing project for U.S. 54 in Camdenton was expected...

Sharing remembrance of JFK assassination

Published Jun. 15 2016

This past week I received a reply to my request for readers to tell me their story about some of...

Ordinance highlights guidelines for keeping livestock in Camdenton

Published Jun. 15 2016

Although the city of Camdenton has had an ordinance governing the keeping of farm animals and poultry within the city...