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Pontiac photographer Karen Eubank captured “the rockets’ red glare” over Bull Shoals Lake during the 2018 fireworks display at Pontiac Cove. This year’s Ozark County fireworks shows kick off in Theodosia at dark Saturday, June 29. Fireworks displays are set for Rockbridge Rainbow Trout Ranch at dark on Thursday, July 4, and at Pontiac Cove on Friday, July 5. Other fireworks shows and Independence Day festivities are also planned around the area.
Ozark Countians, along with family guests and tourists, will celebrate the Fourth of July in the coming days with a wide variety of colorful events around the area. The fireworks displays listed here are free and open to everyone. Some of the associated activities, including games, food vendors and...

Ozark Waterways Real Estate
Ozark Waterways Real Estate Ozark Waterways Real Estate recently opened its Gainesville office on Third Street next to MFA Oil east of the square. Barb Stark, broker, and Roy Johnson, agent, offer expertise in all types of real estate, said Stark, who got her real estate license in 2005 and opened...
As Independence Day nears, authorities urge caution as Americans celebrate and travel.  Across the nation, July 4th is not only the busiest day of the year for fireworks, it’s the busiest day of the year for fires, says Missouri State Fire Marshal Tim Bean, adding, “It’s no coincidence.”  Fireworks...

Dustin Johnson
Former Ozark County resident and 2013 Dora High School graduate Dustin Johnson could become the first American ever to circumnavigate the globe by running. If he is successful in his current endeavor, Dustin will also be the youngest, the fastest 20- to 29-year-old, and the fastest overall to...

Pontiac photographer Karen Eubank captured “the rockets’ red glare” over Bull Shoals Lake during the 2018 fireworks display at Pontiac Cove. This year’s Ozark County fireworks shows kick off in Theodosia at dark Saturday, June 29. Fireworks displays are set for Rockbridge Rainbow Trout Ranch at dark on Thursday, July 4, and at Pontiac Cove on Friday, July 5. Other fireworks shows and Independence Day festivities are also planned around the area.
Ozark Countians, along with family guests and tourists, will celebrate the Fourth of July in the coming days with a wide variety of colorful events around the area. The fireworks displays listed here are free and open to everyone. Some of the associated activities, including games, food vendors and...

Linda Carr, seated, and Karen Cunningham, her daughter-in-law, consider the next project for one of their Painting with Purpose art classes.
It was almost 20 years ago that Linda Carr decided to attend painting classes with a group of friends at Ozarks Technical Community College in Springfield. “At that time, it was called tole painting,” Carr said. “We started with that then went into mixed media and began dabbling in other art...

Cameron Cofer
After reportedly stabbing a man in the lower back early Saturday morning, Cameron Cofer, 31, of Theodosia, is being held in the Ozark County Jail on a $15,000 cash-only bond. Cofer, charged with first-degree assault and armed criminal action, was scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday before Associate...

DOW campers, counselors and staff, wearing their trademark tie-dye shirts, gather for a photo to express their thanks for the donations and community support that makes it possible for Douglas, Ozark and Wright county children to attend the yearly camp, which was held last week near Dora.
Every June, for more than 50 years, Ozark County children, along with youth from Douglas and Wright counties, have had the opportunity to spend a week at DOW Camp, thanks to the generosity of local people and businesses. Many of the children who attend the camp, which is held at Hammond Mill Youth...

This photo of Decoration Day at Souder Cemetery, from Donna Walker’s collection, was taken around 1912.
Editor’s note: This week we publish the conclusion of Kaitlyn McConnell’s story about Decoration Day traditions that first appeared in her Ozarks Alive! blog. To read more of her stories about Ozarks people, places and history, visit ozarksalive.com   Ozark County native Donna Walker, now living in...

During the 2018 flag retirement ceremony hosted by Sampson Masonic Lodge in Theodosia, Girl Scouts and co-leader Virginia Campbell, right, arranged the faded and torn American flags before each was taken to the fire to be retired.
Sampson Masonic Lodge #298 in Theodosia will conduct its fifth annual American flag retirement ceremony beginning at noon Saturday, June 29, at the lodge located on Highway #160 next to Lutie School.  Missouri 155th District Rep. Karla Eslinger will be the keynote speaker. Girl Scouts from Troop #...

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