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Seedlings from the Missouri Department of Conservation’s George O. White State Forest Nursery may be ordered from now through April 15, 2019, as supplies last. MDC says a variety of low-cost native tree and shrub seedlings are available for reforestation, windbreaks, erosion control, wildlife food...

Dr. Magdy Giurgius
Ozarks Medical Center will offer a free community education dinner focusing on the health risks of obesity and weight-loss surgery options from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, at OMC Parkway Center in West Plains. Dr. Magdy Giurgius, board-certified general and bariatric surgeon at Ozarks Medical...
TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets at 4 p.m. every Monday in Isabella. For information about attending a meeting, call chapter leader Donna Anderson at 417-273-0027. Both men and women are welcome. Debbie Dodd took over the month and had the best weight loss. Weekly weight loss winners were Bev...
Theodosia True Hope church will host its Third-Sunday music night at 6 p.m. Sept. 16. Refreshments will be provided.  This will be the final music night for the year. Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy the music. Participation is also welcome.   

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The new course gives those 16 years and older more flexible and convenient options to become bowhunter-education certified.   The Missouri Department of Conservation now offers an all-online bowhunter education course for Missouri residents age 16 and older. The new course offers a more flexible...

Brian D. Walter, PhD., is the keynote speaker for the event. His presentation is titled, "Sage and Osage: Donald Harington and the Long History of the Ozarks."
 “Social Architecture and Foundations of the Ozarks” is the theme of the 12th annual Ozarks Studies Symposium set for Sept. 20-22 at the West Plains Civic Center in West Plains.     Hosted by Missouri State University-West Plains, the event celebrates various aspects of Ozarks culture and history...

Darrell Gunter. Ozark County Jail booking photo.
Ava resident Darrell W. Gunter, 47, is currently being held in the Ozark County Jail on a $100,000 cash-only bond after he allegedly climbed a tree, entered a woman’s house without her knowledge and waited with her firearm for her to enter the room.  Gunter, charged with first-degree burglary,...

Sen. Mike Cunningham
This week, Missouri lawmakers return to the state Capitol in Jefferson City for the first extra session of the second regular session of the 99th General Assembly and the annual veto session. The governor called the extraordinary session to address numerous appointments he has made to the state’s...

Six of the shoot-out cast members.
Here’s a story that’s hard to believe in these days of tragic school shootings and mass murders that break our hearts and defy our understanding:  Fifty-some years ago, Gainesville High School students carried shotguns to school and staged wild shoot-outs on the town square. Photos in the 1965 GHS...

Ronald Eveland. Ozark County Jail booking photo.
Officers with the Ozark County Sheriff’s Department and the Missouri State Highway Patrol investigate a wide variety of situations, but last week a pair of bizarre incidents left officers scratching their heads.    Boating bandit The first incident, which occurred  around 6:16 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4...

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