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Last week was a fun and busy time here at the Gainesville Health Care Center. On Monday we decorated for Christmas. Tuesday, we made homemade fudge in the dining room with Shawn Lewellen and Frances Loftis. In the afternoon we had Bible study with Debbie Cobb. On Wednesday, I took Christmas...
Clear Springs Baptist Church had a really nice soup supper and Christmas party at  Rocky Top Campground hosted by owners Joe and Diane Easterday. The party included a tour of the beautifully decorated Christmas drive-through lights. A lot of people were there, including Clear Springs pastor David...
Crappie are still doing well on chrome head jigs, minnows and a variety of small plastic baits. Look for crappie around brush piles or standing timber. When you find one continue to fish as they are schooled up right now. Crappie fishing remains steady even after a cold week.  If you find a log...
The Ozark County Food Pantry is working to raise $5,000 so it can receive a dollar-for-dollar matching grant from Ozarks Food Harvest, the regional food bank for southwest Missouri.  The funds are being provided through a grant the regional food bank received recently from the Wal-Mart Foundation...
The Ozark Mountain Bass Club recently held its 2017 end-of-year banquet and awards ceremony at Cookie’s Restaurant in Theodosia. The top 10 Angler of the Year winners received plaques and will also be receiving jackets courtesy of Wing n Fin Resort and United Country-Willow Springs Realty. The club...

Joshua Long. Courtesy of Ozark County Jail.
Joshua Long, 37, of Mountain Home, Arkansas, is being held in the Ozark County Jail on a $5,000 cash-only bond on charges of burglary and possession of methamphetamine in connection with a Nov. 26 break-in at a Mammoth-area apartment where he allegedly attempted to leave the scene dressed as a...

Rocky Top Campground, off Highway 160 at the top of the Tecumseh curves, welcomes area residents and visitors to its drive-through Christmas lights display. Owners Joe and Diane Easterday say the drive-through is open to everyone and will continue nightly from dark until about 10 p.m. through the New Year’s. Photo submitted.
Christmas events are continuing this week throughout the area.  The Ozark County Community Choir, which includes members from five area churches, will present this year’s Christmas cantata, “Glory in the Highest,” at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, at Clear Springs General Baptist Church at PP Highway...
A Dora teenager was killed in a single-vehicle accident Dec. 3 near West Plains, according to a Missouri State Highway Patrol online report. Sean W. Kelley, 17, was traveling westbound in a 1999 Pontiac Bonneville at “a high rate of speed” on County Road 4100 in Howell County about a half mile west...

West Plains Propane office manager Chrystal Meek said whoever burglarized the facility Tuesday, Dec. 5, caused substantial damage, including this broken glass door, but only got away with two checks made out to West Plains Propane. Photo courtesy Chrystal Meek.
Ozark County Sheriff Darrin Reed warns local residents that burglaries and thefts are on the rise, a trend that typically can be seen nationwide from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day. “Please be aware of your surroundings, and lock your vehicles,” Reed posted on his Facebook page. “If you see...
Shelter Insurance agent Doug Hawkins shows the Fostering Joy collection box that was delivered to his Gainesville office Monday. The charitable project gives area residents another opportunity to help make Christmas merry for foster children in Ozark, Douglas and Wright counties by donating new,...

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