The 8th annual Totes for Ta-Ta's benefit for the local HOPE Program through Lake Regional Imaging Center will feature a silent and live auction of new and gently used totes, purses and wallets.

Tuesday, Oct. 24 from 5-8 p.m. The Inn at Grand Glaize in Osage Beach is going PINK! 

The 8th annual Totes for Ta-Ta’s benefit for the local HOPE Program through Lake Regional Imaging Center will feature a silent and live auction of new and gently used totes, purses and wallets. For a $20 admission fee, guests receive hors d’oeuvres, a drink of choice, and a chance to win great door prizes along with live entertainment by Sax on the Beach. 

All proceeds will benefit the Lake Regional Imaging Center’s HOPE Program, which provides assistance with cancer treatment/services including wigs, transportation, mammograms, nutritional supplements and other specific needs for qualifying individuals. For additional information for the event visit: or call 573-280-5866.

Over the past eight years the Totes for TaTa’s committee has raised over $52,000 that all has stayed local, benefitting patients. Donations of new and gently used purses and wallets now through October 9 you can drop off at at Flipback Resale Shop up until the week of the event.

If you would like to have your business represented in front of many women, you can donate a new hi-end purse for the live auction that Rick Bryant will once again be back to help with. 

If you can’t make it to the event but would like to contribute, donations to Totes for Ta-Ta’s are accepted year-round by visiting and clicking on “Make an Online Gift”, type in “Totes for Tatas” as the fund, then proceed with the donation.

Lake Regional Cancer Center provides comprehensive services, including chemotherapy, radiation therapy, surgery, diagnostic imaging, palliative care, support groups and education. 

The physicians and staff at Lake Regional Cancer Center are committed to providing high-quality, compassionate cancer care for patients and their families in a comfortable, home-like atmosphere.


What’s the buzz about? Beekeeping 101 class

Eldon Career Center is hosting a beginning beekeeping class led by members of the Missouri State Beekeepers Association, with information relevant to anyone interested in keeping bees. Cost is $35 and includes lunch and a textbook.

The entry-level class is beneficial for those who would like to get started in beekeeping. Topics covered include: beekeeping equipment, pollination, swarming, honey and wax, winter management, and other areas. All of the topics will be covered Nov. 4 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Forget about the honey, pollen and royal jelly. Just think of a world without beans, tomatoes, onions and carrots, not to mention the hundreds of other vegetables, oilseeds and fruits that are dependent on bees for pollination. Livestock are dependent on bee-pollinated forage plants, such as clover.

One out of every three bites of food consumed has been pollinated by a bee. They are responsible for 35 percent of all food production globally. Educating the public about the importance of beeds and encouraging more people to raise bees is one way to sustain the bee population.

To enroll, call 573-392-8060 ext. 1504.

Lake Arts Council holding art sale

Last year, the Lake Arts Council asked the public to donate previously-owned art for resale, and the response was huge! Many of the pieces have been sold, but nearly 120 remain, artfully displayed on the walls of the office. They have been catalogued and priced by professional artists. Those prices were reduced by 50 percent, and now they’re being reduced by half again. Current prices range from $5 to $350.

The inventory is diverse, with many different textures, colors, styles, themes, and sizes to choose from. All pieces are framed, and, in some cases, the frame alone is worth more than the sale price. Proceeds from the sale of this artwork help fund community arts programs and events at Lake of the Ozarks, like the Missoula Children’s Theatre and the Student Art Quest.

The Lake Arts Council office is located at Stone Crest Mall, 3797 Osage Beach Parkway, Osage Beach. Sale hours are 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 21.

For more information call 573-964-6366. Information and photos are online at