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Jacob, front, performs with the Navy Ceremonial Guard drill team for a Utah-based Honor Flight group. Below right: the drill team tosses rifles.
When last we shared Navy Airman Jacob Nanney’s Navy duty adventures, he was “standing tight” as part of the White House weapons cordon that lined a White House walkway as newly inaugurated President Donald Trump and his family walked by to reach the stands where they would watch the 2017...

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Ozark County hunters who successfully harvest a deer during firearms season’s opening weekend Nov. 11-12 are required to present their deer to an area chronic wasting disease (CWD) sampling station so tissue samples can be taken to test for the disease. The closest sampling stations for Ozark...
Andrea Martin, 32, of Dora, was seriously injured Nov. 3 in a rollover accident on CC Highway about 12 miles west of West Plains. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol online crash report filed by Trooper D. L. Nash, Martin was traveling eastbound on CC Highway around 8:15 a.m. Friday in a...
Missouri firearms deer season opens Saturday and will run for 10 days, through Tuesday, Nov. 21.  Hunters are allowed only one antlered deer during the entirety of firearms season (all portions combined). Two antlered deer may be taken in combination of archery and firearms hunting seasons combined...
Tecumseh Volunteer Fire Department will host its annual hunters breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at the firehouse on Highway 160 east of Lake Norfork.  All proceeds will go toward new equipment for the TVFD. The price is $7 for adults and children over 11, $3 for children age 7-11. 
Bakersfield’s Bayou Masonic Lodge #365 will host a fish fry for the first day of firearms deer season. Serving will start at noon Saturday, Nov. 11, at the Masonic lodge in Bakersfield. The cost is by donation.
The Ozark County Courthouse and Gainesville City Hall and several other government offices will be closed Friday, Nov. 10, in observance of Veterans Day, which falls this year on Saturday, Nov. 11. The Gainesville License Office will also be closed. Banks will be open Friday but closed Satuday, Nov...
I talked to the winner of the Joe Bass tournament, and Rock Crawler crank baits were the ticket. Most of the better fish came off the main lake not far from the bank.  Spinnerbaits on windy days are working, and the Whopper Popper and buzz baits are also bringing fish to the boat. Big bluegill are...

Matthew J. England Memorial 5K winners
Winners of the Matthew J. England Memorial 5K held in Gainesville Saturday morning were, from left, (front row) Isabelle Workman, Carson Smith, Jack Smith; (back row) Jama Berry, David Dwyer, Cynthia MacPherson, overall male winner Frank Cottey, Tim Prososki, overall female winner Jamie Rigdon,...

Thirty-eight firefighters from seven area volunteer fire departments battled a mobile home Friday evening on County Road 506 off T Highway. The residents, Ronald and Reina McCullough and their two sons, were away when the fire broke out, completely destroying their home. Photo courtesy Khristie Jacquin, PPPVFD.
Area firefighters battled two structure fires in the Gainesville area during the past week.   A fire late Thursday on the west side of town Gainesville destroyed a large garage at the home of Gay and Gene Strong. Gay told the Times that her husband, Gene, was in the garage when the fire broke out,...

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