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Mahali Loftis
Mahali Loftis, daughter of Brian and April Loftis of Hollister, was recently awarded the Central Bank of the Ozarks Champion of Character Award at her school in Hollister. She was nominated for the award by her classmates and her teachers and was the only sixth grader chosen for this award. Mahali...
Gainesville resident Angela Nicole Duggins graduated Dec. 16, 2017, with a Master of Arts degree from East Tennessee State University in Johnson City.Duggins was one of more than 900 graduates to whom degrees were conferred during two fall 2017 commencement ceremonies at the university.
The Gainesville Bulldogs traveled to Fordland Wednesday, Feb. 7, and defeated the Eagles 59-48. Garrett Morgan led the scoring with 17 points, followed by Jaxon Britt with 12, Brandon Poe with 11, Brodie Chapman with 10 and Wyatt Wilson with 8. Wilson led in rebounds with 15. Brodie Chapman led in...
The weather may not be as good as we like, but fishing will soon break loose. In about three weeks the white bass should start, the walleye are staging for their annual spawning run, bass are active and crappie fishing has been excellent on both lakes. Bass are still hitting the Rock Crawler...
Twenty donors gave a total of 22 units of blood at the Feb. 7 Red Cross blood drive in Gainesville. Ned Upton reached a milestone with 6 total gallons donated, Robert Robbins 5 gallons, and Linda McKinney and Keith Jacquin each hit the 2-gallon mark. Other donors included Danny Walker, Lisa Hoffman...
These Gainesville Elementary School students in grades 4, 5 and 6  recently participated in Hoops For Heart, a national  program jointly sponsored by SHAPE America (Society of Health and Physical Educators) and the American Heart Association. The hoops event promotes physical activity, heart...
State, city and county offices will be closed Monday, Feb. 19, in observance of the Missouri state holiday honoring George Washington’s birthday. Monday is also a federal holiday marking Presidents Day, which commemorates Washington’s birthday as well as Abraham Lincoln’s. Missouri celebrated...

The former Zanoni Post Office building.
Thursday, Feb. 8, was the deadline for area residents to submit proposals and offers for a site to be leased for the Zanoni post office “alternate quarters” being proposed by the U.S. Postal Service. But USPS personnel involved with the matter declined to provide any information about the USPS plan...

The Dora community is invited to a free fish fry from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, in Dora School’s new FEMA building, which is nearing completion on the school’s campus. The fish fry coincides with the school’s hosting of district basketball competitions Saturday. Times photo / Sue Ann Jones.
Dora School will host a free community fish fry from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, in the school’s new FEMA building, which is in the final stages of completion.  Dora superintendent Steve Richards said the fish fry is being held in conjunction with the school’s hosting of the basketball district...
The Ozark County ladies prayer brunch will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at the Gainesville Church of Christ. featuring Vicki Smith speaking about the “Joys of Christianity.”  All area women of all denominations are welcome.

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