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Posted May 24, 2015 at 12:01 AM

On the heels of producing a detailed demographic study of the lake area, the Lake of the Ozarks Regional Economic Development Council is pushing forward with a comprehensive housing study.The LOREDC membership voted Thursday to establish a task force to develop a fund-raising plan to secure the balance of the estimated $40,000 study. LOREDC has contributed $10,000 already.

Updated May 21, 2015 at 10:20 AM

Scott Hoffman Black grew up in Nebraska. He remembers playing outside as a child and seeing hundreds of monarch butterflies in the summer sky. On his last visit back with his two children, only a few of the easily identifiable orange, black and...

Updated May 20, 2015 at 10:45 AM

Now that spring is in full swing and the garden is breathing down the neck of summer, it is time to make a list of garden chores to do.

Posted May 20, 2015 at 1:01 AM

Reader question: We are first-time homebuyers. We are also young and uninformed. Our agent is my aunt who was pregnant and due at any time. I found a house I really liked, but she couldn’t show it because of her condition. I had the agent from the...

Posted May 18, 2015 at 1:01 AM


Updated May 14, 2015 at 11:22 AM

William Bartram, a naturalist from Philadelphia, traveled across the Southeast in the spring of 1773 and described “a vast forest of the most stately pine trees that can be imagined.”

Updated May 14, 2015 at 9:30 AM

Ah, sweet harmony. That’s the word — and the feeling — that springs to mind when you think of a garden arbor, pergola or gazebo. These appealing outdoor features keep everything in balance, adding a distinctly functional aspect to your landscape...

Posted May 13, 2015 at 8:00 AM

Six homes in the Westside's prestigious Porto Cima subdivision will throw open their doors for a special tour this weekend that will raise money for local charities.

Posted May 13, 2015 at 1:01 AM

Reader question: I work in finance with a mid-size publicly traded company. We outsource our relocation policy to a third-party relocation company. Our costs to relocate continue to rise yet our relocation company says that short of reducing...

Updated May 12, 2015 at 9:26 AM

If your yard is covered in shadow for some or most of the day, gardening can be a challenge. Having shade doesn’t equal no possibility of a garden, though. With a little research and creativity, shade gardens can be refreshing, cools spots of beauty...

Updated May 12, 2015 at 8:53 AM

Is your bathroom too small? You’re not alone in thinking the space could be bigger. A recent survey conducted by faucet maker Moen found that almost half of respondents (45 percent) wish they could make their bathroom larger.

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