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Craft a smart holiday shopping plan

Find out about Black Friday, Small Business Saturday options and more available in the Lake Area

Once the turkey has settled, football games wrap up and Thanksgiving draws to a close, families and friends will gear up for another momentous holiday event: Black Friday.

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Setting Children Up For Success: ‘There’s no place like home’

First in series highlights Mark McGrath’s significant progress in home therapy through Children’s Learning Center, First Steps

In the first of this series, learn about “Mr. November,” Mark McGrath, his family and his flourishing success with home-based therapy through CLC and First Steps.

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Community raises about $4,000 to help donate 50-plus meals for Eldon Community Food Pantry

‘BE Kind’ Initiative through Bob Evans in Osage Beach allows for Thanksgiving meal prep, donation

Hundreds of paper leaves line the main entryway to Bob Evans restaurant in Osage Beach. Stating family names, heartfelt messages and even “Batman” as contributors, the leaves symbolize a monetary donation given this fall to the national restaurant chain’s “BE Kind” initiative, Hunger Free Communities.

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Contracted engineer starts gathering info in possible expansion of Camelot Estates Sewer District

Feasibility study will determine costs, monthly rates and other facts in potentially adding more than 550 units to district

Over the next sixth months, a Camdenton-based engineer will gather information from more than 550 property owners in Camden County as part of the Lake of the Ozarks Council of Governments’ (LOCLG) grant-funded sewer line extension feasibility study for the Camelot Estates Sewer District.

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A collaborative effort recounts an old, true story

‘The Outrageous Moon Hoax of 1835’ featured as first Writers’ Guild Showcase this weekend in Sunrise Beach

A story nearly 180 years old will relive on stage this weekend in Sunrise Beach.

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A ‘New Hope’ for residents with developmental disabilities is building in Versailles

New Hope Christian Community residential home project breaks ground, begins construction in the spring

In mid-summer 2015, nine residents with developmental disabilities will have a new place to call home in Versailles.

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Camdenton VFW Post begins construction on new The Bunker Bar & Grill and Community Room

$600,000 project will link vets to community, expand events and services

For community member such as Bank of Sullivan Vice President Jacob Neusche, assisting with the Camdenton VFW Post 5923 new The Bunker Bar & Grill and Community Room building project has a personal connection.

Economic development duties one of many topics at recent Osage Beach Board meeting

Board of Aldermen discussed in more detail Citizens Advisory Committee’s recommendations to increase economic activity to city’s west end

Restructuring the assistant city administrator and city planner’s job descriptions to include more economic development in the City of Osage Beach was just one of many items discussed at a recent Oct. 14 Board of Aldermen meeting.

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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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