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First place Greg Phillips, left, and Pete Pearson won first place in the Ozark Mountain Bass Club’s February tournament held out of Buck Creek Ramp on Bull Shoals Lake.
The Ozark Mountain Bass Club held its February tournament recently out of the Buck Creek Ramp on Bull Shoals Lake. It was a cold day with temperatures below the freezing mark  that caused the eyes on the rods to ice over. The water temperature was 44º F. Fish were caught on Alabama rigs.The winners...
This past week I fished for striper, walleye and crappie on Norfork Lake. The stripers are just about ready to turn on. The water temperature in Bennett’s Bayou is ranging from 51 to 55 degrees, depending on how long the sun stays out and how cold it was during the night. The shad are shallow in...
Last week’s rain got the walleye and white bass moving. On Norfork Lake, several keeper walleye were caught from the bank at the Florence Cook Access on jerkbaits. Live minnows would have worked just as well. White bass have been caught on both lakes as they begin their annual run also. On Bull...

Ray Grisham caught this smallmouth bass, which weighed about 3 pounds, while fishing with Wyatt in the Spring Creek area of the lake.
Wyatt Grisham and his dad, Ray Grisham, enjoyed some fishing success last week on Bull Shoals Lake.

Actor John Maxwell
John Maxwell’s one-man play on the life of the Nobel Prize-winning author William Faulkner will be presented at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, at the Vada Sheid Community Development Center on the Arkansas State University-Mountain Home campus. The performance, presented by ASUMH’s Performing Arts...
The Missouri Department of Transportation is asking the public to report potholes so MoDOT maintenance crews can assess the damage and complete the needed repairs. Throughout March, maintenance crews will be repairing potholes, according to a MoDOT news release.State maintenance engineer Becky...
Pontiac resident Marv Looney, fifth from right, chancellor of the Missouri State University-West Plains campus from 1990 to 1998, was designated an “emeritus member” of the Grizzly Booster Club Board of Directors during halftime of the Feb. 14 Grizzly Basketball home game at the West Plains Civic...

Photo courtesy Miami County Republic
Shelby Dawson, center, recently signed a national letter of intent to play soccer at Allen Community College in Iola, Kansas. Shelby, currently a senior at Spring Hill (Kansas) High School, is pictured here with her parents, Janette and Tyler Dawson. She is the granddaughter of John and Judy...
Gainesville High School senior Aspyn Britt signed a letter of intent Friday, Feb. 23, to run cross country at College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout. Aspyn is pictured with her parents, Penny and Gene Britt (seated), her high school running coach Gary Emrick (standing, back left) and C of O cross...
This year’s Gainesville High School seniors vs. alumni basketball game is set for Friday, March 9. A pulled pork dinner will be served at 5 p.m. Donations will be accepted. The girls game starts at 6 p.m., and the boys game will follow.All alumni are invited. For more information, call Penny Britt...

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