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The Missouri Department of Conservation recently announced that it is now offering used MDC vehicles, boats, motors, tractors, trailers, farm equipment, office equipment and other items for sale through the online auction website Govdeals.com instead of the annual live auctions it has previously...
March 27 is the deadline for candidates wishing to file for the Aug. 7 primary election. County offices coming open include presiding county commissioner, county clerk, county collector, county treasurer, clerk of circuit court / recorder of deeds, prosecuting attorney and associate circuit judge....
The Missouri Ozarks Rural Health Network officially launched in January 2018 with its Great Expectations program, initially focusing on increasing access to comprehensive, coordinated maternity care and improved birth outcomes. Partners from Douglas, Ozark, Texas and Wright counties, supported by a...
Eleven-year old Maverick Yoakum of Dixon, shown here with his dad, Bennett Yoakum,  became the most recent record-breaking angler in Missouri when he hooked a river redhorse March 4 on Tavern Creek using a rod and reel. The new “pole and line” record river redhorse weighed 10 pounds, 3 ounces. The...
Last week’s word on Norfork Lake was inconsistent. You could catch stripers one day and then the next day nothing or just a few. Wednesday we went to Bennett’s Bayou to pre-fish for my next day’s trip. We had doubles and caught several limits in over an hour. The next day we had a debris line, and...
The annual meeting for Lilly Ridge Cemetery will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 25, in the church fellowship hall. Anyone interested in the business affairs of the cemetery is invited to attend.

Purple coneflower, a Missouri native plant, is one of several Jenny Middleton recommends for Monarch gardens.
The Ozark Heritage Garden Club will meet at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 27, at the Theodosia United Methodist Church on Highway 160 in Theodosia. The meeting will begin with a potluck lunch hosted by Kay and Jerry Meyers, who will provide fried chicken for everyone. Attendees are asked to bring a side...
As it said it would do, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers installed this road barricade and sign Wednesday, March 14, at the Tecumseh access on Highway 160. The gate blocks motorized traffic from entering the access during a $1 million renovation to repair the roadway, parking lot and boat ramp that...

Ozark County Commissioners, from left, Gary Collins, John Turner and Greg Donley issued a proclamation Monday designating April as “Clean Up Trash” month. They hope the proclamation will encourage residents to organize efforts to pick up roadside trash that detracts from “our beautiful Ozark County.”
The Ozark County Sheriff’s Report for the past week (see page 7 of this week’s Times) includes more than a dozen calls for help due to out-of-control brush and grass fires around the county. The widespread fires and smoky skies had some residents wondering whether a county burn ban would be – or...
Officials with the American Red Cross say the blood supply is still recovering from severe winter storms earlier in March that forced more than 270 blood drives to be canceled throughout the country, resulting in more than 9,500 “uncollected” blood and platelet donations in the first two weeks of...

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