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It’s believed Sunday night’s fire started in the kitchen area of the Millers’ manufactured home, but no specific origin has been determined. Four dogs perished in the fire. Gainesville firefighter Sage McGinnis saved a fifth dog from the blaze, but another pet, a basset hound, is missing.
Gainesville-area residents Richard and Cindi Miller got the news Sunday evening that their home off AA Highway was on fire as Cindi was being admitted to Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains for treatment of pneumonia. And that double-whammy of hard events was made even more gut-wrenching when they...
Save the date for the 31st annual Lions Club auction and sportsman’s raffle set for Friday, April 20 at Gainesville High School.  Dinner in the cafeteria starts at 6 p.m. The silent auction is at 6:15 p.m., followed by the auction at 7 p.m. Proceeds from the event go to help fund the youth summer...
Spring fishing is well under way and will only get better as the days and nights continue to warm. White bass are active on both lakes with the Stump Hole area on Norfork and Gulley Creek on Bull Shoals the hot spots. A few whites have been reported under the bridge at Theodosia and a few in Spring...
This past week we saw some wild weather on Norfork Lake. The winds blew all week, with Tuesday being the worst. You would think with the cold weather and windy conditions the stripers would quit biting. On the contrary! I mainly fished the Bennett’s area most of the week while my son fished the Big...
The 12th annual Verne D. Cubbage Memorial Bass Tournament out of Pontiac Cove Marina is set for Saturday, March 31, on Bull Shoals Lake. The tournament honors Verne Cubbage who, after moving to the Ozarks and operating a fishing resort on Bull Shoals, had two favorite pastimes, fishing and driving...
Missouri State University-West Plains will offer a machining technology program beginning April 2 at the Greater Ozarks Center for Advanced Technology (GOCAT). The 16-week course is non-credit and will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. each Monday and Wednesday at GOCAT, 125 N. Howell Ave. in West Plains,...
Registration is underway for a 5K or 1-mile Fun Run/Walk scheduled for 9 a.m.  Saturday, April 28, on the Gainesville square.Pre-registration fee is $25 for adults, $20 for children under 18. Competitors receive a T-shirt. Pre-registration closes on April 21. After that, the entry fee is $30, and...
The Gainesville Schools Art Department is sponsoring the fourth annual district art show and contest March 21-23.. Students’ artwork will be available for viewing each evening after school from 3:30 to 6 p.m in the Gainesville High School Library. The show exhibits the work of students in ...
Lutie R-VI School District will hold preschool and kindergarten screenings Friday, March 23, at Theododia United Methodist Church, across Highway 160 from the school.Screenings will begin at 8 a.m. and will close at 1:30 p.m. Each screening will take approximately one hour to complete. Parents are...
Gainesville Elementary School offers a preschool program to help children prepare socially and academically for their kindergarten year. Preschool teachers work with kindergarten teachers to ensure srtudents are adequately prepared for the best educational experience possible.The school is offering...

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