Posts

Showing posts from 2018

Ways to Celebrate Dad this Father's Day

Image
Father's Day is coming up! June 17th is the day we honor all the great Dads out there! If you're looking for a fun and special way to treat that special man in your life, we have some great ideas! It's important to take time to make your Father feel special every day but Father's Day even more so. Take a look below for unique ways to celebrate Dad!


Splash Around in the Water With the warm temps upon us, playing in the water is a fun way to stay cool with Dad this summer. Whether it's boating on the lake, swimming in the pond, or splashing around at a local waterpark, try to incorporate water into Dad's special day to beat the heat.

Catch a Baseball Game Baseball is known as America's past time. If your Dad loves the game, watch the game with him. He's sure to enjoy spending time with his kids and an added bonus of watching his favorite sport will be a nice treat too! Whether you plan to catch a game in person or on TV, your Father will enjoy the gesture…

Hot Summer Nights at the Strip

Image
Summer at the Lake of the Ozarks brings about a number of local events for everyone to enjoy. Hot Summer Nights takes place on the second Friday of each month. It's an exciting local event where you can find sweet rides and fun activities the entire family can enjoy. Walk up and down the Historic Bagnell Dam Strip to get a glimpse at all the cars, trucks, and motorcycles! Take a look below to learn more about this thrilling monthly event.


All About Hot Summer Nights: This award-winning event has provided auto enthusiasts and spectators a fun and safe atmosphere! Thousands of spectators frequent this monthly event and enjoy catching all the cool rides and thrilling atmosphere The Strip provides. All cars, trucks, and motorcycle enthusiasts are welcome to participate in the Hot Summer Nights cruises this summer!

Hot Summer Nights is a classic vehicle cruise and family night on the Bagnell Dam Strip in Lake Ozark. 6:00 - 11:00 pm (rain or shine). Free admission and participation - al…

Finding the Right Balance

Image
There’s one thing a lot of working professionals have in common and that is trying to find a healthy balance between work life and personal life. A lot of people tend to put their personal lives and their own personal needs on the backburner. While your career is extremely important, taking some much-needed time off is just as important. That time that you take off will boost your time on.

Exhaustion does not lead to effective work.
When it comes down to taking that vacation, do it! Without having time to recover or to simply take a break, employees are susceptible to chronic stress and burnout. Both are caused by exhaustion. A vacation should be used as a productivity tool. Over time, work demands, and responsibilities build up and cause a loss of energetic resources which in turn lead to being stress. Vacation time helps rebuild those lost resources.
The keyword everyone should focus on is ‘balance’. Without balance, productivity goes out the window. Your personal life and vacation t…

Get To Know Teena Harris

Image
I consider myself a “local” here at Lake of the Ozarks. In 2004 my mother moved my sister and I to Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri, to be closer to family. I graduated from Camdenton High School in 2010. After graduation, I went into the workforce holding positions such as reservationist, server, and receptionist, eventually going on to manage a winery.


After my daughter, Emmalyn, was born in 2014, I took a year off from work. I reevaluated my career path and decided to pursue my passion for education and work towards becoming an Elementary School teacher. This fall, I will start my senior year at Central Methodist University and in Spring of 2019, I will complete my student teaching.

This September will mark my 2 years working at O’Donnell Law Center. I have always had a passion for helping others and a desire to expand my knowledge in various subject areas. Here at O’Donnell Law Center, I am getting the chance to learn about law and gain hands-on experience working with a team of astound…

Farmers Markets Around the Lake

Image
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

Image
“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!

Image
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

Image
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

Image
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…