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Members of Sampson Masonic Lodge #298 in Theodosia will serve their regular first Saturday of the month community breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. March 3 at the lodge on Highway 160 next to Lutie School in Theodosia. The menu includes scrambled eggs, sausage, biscuits and gravy, pancakes, waffles, ...

Mareshah Taber
Mareshah Taber, former owner of The Cellular Connection in Gainesville, an authorized Verizon store that closed in July 2017, has reopened the storefront located on First Street next to Bullseye. The new store, Taber Communications, opened Tuesday. The privately owned business, which is...

Eleven months after historic spring floods devastated many Ozark County roads and bridges, weekend rains brought high water that again caused closures like this one on the Highway 181 bridge over Bryant Creek near Hodgson Mill. MoDOT reopened the roadway Monday morning. Photo courtesy of Michael Huntsman.
After a protracted dry spell that had many area residents using the word “drought,” the first part of the weekend brought as much as 6 inches or more of rain in some parts of the county. The deluge filled streams to overflowing, reminding many of the historic floods that swept through the area 11...

Derek Beaver. Ozark County Jail photo.
UPDATE 3/01/18: Online court records show that Derek Beaver was released from custody Tuesday on a supervised bond after appearing in court with defense attorney C. Lee Pipkins.     After spending the weekend in the Ozark County Jail with a $100,000 cash-only bond, a Bakersfield High School senior...
The Theodosia United Methodist Men are sponsoring a chili supper to be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 2, at the church on Highway 160 in Theodosia across from Lutie School. A donation will be requested, with all proceeds going to  support local Ozark County benevolences.
The stagecoach journey “The Last Stage to Matador” will be the topic of the Friends of the Garnett Library monthly luncheon meeting at noon Friday, March 9, on the Missouri State University-West Plains campus. Local photographer Dennis Crider will be joined by Cowboy Rick Hamby and his wife,...
The Douglas County Veterans Memorial Association in Ava has been selected by the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund in Washington, D.C., to host a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Sept. 20-23 at the Missouri Fox Trotting Horse Breed Association facility on Highway 5 north of Ava. The...
It’s Monday morning as I’m writing, and we have had a little over 1 inch of rain in two showers. It’s supposed to rain some more this week.   Our road has been busy the last few days with trucks hauling hay and logs going both ways. Paul and Lee Van Camp have been cutting and hauling cedar logs to...
This time of the year, there seems to be some kind of environmental condition that bothers my throat and makes my voice hoarse. I clear my throat frequently but also find that opening a jar of dill pickles and taking a sip of the pickle brine helps the situation. Or sometimes I take a bite of a...
Representatives of Theodosia United Methodist Church last week donated $1,000 to the Ozark County Health Department to be used toward the OCHD’s grant-matching campaign to aid the Ozark County Food Pantry, which is operated by OCHD. The money was raised at a TUMC spaghetti dinner fundraiser on Feb...

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