Showing posts from May, 2018

Get To Know Teena Harris

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

Farmers Markets Around the Lake

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 weekl

Spend Mother's Day at the Lake

“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 Day Mother’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

This Weekend is Cinco de Mayo!

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 Puebla General 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