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Dr. Velma Childers, an apostle missionary evangelist pastor, is bringing a message of “hope and love to a broken world” in a series of services at Living Word Outreach Church in Theodosia next week. Services are 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Oct. 15 and 7 p.m. nightly, Oct. 16-18.
Lutie True Hope General Baptist Church in Theodosia is hosting their third-Sunday singing at 6 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 15. Refreshments will be served afterward.
White River Valley Electric Cooperative will host a farm and ranch appreciation breakfast from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, at its Gainesville office. Area farmers and ranchers are invited to share a biscuits and gravy breakfast. Other WRVEC farm and ranch appreciation breakfasts will be held...
Adult and children’s flu vaccine is now available at the Ozark County Health Department on Third Street in Gainesville. Call OCHD at 417-679-3334 for an appointment. The health department office will be closed Tuesday Oct. 17, so staffers can attend an emergency training exercise.

Steve Foster
Author Steve Foster will present a free talk on native medicinal plants and herbs, “Herbal Reminisces Seeded in the Ozarks,” at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at One Garden Botanical Library in Brixey. The location is next to the old Brixey store at N Highway and County Road 167. Foster is the author or...
The Amateur Radio Club of the Ozarks Club will meet at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at the Theodosia Village Hall on Highway 160 in Theodosia. Radio operators, or those just interested in Ham radio, are welcome to attend the meeting. The club meets every second Saturday of each month.
This month’s meeting of Ozarks Medical Center’s Living and Hospice Support Group will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, in the Willard Hunter Classroom in the OMC Parkway Center, 1211 Porter Wagoner Blvd. in West Plains.  Each meeting focuses on a topic related to being a caregiver and...
This month’s men’s prayer breakfast will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at Theodosia United Methodist Church on Highway 160. Men of all denominations are invited. 

Firefighter and paramedic Randy Fowler was among the crew who responded to a camper fire Monday at Udall campground. By the time the firefighters arrived on scene, the camper was already engulfed in flames. Photo courtesy of Karen Davis.
Bakersfield, Tecumseh and Howell Rural volunteer fire departments responded to a camper fire Monday afternoon at Udall campground on Lake Norfork. The occupant of the camper, an unidentified West Plains man, reportedly saw smoke and fire coming from the roof of the camper around 1 p.m. and called...

Dora-area residents Jenny and Levi Schump were recently interviewed by Amelia LaMair about their plans for developing a self-sufficient homestead, market garden and organic orchard.
Amelia LaMair, who owns Flotsam Farm near Hodgson Mill with partner Eric Tumminia, has started conducting interviews with local farmers and producers as part of a project titled “Building the Local Food Economy in Ozark County.” LaMair submitted the project idea to the Sustainable Agriculture and...


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