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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...
Beginning July 1, deer hunters can apply online through the Missouri Department of Conservation’s website for a shot at more than 100 managed deer hunts throughout the state. The managed hunts allow archery, muzzleloading and modern firearms at conservation areas, state and other parks, national...
Rodney S. Traeger, M.D., has joined the medical staff at Baxter Regional Urology Clinic in Mountain Home, Arkansas, and will be working there with Dr. Daniel Decker and nurse practitioner Katie Hutchens. Traeger attended the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston and completed a general...
U.S. Air Force Airman Austin Davis graduated recently from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas. Davis completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic...

Lightning struck the Ozark County Sheriff’s Office Sunday morning, disabling some of the department’s communications systems.
A lightning strike during a passing thunderstorm Sunday morning knocked out radio communications at the Ozark County Sheriff’s Office, took out phone lines and zapped an office copier machine. Electrical power automatically switched over to the building’s gas-powered emergency generator, according...

Boy Scouts helped fold flags during the Theodosia Masons’ 2016 flag retirement ceremony. This year’s ceremony is scheduled for noon Saturday, June 30, at the lodge on Highway 160 in Theodosia next to Lutie School. Those attending are invited to bring old and unserviceable flags for retirement.
Sampson Masonic Lodge #298 in Theodosia will conduct its fourth annual American flag retirement ceremony beginning at noon Saturday, June 30, at the lodge located on Highway 160 next to Lutie School. An Army color guard is scheduled to help open and close the ceremony, and Missouri State Sen. Mike...

Jackie Klineline, owner of Just Jackie’s restaurant at Pontiac, took this photo Sunday of the sunset over Bull Shoals Lake, which earned tops marks in a recent Ozarks Water Watch report comparing water quality in Upper White River sub-basins.
Bull Shoals Lake earned top marks in Ozarks Water Watch’s recently released 10th annual “Status of the Watershed Report.”The report, a summary of data from 12 monitoring projects, is designed to answer the question, “How’s the water?” in the Upper White River basin in southwest Missouri and...
A local working group charged with identifying local priority resource concerns and providing input about program criteria to the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service will meet at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 12, at the Ozark County Soil and Water Conservation Department office on North Main Street...

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