The Protem-area home of 84-year-old Les Tennis was completely destroyed in last week’s wildfire, which was named the “Rozell fire” by Mark Twain National Forest officials. Tennis escaped with nothing but the clothes he was wearing. Photo courtesy Ron Yarger.
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Eighty-four-year-old Les Tennis is living temporarily with his brother-in-law, Joe Hunter, after a fast-moving wildfire last week burned nearly 2,000 acres in the Mark Twain National Forest near Protem – but destroyed only one structure: Tennis’ longtime home.  MTNF spokesperson Cody Norris said in...

Mark Case, project manager with the Mountain Home, Arkansas, Corps of Engineers office, attended the Gainesville meeting to answer questions about the Corps plans to restore the lake access and boat ramp at Tecumseh Park. Times photos / Jessi Dreckman.
With the weather warming and the upcoming spring white bass run on many Ozark Countians’ minds, fishermen and lake-goers alike are wondering what...
February 21, 2018, 11:23 AM
Menus Lunch is served daily from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and is open to everyone. The cost is $6 for those younger than 60; a $3.50 donation is...
February 21, 2018, 11:00 AM
The Army Corps of Engineers is hosting Bull Shoals Lake Shoreline Management Plan update workshops Feb. 26 through March 1, including one scheduled...
February 21, 2018, 2:00 AM

The Protem-area home of 84-year-old Les Tennis was completely destroyed in last week’s wildfire, which was named the “Rozell fire” by Mark Twain National Forest officials. Tennis escaped with nothing but the clothes he was wearing. Photo courtesy Ron Yarger.
Eighty-four-year-old Les Tennis is living temporarily with his brother-in-law, Joe Hunter, after a fast-moving wildfire last week burned nearly 2,000 acres in the Mark Twain National Forest near Protem – but destroyed only one structure: Tennis’ longtime home.  MTNF spokesperson Cody Norris said in...
February 21, 2018

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  • The Protem-area home of 84-year-old Les Tennis was completely destroyed in last week’s wildfire, which was named the “Rozell fire” by Mark Twain National Forest officials. Tennis escaped with nothing but the clothes he was wearing. Photo courtesy Ron Yarger.
    February 21, 2018
    Eighty-four-year-old Les Tennis is living temporarily with his brother-in-law, Joe Hunter, after a fast-moving wildfire last week burned nearly 2,000 acres in the Mark Twain National Forest near...

  • Mark Case, project manager with the Mountain Home, Arkansas, Corps of Engineers office, attended the Gainesville meeting to answer questions about the Corps plans to restore the lake access and boat ramp at Tecumseh Park. Times photos / Jessi Dreckman.
    February 21, 2018
    With the weather warming and the upcoming spring white bass run on many Ozark Countians’ minds, fishermen and lake-goers alike are wondering what will happen with the popular fishing area at...
  • February 21, 2018
    MenusLunch is served daily from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and is open to everyone. The cost is $6 for those younger than 60; a $3.50 donation is requested for those over 60. Call 679-4746 to order...

Sports

  • February 16, 2018
    Two Ozark Countians  – Kelsie Marie Myers of Theodosia and Daytona LeAnn Shelton of Wasola – were recently named to the dean’s list for the fall 2017 semester at College of the...
  • February 7, 2018
    Several Ozark Countians were included when Missouri State University-West Plains recently announced its chancellor’s list and dean’s list honorees for the fall 2017 semester. To qualify...
  • February 7, 2018
    Area residents who are looking for a teaching position for fall 2018 are invited to attend the annual Teacher Placement Day to be held Friday, Feb. 9, in Gohn Hall, 603 W. Main St., on the Missouri...

Education


  • Gainesville senior Brandon Poe brings the ball down the court during the Bulldogs’ first-round win over Sparta at the Class 1 District 4 tournament in Norwood Monday night. Photo by Karla Smith.
    February 21, 2018
    The Gainesville Bulldogs beat Sparta 51-46 in their first-round game of the Class 2 District 4 tournament Monday, Feb. 21, at Norwood. The win gives them a chance to avenge last week’s...

  • Gainesville FBLA students, accompanied by advisers Chelsey Gilmore and Alisha Gray, attended the District 14 Leadership Conference in West Plains Friday, Feb. 2. Pictured, from left (front row): Martha Wood, Kellie Thomas, Branetta McNece, Brexton Miller, Ashley Poe, Jaima DeVries, Aubrey Turingan, Ruthanne Doebler, Chasity Mansker, Abigail Milligan, Danielle Cummings. Middle row: Golda Biby, Madison Butts, Payton Lynne, Hannah Carter, Austin Petter, Gavin Broderick, Garrett Morgan, Cooper High, Guilia Cecchin, Shai Meek, Shelby Kinsey, Madison Trivitt, Blakely Morrison. Bback row: Cole Hershberger, Daniel Miller, Justin Goins, Javy Rosas, Eli Amyx, Ben Pointer, Brandon Poe, Jaxon Britt.
    February 19, 2018
    Gainesville High School FBLA placed in the top five in 22 events and had 18 students qualify for state at the District 14 Leadership Conference held Friday, Feb. 2, in West Plains. 
Gainesville FBLA...
  • February 19, 2018
    Members of Lutie High School FBLA brought home 15 medals from the District 14 Conference in West Plains Friday, Feb. 2. Participants pictured, from left, are: Jimmi Donley, third place...

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