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Bob Stickles will close his bait and tackle shop in Gainesville Tuesday, July 31. After that, he said, he plans to be “out on the water two or three days a week.” Times photo / Sue Ann Jones
After 12 years of selling fishing gear in Gainesville, Bob Stickles on Tuesday is closing his store, Big Bob’s Bait & Tackle. His plan is to retire – again.He opened the store in 2006, a year after moving to Ozark County with his first wife, Maxine. Maryland natives, the two had been high...
Hello from our home to yours. David Ball joined us Monday in the dining room where he sang and played some beautiful music on the piano for us. He also brought one of his friends who played other instruments. It was very entertaining. We sang along with him. After we finished in the dining room we...
It would be nice to grow old gracefully, but I’m afraid that isn’t always the case. Perhaps if we could have taken better care of ourselves growing up we could get around better now!It was nice to have Lyndon and Linaia Pitcock with their two granddaughters, Chloe and Quinn Wright, visiting here...
Thanks to all who made our “Meet the Candidates” fundraiser dinner such a success on Friday, July 20.We’ll host a similar pre-election gathering at noon Friday, July 27, when Ozark County Farm Bureau sponsors a candidates meet-and-greet here at The Center on Highway 5 north at the Gainesville city...
A pre-election meet-and-greet sponsored by Ozark County Farm Bureau will be held at noon Friday, July 27, at The Center on Highway 5 north at the Gainesville City limits. The free session will follow the regular Friday fried-fish lunch at The Center. For those who choose to purchase lunch, the cost...

Gainesville R-V school board member Marti Warden, left, and food service employee Mary Ann Moore discuss the plans for expansion and renovation of the elementary school cafeteria if the 75-cent levy increase proposal passes in the Aug. 7 primary election. In addition to being able to seat more students, the cafeteria would also serve as a storm shelter. Times photo/Jenny Yarger
Gainesville R-5 School District will host an open house from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 6. Hamburgers and hot dogs will be served. In addition to touring the schools, enjoying a free dinner and meeting administrators and teachers, community members are invited and encouraged to attend informational...

When a tree fell in the driveway of Ozark County Clerk Brian Wise’s home Thursday evening, it landed on his Jeep and narrowly missed his house. Photo courtesy Brian Wise.
The storm blamed for the fatal sinking of a “Ride the Ducks” Duck Boat on Table Rock Lake in Branson Thursday evening moved eastward, blowing a path through parts of Ozark County as well. At least four large Gainesville-area trees were blown down by the high winds, and one of them landed on a...

Gainesville residents Doyle and Peggy Rackley Johnson, left, and their daughter Julie Schofield and grandson Gannon, 3, rode one of the Branson Duck Boats Thursday a few hours before another Duck Boat carrying 29 passengers, plus the captain and driver, sank in a storm on Table Rock Lake. Seventeen people died.
A few hours before 17 people died Thursday when a Branson “Duck Boat” capsized in a storm on Table Rock Lake in Branson, Gainesville residents Doyle and Peggy Johnson rode one of the Duck Boats with their daughter and grandson.That evening, a friend texted Peggy, “Too bad about the Ducks.”“I asked...

Matthew Hannaford
A Brixey man, Matthew Hannaford, 32, has been charged with one count of statutory rape in the second degree and two counts of statutory sodomy in the second degree involving a victim younger than 17 years old. According to online records, Hannaford waived formal arraignment and on July 10,...
Four injury accidents have occurred in Ozark County so far this month, as reported on the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s online crash report website.Two people were injured Friday, July 13, when a Dodge pickup backed into a Ford 500 on Highway 160 one mile east of Hardenville. According to the...

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