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Camdenton moves forward with airport improvements

Land purchases underway for a runway extension to accommodate larger aircraft

Camdenton officials are currently negotiating with several individuals who own property near the city’s airport for the land acquisitions and/or easements needed to lengthen the runway another 1,000 feet.

Have spring fever?

You know that old saying, “In spring a young man’s fancy turns to thoughts of love.” Well last weekend’s spring-like temperatures also influenced my thought processes, but I wasn’t fancying myself in love.

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Two Lake Area bridges to be replaced next year

Improvements to TT and MM in Camden County also scheduled for 2017 construction season

Thanks to an unexpected uptake in Missouri’s share of federal highway improvement dollars, two aging Camden County bridges are scheduled for replacement during the 2017 construction season.

Some weather myths may be closer to truths

We are all familiar with all the old adages and jokes about our state’s notoriously changeable weather patterns. Well believe or not, according to the University of Missouri Climate Center’s website, most of those old adages and jokes aren’t that far off the mark.

Final candidates announced for April 5 election

More than 40 candidates interested in serving on city councils, school boards have filed

The sign-up period for candidate filings in the April 5 municipal and school board elections closed Tuesday, Jan. 19.

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About the Lake’s tributaries

Spend some time exploring the Lake’s three main tributaries

Although the damming of the Osage River formed the Lake of the Ozarks, there are actually three rivers and a number of smaller creeks and streams that allows the Lake’s 54,000 square acres filled with enough water for the surface level to reach 660 feet above sea level.

Curious about my paternal ancestors

I realized while I know pretty much all there is to know about my maternal ancestors, I know very little about Dad’s side of the family.

Several bills designed to have direct effect on Lake Area

11 bills currently under consideration could directly affect area boaters

A number of bills filed by Lake Area legislators and others could, if passed, make dramatic shifts in regulations affecting Lake of the Ozarks boaters.

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UPDATE: Fire destroys Hedges-Scott Funeral Home building Sunday

It took the combined efforts of nine fire departments from mid-Missouri to put out a fire that destroyed the Hedges-Scott Funeral Home in Camdenton Sunday, according to Mid-County Fire Protection District Chief Scott Frandsen.

Remembering the house I grew up in

I simply cannot form a picture in my mind of what that 120-acre plot of land will look like without that house at its center point.

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