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Photo courtesy Lindsay Collins. Fields decorated with hay bales have created pretty scenery lately around the county, but this year’s crazy spring weather and dry conditions have resulted in a substantially smaller hay crop than in previous years. The shortage has livestock producers scrambling to find hay to buy for the coming winter. Ozark County Extension specialist Randy Wiedmeier said that in good years, fields might produce five or six round bales per acre, but this year it’s more like two or three.
Ozark County farmers – and other ag producers around the state – are having a hard time finding hay to buy to feed their livestock during the coming winter.Randy Wiedmeier, livestock specialist in the Ozark County Extension office, said area producers are becoming worried about the situation. “I...

Photo /Theodosia Marina Resort. A long line of golf carts ablaze with patriotic colors lines up for the annual golf cart parade at Theodosia Marina Resort. This year, the parade starts at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 30 with line-up at the Fort Cook office
Ozark Countians, along with family guests and tourists, will celebrate the Fourth of July in the coming days with a wide variety of colorful events around the area. The fireworks displays listed here are free and open to everyone. Some of the other activities, including games, food vendors and...

The Gainesville Volunteer Fire Department lost its pumper and ladder trucks in last year’s flood and fire. But within a few weeks of the double catastrophe, the Republic Fire Department had offered to sell the city of Gainesville a used firetruck (left) for $25,000, and the Robertson Fire Protection District gave the department a used fire and rescue truck it had previously offered for sale for $80,000.
A year ago at this time, about the only thing the Gainesville Volunteer Fire Department had going for it was its dedicated volunteers – and a city council determined to help GVFD get back on its feet after double catastrophes. Its building and more than $400,000 worth of equipment were gone,...

Photo /Theodosia Marina Resort A long line of golf carts ablaze with patriotic colors lines up for the annual golf cart parade at Theodosia Marina Resort. This year, the parade starts at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 30 with line-up at the Fort Cook office
Ozark Countians, along with family guests and tourists, will celebrate the Fourth of July in the coming days with a wide variety of colorful events around the area. The fireworks displays listed here are free and open to everyone. Some of the other activities, including games, food vendors and...

Westin Wilson
Westin  Wilson from the Gainesville High School FFA chapter attended the state FFA HYMAX freshmen leadership camp June 15-17. The camp, sponsored by the Missouri FFA Association, was held at Camp Rising Sun at the Lake of the Ozarks State Park.  Only 100 high school freshmen students were chosen to...

Among the fun and educational activities offered during Bakersfield R-IV’s summer school recently, students learned the practical skill of canning vegetables. At left, Bakersfield teacher Stephanie Guffey shows Hunter Belt how full to pack a jar of green beans in preparation for canning.

Logan Strong, a recent Missouri State Univeristy graduate with a degree in exercise and movement science, is starting JUMP! Academy, a new after-school program for Gainesville students.
A new after-school program for elementary students in Gainesville is in the works for the 2018-2019 school year. The program, JUMP! Academy, is not affiliated with Gainesville R-V Schools. It’s the brainchild of Logan Strong, a recent Missouri State University graduate who holds a degree in...
To contact the Ozark County Sheriff’s Department or other emergency-responding agencies, call 417-679-4633. In an emergency, dial 911.  June 188:10 a.m. – Twelve cows/calves are out on Highway 160 east by First Christian Church. OCSD rendered assistance, called animal owner.8:43 a.m. – Well-being /...
The Missouri Conservation Commission recently approved recommendations by the Missouri Department of Conservation for its fall and winter efforts to find cases of chronic wasting disease (CWD) and help limit the spread of the deadly deer disease to more deer and more areas.Last season, MDC...

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The Missouri Department of Conservation will host a frog-gigging clinic for young people age 10 to 15 from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, July 6, at MDC’s Ozark Regional Office, 551 Joe Jones Blvd. in West Plains. The clinic is free for young participants and their parent or adult mentor.Participants...

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