From fishing resort to summer camp to public rec area, Hay Hollow still draws visitors

This page of photos is featured in the 1980 edition of the Hay Hollow YCC camp yearbook. The YCC camp, which had been run as an all-girls camp from its beginning in 1971, was transitioned to a co-ed camp in 1980. Camp director Carl Williams wrote in the yearbook, “This summer has been unusual. The heat each day was around 100 degrees. The poison ivy was the only thing that seemed to thrive. The campers came in from work drenched with perspiration and dirt... It truly took an outstanding person to stay.”

Editor’s note: This feature continues the series by Ozark County Times reporter Jessi Dreckman and for

Young, unknown couples ‘did everything right’ when helping driver in July 31 rollover accident

Dora fire chief Monte Shipley, left, Chris Hammett with Eastern Douglas County VFD, and DVFD captain John Stanton were among the emergency personnel who responded to a rollover crash July 31 on Highway 14 in Vanzant. Also pictured are Missouri State Highway Patrol Trooper Jason Prater, back to camera, and an unidentified driver from Ed’s Towing from Mountain Grove. A Vanzant woman was injured in the crash. Photo courtesy of Eastern Douglas County VFD.

First responders from Dora Volunteer Fire Department assisted Eastern Douglas County VFD and the Missouri State Highway


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