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Cold weather float kindles warm memories

Subscriber onlyOne of the most memorable canoe trips in this river rat's life didn't take place on a warm spring day on some famous river known for its whitewater or smallmouth bass. Continue reading...

Low water common winter condition at Beaver Lake

Subscriber onlyWhat a difference a year makes when it comes to the water level at Beaver Lake. Continue reading...

Devil's den hike reveals nuggets of knowledge

Subscriber onlyThe wise philosopher and baseball player, Yogi Berra, said, "When you come to a fork in the road, take it." Continue reading...

Winter gets crappie in mood to bite at Beaver Lake

Subscriber onlyFish don't seem to mind when the weather is just a notch above freezing, with a stiff wind and drizzle that's set in for the day. Continue reading...

Missouri park tops for winter hiking, fishing

Subscriber onlyWe get those occasional winter days when the weather is warm with gentle puffs of breeze from the south. Continue reading...

Youth gets deer hunting wish through Buckmasters group

Buckmasters makes wish come true

Subscriber onlyTimothy Moore does his part to put supper on the family table even at the tender age of 8. Continue reading...

Dad, son fish the wind to win Polar Bear bass tournament

Subscriber onlyRobbie Dodson and his dad, Robert Dodson, fished the windiest shorelines they could find Sunday to win the annual New Year's Day Polar Bear Memorial Bass Tournament at Beaver Lake with five bass that weighed 19.97 pounds. Continue reading...

Chimney log rings in flaming new year

Subscriber onlyNo doubt some New Year's Eve campfires will be blazing in our little corner of the Ozarks. One sure way to jazz up the festivities is with the high flying flames of a chimney log. Continue reading...

Hikers circle summit at White Rock Mountain

Subscriber onlyHikers may feel like they're standing on top of the world during a trek around the summit of White Rock Mountain. Continue reading...

Cabin Christmas tree decked out in fishing flair

Subscriber onlySome of the best yuletide memories were made many moons ago when my buddy Hog Ears and I would head into the woods to cut our own Christmas tree. Continue reading...

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Beaver Lake is generally, but not always, at its lowest level during winter. A rise or fall in the l...

Beaver Lake is generally, but not always, at its lowest level during winter. A rise or fall in the level impacts dock owners and b...

Published: January 17, 2017

Visitors see the remnants of the Monte Ne amphitheater recently. The amphitheater appears when the l...

Visitors see the remnants of the Monte Ne amphitheater recently. The amphitheater appears when the lake level is low. The level ha...

Published: January 17, 2017

A creek flows into Beaver in an area usually a cove when the lake level is higher. The lowest levels...

A creek flows into Beaver in an area usually a cove when the lake level is higher. The lowest levels of Beaver Lake typically occu...

Published: January 17, 2017

Pine cones covered with frost are seen on a dry lake bed. The area is usually underwater.

Pine cones covered with frost are seen on a dry lake bed. The area is usually underwater.

Published: January 17, 2017

A guest is welcomed Saturday by Gina Allgaier (from left), Jazmine Harbin and Ronniesha Forrest to a...

A guest is welcomed Saturday by Gina Allgaier (from left), Jazmine Harbin and Ronniesha Forrest to a showing of a documentary film...

Published: January 15, 2017

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