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Right now the Norfork Lake water temperature is in the low 40s and will stay that way for the next several weeks. Once we start getting some consistent south winds we should see a quick warm-up.  We are experiencing the normal winter shad kill and seeing thousands of small 1-inch threadfin shad...

MDC’s feral hog strike team removed a total of 6,567 feral hogs in 2017. This photo was taken in Iron County in southeast Missouri. MDC photo.
The Missouri Department of Conservation’s feral hog strike team eliminated a total of 6,567 feral hogs from the state in 2017; the hogs were removed by MDC, in cooperation with its partner agencies and private landowners. In 2016, 5,358 feral hogs were removed. Crews removed 2,858 feral hogs in...
Menus Lunch is served daily from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and is open to everyone. The cost is $6 for those younger than 60; a $3.50 donation is requested for those over 60. Call 679-4746 to order take-out for 25 cents more. Wednesday, Feb. 7: birthday lunch: shrimp, Tuscan blend veggies, fresh-...
The weather can’t seem to make up its mind – cool a day or two and then it gets warmer. It’s now Sunday evening, and the snow is coming down big time. One morning when Paul went out to do his feeding there was a big bunch of geese going north. We saw another bunch Saturday evening. We hope this is...
To start off the week for Monday, we had sewing club. We’re currently working on embroidered blocks for a quilt. Monday afternoon, we celebrated three residents’ and one staff member’s birthday, enjoying red velvet cake and fruit punch at the party. Tuesday, we had some special visitors: Ellen...
Are you looking for an early spring? I am! I’m ready to be through with winter and have it pass on by and bring us some early spring weather.  Tulips and Easter lilies – or jonquils, as some call them – are indications that spring is coming. They come up through the cold soil and bring us a bouquet...
Ozark County retirees, along with a group that calls itself Gainesville Classmates and Friends, will meet for lunch at 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12, at Golden Corral on South Glenstone in Springfield. Everyone is invited to come and bring a Valentine for the Valentine’s Day exchange.  For more...
The regular gathering of the Douglas/Ozark County unit of Missouri Retired Teachers and Personnel will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, at The Center, on Highway 5 just north of the Gainesville city limits.  Those attending will purchase their own lunch, which on Tuesday will include Thai...
Six new members were recently elected to the Ozark County Extension Council. The members elected in District 1 – west were Robert Edwards, R. J. Moyers and Marlin Wallace. The members elected in District 2 – east were Lindsay Collins, Stacy Hambelton and Noel Luna.  A news release from the Ozark...
The American Red Cross is hosting two blood drives this month in Ozark County.  The first is being held today, Feb. 7, at the First Baptist Church, 119 Second St. in Gainesville, where donations are being accepted from noon until 5 p.m. Walk-ins are always welcome, but scheduling an appointment...

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Gainesville, MO 65655

Phone: (417) 679-4641
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