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The county budget was the main topic of conversation at this week’s meeting of the Ozark County Commissioners. Ozark County Clerk Brian Wise told the commissioners he had received the first sales tax numbers for the year (collected in December 2018), and he said the county is starting 2019 “in the...

H.K Silvey
 Volunteers at the Ozark County Historium are planning a new series of events for 2019 called Coffee and Conversation, with the first one coming up at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 24.This first “conversation” will feature a group of folks who have spent their lives in the Theodosia/Ocie area, including H...

Brandon Guidry
Thornfield resident Brandon Guidry, 35, pleaded guilty Jan. 9 before Circuit Judge Craig Carter to abuse of a child and possession of methamphetamine and was sentenced to three years in the Missouri Department of Corrections. The sentence was ordered to run concurrently with another case Guidry is...

A New Year’s Day fire in 2018 destroyed this older rock-faced home on the Howards Ridge farm owned by Stan and Janet Taber of Almartha. Sam Overturf, who was renting the house, was not home when the fire started. Volunteers from six area fire departments responded to the blaze, working several hours in bone-chilling, sub-freezing temperatures to contain the fire and keep it from spreading to nearby hay barns and other structures.
Winter’s icy breath made its way across the hills and hollers last weekend, and the cooler temperatures are likely here to stay awhile. With the cold weather comes the need to keep warm, many times in ways that can create a fire danger. Last year five of the 12 major fires reported by the Ozark...

On Jan. 9. Gainesville VFD and several other departments responded to a fire call at the former Wagon Wheel Court apartments, which are now owned by a bank and are reportedly vacant. Firefighters put out the fire, located in the front apartment, before the building became fully engulfed.
Authorities are investigating an arson fire - the second in the course of a year - at the former Wagon Wheel Apartments on Shady Oaks Circle off Highway 181 in Gainesville.The timing of the most recent fire on Jan. 8 is interesting because it occurred just about a year after an adjacent Wagon Wheel...

While Ralston served as a volunteer firefighter with Timber Knob VFD, he was also a member of the Ozark County Honor Guard, which marches in local parades and appears at fire service ceremonial functions.
An Ozark County volunteer fire department and local family members are mourning the death of a former volunteer firefighter, Cody Ralston, 28, who died Jan. 8 in a Boone County, Arkansas, structure fire. Ralston, who served with Timber Knob Volunteer Fire Department in 2015 and 2016, was at a house...

Ray Grisham, with Ray Grisham Construction Concrete, operates an excavator Monday as he and Greg Simpson, with Simpson Concrete, center, and employee Jared Haas, right, begin the work to remodel Gainesville’s Town & Country Supermarket. The men would later fill the excavated tracks with concrete as the first steps in creating the floor and walls of a big new freezer and cooler area that will become part of the completely remodeled building.
Work started Monday on the major remodeling project that will give Gainesville’s Town & Country Supermarket a new appearance inside and out, representing what Town & Country spokesman Matt Montgomery called “a significant investment in the store and thus the community in which we are...

Gabriela Velasquez
A new face can be seen at the Times office this week, thanks to the Potter Digital Ambassadors Program through the University of Missouri Journalism School, and with that new face comes an upgrade to the Times’ online presence. Gabriela Velasquez, a graduating senior at the Mizzou J-School in...

Jason Barnett
Jason Barnett graduated Nov. 23, 2018, from Air Force Basic Military Training at Lackland Air Force Base near San Antonio, Texas. Barnett, a 2018 Dora High School graduate and the son of Brad and Shanna Barnett of Dora, served as an element leader in his squadron. He is currently attending tech...
Chris and Missy Harlin of Gainesville, Missouri are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Abigail Christen, to Alexander Leigh Martin, son of Robert and Terri Martin of Plano, Texas. Abbi is a graduate of Gainesville High School and The University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.  She is...

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