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Many folks may have wondered a year ago, following the most devastating flood on record, if Ozark County’s rivers would rebound. County officials and those operating tourist-dependent businesses worried that tourists and locals who had flocked to the river in previous years might not come back.But...
Striper and walleye fishing on Norfork Lake is the hot bite right now. The stripers have set into their summer pattern of being higher in the water column at early light then moving deeper as the sun comes up. The good news is the bite is lasting longer in the morning. We have been catching...
Grubs, jigs, flutter spoons and swim baits have all been effective recently on bass. Most of the bigger bass are down 15 to 20 feet during the day. Look for the old brush line and throw a jig, or fish the main lake bluff ends with a grub or flutter spoon. Both grubs and swimbaits have been most...
The following criminal cases, traffic/municipal tickets and infractions were filed in Ozark County Court between Tuesday, June 5, and Monday, June 18. All those charged are presumed innocent pending final court action. Matthew F. Hannaford, Brixey, statutory rape, and two counts of statutory sodomy...
Legan Tiller, daughter of Mike and Charline Tiller of Gainesville, was recently awarded the National Enzyme Chemistry Award at College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout as part of the 2018 annual student awards presentations. Tiller is a 2016 Gainesville High School graduate.  C of O awards are given...
Two Caulfield residents were among the 2,631 graduates who received degrees at Missouri State University’s 2018 spring commencement exercises on May 18 at JQH Arena in Springfield.Cole Denton graduated with a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree, and Shelby Harris graduated with a Bachelor of Science...
Sydnie Chance Russian of Hardenville graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree, and Haley Wood of Theodosia graduated with a master’s degree in education at Truman State University’s spring 2018 commencement exercises in Kirksville.
Two local area students were among the 582 spring 2018 graduates at Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa. The university also has a campus in Independence.Sally Hambelton of Gainesville and Julie Gunter of Pottersville both graduated with a Master of Science degree in nursing (family nurse...
Gainesville R-V School District will hold registration on Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 1-2. Students may pick up their schedules, paperwork and pay fees at this time. Insurance information and lunch applications will be available. School officials ask that all paperwork be completed and turned in...
Grant Talburt of Dora, shown here with College of the Ozarks president Jerry C. Davis, was one of 246 graduates who received degrees during the 2018 C of O commencement ceremony May 13 in Point Lookout. Grant, the son of Wayne and Ramona Talburt of Sycamore, received a Bachelor of Science degree in...

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