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Ozark County commissioners expressed relief at their Monday morning meeting that FEMA has approved funding for repairs to county roads and bridges damaged by flood and high water. One of the crossings to be repaired is Haskins Ford over the Little North Fork of the White River as it flows into Bull Shoals Lake on County Road 863 near Isabella. A hole opened up in the submerged slab earlier this spring, and concrete blocks were placed in the damaged area to keep vehicles from driving into the hidden hole after vandals stole metal fenceposts originally marking the hazardous spot. The crossing was underwater most of this spring due to high lake levels. The repairs, which will return the area to "pre-flood" condition, will include concrete work, asphalt and new culverts. Times photo / Amelia LaMair
At Monday’s meeting of the Ozark County Commission, the commissioners agree there are  big shoes to fill in the wake of Ozark County Emergency Management director Brett Meints' resignation last month.Presiding Commissioner John Turner said they are formulating a list of qualifications for the...
For the first time in many years, kids who live in western Ozark County had the opportunity to play summer T-ball locally, thanks to Lutie School, team sponsor Century Bank of the Ozarks and Lutie teacher Carrie (Bushong) Laird, who organized and coached the Lutie T-Ball Tribe team. More than 20 3...

The Gainesville High School FBLA parliamentary procedure team competed at the National Leadership Conference that was held June 28-July 2 in Baltimore, Maryland. Gainesville FBLA members attending the national conference were, from left, Blakely Morrison, Shelby Kinsey, Eli Amyx, Madison Trivitt and Abigail Milligan. The students were accompanied by adviser Chelsey Gilmore.
The FBLA National Leadership Conference was held June 28 through July 2 in Baltimore, Maryland, where the Gainesville High School parliamentary procedures team competed and Gainesville FBLA member Eli Amyx was installed as the 2018-2019 North Central Region vice president.The students traveled to...

Twenty firefighters from five area departments worked several hours fighting a July 5 lightning-caused fire that destroyed the Caulfield-area home of an older Ozark County couple. Caulfield Membership Fire Department chief Shannon Sisney said the home was a total loss, but firefighters kept the fire from spreading to two nearby outbuildings.
Lightning sparked a July 5 house fire on Highway 160 west of Caulfield that destroyed the home of an older Ozark County couple. The Times could not confirm the couple's identity, but their last name is thought to be Metz.Caulfield Membership Fire Department chief Shannon Sisney said firefighters...

District specialist Laramie Johnson grills hot dogs while Ozark County Extension specialist Randy Wiedmeier and SWCD intern Clayton Leroy offer advice. Hamburgers and hot dogs were served to 180 people who attended the Ozark County Soil & Water Conservation District's annual meeting and election Friday in Gainesville.
Ozark County Soil and Water Conservation District's annual meeting and election were held Friday, June 22, at the office in Gainesville. There were 180 in attendance for the annual meeting, according to district specialist Melisa Myers. Hamburgers and hot dogs were served, and 100 landowners voted...
We went back to olden times Tuesday night. When the storm came up, our power was off until after dark. We still have the old-fashioned kerosene lamps, so we used one until the power came on.We hope everyone had a good July 4th with no accidents of any kind.Our neighbor Leroy Morrison brought us...
The next third-Sunday music night will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday, July 15, at True Hope Church in Theodosia. Everyone is welcome to come enjoy listening to or sharing in the music. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, call Dianna Uhruh, 620-242-3739.
Bass fishing has been good after dark. Salt craws, jigs and plastic worms have all been effective. Most bass can be found in the 20- to 25-foot range, although a few fish have been caught in shallower water. If you are day fishing, fish early and late for best results. Some top-water activity...
TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets at 4 p.m. every Monday in Isabella. Call chapter leader Donna Anderson at 417-273-0027 for more information about attending our next meeting. Both men and women are welcome.      In June, Vickie Shrewsbury once again took the award for best weight loss. She...
Mark your calendars for our meet-the-candidates fundraiser dinner at 6 p.m. Friday, July 20.   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 take-out...

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