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The James Bridge on PP Highway near Dawt was completely washed away by the North Fork River’s floodwaters on the night of April 29-30, 2017.
Almost every bridge and low-water creek-crossing slab in Ozark County was badly damaged or destroyed by the historic flood of April 29-30, 2017, but the most dramatic public impact may have been the collapse of two of the highest bridges over the North Fork of the White River. Long-time Ozark...

Lick Creek rose out of its banks in Gainesville during the flood of April 29-30, 2017, to completely inundate the Gainesville Saddle Club Grounds.
Friday, April 20, one year after the roaring floodwaters of Lick Creek swept away virtually everything at the Gainesville Saddle Club arena, cowboys and cowgirls pulled their trailers into town for a rodeo. “The very hard work from so many people paid off,” said Shawna Herd, former president of the...
On Mother’s Day afternoon, May 13, Paul and Annette Lane were working in the detached garage next to their home south of Wasola when Annette headed inside to get them a cold drink. As she approached the door, she thought the house looked strangely dark through the window. Then she opened the door...

Lutie Valedictorian Lakelynn Vaught
 Photos courtesy of Misty Souder.
The Fountain Church on Highway 160 in Theodosia will host a Vacation Bible School beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 2. The program includes a Bible story, a craft and other activities plus a trip to Branson to visit the Shepherd of the Hills fish hatchery. A picnic lunch consisting of cold fried...
Decoration Day notices are published at no charge in the Times. Send notices to sueann@ozarkcountytimes.com or call the Times office at 679-4641 with Decoration Day news. Center PointCenter Point Cemetery will its annual business meeting at noon Sunday, May 27, with a potluck lunch immediately...
The fishing on Norfork Lake continues to improve. The shad are still spawning, and the stripers are on a very early morning bite. We are catching stripers as soon as we get a bait in the water somewhere around 5 a.m. The bite does not last long and is usually over by 7 a.m. I’m seeing a shift in...
Here we go again with high water and fewer places to launch. Bass fishing has been OK at best, with top-water baits working early and late in the day. Spinnerbaits and rattle traps fished over the brush are working as are floating worms fished just over the brush. Most bass have finished the spawn...

Martha J. Wood
Theodosia Area Volunteer Fire Department has awarded its first Savannah Leckie Memorial Scholarship to Martha J. Wood, a senior graduating this year from Gainesville High School. TAVFD expressed thanks to all who donated to the fund, which was established last year in memory of the 16-year-old...
Ozark County Commissioners said at their weekly meeting Monday that they hope Ozark County outfitters and other businesses will see a good start to tourist season this Memorial Day weekend. “This will be kind of a test to see how the season is going to be,” said western district commissioner Greg...

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