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The Missouri Department of Conservation recently announced that it is now offering used MDC vehicles, boats, motors, tractors, trailers, farm equipment, office equipment and other items for sale through the online auction website Govdeals.com instead of the annual live auctions it has previously...
March 27 is the deadline for candidates wishing to file for the Aug. 7 primary election. County offices coming open include presiding county commissioner, county clerk, county collector, county treasurer, clerk of circuit court / recorder of deeds, prosecuting attorney and associate circuit judge....
The Missouri Ozarks Rural Health Network officially launched in January 2018 with its Great Expectations program, initially focusing on increasing access to comprehensive, coordinated maternity care and improved birth outcomes. Partners from Douglas, Ozark, Texas and Wright counties, supported by a...
Fishing improved last week, even with the water temperature in the low 50s. As the water warms, fishing will only get better, and more baits will work. Bass fishing with the Bama rig is the way to go now, although crankbaits and spinnerbaits will also work. Many bass have begun moving shallow, and...
Last week’s word on Norfork Lake was inconsistent. You could catch stripers one day and then the next day nothing or just a few. Wednesday we went to Bennett’s Bayou to pre-fish for my next day’s trip. We had doubles and caught several limits in over an hour. The next day we had a debris line, and...
The annual meeting for Lilly Ridge Cemetery will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 25, in the church fellowship hall. Anyone interested in the business affairs of the cemetery is invited to attend.
Local farmers and artisans are invited to sign up as vendors at the fourth annual Ozark County Homegrown and Home-made Festival, to be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 5, on the Gainesville square. Vendor applications are available  at First Home Bank, Shelter Insurance, Century Bank of the...

Purple coneflower, a Missouri native plant, is one of several Jenny Middleton recommends for Monarch gardens.
The Ozark Heritage Garden Club will meet at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 27, at the Theodosia United Methodist Church on Highway 160 in Theodosia. The meeting will begin with a potluck lunch hosted by Kay and Jerry Meyers, who will provide fried chicken for everyone. Attendees are asked to bring a side...
As it said it would do, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers installed this road barricade and sign Wednesday, March 14, at the Tecumseh access on Highway 160. The gate blocks motorized traffic from entering the access during a $1 million renovation to repair the roadway, parking lot and boat ramp that...
A new Alcoholics Anonymous has formed and will meet at 6 p.m. every Tuesday at the Protem Community Center 1 mile north of the Peel Ferry in Protem.

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