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To contact the Ozark County Sheriff’s Office, call 417-679-4633. In an emergency, dial 911. April 99:38 a.m. – Caller said neighbor’s cattle are on her property on Docs Drive. OCSD officer spoke with reporting party on phone.10:51 a.m. – Caller on County Road 110 reported a fraud / scam call: a...
The Sweeton Pond Cemetery Board of Trustees in Dora will hold its annual meeting at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 29, at the Sweeton Pond Community Church. Board members are Hershel Hollingshad, Richard Martin, Janice Grisham, Virginia McMurtrey, Dennis Smith, Rocky Uhlmann and Lonnie Cudworth.A recent...

Gainesville FFA officers and their adviser, Jon Wilson, attending Sunday service at Gainesville Church of Christ so they could surprise preacher Halbert Smith with the honorary American FFA Degree, the highest degree awarded by the national FFA. From left: Madison Trivitt, Blakely Morrison, Peyton Donley, Natlie Kiger, Halbert, Wyatt Wilson, Jaima DeVries, Will Uchtman and Hunter Webb.
Gainesville Church of Christ preacher Halbert Smith wasn’t surprised to see eight students wearing FFA jackets in his congregation Sunday. His wife, Vicki, has been helping train the Gainesville High School FFA parliamentary procedure team that will soon be participating in the upcoming state...

Dave Roever
Dave Roever will speak at Family Life Church of Dora at 6 p.m. Sunday, April 29. Roever, who has made speaking appearances at the church for the past few years (in conjunction with a little turkey hunting, says Pastor Don Hamby) is a decorated Vietnam veteran who served with the Navy as a riverboat...
Frontier Baptist Church in Pontiac will host a youth lock-in for teens in grades six through 12 from 6 p.m. Friday, April 27, until 6 a.m. Saturday. Organizers say the event will include food, music, games, praise and worship.Dinner will be served at 6 p.m., followed by a concert from 7 to 8 p.m....
This month’s women’s prayer brunch will held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 21, at the First Christian Church in Gainesville. All women of the area are invited to come for brunch, fellowship and an enlightening message.For more information, call Polly Huddle at 417-255-5324. 
First Baptist Church in Gainesville will host an apologetics conference Friday and Saturday, April 20-21. Speaker Rob Phillips, with the Missouri Baptist Convention, will lead the sessions on apologetics, defined as “the defense of the Christian faith.”Sessions will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m....
White bass have been caught from the state line on Norfork as far north as you can get. Live minnows, sliders and swimming minnows are all effective on these fish. White bass on Bull Shoals are still staging in Gulley and Big Creek and will become more abundant as the water temperature rises....
Last week was another crazy week of Norfork Lake weather that produced lots of inconsistent patterns. We started the week cold and with good fishing. As the week wore on, we had lots of high winds, bad storms, rising water, high boat traffic – and slower fishing. We ended the week with cold weather...
Alyssa Dillon of Tecumseh, a sophomore Associate of Science in business major at Missouri State University-West Plains, is one of 29 college students in the Missouri – and the only student from a two-year school – who has been awarded a $1,250 scholarship from the Missouri Society of Certified...

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