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Signs lined the door of the courtroom poling place in the Ozark County Courthouse during the April 3 General Municipal Election.
Ozark Countians passed an increase in the tax levy supporting its ambulance service in last week’s General Municipal Election, and Dora R-III School District voters agreed to renew its school tax levy with a 10-cent increase.Only two of the county’s five school districts had elections for...

Plans are underway to add a FEMA building to the front of Gainesville High School, built in 1962. Top, Gainesville R-V School District superintendent Dr. Jeff Hyatt made a presentation to the Lions Club Thursday, April 5, about planned school improvements that will be made if a proposed 75 cent operating levy increase is passed in the upcoming August election.
Gainesville R-V School superintendent Dr. Jeff Hyatt told Gainesville Lions Club members last week that the school board had voted March 26 to ask voters to approve a 75-cent operating levy increase in the August election.The last time a Gainesville School tax issue was passed was 25 years ago – in...

From http://lakenorforkfireworks.com/
The fifth annual Lake Norfork Fireworks bass fishing tournament will be held Saturday, April 21, at Panther Bay launch ramp. First prize is $500, and proceeds benefit Lake Norfork’s 33rd annual Independence Eve Fireworks Show.Entry is $50 per team with an optional $10 Big Bass Pot. Entry forms are...
Well, we started April with cold, rain and snow on Norfork Lake. I figured striper fishing would be dead until we started getting warmer weather and south winds. The direct opposite happened.I had a trip on Monday, April 2, and caught over 12 stripers and hybrids in two different spots using two...
Fishing has been much slower than usual for this time of year due to the weather. With warmer temperatures forecasted for this week, fishing should improve and take off. The big white bass will move in as water temperatures improve, and bass will begin to think about the spawn. Water temperatures...

Photo submitted Dora FFA members who qualified to go the state contest at the University of Missouri Hearnes Center in Columbia April 19-20 are, from left, (front row) Keeli Land, farm management; Abby Kelley, agronomy; Whitney Evans, farm management; (second row) Kyle Lee, agronomy; Kylie Smith, agronomy; Dylan Martin, division 1 public speaking; (third row) Heather Carroll, advanced division public dpeaking; Jon Pettit, agronomy and extemporaneous public speaking; and Jason Barnett, farm management.
In honor of its 10th anniversary, the Gainesville Youth Empowerment Project is extending its  appreciation to everyone who makes a donation during the month of April by entering them into a drawing for a Serta Smart Layers office chair, which retails for $299. A drawing will be held at the end of...
The following criminal cases, traffic/municipal tickets and infractions were filed in Ozark County court between Tuesday, April 3, and Monday, April 9. All those charged are presumed innocent pending final court action. Makayla Jacquelle Hilderbrand, Gainesville, owner/operator of a motor vehicle...
Karen Porter, 51, of Theodosia, has been charged with felony stealing in connection with allegations that she stole more than $2,000 worth of merchandise from Theodosia’s Dollar General store with the aid of former Dollar General employee Kenneth Smith. A $3,000 cash-only bond has been issued in...
TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets every Monday at 4 p.m. in Isabella. Call chapter leader Donna Anderson at 273-0027 for more information about attending the next meeting. Two members, Robin Deck and Michael Dodd, shared the March 2018 best weight loss winner award. These members had weight...

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