Upcoming Goodwin Pit Sinkhole workdays set for March 9-10
During the last Goodwin Pit workday on Feb. 16, volunteers made a lot of progress and the MCKC feels that they are getting close to opening up the drain in the sinkhole. MCKC believes it is very important to open the drain before the spring rains start. Therefore, they’ve scheduled two additional workdays in March on Saturday and Sunday.
Lack of funding could undo a year’s worth of labor
A year ago Missouri Caves and Karst Conservancy (MCKC) took on the mission of reclaiming a cavern and sinkhole buried in decades of trash.
Sophia Manuel of Versailles was recently granted her wish of a shopping adventure for her horse, Starlight.
Kayla Beshears’ Christmas wish was to feed the hungry and, as a result, 250 families had a pleasant Christmas dinner.
Type B flu sees predominant cases in Lake Area
According to Lake Regional Health System, the flu spiked much earlier in the season than usual, and cases are still being confirmed at a fairly consistent rate.
State officials notified the Missouri Career Center in Camdenton on Friday, Jan. 11 that Missouri's unemployment benefits have been cutback effective immediately.
School of the Osage Leland O. Mills Elementary recently announced students who earned the Good Citizens Award for December.
Food pantries directors report increase of clients in 2012
The Lake Area’s food pantries saw an increase of people served in 2012, and directors encourage the community to donate in the New Year.
Columbia College psychology professor’s dedication helps make the campus a quality educational institution
At age 50, Shirley Watkins enrolled at Columbia College-Lake of the Ozarks. She has been a fixture at the campus as a student, earning a bachelor’s degree in both psychology and business administration in 1996, and a faculty member since 1998.
Local ‘elf’ gets children’s questions to Santa answered by the big guy
When Rob Mitchell was a young boy growing up in St. Louis, he noticed something peculiar at the Jamestown Mall around Christmas time. He had visited with what he thought was one Santa and then noticed another Santa at the other end of the mall.