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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.

After graduating from Gainesville High School in 1940, Marlyn Herd served in the Army during World War II. He died near Algiers, Africa, when his military ship was sunk by the enemy.
Marlyn Atkinson of Excelsior Springs, Missouri, had always wondered about his name. He had never encountered anyone else with the particular spelling his mother used. When he asked her about it, she said there was a boy in school whom she admired, and that was why she chose to spell his name as she...

Lawrence Strickland says it was love at first sight when he saw his soon-to-be wife Dot and her sisters singing in a little log church back in the mountains in West Virginia. They were married June 22, 1950.
After almost 68 year of marriage for Lawrence and Dot Strickland, Lawrence says, “I don’t think I ever proposed to her. I just took it for granted we would get married.” They met for the first time in church. Lawrence said, “It was a little log church back in the mountains in West Virginia. She and...
Six new members were recently elected to the Ozark County Extension Council. The members elected in District 1 – west were Robert Edwards, R. J. Moyers and Marlin Wallace. The members elected in District 2 – east were Lindsay Collins, Stacy Hambelton and Noel Luna.  A news release from the Ozark...

One of Ashley Pendergrass’s black cows with an orange ear tag. On Nov. 29, 2017, Pendergrass reported that 23 head of cattle were missing from his farm near County Road 544 and V Highway in the Caulfield area.
The Ozark County Sheriff’s Office and the Missouri State Highway Patrol Rural Crimes Investigative Unit continue to investigate the suspected theft of 23 head of cattle from the Ashley Pendergrass farm between Caulfield and Bakersfield. Pendergrass last saw his missing cattle on Oct. 18 of last...

Quilts made by Dora sisters Martha Martin and Donna Lemon are on display through March 15 at the Ozark County Historium. Left: Two traditional quilts made by Martha, and a third quilt (right) made by Donna from T-shirts for Carson Lowe, one of the late Clifton Luna’s great-grandsons who now lives in Willow Springs.
Sisters Martha Martin and Donna Lemons of Dora are like many siblings; they share common interests as well as the family genes. In the case of these two talented women, it’s also a deep love of quilts and quilting that unites them. But that is where the likeness ends. As these two pursue their...

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