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The Gainesville R-5 School Board will host an informational open house from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, at the high school. Parents and community residents are invited and encouraged to attend. Board members and administrators will be available to give tours of the existing facility and answer...

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The American Red Cross is hosting two upcoming blood drives in Gainesville: on Monday, March 25, at Gainesville High School and on Wednesday, April 3, at the First Baptist Church.  The GHS blood drive will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the school, and the blood drive in the basement of the First...
Editor’s note: Our recent two-part series outlining the work, and the needs, of Ozark County’s volunteer fire departments inadvertently left out Lick Creek Volunteer Fire Department in Howards Ridge. We apologize for the omission.  Lick Creek VFD Current roster: 11 active firefighters. Five work...

Second grade winners in the Ozark County Math Bee, held March 5 at Dora School, were, from left, first, D.J. Howard, Lutie; second, Lucretia Ames, Lutie; third, Avery Gaulding, Gainesville; fourth, Chelsea Richards, Dora; and fifth, Macy Hambelton, Gainesville.

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Patricia S. Brown, 37, of Theodosia was scheduled to appear for a criminal setting Tuesday, March 19, before Associate Judge Raymond Gross in connection with five felony counts of stealing a motor vehicle that were filed against her last week. At press time Tuesday, she was being held in the Ozark...
The 2019 Real Ozarks Magazine, a glossy-covered, full-color guide to exploring Ozark County and the surrounding area, is now available at the Times office and wherever the  newspaper is sold.  The magazine, published annually by the Times, is distributed at visitor centers throughout the state....
To contact the Ozark County Sheriff’s Department or other emergency-responding agencies here, call 417-679-4633. In an emergency, dial 911.   March 10 09:03 a.m. – Caller said a farmhouse on County Road 116 had been broken into and several items were stolen. OCSD rendered assistance. 2:23 p.m. –...

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At their Monday meeting, the Ozark County commissioners accepted a bid from the James H. Drew Corporation of Sedalia to rebuild guardrails on the G & B Bridge on County Road 503 over Lick Creek, known locally as the Cheese Plant Bridge. The company’s $46,246.50 proposal was the only bid...

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The Center will host a Friday night fundraiser dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. on March 22. The menu will be meatloaf, mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetable, roll, dessert and beverage.  The price will be $8 for adults, $5 for children under 12.   For more information, call The Center, 417-679-4746, during...

CADET MORRISON Even though he didn’t have a high school diploma, Winsor “Verd” Morrison was accepted into the Army Air Corps (today’s Air Force) after scoring 92 on the entrance exam a recruiter predicted he couldn’t pass. He was assigned to bombardier training and finished out the war in Hawaii, narrowly missing orders to ship out to Japan. “While we were there on island defense, they dropped the A-bomb in Japan,” he said.
Editor’s note: This is the conclusion of a two-part story about Ozark County native Winsor “Verd” Morrison that is reprinted with permission from the Ozarks Alive! blog by Kaitlyn McConnell. Part 1 of the story,  “Ozark County native delivered the first baby in state of Alaska,” was published in...

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