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Tecumseh Volunteer Fire Department will host its annual hunters breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at the firehouse on Highway 160 east of Lake Norfork.  All proceeds will go toward new equipment for the TVFD. The price is $7 for adults and children over 11, $3 for children age 7-11. 
Bakersfield’s Bayou Masonic Lodge #365 will host a fish fry for the first day of firearms deer season. Serving will start at noon Saturday, Nov. 11, at the Masonic lodge in Bakersfield. The cost is by donation.
The Ozark County Courthouse and Gainesville City Hall and several other government offices will be closed Friday, Nov. 10, in observance of Veterans Day, which falls this year on Saturday, Nov. 11. The Gainesville License Office will also be closed. Banks will be open Friday but closed Satuday, Nov...
I talked to the winner of the Joe Bass tournament, and Rock Crawler crank baits were the ticket. Most of the better fish came off the main lake not far from the bank.  Spinnerbaits on windy days are working, and the Whopper Popper and buzz baits are also bringing fish to the boat. Big bluegill are...

Matthew J. England Memorial 5K winners
Winners of the Matthew J. England Memorial 5K held in Gainesville Saturday morning were, from left, (front row) Isabelle Workman, Carson Smith, Jack Smith; (back row) Jama Berry, David Dwyer, Cynthia MacPherson, overall male winner Frank Cottey, Tim Prososki, overall female winner Jamie Rigdon,...

Thirty-eight firefighters from seven area volunteer fire departments battled a mobile home Friday evening on County Road 506 off T Highway. The residents, Ronald and Reina McCullough and their two sons, were away when the fire broke out, completely destroying their home. Photo courtesy Khristie Jacquin, PPPVFD.
Area firefighters battled two structure fires in the Gainesville area during the past week.   A fire late Thursday on the west side of town Gainesville destroyed a large garage at the home of Gay and Gene Strong. Gay told the Times that her husband, Gene, was in the garage when the fire broke out,...
White River Valley Electric Co-op is collecting new or gently worn coats for area children at its Gainesville office on County Road 503 just south of what is known locally as the Cheese Plant Bridge. The program is also collecting children’s mittens for distribution to local kids.  For more...
Traci Foster, Thornfield, has been hired as administrative support for the Ozark County Extension Council and Missouri University Extension staff in the Gainesville office. She replaces Regina Wood, who recently retired. Foster said she looks forward to serving the community, assisting the...

Mike Hatcher, shown here with his wife, Gretchen, is leading efforts to build a pastors retreat center west of Theodosia. The project began in 2005 when Mike was serving with the Navy in Guam and felt he'd received a message from God, directing him to Theodosia. Hatcher will tell the story of the project at 11 a.m. Sunday at The Fountain Church in Theodosia. Everyone is invited.
By Sue Ann Jones sueann@ozarkcountytimes.com   The vision for Briar Creek, a pastors retreat center that’s expected to open next year near Theodosia, began 12 years and 7,300 miles from here – in the American territory of Guam. That’s where Navy Senior Chief Mike Hatcher, who had never been...

Vince Akers won first place in the recent Ozark Mountain Bass Club tournament with 10.47 pounds. Akers also won big bass with 2.45 pounds.
The Ozark Mountain Bass Club held its final tournament of the 2017 season on Oct. 14 out of the Spring Creek ramp on Bull Shoals Lake. Winners were Vince Akers, first place with 10.47 pounds; Brian Sherrill, second place with 8.19 pounds; and Caleb Cline, third place with 7.84 pounds. Akers also...

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