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Photo courtesy David Mahan. Friends and guests came from near and far to hunt, fish and relax at Braddock Lakes Resort. A group of hunters, clad in their red deer-hunting shirts, jackets and caps, is shown in this undated photo, probably in the mid to late 1950s. The two men at left are unknown. Orval Mahan is shown with his foot on the car fender. The next man is unknown. Everett Mahan is standing, center, with Wendall Mahan and “Boogie” Taylor at right.
Editor’s note: This feature is the first of a series by Ozark County Times reporters Jessi Dreckman and Amelia Lamair describing a hidden-away bit of history in the Mark Twain National Forest just north of Ozark County in the community once known as Siloam Springs. Deep in the Mark Twain...
Due to the response to my sale, we will now be closing on July 31. There is still value in the stock that is left, and I anticipate most of that will be gone in the next two weeks.Bass fishing during these hot days can be frustrating, but some anglers are doing quite well. Several have told me that...

Photo courtesy David Mahan Friends and guests came from near and far to hunt, fish and relax at Braddock Lakes Resort. A group of hunters, clad in their red deer-hunting shirts, jackets and caps, is shown in this undated photo, probably in the mid to late 1950s. The two men at left are unknown. Orval Mahan is shown with his foot on the car fender. The next man is unknown. Everett Mahan is standing, center, with Wendall Mahan and “Boogie” Taylor at right.
Editor’s note: This feature is the first of a series by Ozark County Times reporters Jessi Dreckman and Amelia Lamair describing a hidden-away bit of history in the Mark Twain National Forest just north of Ozark County in the community once known as Siloam Springs. By Amelia Lamairamelia@...
Michael Williams of Wappapello recently broke the state record for yellow bullhead by shooting a 2-pound, 4-ounce champion while bowfishing on Duck Creek in Bollinger County. The new “alternative method” record fish caught by Williams on April 23 weighed 2 pounds, 4 ounces with a length of 14.75...
Bass fishing has been good after dark. Salt craws, jigs and plastic worms have all been effective. Most bass can be found in the 20- to 25-foot range, although a few fish have been caught in shallower water. If you are day fishing, fish early and late for best results. Some top-water activity...
Kerry Glenn of Sedalia became the most recent record-breaking angler in Missouri when he hooked a 2-pound 2-ounce goldeye on Truman Lake May 25 using a rod and reel. It broke the previous state record of 2 pounds. Glenn was crappie fishing using minnows for bait when he caught the goldeye. “As soon...
The Missouri Conservation Commission recently approved recommendations by the Missouri Department of Conservation for its fall and winter efforts to find cases of chronic wasting disease (CWD) and help limit the spread of the deadly deer disease to more deer and more areas.Last season, MDC...

Jackie Klineline, owner of Just Jackie’s restaurant at Pontiac, took this photo Sunday of the sunset over Bull Shoals Lake, which earned tops marks in a recent Ozarks Water Watch report comparing water quality in Upper White River sub-basins.
Bull Shoals Lake earned top marks in Ozarks Water Watch’s recently released 10th annual “Status of the Watershed Report.”The report, a summary of data from 12 monitoring projects, is designed to answer the question, “How’s the water?” in the Upper White River basin in southwest Missouri and...

Tommie Taylor shows one of the turkeys he killed during a recent hunting season. This one had four beards. His wife Donnis told the Times, “I can’t even imagine all the men he’s taken turkey hunting” in the 52 years since this story started.
Editor’s note: Ozark County native Tommie Taylor retired in 2016 after working for the county in different jobs for more than 20 years. He and his wife, Donnis, live in Gainesville. My turkey hunting story started when I was 14 years old. My friend Dale Chisam was working on my family’s barn one...
The Missouri Conservation Commission recently approved recommendations by the Missouri Department of Conservation for its fall and winter efforts to find cases of chronic wasting disease (CWD) and help limit the spread of the deadly deer disease to more deer and more areas.Last season, MDC...

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