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Twenty yoga participants attended the first Beginning Yoga class taught by Tecumseh resident Sunni Fine, pictured far left, Monday evening at the Historium. A Yoga for Seniors class will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Mondays at the Historium beginning March 12 and continuing for 10 weeks until May 14. The Beginning Yoga class is held from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. Mondays, also at the Historium. Those classes began this week and continue through May 7.
Tecumseh resident Sunni Fine, owner of Breathe, a yoga and massage studio in West Plains, is now offering yoga classes and massage therapy in Gainesville.Fine, who has been doing massage for more than 10 years and has been teaching yoga classes for three years, opened Breathe in West Plains two...

Tecumseh resident Bill Driscoll and a friend caught 26 white bass and a few crappie Saturday on Norfork Lake at the Bridges Creek Access, known locally as Stump Hole.
Local residents got their first taste of the spring white bass run last weekend as temperatures warmed and the fish began biting.On Saturday, Tecumseh resident Bill Driscoll and a friend took to Norfork Lake at the Bridges Creek Access, locally known as Stump Hole, off County Road 551 (Smokey...

First place Greg Phillips, left, and Pete Pearson won first place in the Ozark Mountain Bass Club’s February tournament held out of Buck Creek Ramp on Bull Shoals Lake.
The Ozark Mountain Bass Club held its February tournament recently out of the Buck Creek Ramp on Bull Shoals Lake. It was a cold day with temperatures below the freezing mark  that caused the eyes on the rods to ice over. The water temperature was 44º F. Fish were caught on Alabama rigs.The winners...
This past week I fished for striper, walleye and crappie on Norfork Lake. The stripers are just about ready to turn on. The water temperature in Bennett’s Bayou is ranging from 51 to 55 degrees, depending on how long the sun stays out and how cold it was during the night. The shad are shallow in...
Last week’s rain got the walleye and white bass moving. On Norfork Lake, several keeper walleye were caught from the bank at the Florence Cook Access on jerkbaits. Live minnows would have worked just as well. White bass have been caught on both lakes as they begin their annual run also. On Bull...

Ray Grisham caught this smallmouth bass, which weighed about 3 pounds, while fishing with Wyatt in the Spring Creek area of the lake.
Wyatt Grisham and his dad, Ray Grisham, enjoyed some fishing success last week on Bull Shoals Lake.

Actor John Maxwell
John Maxwell’s one-man play on the life of the Nobel Prize-winning author William Faulkner will be presented at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, at the Vada Sheid Community Development Center on the Arkansas State University-Mountain Home campus. The performance, presented by ASUMH’s Performing Arts...
The Missouri Department of Transportation is asking the public to report potholes so MoDOT maintenance crews can assess the damage and complete the needed repairs. Throughout March, maintenance crews will be repairing potholes, according to a MoDOT news release.State maintenance engineer Becky...
Pontiac resident Marv Looney, fifth from right, chancellor of the Missouri State University-West Plains campus from 1990 to 1998, was designated an “emeritus member” of the Grizzly Booster Club Board of Directors during halftime of the Feb. 14 Grizzly Basketball home game at the West Plains Civic...

Photo courtesy Miami County Republic
Shelby Dawson, center, recently signed a national letter of intent to play soccer at Allen Community College in Iola, Kansas. Shelby, currently a senior at Spring Hill (Kansas) High School, is pictured here with her parents, Janette and Tyler Dawson. She is the granddaughter of John and Judy...

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