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Dee Shoemaker took this photo of a hummingbird, apparently chilled beyond moving and lying among the fern fronds on her deck at Theodosia when a recent cold snap swept through. “After the day warmed, he woke up and flew away,” she said.
Springtime in Ozark County means the flowers are blooming, trees are budding, babies are arriving and colorful migrators are passing through. 

Gainesville High School pitcher Will Uchtman had a great game against the Alton Comets at the Bulldogs’ last home game of the season Tuesday, May 7. The Bulldogs won 5-2. Photo by Karla Smith
Bailey Jo Frazier, a graduating senior at Dora High School, has won a $2,000 MFA Foundation Scholarship, to be awarded May 13 during the school’s graduation ceremony. Bailey, the daughter of Melinda Andrews, plans to attend Missouri State University-West Plains to study psychology. Her goal is to...

Cameron Yeager Bakersfield High School FBLA VP of Membership
Ozark County was represented at the state level of FBLA by Cameron Yeager of Bakersfield High School and Faith Harlin of Gainesville High School for the 2017-18 school year. Their terms ended after this school year, and the two are graduating, but both students said the experience was a rewarding...

Gainesville FBLA’s Public Service Announcement team – Chasity Mansker , left, and Shai Meek – took sixth place at the April 8-10 State Leadership Confer-ence in Springfield.
On April 8-10, FBLA members attended the State Leadership Conference at the University Plaza Hotel in Springfield. The 19 members attending earned top-five positions in their events at the district level that allowed them to compete at the state level.The members participated in workshops, talked...

MDC photo
Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation show that turkey hunters checked 34,055 birds during Missouri’s 2018 regular spring turkey season April 16–May 6. Top harvest counties were Franklin with 760 birds checked, Texas with 732 and Laclede with 657.  Ozark County hunters...
Bryant Rackers of Bonnots Mill became the most recent record-breaking angler in Missouri when he snagged a blue sucker on the Osage River. The new “alternative method” record fish snagged by Rackers on April 21 weighed 9 pounds, 1 ounce, with a length of 30 inches. Rackers’ recent catch broke the...
Age group winners of The Center’s first 5K walk/run held Saturday, April 28, in Gainesville were, from left (front), Joanne Krupp, Haley Engelhardt, Sabrina Engelhardt, Bentley Miller; (middle) Donna Anderson, Mindy Pippin, Sam Wynn; (back) Bill Gruden, Danielle Gruden, Megan Lynne, Cynthia...
Pete Pearson, left, and Eddie Guzik were the winners in the Ozark Mountain Bass Club’s April 14 tournament out of Aunts Creek Ramp on Table Rock Lake. Guzik also won the big bass prize for the day. Weights of the winning catches were not available at press time.
Tyelor Estes of Gainesville killed this 25-pound turkey recently in eastern Montana, where he is working on a shut-down operation at CHS oil refinery in Laurel.


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