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The Gainesville school district got a double dose of disappointment last week when, on Aug. 7, its proposal asking voters to increase its operating levy was defeated by 14 votes, out of 1,394 votes cast, and then, a couple of days later, it was notified that its application for a FEMA grant to...

One of the things Sandy Schofield prayed as she and her husband, Kermit, progressed through their federal felony case was, “Oh, Lord, please don’t let us have to sell the farm and our cattle.” Monday she posted this photo of Kermit “feeding hay in August” on their Theodosia-area farm. Photo courtesy Sandy Schofield.
Before Theodosia-area residents Sandy and Kermit Schofield stepped into the federal courtroom last week in Springfield to learn how their future would be decided, they paused at the door and reached out to hold each other’s hand – and found 60 more pairs of hands ready to grasp theirs.   “The...

Timber Knob VFD first responders, the Missouri State Highway Patrol and Ozark County Ambulance personnel responded to the July 7 accident when a car crashed into an apartment in the Outpost Liquor building near the state line. However, no major injuries were reported, and the MSHP website lists no online crash report. Shaneesa Scott, who rented the apartment the car crashed through, said the driver, whose identity isn’t known, was taken to the hospital by an Outpost Liquor employee. Photo courtesy of Timber Knob VFD.
Gainesville resident Shaneesa Scott says her perspective on life got a sharp refocus last Tuesday morning when a driver ran off  Highway 5 south near the state line  and crashed through a telephone pole and into the concrete foundation and bedroom wall of the building where she rents an apartment,...

Ozark Countians wait outside the courthouse in Gainesville Tuesday night for precinct vote counts to be posted on boards leaning against the ramp railing.
Two of the decisions on last week’s primary election ballot in Ozark County resulted in razor-thin victories, and a recount has been requested in one of the races – the challenge by attorney John Russo for the job of prosecuting attorney, currently held by John Garrabrant. The other close decision...
The second annual Back-to-School Youth Revival will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, at the Lilly Ridge General Baptist Church. The evening will include prayers for staff, students and community as the new school year begins. Area churches are asked to encourage their youth to attend this event...
The Douglas/Ozark unit of the Missouri Retired Teachers and Public School Personnel will meet Tuesday, Aug. 14, at The Center in Gainesville, just north of the city limits on Highway 5. The meal will be served at 11:30 a.m. with a short meeting to follow. State Rep. Lyle Rowland will be the guest...
The Ozark County Long-Term Recovery Committee will hold a yard sale, raffle and bake sale beginning at 8 a.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 17-18 at the 416th Bomb Wing Archive at Fourth Street and Harlin Drive, one block off the Gainesville square. The sale will close at 5 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m....

This page of photos is featured in the 1980 edition of the Hay Hollow YCC camp yearbook. The YCC camp, which had been run as an all-girls camp from its beginning in 1971, was transitioned to a co-ed camp in 1980. Camp director Carl Williams wrote in the yearbook, “This summer has been unusual. The heat each day was around 100 degrees. The poison ivy was the only thing that seemed to thrive. The campers came in from work drenched with perspiration and dirt... It truly took an outstanding person to stay.”
Editor’s note: This feature continues the series by Ozark County Times reporter Jessi Dreckman and former report Amelia Lamair describing a hidden-away bit of history in the Mark Twin National Forest just north of Ozark County in the community once known as Siloam Springs.    Hay Hollow, in the...
Haskins Ford, on County Road 863 north of Isabella, will be closed for the next three weeks while work crews repair damage caused by repeated flooding during the last 18 months or so. Western Ozark County Commissioner Greg Donley shared this photo of the crossing Monday and said he hopes it will be...
The Ozark County commissioners on Monday signed a two-year lease for two new 2019 International dump trucks, like the one shown in this dealer’s photo, with the option to buy them at the end of the lease. The vehicles will be used in the county’s western district, primarily for hauling base rock...

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