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True Hope Church will host a music night beginning at 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19, at the church on Highway 160 in Theodosia.  Everyone is welcome to come and listen, sing or play. 
The Norfork Lake striper bite was very good last week. We fished every day and had limits each day up to Sunday, when the wind was strong and from the east and the schools we have been seeing did not show up. Between my son and I, we did catch 11 stripers, but that’s the lowest number caught this...
The Center in Gainesville will host its annual BBQ chicken dinner fundraiser and dessert auction from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17. The meal will be prepared by the Theodosia United Methodist Church Men’s group and will include chicken, baked beans and delicious potato salad, along with drinks...
Heavy machinery was spotted at the Tecumseh access of Norfork Lake over the weekend, and some residents have wondered if the equipment means the Army Corps of Engineers has begun its planned renovation of the Tecumseh access, officially scheduled to begin in December 2019 and be completed by April...

Former Times staff member Amelia LaMair explores the ruins of the old stone barn – a relic of the 1950s-era Braddock farm that operated in what became the Braddock Lake fishing and hunting resort and is now part of the Hay Hollow trail head in Mark Twain National Forest northeast of Dora.
Editor’s note: This feature continues the series by Ozark County Times reporter Jessi Dreckman and former reporter Amelia Lamair describing a hidden-away bit of history in the Mark Twin National Forest just north of Ozark County in the community once known as Siloam Springs.      Just across the...
Several dozen law enforcement officers and school personnel attended a training program Friday at Bakersfield School presented by Phil Chalmers, whose 30 years of research and experience as a true-crime writer and interviewer of serial killers led him to develop informative sessions that address...
Friendly Neighbors Extension Club members Lily Branco, left, and Lynn Bentele show the quilt that will be the prize in this year’s Hootin an Hollarin quilt show raffle. The 80 x101-inch hand-quilted Dresden Plate quilt was donated by Julie Pippen, who won it in another raffle a few years ago....
School started Tuesday in Bakersfield, and these new warning signs welcome those entering through any gates to the school’s campus, which includes preschool through 12th-grade students. The signs say, “Attention: Please be aware that certain staff members at Bakersfield R-IV School District are...
Highway 160 in Ozark and Taney Counties will be reduced to one lane with a 10-foot width restriction as contractor crews perform a resurfacing project beginning Monday, Aug. 20, at Highway 5 in Ozark County and continuing westward to Highway 125 in Taney County.  Guardrail upgrades and preliminary...
Ozark County’s Drug/Alcohol Epidemic Project organizational committee met Thursday, Aug. 9, to discuss the community’s interest in continuing the project. Fourteen community leaders had responded to letters inviting them to serve on the task force. Group spokesperson Mary Ketchum said participants...

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