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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...

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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.
The Norfork Lake weather is starting to feel like summer, and the striper fishing is turning on. The shad have not spawned yet, but they are very close. It may still be a few days.The top-water bite is very sporadic right now. As the shad move to the shore, the top-water bite will turn on. We have...

Greg Blair of Bradleyville, left, and Buck Comstock of Protem were the first place overall winners Saturday in the White River Valley Electric Co-op’s Hooked on Education tournament out of Theodosia. The team’s 18.21-pound catch won them $2,400.
White River Valley Electric Cooperative’s annual Hooked on Education Fishing Tournament Saturday, May 5, out of Theodosia Marina brought out 178 boats, the largest number to date. The annual event raises funds for WRVEC’s scholarship program for youth in the WRVEC’s five-county service area. The...
Decoration Day notices are published at no charge in the Times. Send notices to sueann@ozarkcountytimes.com or call the Times office at 679-4641 with Decoration Day news. Hicks CemeteryHicks Cemetery Decoration Day is Sunday, May 27. A short business meeting will begin at 11 a.m., followed by a...

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