Fin to Fur – The Place for Holiday Shopping and Every Day for that Special “Gotta’ Have!”


For all your Hunting, Fishing, Archery, Apparel and Outside/Inside Anything you Want  – Fin to Fur has just what you are looking for (fur)!  Now is the time for that special gift, Christmas is almost here and if you don’t know what to buy or have already bought it all, this awesome Shopping Experience awaits you for “that something extra” you should have already gotten.  Their staff is standing ready to assist you.  Go, hurry up and go!  “Tis the season for shopping!

Fin to Fur
1008 Nettleton Ave
65791 Thayer, Missouri

417-264-4868 For all your fun things in life!! for Email and check out their FB page as well as web site!  Happy Shopping!  

Water to Woods – It’s All Good!

If you’re going outside today, chances are we have just the gear you need. Whether you’re going hunting, fishing, hiking, backpacking, camping, working livestock, or just enjoying the great outdoors – we’ve got products that help you get it done.


Game calls, scents, traps, guns, bows, ammunition, and more accessories than you can shake a stick at.


We’ve got a wide variety of rods, reels, line and tackle for just about any style of fishing.


Bow season or competition shooting? Check out our great selection of bows and accessories. Our bow techs can help you select a bow and then set it up to your specifications.


Under Armour, Noble Outfitters, The Original Muck Boots, Five Brother, Robinson, Russell Outdoors, Drake, Red Head, Wolverine, LaCrosse, and more.

Ginger Smith joined OGTC in 2014 as a volunteer, and has lived in this area since 1972 when she moved to be near her parents, the late Doss and Vivian Burgess. Her late father was Independence County Appraiser and any time family, whether kids or grand kids, came to visit for even a short time, he would take them to A.D. Hill’s grocery store, and get them a soda pop and candy bar, see the talking bird there, and end up “checking out the great White River.” All the kids and grands have played on the banks there, picnicked, and played on the old train. Ginger is adamant, since she moved to Batesville, there is just no other place to raise a family. Her love for the area and desire to help promote it in her professional capacity led her to seek volunteering, and Charlie Morris, whom she met when she was a typesetter at the Daily Guard Newspaper, put her in touch with Cathy Drew, Executor Director of OGTC. She has been on board since then and says she has loved everything she has done and is proud to represent North Central Arkansas.
The last 20 years of her employment she worked for the late County Judge David Wyatt, West Elementary School Principal Jerry Harris, and Circuit Clerk Claudia Nobles and Judge John Kemp. At the Guard Office she says she made friends for a life time, and then the West Elementary teachers, students, and their families grew close to her forever. Her last job she was hired in a newly created position to collect felony fines and restitution. She was so proud that after three years she more than tripled the annual revenues that she retired! Her part-time retirement job was with the ortho docs, Drs. Allen and Angel where she also met many people from all over the area, and made another set of new friends! She is a published writer and has also written feature articles for the Batesville Guard TV Guide and the Arkansas Democrat Gazette.
She has a daughter, Misty Long Sparks, son-in-law Dloyd Sparks, and three grands, Dalton Lee, Victoria Lynn and Anna Rose, who own her heart, and three more heartbeat grands, Nico and Corbin of Washington, and a late granddaughter, Ginger Savannah. Her late husband, Ken Smith, was the Batesville Postmaster.
Totally retired now, Ginger offers her time and writing abilities to OGTC as she travels around the state and visits with so many nice folks, writes reviews, and tries to be a worthy representative for Ozark Gateway Tourism. She is a people person who really cares for all God has blessed us with in our beautiful state of Arkansas in the United States of America.