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It’s Float Trip Time With James River Outfitters!

7 May

Established in 2003, James River Outfitters is the most respected outfitter on the James River. They offer a wide range of services including outfitting for canoeing, fishing, tent camping, floating, swimming, nature photography, bird watching or just relaxing and enjoying the scenery. Local family owned and operated, we offer a lifetime of experience and we’re eager to share our knowledge with you. Our customers return time after time in order to enjoy the Ozarks and James River Outfitter’s personal and professional services.Wanting to float from Hootentown to Galena? JRO has everything you need to make your trip memorable and exciting. There’s nothing like a good old fashioned float trip with James River Outfitters. While floating on the river you will see breathtaking rock bluffs and wildlife such as: bald eagles, deer, mink, fox… the list is endless. Come see for yourself!

The James River offers a broad selection of fish. “Catch & Release” or “Feed The Family” – everyone will have a great time! So come and enjoy nature as Ozark sportsmen have for over a century.

For more information contact:
James River Outfitters, LLC.
110 Y-Bridge Road
Galena, MO 65656

417-357-6443
Home: 417-357-6447 • Cell: 417-830-1344

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Taney County Sheriff Jimmie Russell

11 Feb


Sheriff Jimmie Russell is a familiar face in Taney County, and has been for almost 50 years. He was raised on his family’s farm near Taneyville, MO — very close to where he and his wife Della, raised their family of three. All their children plus four grandchildren still live in Taney County and enjoy camping, fishing and all the joys of family life in beautiful southwest Missouri.Sheriff Russell’s career in public service and safety began in 1982 as a paramedic for Taney County Ambulance. From there he joined the Branson Police Department in 1985 where he rose to the rank of Patrol Sergeant before leaving in 1992 to become a Deputy Sheriff for Taney County. In 2000, the voters selected Russell as their Sheriff, a position he has proudly held ever since.Sheriff Russell has served the public continuously in a variety of roles with a wide range of responsibilities through the years.

Visit Sheriff Jimmie Russell’s site.

Summertime Down on the James

30 May

A collection of images from the James River between Delaware Town and Hootentown. Produced by James River Basin Partnership

 

FLASH FLOOD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING…

21 May

A flash flood watch for Southwest Missouri is now extended through Sunday morning because of all the rain from Friday.  A meterologist with the National Weather Service says 1 to 2 1/2 inches of rain fell across the area.  The runoff will cause rivers, creeks and streams to rise.  Folks downstream from Table Rock and Beaver Lakes could see more water as the Army Corps of Engineers may release the excess.  Expect the rain to stick with us.  There’s a daily chance of showers and thunderstorms through the middle of next week.

THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH IS NOW IN EFFECT FOR

* PORTIONS OF SOUTHEAST KANSAS AND MISSOURI…INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS…

IN SOUTHEAST KANSAS…BOURBON…CHEROKEE AND CRAWFORD.

IN MISSOURI…BARRY…BARTON…BENTON…
CAMDEN…CEDAR…CHRISTIAN…DADE…DALLAS…DENT…DOUGLAS…GREENE…HICKORY…HOWELL…JASPER…LACLEDE…LAWRENCE…MARIES…MCDONALD…MILLER…MORGAN…NEWTON…OREGON…
OZARK…PHELPS…POLK…PULASKI…SHANNON…ST. CLAIR…STONE…TANEY…TEXAS…VERNON…WEBSTER AND WRIGHT.

* THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING.

* ADDITIONAL RAINFALL WILL BE POSSIBLE FROM LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT AS MORE THUNDERSTORMS MOVE ACROSS THE AREA. HEAVY RAINFALL ON ALREADY SATURATED SOIL COULD LEAD TO FLASH FLOODINGAS WELL AS RIVER FLOODING.

* LOW LYING AREAS NEAR CREEKS AND STREAMS AND LOW WATER CROSSINGS WILL BE ESPECIALLY SUSCEPTIBLE TO FLASH FLOODING.

THOSE CAMPING OR FLOATING ON AREA RIVERS SHOULD CLOSELY MONITOR RIVER LEVELS AND BE PREPARED TO SEEK HIGHER GROUND.

THE ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS ANNOUNCED THAT RELEASES FROM BEAVER AND TABLE ROCK LAKES MAY BE INCREASED AS A RESULT OF ADDITIONAL HEAVY RAINFALL. THOSE DOWN STREAM FROM THESE DAMS INCLUDING LAKE TANEYCOMO SHOULD BE PREPARED TO TAKE PROPER ACTION IF INCREASED RELEASES ARE REQUIRED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION.

YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED.

James River Flood Photos

1 May

We would love to see the photos you gathered during the 2011 flood.

Compared to the flood of 2008

Hootentown Motorcycle Rally July 8-10, 2011

20 Apr

Hootontown Motorcycle Rally

July 8-10, 2011 at Hootentown

Hootontown Motorcycle Rally

Hootontown Campground on James River
1254 Hooten Town Road
417-369-2266

Take Highway 160 south through Nixa and Highlandville, then turn west on Highway O before you get to Spokane.

Old school biker camping like it used to be with live music, Poker Run, wet t-shirt contest, tattoo contest, bike games, vendors, and canoe rental is available. Lots of shady camping.

Admission $15 per person and No one under 18 is permitted.

For more information call 417-334-0775 or 417-830-6900

* Needless to say this will not be a family oriented event. If you plan on a family float trip look for another date.

New company serves up Float Trip Pickles

19 Apr

Carving its way through the Missouri Ozark Mountains is the spring fed and crystal clear, North Fork River.

In 1992 my brother and I took our father, Jerry Sr., to the North Fork for his first float trip.  The “float trip” became an annual ritual for “Senior” and five others.  Over the years, we have enjoyed the timeless beauty of the river, the thrill of jumping into Rainbow Spring and shooting the rapids, and the great times spent with family and friends.  The float trip has included many other rituals such as, Senior insisting on a red canoe, frosty beverages, fireworks, grilling of fine steaks a/k/a “the good meat”, and a gallon of the “float trip pickles”. (more)

Float Trip Pickles website.