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Winners of the Pontiac 5K run held Saturday morning at Pontiac Cove Marina were, from left (front), Chaney Werner, Jarett Hogan, Brent Clauser (first place overall male, from Charleston, South Carolina), Kelley Nicholas; (back) Melissa Hayes (first place overall female, from Gainesville), Dalton...

Ozark County Emergency Management Director Brett Meints said that this wall cloud, photographed Friday evening by Chris Mattson at Theodosia Marina, was accompanied by wind gusts as high as 40 to 60 miles per hour as it moved into Ozark County from the west.
Holiday weekend began with heavy rain, high water The Memorial Day holiday weekend got off to a rough start late Friday afternoon in Ozark County as thunderstorms dumped 2 to 4 inches of rain in about 90 minutes in some areas, sending creeks over low-water crossings and washing ruts in county roads...
The fishing on Norfork Lake continues to improve. The shad are still spawning, and the stripers are on a very early morning bite. We are catching stripers as soon as we get a bait in the water somewhere around 5 a.m. The bite does not last long and is usually over by 7 a.m. I’m seeing a shift in...
Here we go again with high water and fewer places to launch. Bass fishing has been OK at best, with top-water baits working early and late in the day. Spinnerbaits and rattle traps fished over the brush are working as are floating worms fished just over the brush. Most bass have finished the spawn...
VFW Post #5366 in Isabella will host an outdoor gear yard sale Saturday, June 2, beginning at 8 a.m. at the post on HH Highway, off Highway 160 in Isabella. The event, which will continue on the first Saturday of each month, lets area residents sell all types of outdoor items, including hunting and...
Scattered storms swept through the area over the weekend, bringing welcomed rain to farmers and gardeners and not-so-welcome wind and hail in a few areas. Jordan Henderson’s car, parked in the driveway at the Protem-area home of her grandparents, Tommy Joe and Sherry Skinner, was crushed when...
The Missouri Department of Conservation reports that 33 new cases of chronic wasting disease  were found following the testing of 24,486 free-ranging Missouri deer through its 2017-2018 sampling and testing efforts.  The new cases were from the following counties: Adair (3), Cedar (1), Franklin (4...

Missouri turtles are often seen crossing Missouri roadways this time of year as they emerge from their burrows and venture out to search for food, mates or nesting sites. Missouri’s box turtles can live as long as 50 to 80 years and occasionally more than 100 years. Photo courtesy MDC.
This is the time of year when the Missouri Department of Conservation reminds motorists to give turtles crossing roads a brake. Turtles are struck by cars throughout all the warmer months but are at special risk this time of year because they are on the move, emerging from their burrows to search...
The Norfork Lake weather is starting to feel like summer, and the striper fishing is really turning on. The shad have not spawned yet, but they are very close. It may still be a few days. The top-water bite is very sporadic right now. As the shad move to the shore the top-water bite will turn on....
Bass fishing is hit-and-miss on both lakes due to all the brush in the water. Top water has been working well in the mornings and evenings. Zara spooks and the jumping minnow by Rebel are both doing well. Spinnerbaits and rattle traps worked well during the White River Valley Electric Co-op...

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