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Participants included, from left, David Connell, Georgia Thorne, Marshall Simpson, Jenna Uchtman, Gentry and Gracyn Blackburn, Lucas Luna, Tyler Tabor, Peyton and Tate Eslinger
The Ozark County Commissioners last week declared April as “Clean Up Trash” month in Ozark County, but the youth of Frontier Baptist Church in Pontiac didn’t wait for the first day of April to put the proclamation into action. Young participants from the church worked Saturday picking up trash...
Michael Beda of Theodosia caught this 20-pound striped bass March 19 while fishing on the Theodosia arm of Bull Shoals Lake.
As it said it would do, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers installed this road barricade and sign Wednesday, March 14, at the Tecumseh access on Highway 160. The gate blocks motorized traffic from entering the access during a $1 million renovation to repair the roadway, parking lot and boat ramp...
The Missouri Department of Conservation recently announced that it is now offering used MDC vehicles, boats, motors, tractors, trailers, farm equipment, office equipment and other items for sale through the online auction website Govdeals.com instead of the annual live auctions it has previously...
Eleven-year old Maverick Yoakum of Dixon, shown here with his dad, Bennett Yoakum,  became the most recent record-breaking angler in Missouri when he hooked a river redhorse March 4 on Tavern Creek using a rod and reel. The new “pole and line” record river redhorse weighed 10 pounds, 3 ounces. The...
Fishing improved last week, even with the water temperature in the low 50s. As the water warms, fishing will only get better, and more baits will work. Bass fishing with the Bama rig is the way to go now, although crankbaits and spinnerbaits will also work. Many bass have begun moving shallow, and...
Last week’s word on Norfork Lake was inconsistent. You could catch stripers one day and then the next day nothing or just a few. Wednesday we went to Bennett’s Bayou to pre-fish for my next day’s trip. We had doubles and caught several limits in over an hour. The next day we had a debris line, and...

Purple coneflower, a Missouri native plant, is one of several Jenny Middleton recommends for Monarch gardens.
The Ozark Heritage Garden Club will meet at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 27, at the Theodosia United Methodist Church on Highway 160 in Theodosia. The meeting will begin with a potluck lunch hosted by Kay and Jerry Meyers, who will provide fried chicken for everyone. Attendees are asked to bring a side...
As it said it would do, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers installed this road barricade and sign Wednesday, March 14, at the Tecumseh access on Highway 160. The gate blocks motorized traffic from entering the access during a $1 million renovation to repair the roadway, parking lot and boat ramp that...

Michael Beda of Theodosia caught this 20-pound striped bass March 19 while fishing on the Theodosia arm of Bull Shoals Lake.

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