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Share the Harvest program
By Jerry Kiger, Conservation Agent Things looked bleak for the Ozark County Food Pantry when Randall and Karin Vaught sold out and moved to Arkansas last year. Randall had been processing deer for many years here in Gainesville, and for the past several years he was our one and only processor in...
Crappie fishing on both lakes has been good with exceptional catches on Bull Shoals. Several anglers have reported shallow schools of crappie feeding on shad. Needless to say, live minnows work very well, and we have them in stock. Look for any stick-up in fairly shallow water and start fishing....

Tom Reynolds, STR Outfitters
Stripers, walleye, bass and crappie are on their fall feeding pattern in Norfork Lake. Both live bait and artificial baits are working well. Stripers and walleye are hitting small- to medium-size shad. Crappies are biting on minnows, small spoons and jigs. Bass are being caught on the topwater...
The Wasola VFD will host a fundraiser pig roast at noon Sunday, Nov. 5, at the firehouse on Highway 5 about 12 miles north of Gainesville. Meals will be served for $8 for adults, $5 for children ages 6 to 12 and kids 5 and under. Everyone is welcome.
Theodosia United Methodist Church will host its annual roasted chicken dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, at the church on Highway 160 in Theodosia. Dinner will be served by donation, with all proceeds benefiting local Ozark County benevolences. 
Community Blood Center of the Ozarks will host a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 30, at Dora High School in Dora. Area residents are asked to participate in this effort that helps supply CBCO, the sole local provider of blood for patients at 40 area hospitals in southwest Missouri,...
The Center will hold its regular first Sunday fried chicken dinner fundraiser from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Nov. 5. The cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children younger than 10. The meal includes a beverage and dessert. Diners enjoy a delicious dinner while helping provide financial support for The...

Andrew “Brandt” Clay. Photo courtesy of the Ozark County Jail.
Andrew “Brandt” Clay, a 19-year-old Gainesville man, was arraigned Tuesday on a class B felony charge of shooting a firearm at another person in connection with a Oct. 21 incident in which Clay reportedly pulled his truck up behind the truck of another man he knew, grabbed a shotgun and discharged...
Shelby Kinsey, 16, of Pontiac was transported by ambulance to Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Arkansas, Wednesday, Oct. 18, after sustaining moderate injuries in a single-vehicle crash on Highway 5 south.  According to the online Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report, Kinsey...

Drug take-back day
Saturday, Oct. 28, is National Drug Take-Back Day, when residents nationwide turn in unwanted, expired or unneeded prescription or over-the-counter medications to law enforcement officers to be disposed of by the Drug Enforcement Agency. The Ozark County Sheriff’s Department has participated in the...

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