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Crappie fishing on both lakes is as good as ever. S&M chrome-head jigs, live minnows and swimming minnows are all working. It has been a long time since so many limits have come off both lakes. Saturday I watched a man catch big crappie on a jerkbait around standing timber. Some exceptionally...

Ozark County Health Department nurse Bonnie Peter, RN-BSN, right, with Mary Shields.
Ozark County Health Department nurse Bonnie Peter, RN-BSN, recently accepted another donation of items from  Mary Shields of Gainesville. “We extend heartfelt thanks to Mary for her continuous donations to the women, infants and children we serve here in the county. For years, Mary has made...
Theodosia United Methodist Church is hosting Caroling in the Ozarks at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10, at the church on Highway 160 in Theodosia. Cookies, hot cocoa and hot apple cider will be served afterward. Everyone is invited.
The Douglas/Ozark County unit of Missouri Retired Teachers and School Personnel will meet Tuesday, Dec. 12, at The Center in Gainesville, located off Highway 5 just north of the Gainesville city limits. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. with the meeting and program to follow. For more information...
The next meeting of the Amateur Radio Club of the Ozarks will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at Cookie’s Restaurant overlooking Bull Shoals Lake in Theodosia. The club will meet in the back room from 11 a.m. to noon, and members may choose to order lunch after the meeting. Members and friends...
Pontiac / Price Place Volunteer Fire Department will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12 at station 1 on W Highway next to the Pontiac post office. This meeting will be the fire department’s appreciation dinner. Everyone is invited to bring their family and a dish to share.
The next monthly meeting of the Ozark County Chamber of Commerce will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13, in the Century Bank training room on the northeast corner of the square in Gainesville. All Chamber members or those interesting in becoming members are invited. For more...
The next Gainesville-area community blood drive will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13, in the First Baptist Church fellowship hall, 119 Second Street in Gainesville.  Donors can just show up on the day of the drive or make an appointment by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS or visiting...
The Mruk Family Education Center on Aging, in Mountain Home, Arkansas, will host a Christmas carol sing-along from 2 to 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, in the Baxter Regional Medical Center Lagerborg Dining Room.  The event is being promoted as “a free, fun time of refreshments, fellowship and traditional...
After two aircraft passing over Ozark County reported possible laser incidents to the Federal Aviation Administration’s Kansas City Air Traffic Control Center, area residents are cautioned to make sure Christmas lights that use laswers are not pointed skyward. This week’s Ozark County Sheriff’s...

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