Linda E. Smith, 68

A memorial service for Linda Elaine Smith, 68, of Wasola, will be held at noon Saturday, June 8, 2019, at Oak Grove Church in Wasola. A previous service was held in Independence. Mrs.

Hammond is closed for construction, but other accesses provide float trip options


The North Fork Recreation Area/Hammond access, located off CC Highway southeast of Dora, is currently closed while construction crews complete a massive renovation to the river access. Crews are waiting to lay asphalt on the parking lot and road, a task that has been delayed several times due to continued rain. The new design features two boat ramps that will separate guests who are swimming from floaters backing down the ramp to launch canoes, kayaks and boats. Previously, the access just had one ramp that was used for swimming and launching boats, which caused a safety concern. Photo above: The ramp on the left in the above photo will be used as a boat launch, while the ramp further downstream, pictured on the right, is designated for water play. The campground located within the access is also closed. See page 12 for additional information.

DOW camp gives kids a week to learn, make friends and create lifelong memories


This photo of DOW camp counselors is thought to have been taken in 1996. From left are David Pearson, Connie Thompson,  John Schaefer, Renee Hambelton (front), Deleana Ledbetter Bolinaga, Jason Strong and Susannah Taber Alms. 

Editor’s note: For decades, Douglas, Ozark and Wright (DOW) counties have provided a special week for area children at Hammond Camp, near the North Fork

Hammond is closed for construction, but other accesses provide float trip options


The North Fork Recreation Area/Hammond access, located off CC Highway southeast of Dora, is currently closed while construction crews complete a massive renovation to the river access. Crews are waiting to lay asphalt on the parking lot and road, a task that has been delayed several times due to continued rain. The new design features two boat ramps that will separate guests who are swimming from floaters backing down the ramp to launch canoes, kayaks and boats. Previously, the access just had one ramp that was used for swimming and launching boats, which caused a safety concern. Photo above: The ramp on the left in the above photo will be used as a boat launch, while the ramp further downstream, pictured on the right, is designated for water play. The campground located within the access is also closed. See page 12 for additional information.

Editor’s note: Floating Ozark County’s cold, clear streams is a favorite summertime activity for both local residents and tourists, but accessing Bryant

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