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Cooler temperatures will soon bring down water temperatures, and fishing will improve. Bass are being caught on top-water, spinnerbaits and jigs. Both main lake areas and creeks are producing fish. The challenge is to find keeper fish. Walleye fishermen are having luck with bass using spoons,...

Blaine Watkins killed his first deer, an 8-point buck, while hunting with his dad, Lance Watkins, on the family farm in Dora.
Young hunters ages 6 to 15 took to the Ozark County woods last weekend and bagged a total of 168 deer (109 bucks, 15 button bucks and 44 does) over the two-day youth-specific early deer season. Thirty-four more deer were killed this year compared with Ozark County youth’s total of 134 deer killed...
Editor’s note: Sections of these 1950s Dora-area reminiscences by former Ozark County resident Martin Capages Jr. are reprinted in the Ozark County Times as space allows. Capages, a Ph.D. University of Missouri-Rolla graduate and the retired former owner of ARIS Engineering in Ozark, attended...
To contact the Ozark County Sheriff’s Depart-ment or other emergency-responding agencies, call 679-4633. In an emergency, dial 911.   Oct. 23 10:26 a.m. – Unspecified medical. Lick Creek VFD and Ozark County Ambulance responded. Coroner was also dispatched. 11:18 a.m. – Subject arrested on Tarmac...
This year’s Community Messiah Sing is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, at First Presbyterian Church, 112 Aid Ave. in West Plains. Directed by Larry Dame, the Christmas portion of “Messiah” will be performed using the G. Schirmer score. The audience is invited to sing along on the favorite...
A great time was had by all at the first annual Ozark County classmates and friends reunion held recently at the Golden Corral in Springfield. Those attending included Donna Mishler Lewis, Archie Mishler, Lyle Mishler, James Mishler, Jean Mishler Evans, Joy Ann Elmore Young, Deloris and Jack Hobbs...
Dr. Oleksandr Halytskyy and Dr. Linda Wangui recently joined the hospitalist team at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. Other members of the team include Dr. Kendell Clarkston, Dr. Jeffrey Dryden, Dr. Priscilla Frase, Dr. Alex Makarian and Dr. Samantha Wallace. A hospitalist is a physician who...
The Center will hold its regular first Sunday fried chicken dinner fundraiser from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Nov. 5. The cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children younger than 10. The meal includes a beverage and dessert.  This is a great way to enjoy a delicious dinner and support The Center, on...
We are still dry. If it rains a little, the wind comes up and dries it up fast. Sunday morning it looked like a snow on the ground, but it was just the heavy frost. When the sun came out, it got real foggy. The wildlife have been around, including deer and turkeys. Also, the meadowlarks have been...
My friend Jerry Miller is expecting her two nephews coming from the Gulf Coast, one from Mississippi and and the other from Louisiana. They’re coming to bow hunt for the deer.  I enjoyed a Sunday visit and dinner with my daughter Kris and granddaughter Alexus. We visited in Dave and Karen Davis’...

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