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Gain creative inspiration, family fun from Vlad Dracula

Castle Vlad’s Mad Monster Party offers free Halloween theatrical fun Oct. 23 in Camdenton

At the beginning of the first-ever Castle Vlad Spooktacular Live! And Undead show last fall, one of the infamous characters and narrator Dr. Schlock told children and adults in the audience to “Close your eyes, open your imagination and listen.” As children again open their imaginations and ears during Castle Vlad’s Mad Monster Party at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 23 at the Camdenton Little Theatre, Castle Vlad writer, director and star Tim Williams hopes the show will inspire them to be creative, as he has done all his life.

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It takes a community to build a theater show

Learn more about two of Castle Vlad’s Mad Monster Party’s big sponsors

At 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, an estimated 300 people will attend the Castle Vlad’s Mad Monster Party at the Camdenton Little Theatre in Camdenton Middle School.

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‘Everyone Has a Hero’ at Relay For Life of Camden County Saturday, Oct. 11

Relay For Life of Camden County’s 2014 event has changed to indoor location

The 2014 Relay for Life of Camden County has changed its located location and time due to inclement weather concerns from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11 at the the Camden Christian School, located at 976 South Business (Old) Route 5 in Camdenton.

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‘Take a Kid Fishing’ at 5th annual free derby

The Annual Take a Kid Fishing Derby is an increasingly popular free activity for children and their families to try to hook a big catch or learn how to fish from local experts.

Board passes resolution to oppose ‘Waters of the U.S.’ federal ruling

The Osage Beach Board of Aldermen unanimously passed a resolution in opposition of a proposed expansion of the “Waterways of the U.S.” definition to include non-navigable ditches and storm water flows.

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Bringing back trick-or-treat one kid at a time

The Witching Hour Site’s Interactive Trick-or-Treat offers free, fun way to enjoy Halloween traditions

Traditional door-to-door Halloween trick-or-treating was an activity Kem Duran looked forward to every year as a child. Ten years ago, those memories spurred Duran and her husband, David, to bring back the traditional trick-or-treating experience for Lake Area children.

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Prepare for flu season now

Flu vaccines available, flu shot clinics scheduled in Lake Area

Currently there is little increase in influenza activity along the East Coast and no increase in the Midwest. However, local physicians and healthcare professionals expect an “uptick” at any time in central Missouri, which means Lake Area residents will be in the throes of flu season.

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‘The Sound of Music’ will get audiences ‘Jumpin’ and Jivin’’

2014 Apple Festival Musical starts community event with the return of a popular classic

“The Sound of Music” will kick-off a six-performance series at 7 p.m. Thursday, and guests can reminisce in the familiar tunes and classic story of Maria, Capt. Von Trapp and his seven children becoming a united family in World War II laden Austria.

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A fairy godmother for Lake Area Barbie dolls

2nd Closet hosts gown-making classes, gives back to 2 charitable child Christmas programs

Denise Barnhart has made hundreds of Barbie doll formal gowns for her three daughters, grandchildren, friends’ children and co-workers’ little girls.

Alderman plan special meeting to prioritize ideas of Osage Beach’s west side district growth

City’s Citizens Advisory Committee presented final recommendations to board after hearing from citizens

Osage Beach aldermen will prioritize and consider budgetary allotments for final recommendations to increase economic activity in Osage Beach’s business district west of the Grand Glaize Bridge.

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