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Gainesville residents Doyle and Peggy Rackley Johnson, left, and their daughter Julie Schofield and grandson Gannon, 3, rode one of the Branson Duck Boats Thursday a few hours before another Duck Boat carrying 29 passengers, plus the captain and driver, sank in a storm on Table Rock Lake. Seventeen people died.
A few hours before 17 people died Thursday when a Branson “Duck Boat” capsized in a storm on Table Rock Lake in Branson, Gainesville residents Doyle and Peggy Johnson rode one of the Duck Boats with their daughter and grandson.That evening, a friend texted Peggy, “Too bad about the Ducks.”“I asked...

photo from Hootin an Hollarin'a facebook page
Area quilters are encouraged to prepare their entries for this year’s Hootin an Hollarin quilt show to be held during the annual Sept. 20-22 festival.Lily Branco, one of the show’s organizers, says the quilt show is one of the highlights of the festival as it exhibits “the awesome quilts created by...

Rick Sartin of Birch Tree with his 10-pound 6-ounce record-setting silver redhorse. Photo courtesy Missouri Department of Conservation
Rick Sartin of Birch Tree became the most recent record-breaking angler in Missouri when he hooked a 10-pound 6-ounce silver redhorse on the Current River using a rod and reel. The new record breaks the previous state pole-and-line record for silver redhorse, a 5-pound, 10-ounce fish was caught in...
We are entering the last full week of our close-out sale. Thanks to all who have made the sale a success. We still have a fair amount of product left, especially soft plastics.Night fishing remains good with bags of 15 or more pounds needed to win most night tournaments. Salt craws, plastic worms...
Last week saw a lot of Norfork Lake stripers caught. My son and I landed multiple limits of stripers daily. The striper bite right now is almost entirely live bait. Some are being caught trolling using umbrella rigs and spoons. However, if you want to catch numbers right now, hire a live-bait guide...
The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is assisting Missouri livestock producers affected by drought. State Conserva-tionist J.R. Flores said Missouri has $2 million available to help farmers plant cover crops to address inadequate feed and forage and other natural resource concerns...
Correction: The location of the skills camp will be Mountain Home High School's Bomber Stadium in Mountain Home, AR, not Gainesville School, as this week's paper incorrectly stated. The Ozark Football Association is hosting a skills camp for football and cheerleading this Saturday, July 28 at...
Royce Wheeler, right, secretary of Sampson Masonic Lodge #298 in Theodosia, recently presented a $200 check to Amanda Parker of Loving the Least of These, a nonprofit business in Mountain Grove that provides clothing, car seats, formula, diapers and other items to foster parents in the area,...
Jacob Penrod, fourth from left, grandson of Velma Strong of Gainesville and the late Dick Strong, is a member of Missouri’s four-man shotgun team that recently won first place in the 4-H Shooting Sports National Championship Tournament in Grand Island, Nebraska. The team, which also includes, from...
Anew Church will be hold its annual back-to-school clothing giveaway from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 4 at the Anew2 building on the square in Gainesville.The church is also accepting gently used donations of clothing. To donate, contact Angie Goodman on Facebook or at 417-679-9080.

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