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Traci Foster, Thornfield, has been hired as administrative support for the Ozark County Extension Council and Missouri University Extension staff in the Gainesville office. She replaces Regina Wood, who recently retired. Foster said she looks forward to serving the community, assisting the...

Mike Hatcher, shown here with his wife, Gretchen, is leading efforts to build a pastors retreat center west of Theodosia. The project began in 2005 when Mike was serving with the Navy in Guam and felt he'd received a message from God, directing him to Theodosia. Hatcher will tell the story of the project at 11 a.m. Sunday at The Fountain Church in Theodosia. Everyone is invited.
By Sue Ann Jones sueann@ozarkcountytimes.com   The vision for Briar Creek, a pastors retreat center that’s expected to open next year near Theodosia, began 12 years and 7,300 miles from here – in the American territory of Guam. That’s where Navy Senior Chief Mike Hatcher, who had never been...

Vince Akers won first place in the recent Ozark Mountain Bass Club tournament with 10.47 pounds. Akers also won big bass with 2.45 pounds.
The Ozark Mountain Bass Club held its final tournament of the 2017 season on Oct. 14 out of the Spring Creek ramp on Bull Shoals Lake. Winners were Vince Akers, first place with 10.47 pounds; Brian Sherrill, second place with 8.19 pounds; and Caleb Cline, third place with 7.84 pounds. Akers also...

Tom Reynolds
Right now Norfork Lake’s hot spot for stripers is Robinson Point. Look for stripers starting at 30 feet and keep moving out until you find them feeding on the bottom. The schools will keep moving, so you will be on the move most of the morning. The striper, walleye, bass and crappie bite is moving...
Cooler temperatures will soon bring down water temperatures, and fishing will improve. Bass are being caught on top-water, spinnerbaits and jigs. Both main lake areas and creeks are producing fish. The challenge is to find keeper fish. Walleye fishermen are having luck with bass using spoons,...

Blaine Watkins killed his first deer, an 8-point buck, while hunting with his dad, Lance Watkins, on the family farm in Dora.
Young hunters ages 6 to 15 took to the Ozark County woods last weekend and bagged a total of 168 deer (109 bucks, 15 button bucks and 44 does) over the two-day youth-specific early deer season. Thirty-four more deer were killed this year compared with Ozark County youth’s total of 134 deer killed...
Editor’s note: Sections of these 1950s Dora-area reminiscences by former Ozark County resident Martin Capages Jr. are reprinted in the Ozark County Times as space allows. Capages, a Ph.D. University of Missouri-Rolla graduate and the retired former owner of ARIS Engineering in Ozark, attended...
To contact the Ozark County Sheriff’s Depart-ment or other emergency-responding agencies, call 679-4633. In an emergency, dial 911.   Oct. 23 10:26 a.m. – Unspecified medical. Lick Creek VFD and Ozark County Ambulance responded. Coroner was also dispatched. 11:18 a.m. – Subject arrested on Tarmac...
This year’s Community Messiah Sing is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, at First Presbyterian Church, 112 Aid Ave. in West Plains. Directed by Larry Dame, the Christmas portion of “Messiah” will be performed using the G. Schirmer score. The audience is invited to sing along on the favorite...
A great time was had by all at the first annual Ozark County classmates and friends reunion held recently at the Golden Corral in Springfield. Those attending included Donna Mishler Lewis, Archie Mishler, Lyle Mishler, James Mishler, Jean Mishler Evans, Joy Ann Elmore Young, Deloris and Jack Hobbs...

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