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If we get the 5 to 6 inches of rain predicted this week it will have several positive impacts on fishing. First, it will start the walleye run up the rivers for their annual spawning run, and second, we need the water to get the white bass moving. The white bass are still a few weeks away, but this...
The Tecumseh Volunteer Fire Department will host its first annual chili cook-off from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, at the Tecumseh Community Building on Highway 160 east of Norfork Lake. The event is open to everyone and will feature live music. Chili will be served for $7 for adults and $3 for...
The Ozark County Historium in Gainesville will host an old-time music get-together at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 24. The event, honoring Ozarks gatherings such as the McClurg music jam, pictured here, will begin with a discussion about old-time music and its place in local communities. Ozarks Alive!...
St. William’s Catholic Church at Highways 160 and MM in Gainesville will host its annual Lenten fish fries from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on these Fridays: Feb. 23, March 9 and March 23 at the church. The cost is $7.50 for adults, $3.50 for children under 12. Carryout is available; call 679-4804.

The Protem-area home of 84-year-old Les Tennis was completely destroyed in last week’s wildfire, which was named the “Rozell fire” by Mark Twain National Forest officials. Tennis escaped with nothing but the clothes he was wearing. Photo courtesy Ron Yarger.
Eighty-four-year-old Les Tennis is living temporarily with his brother-in-law, Joe Hunter, after a fast-moving wildfire last week burned nearly 2,000 acres in the Mark Twain National Forest near Protem – but destroyed only one structure: Tennis’ longtime home.  MTNF spokesperson Cody Norris said in...

Mark Case, project manager with the Mountain Home, Arkansas, Corps of Engineers office, attended the Gainesville meeting to answer questions about the Corps plans to restore the lake access and boat ramp at Tecumseh Park. Times photos / Jessi Dreckman.
With the weather warming and the upcoming spring white bass run on many Ozark Countians’ minds, fishermen and lake-goers alike are wondering what will happen with the popular fishing area at the Tecumseh Park access.  The park and its lake access were heavily damaged after the floodwaters of the...
Menus Lunch is served daily from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and is open to everyone. The cost is $6 for those younger than 60; a $3.50 donation is requested for those over 60. Call 679-4746 to order take-out for 25 cents more. Wednesday, Feb. 21: steak burger on a bun, seasoned potato wedges, meadow...
The Army Corps of Engineers is hosting Bull Shoals Lake Shoreline Management Plan update workshops Feb. 26 through March 1, including one scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26, at Lutie School in Theodosia.At the workshops, Corps personnel will share the draft shoreline management plan, answer...
The Missouri Department of Conservation is updating its black bear research webpage with enhanced features and information on Missouri’s native black bear population. The new webpage will offer black bear research project summaries, project updates, new research photos, videos, interactive story...
State, city and county offices will be closed Monday, Feb. 19, in observance of the Missouri state holiday honoring George Washington’s birthday. Monday is also a federal holiday marking Presidents Day, which commemorates Washington’s birthday as well as Abraham Lincoln’s. Missouri celebrated...

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