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The Douglas/Ozark County Unit of Missouri Retired Teachers and School Personnel will meet at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 8, at Autumn’s Cafe in Ava.The program will be a presentation about Newborns in Need by Debbie Stone. All retired Missouri teachers and school personnel are welcome.
Pontiac Price Place Volunteer Fire Department will honor two long-time community residents and volunteers at its regular monthly meeting Tuesday, May 8, which will start early – at 5 p.m. – to include a potluck dinner in honor of Leo and Janice Fischer, who are moving away. Residents are encouraged...
The Lions Club presented a check to the Ozark County Sheriff’s Department at their meeting Thursday, April 26, in Gainesville. The gift is a result of Dan Shea’s donation of $500 in memory of his brother, long-time Lions Club member Denny Shea. “We chose to take part of those funds, purchase a gun...
Warmer days and, more importantly, warmer nights will have both bass and crappie spawning this week and the next few weeks. Time to put the Carolina-rigged lizard to use as well as the shakey-head worm. Several bass were caught last week on top-water, and that form of fishing is as much fun as any....
It’s starting to get warm, and Norfork Lake fishing is picking up. The only problem we had was the full moon. On every full moon the stripers feed at night, like deer, and the bite is over very early after the sun comes up. That’s a good thing for those anglers who like to fish the “night shift.”...

Ozark County Presiding Commissioner John Turner, left, and Western District Commissioner Greg Donley, right, met with Rep. Lyle Rowland when they were in Jefferson City recently to attend the Missouri Association of Counties Legislative Conference. Eastern District Commissioner Gary Collins was unable to attend.
Ozark County Presiding Commissioner John Turner and Western District Commissioner Greg Donley recently attended the Missouri Association of Counties Legislative Conference in Jefferson City, where an estimated 150-200 county commissioners, sheriffs, county clerks, county treasurers and others...
Bakersfield will hold its eighth grade promotion ceremony in the Taylor gymnasium at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 10.  The senior awards and scholarship program will be at 9 a.m. Friday, May 11.Bakersfield’s senior graduation  ceremony will be at 7 p.m. Friday, May 11, in the Jerry Taylor gymnasium. A...
Samuel Turnbull of Dora won the Missouri FFA Forest Management Proficiency award at the 90th Missouri FFA Convention.Turnball, a junior at Dora High School, is the son of Melvin (Toby) and Sheri Turnbull. He is a member of the Dora FFA chapter. His FFA adviser is Paula Bodenhamer.Turnbull’s...
Dora senior Jason Barnett was one of 756 FFA members recently awarded the Missouri State FFA Degree.  He was also runner up in Area Star in Agriculture placement. His SAE program consists of beef entrepreneurship and placement. His adviser is Paula Bodenhamer. Jason plans to join the Air  Force...
Dora FFA members who attended the 90th Missouri State FFA Convention April 19-20 at the Hearnes Center on the University of Missouri campus in Columbia included, from left (front), Kyle Lee, Whitney Evans, Abby Kelley, Kylie Smith; (back) Keeli Land, Dylan Martin, Jon Pettit, Jason Barnett and...

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