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Gainesville High School health services students, from left, Payton Hubbard, Lisa Burke, Kellie Thomas, Shai Meek and Martha Wood, pictured with instructor Britni Davis, earned their Certified Nursing Assistant accreditation after passing the CNA exam Monday, April 30. “Most of these students are...
The Gainesville High and Junior High School band and choir will present their spring concert at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 3, in the high school gym. Everyone is invited.
Area women are invited to attend the 2018 Women’s Health Forum: A Toast to Women being held at the Baxter County Fairgrounds in Mountain Home, Arkansas, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, May 10. The annual event, sponsored by the Schliemann Center for Women’s Health Education, features guest speakers...
Members of Sampson Masonic Lodge #298 in Theodosia will serve their regular first Saturday of the month community breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. on May 5 at the lodge on Highway 160 next to Lutie School in Theodosia.The menu includes scrambled eggs, sausage, biscuits and gravy, pancakes, waffles, ...
The Center’s first-Sunday fried chicken dinner fundraiser for May will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on May 6. The meal includes a beverage and dessert.  The cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children under 10 years of age. Students from Bakersfield School will be serving the meal and using...
In late March, the Ozark County commissioners declared April as “Clean Up Trash” month, encouraging residents to pick up trash along roadsides and other areas, but now that the month has ended, they hope citizen efforts will continue. To encourage the clean-up effort, the commissioners announced...
One Ozark Countian died and several area residents were injured in these recent crashes on roadways in or near Ozark County. Mountain Home teen hospitalized  Autumn McFarland, 16, of Mountain Home, Arkansas, was transported to Baxter Regional Medical Center after sustaining moderate injuries in a...

When the floodwaters of the North Fork of the White River receded enough Sunday morning, April 30, MSHP 2017, trooper John Roberts and other rescuers got Peggy Donahue and her daughter and son-in-law, Autumn and Joshua Shirley, from the roof of their two-story home on James Lane near Dawt. The three family members spent nine hours on the peak of the roof as the raging river uprooted trees and destroyed homes and other structures and sent the debris hurtling toward them. Pictured above: Peggy Donahue, seated in the boat wearing the orange life jacket, and, from left, Missouri Department of Conservation agents Mark Henry and Gerald Smith and MSHP troopers Jason Philpott, Cole Chatman and Roberts. This photo was taken as they reached the shallower edge of the floodwater where they would deposit Peggy before returning to the flooded house to rescue Autumn and Joshua. File photo courtesy Shawn Taylor
On that rainy Saturday, April 29, 2017, Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers John Roberts and Jason Philpott began their shift at 6 a.m. by preparing for swift-water rescues in a flood they didn’t really expect to come.“Most of the time when a possible flood is predicted, we prepare and get the...

ALTHEA SPRING - THEN AND NOW Ozark County commissioners and Missouri Department of Conservation biologist A. J. Pratt say one of the most noticeable results of the devastating 2017 flood along the North Fork of the White River is the loss of shade along the stream. These photos show an example of that change at Althea Spring, part of MDC’s public access point at Patrick Bridge on H Highway. Above: Before the 2017 flood, visiting the icy-cold water spilling over the small dam below Althea Spring meant a walk through the woods from the highway or splashing up the tree-shaded spring branch from the river. Below: Last year’s flood destroyed thousands of trees along the North Fork, including those that shaded Althea Spring. MDC has cleared away the towering pile of knocked-over trees and other debris along the spring pond, leaving a wide-open area where shade is difficult to find. Photo courtesy Jerry Luna
The flood that ravaged Ozark County a year ago over the April 28-30 weekend “was terrible, terrible, awful,” Ozark County Presiding Commissioner John Turner said last week at the commissioners’ regular Monday morning meeting. “Hopefully, we won’t see anything like it in our lifetimes.”But even if...
To jump-start the week, we gathered in the dining room to make brownies. We made three different kinds –regular, Oreo and s’more brownies. The residents said they had never made Oreo or s’more brownies, and they absolutely loved making them. After lunch, we all went back to the dining room to taste...

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