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Missouri turtles are often seen crossing Missouri roadways this time of year as they emerge from their burrows and venture out to search for food, mates or nesting sites. Missouri’s box turtles can live as long as 50 to 80 years and occasionally more than 100 years. Photo courtesy MDC.
This is the time of year when the Missouri Department of Conservation reminds motorists to give turtles crossing roads a brake. Turtles are struck by cars throughout all the warmer months but are at special risk this time of year because they are on the move, emerging from their burrows to search...
The Norfork Lake weather is starting to feel like summer, and the striper fishing is really 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....
Bass fishing is hit-and-miss on both lakes due to all the brush in the water. Top water has been working well in the mornings and evenings. Zara spooks and the jumping minnow by Rebel are both doing well. Spinnerbaits and rattle traps worked well during the White River Valley Electric Co-op...
Four Ozark County graduating seniors have been awarded scholarships this year from the PFC Matthew J. England Memorial Scholarship fund. Cassy Jean Doebler, Gainesville High School,  received $1,000. Cassy was salutatorian of her class and plans on becoming a pharmacist.  She is entering the pre-...
Glenda Grandstaff of West Vue Retirement Community will give a presentation on the Green House Home concept for skilled nursing care at the next meeting of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees chapter 695 of West Plains , to be held at noon Tuesday, May 22, at Chen’s Garden Restaurant...
TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets at 4 p.m. every Monday in Isabella. For more information, call chapter leader Donna Anderson, 417-273-0027. Our newest member, Jim Glynn, had the best weight loss for April; he was also the weekly weight loss winner on April 16 and April 23. He also reached a...
This year’s Regional Grazing School, for livestock producers interested in improving their grass resources for grazing animals, will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, June 18-20, at the Douglas County Sale Barn on Highway 5 in Squires.   The registration fee of $175 for a single...

Members of the Howell County Rural Fire District #1 were congratulated May 8 by West Plains Fire Chief Roy Sims and Missouri State Fire Marshal Tim Bean, who attended a firehouse gathering to celebrate the department’s being named the Missouri Fire Department of the Year on May 5 during the 2018 Firefighter Association of Missouri convention in St. Joseph. Front row, from left: firefighter Jared Chapman (seated), junior firefighter Edward Heuchelin, Sims, HCRFD Chief Joe Auffert, Bean and HCRFD administrative officer Christel Cantrell. Second row: board president Joe Bean, board member Leon York, firefighter Jerry Wirtz, board vice president Doyle Surritte, Captain Verlin Bunch, Assistant Chief Chris Wilbanks, firefighter Joey Smith, firefighter Jack Romans and firefighter Gary LeRoux. Not pictured: Lt. Lee Arthurs, firefighters Daniel Dennis, David Hubbard and Scott McNichols, and secretary Tiffany Dugan. HCRFD responds automatically and in mutual aid when needed to Ozark County’s east-side volunteer fire departments at Bakersfield, Caulfield, Dora and Tecumseh.
Howell County Rural Fire District #1, which responds in mutual aid to Ozark County’s east-side fire departments, including Bakersfield, Caulfield, Dora and Tecumseh, was named Missouri Fire Department of the year at the Firefighters Association of Missouri Convention May 8 in St. Joseph. Chief Joe...
First Baptist Church in Gainesville will host this month’s ladies prayer brunch at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 19. Organizers invite all area women to attend and enjoy the meal, fellowship and a message. The church is located at 122 Second St. in Gainesville. For more information, call Polly Huddle, 417-...
To contact the Ozark County Sheriff’s Department or other emergency-responding agencies here, call 417-679-4633. In an emergency, dial 911. May 7 10:25 a.m. – Caller shared information. Handled by officer. 10:40 a.m. – Two-vehicle accident on Highway 160 in front of Dollar General. No injuries....

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