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Pontiac photographer Karen Eubank captured “the rockets’ red glare” over Bull Shoals Lake during the 2018 fireworks display at Pontiac Cove. This year’s Ozark County fireworks shows kick off in Theodosia at dark Saturday, June 29. Fireworks displays are set for Rockbridge Rainbow Trout Ranch at dark on Thursday, July 4, and at Pontiac Cove on Friday, July 5. Other fireworks shows and Independence Day festivities are also planned around the area.
Ozark Countians, along with family guests and tourists, will celebrate the Fourth of July in the coming days with a wide variety of colorful events around the area. The fireworks displays listed here are free and open to everyone. Some of the associated activities, including games, food vendors and...

Pontiac photographer Karen Eubank captured “the rockets’ red glare” over Bull Shoals Lake during the 2018 fireworks display at Pontiac Cove. This year’s Ozark County fireworks shows kick off in Theodosia at dark Saturday, June 29. Fireworks displays are set for Rockbridge Rainbow Trout Ranch at dark on Thursday, July 4, and at Pontiac Cove on Friday, July 5. Other fireworks shows and Independence Day festivities are also planned around the area.
Ozark Countians, along with family guests and tourists, will celebrate the Fourth of July in the coming days with a wide variety of colorful events around the area. The fireworks displays listed here are free and open to everyone. Some of the associated activities, including games, food vendors and...

During the 2018 flag retirement ceremony hosted by Sampson Masonic Lodge in Theodosia, Girl Scouts and co-leader Virginia Campbell, right, arranged the faded and torn American flags before each was taken to the fire to be retired.
Sampson Masonic Lodge #298 in Theodosia will conduct its fifth annual American flag retirement ceremony beginning at noon Saturday, June 29, at the lodge located on Highway #160 next to Lutie School.  Missouri 155th District Rep. Karla Eslinger will be the keynote speaker. Girl Scouts from Troop #...

During the 2018 flag retirement ceremony hosted by Sampson Masonic Lodge in Theodosia, Girl Scouts and co-leader Virginia Campbell, right, arranged the faded and torn American flags before each was taken to the fire to be retired.
Sampson Masonic Lodge #298 in Theodosia will conduct its fifth annual American flag retirement ceremony beginning at noon Saturday, June 29, at the lodge located on Highway #160 next to Lutie School.  Missouri 155th District Rep. Karla Eslinger will be the keynote speaker. Girl Scouts from Troop #...
The Ozark County Volunteer Library will host a summer reading program, “A Universe of Stories,” for children age 4 and up beginning Monday, June 17, and continuing through Monday, July 29. Volunteer Aletta Moore, who’s coordinating the program, said, “We’re encouraging the children and youth of our...
The Ozark County Volunteer Library will host a summer reading program, “A Universe of Stories,” for children age 4 and up beginning Monday, June 17, and continuing through Monday, July 29. Volunteer Aletta Moore, who’s coordinating the program, said, “We’re encouraging the children and youth of our...

Thornfield artisan blacksmith Jim Davis’ pieces, like this roadrunner, reflect creativity, ornamentation and whimsy.
Blacksmiths were essential members of early Ozarks communities, performing necessary tasks vital to the daily life of settlers. Using anvil, hammer and forge, their skills in heating and shaping metal allowed them to build and repair tools such as plows, wagon wheels, knives and other implements...

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Baptist Hill Cemetery Baptist Hill Cemetery in Elijah will host a potluck lunch at noon Sunday, May 26, followed by a business meeting. Everyone is invited. Donations for cemetery upkeep will be accepted that day; or checks may be made out to Baptist Hill Cemetery and mailed to Mona Brown, 1215...

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Baptist Hill Cemetery Baptist Hill Cemetery in Elijah will host a potluck lunch at noon Sunday, May 26, followed by a business meeting. Everyone is invited. Donations for cemetery upkeep will be accepted that day; or checks may be made out to Baptist Hill Cemetery and mailed to Mona Brown, 1215...

Thornfield artisan blacksmith Jim Davis’ pieces, like this roadrunner, reflect creativity, ornamentation and whimsy.
Blacksmiths were essential members of early Ozarks communities, performing necessary tasks vital to the daily life of settlers. Using anvil, hammer and forge, their skills in heating and shaping metal allowed them to build and repair tools such as plows, wagon wheels, knives and other implements...

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