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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...

This shoreline management plan interactive map, pictured above, can be viewed at www.swl.usace.army.mil/Missions/Planning/Bull-Shoals-Shoreline-Management-Plan-Revision/.
The Army Corps of Engineers is hosting Bull Shoals Lake Shoreline Management Plan update workshops Feb. 26 through March 1, including from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26, at Lutie School in Theodosia,  to share the draft shoreline management plan and collect public comments. A draft environmental...

Rhonda Wright
Gainesville native Rhonda Wright has been appointed chief executive officer and president of the board of JRI Holdings, Inc., the parent company of JRI Industries and Jenfab Inc. in Springfield. Wright has served as chief financial officer of the company since January 2017 and as interim president...
Greetings from your state Capitol. Last week was extremely busy here in the Capitol. The budget committee is finishing up with hearing all of the state departments’ budgets. Late nights every day! This week will give us a little relief as the Education Appropriations Committee, which I chair, will...
The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Chapter 695 of West Plains will meet at noon Tuesday, Feb. 27, at Chen’s Garden Chinese Restaurant, 1705 Gibson Ave. in West Plains.  Judith Revels will give a presentation on “Inventions by African Americans.”  All active and retired federal...
The filing period for candidates wishing to run in the Aug. 7 primary election begins at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27. These county offices are up for election in 2018: circuit judge, associate circuit judge, presiding county commissioner, county clerk, clerk of circuit court/recorder of deeds, county...

Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, shown in these “then” and “now” photos, will celebrate its 59th year of service with a party to be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 2, in the hospital’s main lobby.
Area residents are invited to join the Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains as it celebrates 59 years of service with a party to be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 2, in the OMC main lobby at 1100 Kentucky Ave. Birthday cake will be served and tours will be offered. Featured speakers include OMC...

The Ozark County Health Department has received a grant from the Missouri Department of Economic Development to create a new facility for the Ozark County Food Pantry. For the last few years, the food pantry has operated out of this building – the former Hodgson Mill Enterprises plant. Since early December, it has been sharing the space with Ozark Vinyl, a plastic-recycling company.
The Ozark County Health Department has been awarded a $272,563 grant from the Missouri Department of Economic Development to create a new facility for the Ozark County Food Pantry.  OCHD administrator Rhonda Suter said the health department’s board of directors is considering purchasing an existing...
The National Weather Service office in Springfield is looking to fill some voids in its weather network and needs to add sites in Ozark County, says NWS Springfield employee Mark Burchfield.  “We are trying to find some weather stations that can be hooked up to the internet,” he said, adding that...

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