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Farmers Markets Around the Lake

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Springtime at the Lake of the Ozarks is a special time. From the flowers blooming to the powerful thunderstorms, there is something amazing about this time of year. The spring also means that farmers markets have returned, and fresh and local produce is readily available. Living at the Lake of the Ozarks, you have access to farmers' markets from Camdenton to Eldon:

Camdenton Farmers & Merchants Market
May 05, 2018 – October 27, 2018 Camden County Courthouse 1 Court Circle NW Ste. 5 Camdenton, Missouri 65020 Farmers & Merchants Market on the Camdenton Square/ Courthouse parking lot. Open every Saturday morning, May through October from 7:00 am – 12:00 pm.
Osage Beach Farmers' Market May 05, 2018 – September 29, 2018 Osage Beach Outlet Marketplace 4558 Osage Beach Parkway Osage Beach, Missouri 65065 From seasonal produce to grass-fed meats, eggs, honey, baked goods and a wide range of hand-crafted items, the market has become a weekly routine for many at the Lake of the Ozarks, and…

Spend Mother's Day at the Lake

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“A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take."
Cardinal Meymillod
This Sunday, May 13, is Mother’s Day. This is a holiday that honors motherhood and it is observed in many different forms throughout the world. The weather this weekend is going to be beautiful and there are many great events going on around the Lake of the Ozarks to celebrate that special role model in your life.
Mother’s DayMother’s Day was essentially founded by Anna Jarvis in 1908. It didn’t actually become an official U.S. holiday until 1914. Later down the road, Jarvis denounced the holiday’s commercialization and tried to remove Mother’s Day from the calendar. Across the world, dates and celebrations may vary, but Mother’s Day traditionally involves presenting moms with cards, flowers, and other gifts. Did You Know? More phone calls are made on Mother’s Day than any other day of the year. Phone traffic tends to spike by as much as 37% on Mother’s Day. Mother’s Day Eve…

This Weekend is Cinco de Mayo!

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This Saturday is Cinco de Mayo and there will be a lot of activities going on around the Lake of the Ozarks. While Cinco de Mayo is great for drinking and spending time with friends and family, it is a representation of so much more. The fifth of May is a holiday that celebrates the date of the Mexican army’s victory over France in 1862. In recognition of this cultural event, O’Donnell Law Center would like to share information about Cinco de Mayo and what’s going on around the Lake this Cinco de Mayo weekend.
Cinco de Mayo This holiday is a celebration of the Mexican army’s victory at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War. Cinco de Mayo is a relatively minor holiday in Mexico. However, in the United States, Cinco de Mayo has evolved into a commemoration of Mexican heritage and its culture.  The Battle of PueblaGeneral Charles Latrille de Lorencez was sure that success would come swiftly. He gathered 6,000 French troops and they set out to attack Puebla de Los Angeles. On t…

The 68th Annual Dogwood Festival Is This Weekend

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You’ve probably started to notice the Dogwood trees beginning to bloom around the Lake and they are just in time for the Dogwood Festival. From carnival rides and street food to the annual parade, this weekend is going to be a great weekend for the 68th Annual Dogwood Festival. The Dogwood Festival starts Thursday, April 19th and goes throughout the weekend. The event attracts locals and vacationers for a weekend full of fun! O’DonnellLaw Center has all of the information you need to know about this family fun event.

Dogwood FestivalMark your calendar for the 68th Annual Dogwood Festival – April 19th – 21st, 2018. The festival is fun for the entire family. Come check out the crafts, pageant, food, entertainment, parade, fish fry, and much more! 2018 Dogwood ParadeSaturday, April 21, 2018 10:00 am | Downtown Camdenton Theme: Fairytales in Bloom

Dogwood Festival Schedule of EventsThe 68th annual Dogwood Festival will take place in various locations in and around Camdenton in April. Started …

Distracted Driving

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Distracted driving has been increasing lately and it’s not just taking place around the Lake. When it comes to distracted driving, there are many different forms. Distracted driving can be caused from a visual, manual, or even a cognitive distraction. Check out this great information about distracted driving from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the DMV, and MoDot.

Distracted Driving Laws In MissouriAccording to the DMV, the distracted driving laws in Missouri are less strict than in most states. These laws that went into effect in 2009 include a ban on texting for novice drivers, but no ban for all drivers. There is also no ban for talking on the phone while driving. Besides having some of the most lenient distracted driving laws, Missouri also has some of the most lenient penalties for distracted driving. Are You A Distracted Driver?If you do any of the following activities while driving, you are considered to be a distracted driver. Doing any of these activities is not only dangero…

National Mom & Pop Business Day

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Locally owned businesses are the backbone of a strong community. According to the 2010 Census, there are almost 30 million small businesses registered in the United States.  At the Lake of the Ozarks, we have many incredible local businesses. These businesses reflect the personality of our area. We are proud to be a locally owned business and we love the community we are in.

Shopping locally helps to improve the local economy. When a consumer buys locally, the money they spend benefits the community and helps to support the business owner who is invested not only in their own business, but in the area in which they conduct their business. You will establish a personal connection. When you are working with a locally owned business, you have an opportunity to establish a personal connection with someone invested in the company. Having to call a 1-800 number can be a nightmare for many and the customer service representative may be far removed from the decision-making process.

Locally owned b…

Spring Has Sprung

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With the weather we’ve had this week, it may be hard to believe that spring is actually here. But it’s true! Tuesday, March 20th, was the day of the spring equinox. This means that both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres experienced an equal amount of daylight. For those that live in the Northern Hemisphere, this day marks the first day of the spring season. For those that live in the Southern Hemisphere, this marks the first day of fall. O’Donnell Law Center has some information regarding the spring equinox.
The Amount of Daylight on Tuesday Equinox means “equal night”. During the equinox, most places on Earth will see an equal day and an equal night. 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of night. Not every place will see the same amount of daylight. The difference in daylight depends on how the sunlight gets refracted as it enters Earth’s atmosphere at different latitudes. The first day of spring is the only time of year when the sun rises in the east and sets in the west for every…