Samantha Edmondson

Editor- The Lake Today


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‘Mary Poppins’ teaches ‘anything can happen if you let it’

See the classic story come to The Royal Theatre stage starting Thursday

As Angela and Macy have bonded on stage as a family, new and returning members of the cast have grown close as they learned about the strength of family during this musical community theater adaptation of “Mary Poppins,” which runs Thursday through Saturday and Oct. 8-10 at The Royal Theatre.

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Creating apple orchards in Versailles

Local businessman, former Chamber board president cultivates orchard project for festival

As Versailles Chamber board president Jim Dykzeul was sitting at the organization’s booth during a past Old Tyme Apple Festival, he thought to himself, “Where are the apples?”

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Camdenton Homecoming court candidates announced

During the Camdenton homecoming game’s half-time show Friday, the presentation of the 2015 court will be presented and the queen will be announced.

Camdenton pits ‘Heroes vs. Villains’ during Homecoming 2015

The Camdenton High School students and community will battle through spirit week during its 2015 Homecoming and this year’s theme, “Heroes vs. Villains.”

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Eldon Turkey Festival goes ‘Back to the Future’ Saturday

Popularity mounts at one of the Lake Area’s most successful fall festivals

Attendees to the Eldon Turkey Festival Saturday, Sept. 26 will prepare to go “Back to the Future,” celebrating 30 years of one of the most popular fall events in the Lake Area.

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Laker high school sweethearts reminisce on first football team experiences

Mike and Rita Fera ground themselves in Camdenton community

Now, longtime entrepreneurs in their hometown, Mike and Rita feel honored to have raised a family in their childhood stomping grounds, involved themselves in their “native” community personally and professionally, and continued their enduring romance in the place where it all started: Camdenton.

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Fishing Tip: Sponsors, volunteers needed for Take A Kid Fishing Derby

As fall draws near, fishing tournaments at the Lake become more prevalent. For Osage Beach Bait & Tackle owner Carol Drysdale, organization of the Annual Take a Kid Fishing Derby is a priority.

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Legendary country and gospel group to perform Saturday in Eldon

As the Oak Ridge Boys celebrate their many successes in 2015, they continue to do what has led them to those important accolades in their career: performing their notable music to their fans. At 8 p.m. Saturday evening, they will return to Lake of the Ozarks to perform as part of a three-event Fall Fest Concert Series at Shawnee Bluff Vineyards in Eldon.

Oak Ridge Boys part of Fall Fest Concert Series at Shawnee Bluff Vineyards

The Fall Fest Concert Series, held at Shawnee Bluff Vineyards at 8 Tolwood Road in Eldon, will continue with its nationally known headliner showcase on Saturday, Sept. 19 as the country and gospel legends Oak Ridge Boys take to its outdoor stage in Eldon.

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Your Active Life: Zumba: a party like no other

Senior Activity Center at the Lake offers one of the hottest fitness dance crazes weekly

As one of the first students in the Zumba class taught Monday and Wednesday morning at the Senior Activity Center at the Lake by Tamara Lobb, Yoder found the dance fitness workout improved her balance and her core.

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