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Big bass winner - Brian Sherrll caught the big bass prize winner with a 4.85-pounder in the Jan. 27 Ozark Mountain Bass Club tournament held out of Pigeon Creek ramp on Norfork Lake.
Alabama rigs and jigging spoons caught most of the fish during the monthly Ozark Mountain Bass Club tournament held Jan. 27 out of Pigeon Creek Ramp on Norfork Lake. Despite cold water temperatures, several fish were caught.  Winners were Rodney Shockey and Marty Whisnant, first place with 18.35...
Bass fishing was hit-and-miss last weekend with several people doing very good while others struggled. The winning five-fish limit at Buck Creek was a little over 18 pounds with a big bass just over 5 pounds. The A rig worked well as did jigs and tubes. Most fish were in the 20- to 25-foot range,...
Cassidy Johnson was honored Sunday, Jan. 28, by the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame with one of 110 Special Achievement Awards presented to Missouri athletes who earned first team All-American honors in 2017. Cassidy, a junior at College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, was recognized for earning first...
To contact the Ozark County Sheriff’s Department or other emergency-responding agencies here, call 679-4633. In an emergency, dial 911.   Jan. 22 (continued from last week’s Times) 8:17 a.m. – Medical: 82-year-old male is having possible stroke. Wasola VFD, Ozark County Ambulance and Air Evac...
We have had some sunny days and a little rain. Not enough yet to start the creeks running. The wind has been bad a few days. No time for burning. Paul took a load of cedar logs to the cedar mill and had to wait in line to get unloaded. We went to West Plains one evening to get some parts for the...
Please join us Sunday, Feb. 4, for our regular first-Sunday fried chicken fundraiser dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Southwest Baptist University student Tali Rose and her family will be volunteering to serve guests to earn tips that will go toward Tali’s upcoming mission trip to Colombia,...
Two theft cases were filed in Ozark County Circuit court in the past week.    Four-wheeler theft A warrant with a $2,500 cash only bond has been issued for Jade Nicholl Goodnight, 29, of Ava, and Estevon Dockins, 30, of Gainesville after felony-level stealing charges were filed against the pair on...
The Tecumseh Volunteer Fire Department will host a Chili Cook-Off fundraiser from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, at the firehouse on Highway 160 east of Lake Norfork. Judges for this event will be Ozark County Sheriff Darrin Reed, Ozark County Presiding Commissioner John Turner and Ozark County...
Dr. Rick Funston of the University of Nebraska will speak on heifer development and fetal programming at the next meeting of the South Central Cattlemen, to be held at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12, at the Howell County Extension Center, 1376 Bill Virdon Blvd. in West Plains.  The meal is $15 per...
Members of Sampson Masonic Lodge #298 in Theodosia will serve their regular first Saturday of the month community breakfast from  7 to 10 a.m. Feb. 3 at the lodge on Highway 160 next to Lutie School in Theodosia. The menu includes scrambled eggs, sausage, biscuits and gravy, pancakes, waffles and...

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