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Disability Employment Awareness Month
Ozark Independent Living spokesperson Terry Hampton recently met with Ozark County Presiding Commission John Turner, left, and Ozark County Western District Commissioner Greg Donley for the signing of a proclamation recognizing October as Disability Employment Awareness Month. (Eastern district...
The Tecumseh Volunteer Fire Department will host an appreciation dinner at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, to thank all the members who volunteered during and after the April flood. The TVFD annual membership meeting will follow the appreciation dinner.  The dinner is free, and everyone is encouraged...

Rockbridge Rainbow Trout Ranch
The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Chapter 695 of West Plains will meet at noon Tuesday, Oct. 24 at the Rockbridge Rainbow Trout and Game Ranch Restaurant in Rockbridge.    All active and retired federal employees and spouses are invited to attend.  

Misty Gant
Misty (Pendergrass) Gant, 38, of Gainesville, pleaded guilty Oct. 4 before Circuit Judge Craig Carter to assault of a law enforcement officer and driving while intoxicated in connection with allegations that while driving drunk on Feb. 23, 2016, Gant dragged Ozark County Deputy Tiffany (Neill) Fox...

Crash
Darryl Hobbs, 54, of Caulfield was transported by ambulance to Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains after sustaining minor injuries in a single-vehicle accident around 5:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol online crash report, Hobbs was traveling eastbound on...

Bakersfield fire chief Greg Watts
A benefit auction to help Bakersfield resident Greg Watts will be held at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, in the Jerry Taylor Gymnasium at Bakersfield High School. Watts, the father of three young girls, has served with the Bakersfield Volunteer Fire Department since 1989 and has been chief since 1992...

Photo courtesy Clarkson Construction Larry Tilson was the first area resident to drive across James Bridge on PP Highway last week when the rebuilt bridge reopened after being washed away in the spring floods.
Larry Tilson was only too happy to oblige about 3:30 p.m. last Wednesday, Oct. 11, when members of the Clarkson Construction crew invited him to be the “first legal crosser” to drive across the newly completed James Bridge on Highway PP near Dawt.  Tilson, who lives in the familiar blue house on PP...

Stella Luna’s cornbread I don’t think my mother ever had this written down, but this is how she taught me to make cornbread. It’s so much better than a mix – and not much harder. I remember it, hot and crusty, broken into a plate brimming with pinto beans, or simply crumbled into a cold glass of milk for an easy Sunday night supper. 1 cup corn meal (Stella used yellow) 1 cup flour 3 tsp. baking powder 1 tsp. salt 1 egg Milk -- she never did measure it. I was to judge by looking at the batter. Over the years I’ve decided it takes a little more than one cup of milk. Mix all that together. (Don’t use a mixer. Just stir it with a fork or spoon.) Meanwhile in a 8 or 9” cast iron skillet, be heating some bacon grease. No measure on this, just be sure the bottom of the skillet is covered. (I’ve learned vegetable oil, even olive oil will work.) It should be VERY hot. Swirl it around in the skillet some to be sure the sides are coated too. Then pour it into the meal and flour mixture and stir four or five times. Pour it all into the hot skillet and bake 20 – 25 minutes at 400 degrees. When it’s done, turn it upside down on a plate and slice into wedges. Mary Ruth Luna Sparks
The 2017 edition of Ozark County Cookin’ will feature not only the recipes but also the stories of Ozark County cooks, present and past, whose kitchen talents created warm, enduring memories for generations of area families. As we do each year, we’re asking our readers to share their memories and...

Long-Term Recovery Committee
Officers of the Ozark County Long-Term Recovery Committee are, from left, Ozark County Emergency Manager Brett Meints, committee chair Shawn Taylor, secretary Jennifer Winrod, member Daniel Clubb and co-chair Sharon Davidson. The committee will have its next meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16, at...

Black walnut hulling station. Photo courtesy of Hammond Hullers.
Black-walnut hulling stations have opened for the season throughout the Midwest, and a news release from Stockton-based Hammons Hullers says the company is paying an “opening price” of $15 per 100 pounds (after hulling) to those bringing black walnuts to one of the company’s hulling sites. The...

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