Samantha Edmondson

Editor- The Lake Today

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Making waves for Special Olympics Missouri

JCHS teacher has become a Super Plunger, participating in the annual Polar Plunge since its inception

Now with a new activity as part of the 2015 Polar Plunge activities this weekend, Yaeger will join more than a dozen Super Plungers and nearly 700 Plungers during the 20th annual Polar Plunge Saturday, Feb. 28 at Public Beach No. 2 in Lake of the Ozarks State Park.

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Take the big dive into Polar Plunge weekend activities

Polar Plunge organizers are encouraged they will meet their 700 Plunger and $220,000 goal this weekend as the event celebrates its 20th year in Osage Beach.

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Osage Beach moves forward with city park repairs despite federal funding halt

The city of Osage Beach awaits a resolution on if and when they will receive disaster reimbursement funds from repairing flood damage to the Osage Beach City Park.

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State librarians share concerns of budget cuts with legislators

Lake of the Ozarks county library district dip into reserves to continue services

With current state funding withheld and cuts proposed for the near future, Missouri’s libraries are advocating for a fair budget allocation this year and in 2016.

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Love made to last: The Wildes' story

A chance meeting turns into 50-plus years of harmonious matrimony ^

Enjoy the “love” stories of Martha and Jim Wilde, of Camdenton, and Shirley and Harold Holder, of Osage Beach.

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Love made to last: The Holders' story

Celebrating 60 years of love, friendship and a fabulous life

Enjoy the “love” stories of Martha and Jim Wilde, of Camdenton, and Shirley and Harold Holder, of Osage Beach.

Fort Leonard Wood could potentially see an additional 5,400 job cuts in the near future

Leonard Wood Institute director discusses situation, challenge and upcoming public meeting on base at recent visit to Osage Beach

With 1,200 job cuts being made through September 2015 at Fort Leonard Wood, a U.S. Army study is now estimating an additional 5,400 job cuts could be made at the Missouri military base by 2020.

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Winners in lending ‘Helping Hands’

Lake Area Helping Hands Homeless Shelter sees continued success, growth through two stores’ proceeds

With these goals met and achieving increased popularity and funds, Estep and the Helping Hands team now look to their next set of goals: renovations to the first men’s cabin at the shelter, a possible thrift store manager’s quarters construction and volunteers to assist with the thrift store and flea market, as well as additional duties, such as mentoring clients with woodworking and auto repair projects.

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Giving back through patient care

Lake Regional volunteers are needed to join more than 200 outstanding men and women who help with various duties at the hospital

Having a Lake Regional Hospital Auxiliary for more than 35 years, volunteers have been a strong workforce in providing attentive patient and family member assistance in many areas of the hospital.

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Chefs take a trip ‘Around the World’ in annual culinary competition

6th Annual Silver Cup Chefs Challenge begins Saturday, raises thousands of dollars for Tri-County YMCA

New chefs, a new theme and a continued goal to raise thousands for the Tri-County YMCA encompass the Sixth Annual Silver Cup Chefs Challenge, with its first round slated for Saturday at Seven Springs Winery in Linn Creek.

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