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The Missouri Department of Conservation is offering a prescribed fire training course and demonstration burn for landowners.  The online course will need be completed at home by participants prior to the in-person demonstration burn, to be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, at Caney Mountain...
Theodosia resident Brian Dunaway was sentenced to 10 years in prison and placed on probation for five years after pleading guilty to the amended charge of a class B felony of voluntary manslaughter in connection with the June 13 shooting death of 27-year-old Dewayne “Ed” Wessel. The execution of...

Stormy Jean Sigman was born March 20 at Ozarks Healthcare in West Plains to parents Teagan Broderick and Josh Sigman. When she was a month old a raised, discolored area appeared on her head, and two weeks ago, she was diagnosed with cancer.
Gainesville-area mother Teagan Broderick says she is thankful for the support of friends, neighbors and other local residents who have contributed more than $5,000 to help cover expenses she and her family will incur while her 8-month-old daughter Stormy undergoes multiple surgeries to remove...

Photo by Bruno Brokken Gainesville High School graduate and Springfield-area resident Herb Laub (under the white parachute) and his buddies enjoyed skydiving over the great pyramids in Egypt recently. Here they form a diamond pattern over the pyramids and the Egyptian landscape.
Former Gainesville resident Herb Laub said seeing the pyramids in Egypt wasn’t on his bucket list, but when the avid skydiver and his buddies were reading about an annual skydiving event over the pyramids in Parachutist Magazine, they decided to plan and go. “It was kind surreal,” Laub, a 1993...

photo by Jessi Dreckman The First Baptist Church of Mountain Home, Arkansas, will present its annual drive-thru living nativity event Thursday, Dec. 1 through Sunday, Dec. 4, at its location at 400 Club Blvd. in Mountain Home.
Thanksgiving platters are now stored away in cupboards across Ozark County, which means the Christmas season is officially here. We’ve compiled this listing of Christmas- and winter-themed attractions and events that Ozark Countians can enjoy nearby or within a day’s drive.  To submit a local event...
  The City of Bakersfield will have two city councilman positions open in the upcoming General Municipal Election, to be held April 4, 2023. Bakersfield residents who would like to file to run as candidates for the positions can do so during the official filing period of Dec. 6-27.  Those wishing...
Those interesting in filing for seats coming open on Ozark County’s school boards will be able to file as a candidate during the opening filing period of Dec. 6-27. For all the schools listed below, those interested in filing as a candidate for school board should do so at the respective school...
A small team of volunteer committee members are busily working away behind the scenes to bring the annual Wonders of Christmas Festival and Jingle Bell Parade to life on the Gainesville square once again. But to ensure the Christmas cheer can continue each year, the festival and parade committee...
Christmas is coming to Bakersfield on Dec. 3 with a full day of activities planned in downtown Bakersfield. The holiday events begin with Breakfast with Santa from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Bakersfield School Cafeteria. For $2 per person, individuals can enjoy a pancake and sausage breakfast with Santa....

Photo courtesy of Connie Smiley Oren Alcorn and wife Donna are pictured here after a recent service at True Hope General Baptist Church in Theodosia. Oren was named pastor of the church three months ago, following longtime pastor Doyle Turner, who retired after 34 years at the church in 2021.
As Americans gather together with loved ones this week for the Thanksgiving holiday, many take a few moments to count their blessings. This Thursday, Oren Alcorn will be among those recognizing the things he is thankful for, including the new church family he and wife Donna have found at True Hope...

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