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Labor Day Fireworks at the Lake of the Ozarks

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Labor Day Weekend is upon us and it’s time to start planning how you and your family are going to celebrate the unofficial end of summer. Here at the Lake of the Ozarks there are a number of fireworks displays around the area. This is a fun and entertaining way to get out and celebrate the holiday weekend. Take a look below to find out when and where you can catch these booming fireworks displays.

Bear Bottom Resort Labor Day Fireworks Date: Saturday, September 1
Time: 9:45 pm
Hwy 5 to 123 Bear Bottom Drive in Sunrise Beach
View fireworks by land at Bear Bottom Resort or by water at the 38 Mile Marker.
Parking is limited; Arrive early.
Call for details: 573-374-6905

Celebration Cruises Bagnell Dam Sunset & Fireworks Cruise Date: Saturday, September 1
Time: Boarding 7:30 pm; Departure 8:00 pm; Return 10:00 pm
Celebration Bagnell Dam: Next to Bagnell Dam on Bagnell Dam Blvd. in Lake Ozark
Call for reservations and details: (573) 480-3212

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SHARE THE ROAD – 5 Tips for Driving Around Motorcycles

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With a number of motorcycle events and rallies taking place, it’s important to have a quick refresh of driving tips during this season. The end of summer and the beginning of fall is a prime time for many motorcyclists to be riding and enjoying the beautiful weather. During this time, you may be driving around more motorcycles on the roadway. Take a look below for a quick refresh of safety tips for driving around motorcycles.




Increase Following Distance When driving around a motorcycle, it’s important to think about the time it takes to stop. A motorcycle can come to a quicker stop than a full-sized vehicle. Therefore, you should increase your following distance. It’s recommended to increase your safe following distance by four seconds when behind a motorcycle. This can help give you enough time to react and slow your vehicle as needed.

Look Twice Before Turning Before you enter the roadway, it’s important to check the lane of traffic at least two times before pulling out. You may be …

Peace of Mind

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A married couple in their 80's brought their three adult daughters (who were a blend of step and full sisters) to the O'Donnell Law Center so that they could review with me the couple's end of life wishes and estate plan, so that their daughters could ask questions, and so that the couple could reinforce their expectations.  All of this was to avoid unnecessary "hiccups" when the time came for the couple's estate to be administered.


Sitting around the table,  with the parents on one side, the sisters on the other, and me at the head, we looked like we could have been sitting down for lunch.  Instead, we poured over documents.  The meeting took about an hour, and it was punctuated with questions and answers, a few tense moments, some giggles and a cleansing tear or two.  At its conclusion, those  beautiful daughters, sitting across the table from the parents they love so much, spontaneously locked their sister pinkies  in solidarity and pledged to their parent…

All About the Counties We Serve – Moniteau County

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As we close out our blog series that features the counties we serve, the history of Moniteau County is the focus for our latest blog. Here at O’Donnell Law Center, we are honored to be able to serve the 26th Judicial Circuit. Camden, Miller, Morgan, Laclede, and Moniteau counties compile the circuit. Learn more about the historic Moniteau County and the origin of its name below.


Moniteau County Moniteau County was organized in 1845. The county was named after Moniteau Creek which is a Missouri River tributary that flows through the county. Moniteau is a Native American word that means 'Great Spirit'. The river winds through Moniteau, Cooper, and Cole counties. The twists and turns may lead to the origin of the county’s name – some may say the river flows with great spirit!

This week concludes our historic feature of the counties in the 26th Judicial Circuit. We’ve enjoyed sharing this interesting information with you about the origin of each of the counties we serve – Camden, M…