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Abel Parker, 19, of Thornfield flies through an icy creek at the Glade Top Trail Run  Saturday, April 7. Parker took first place overall in the 10.25 mile race and set a new course record, finishing in 1:12:51.  Race director Liz Kyger said the number of runners who had pre-registered numbered...
The Gainesville Junior High School Bulldogs baseball team opened their season with two wins over Liberty. The Bulldogs won the first game, 12-3 and the second 10-4.Players pitching were Jake Leeker, Bryce Hambelton, Landry Jenkins, Dymon Van Eperen, Aden Yarger and Briar Walrath. Catchers were...
Bakersfield sixth-grader Isabella Marin won a Nextbook Ares 8 tablet after accumulating more than 500 Accelerated Reading points. In the program, students accumulate points by reading a book then take a computerized test on the book. The higher the grade level on the book, the more points it’s...

Ozark County Explorers, a six-week after-school program focused on law enforcement training, began this year at Dora School. Ozark County Chief Deputy Winston Collins says he hopes to expand the program in the future to include other Ozark County schools. Pictured, from left, back row: Ozark County Deputy Vesa Phelan, Brent McKemie, Gavin Martin, McKenna Miller, Ryan Causey, Anna Deatherage and Chief Deputy Collins. Front row: Makayla Lucas, Lakin Church, Kylie Jones, LeeAnna Collins and Deputy Curtis Dobbs. Not available for the photo: Korey Murphy.
A group of 10 Dora students are well on their way to graduating from the first ever Ozark County Explorer program, a six-week course for 14- through 18-year-olds interested in pursuing a law-enforcement career after high school.Ozark County Chief Deputy Winston Collins told the Times that the after...
Eleven Lutie FBLA members attended the Missouri Future Business Leaders of America –  Phi Beta Lambda State Leadership Conference recently in Springfield. The five-day conference began Sunday, April 8, and featured workshops, keynote speakers and professional networking opportunities. Alexis Amos...
Wednesday, April 18 Bakersfield - State FFA Convention in Columbia. Middle school track meet, Strafford, time TBA.Gainesville - State FFA Convention in Columbia. Junior high and high school softball vs. Fordland, home, 4:30 p.m. High school golf at Ava, 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. 7th grade MAP math test....
To contact the Ozark County Sheriff’s Office, call 417-679-4633. In an emergency, dial 911. April 99:38 a.m. – Caller said neighbor’s cattle are on her property on Docs Drive. OCSD officer spoke with reporting party on phone.10:51 a.m. – Caller on County Road 110 reported a fraud / scam call: a...
The Sweeton Pond Cemetery Board of Trustees in Dora will hold its annual meeting at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 29, at the Sweeton Pond Community Church. Board members are Hershel Hollingshad, Richard Martin, Janice Grisham, Virginia McMurtrey, Dennis Smith, Rocky Uhlmann and Lonnie Cudworth.A recent...

Gainesville FFA officers and their adviser, Jon Wilson, attending Sunday service at Gainesville Church of Christ so they could surprise preacher Halbert Smith with the honorary American FFA Degree, the highest degree awarded by the national FFA. From left: Madison Trivitt, Blakely Morrison, Peyton Donley, Natlie Kiger, Halbert, Wyatt Wilson, Jaima DeVries, Will Uchtman and Hunter Webb.
Gainesville Church of Christ preacher Halbert Smith wasn’t surprised to see eight students wearing FFA jackets in his congregation Sunday. His wife, Vicki, has been helping train the Gainesville High School FFA parliamentary procedure team that will soon be participating in the upcoming state...

Dave Roever
Dave Roever will speak at Family Life Church of Dora at 6 p.m. Sunday, April 29. Roever, who has made speaking appearances at the church for the past few years (in conjunction with a little turkey hunting, says Pastor Don Hamby) is a decorated Vietnam veteran who served with the Navy as a riverboat...

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