Showing posts from October, 2016

18 Fun Facts You Didn't Know About Halloween

Can you believe another Halloween is already here? If you have young children, your home is probably buzzing with excitement as your little ones choose their costumes and await the big night when they can finally go trick-or-treating. Your friends at the Law Offices of Phillips, McElyea, Carpenter, & Welch, P.C. are here to help you get into the Halloween spirit with these fun trivia facts about this spooky holiday.

18 Fun Facts about Halloween 

1.  The very first jack o'lanterns weren't carved from pumpkins - they were carved from turnips!

2.  Halloween is believed to have originated around 4,000 B.C.

3.  The largest pumpkin on record weighed 836 pounds.

4.  In Hollywood, California, a fine of $1,000 may be imposed for using silly string on Halloween.

5.  Halloween is sometimes called by several other names: Samhaim, Snap-Apple Night, Witches Night, All Hallow's Eve, Summer's End, and Lamswool.

6.  Halloween is the second highest grossing commercial holiday (after Christ…

The Realities Of Teenage Driving

As parents, nothing matters more than ensuring the safety of our children. Unfortunately, many parents find that this becomes more challenging as their kids grow up and become more independent. Getting a driver's license is an important step on the road to adulthood, for example, but ask any parents and they'll likely tell you that watching their child drive away for the first time was one of the most nerve-wracking moments of their lives.

Tragically, their deep concerns are often warranted. Car accidents account for over 30% of all deaths in teens ages 15-19. Driving safely requires careful and unwavering attention to multiple details, and it often takes drivers several years before attending to all of the details becomes second-nature. In recognition of the dangers teens face on the road and the, this week (October 16-22) has been designated National Teen Driver Safety Week. In honor of this week-long observance, our Lake of the Ozarks traffic attorneys are here to help raise…

Pumpkin Chunkin Palooza Festival & 5K Fun Run

The Lake of the Ozarks is famous for being a great summer attraction, but the Lake Area offers several great attractions for local families in the fall as well. This week, your friends at the Law Offices of Phillips, McElyea, Carpenter, & Welch, P.C. are here to provide you with the details for a brand new event in the Lake Area: Rotary's Pumkin Chunkin' Palooza! This exciting event promises to be a fun-filled afternoon that you won't want to miss.

Pumkin Chunkin' Palooza
Saturday, October 15, 201611:00 AM - 6:00 PMOzarks Amphitheater2629 MO Highway 5Camdenton, MO  65020Adults 13 and over: $8Children 5-12: $5Children 5 and under: Free
The Lake of the Ozarks has never before seen an event like this one. The Ozarks Amphitheater has gone above and beyond to prepare an event that will thrill everyone from start to finish. They have planned tons of great attractions and activities, including...
Pumkin Contests There will be a "Largest Pumpkin" contest with a cash p…

Our Customer Service Is Next To None

Ideally, outstanding legal representation is only part of the equation when you work with a law firm at the Lake of the Ozarks. You'll want to find a team of experienced and knowledgeable legal professionals that you can trust to keep your best interests at heart, but you also want to find a team that will provide you with outstanding customer service along the way. In honor of National Customer Service Week, the Law Offices of Phillips, McElyea, Carpenter, & Welch, P.C. are here to share with you a few factors that set our customer service apart.


The legal world is governed by strict deadlines; a delayed signature, document, or other response could cause a setback that is impossible to overcome. If a deadline is missed altogether, it could have harsherrepercussions. In order to help you achieve the best possible outcome for your legal situation, our Lake of the Ozarks attorneys promise to act in an efficient and timely manner.

Frequent Communication

It goes without say…