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Tecumseh-area residents turned out recently to work on some maintenance projects at the Tecumseh Volunteer Fire Department’s community building  and parking lot. The community building got a fresh coat of exterior pain, and the surface grading around the building was redone to help with runoff...
Guest speaker Bill Greet, master gardener, will talk about drip irrigation at the next meeting of the Ozark Heritage Garden Club, to be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 26, at Theodosia United Methodist Church on Highway 160 in Theodosia. A taco bar lunch will be provided by hosts Marty Davidson, Rose...

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The Ozark County Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring some “Music on the Square” events this summer, starting with the Backyard Bluegrass Band performing from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 15, on the west side the Gainesville square. The first night’s music will be sponsored by Century Bank of the Ozarks,...
Hello from our home to yours. To start last week, on Monday we played a fun game of dominoes. We then went outside to enjoy the nice fresh air. In the afternoon we played board games.Tuesday, we watched movies, and Debbie Cobb joined us for Bible study. On Wednesday we played dominoes and worked on...
On Sunday, June 10, my memories took me back to June 10, 1939, when Eldon Pitcock and I were married in Gainesville by my cousin Ray Ebrite, justice of the peace. It was a marriage that lasted 32 years, until his death on May 3, 1971. We were blessed with four children and several grandchildren...

Mammoth resident Dawn Carr, left, said her Maine coon cat Kenny is doing well after being treated for bobcat fever last week by Robin Deck, right, small animal vet at Gainesville Veterinary Clinic. Kenny came home Friday after a stay at the clinic. Carr said she would be giving him medicine three times a day until Wednesday. Times photo/Amelia LaMair
Some Ozark County cats are coming down with a painful, fast-acting and often lethal disease called bobcat fever. Mammoth resident Dawn Carr’s beloved Maine coon cat Kenny is one of them. After being treated by veterinarian Robin Deck last week at Gainesville Veterinary Clinic, he is doing well now...
This summer’s dates for Piland Youth Camp have changed. The updated schedule is junior camp (for grades 3-6), June 10-13, and senior camp (for grades 7-12), June 17-20. For more information on these camps, call Linda Hannaford, 417-543-3359.Kiddie camp, for potty-trained toddlers through second...

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Another extra-loud boom rattled dishes – and Ozarks residents – on Wednesday, June 6. The Ozark County Sheriff’s Office reported several calls from people who were puzzled by the sudden, super-loud clap of thunder, and similar calls reportedly poured into other area law enforcement offices and also...

This photo of Savannah Leckie was posted recently on Facebook by her aunt, Lisa Orn, to commemorate the girl’s 17th birthday on June 3. The girl’s biological mother, Rebecca Ruud, and Ruud’s husband, Robert Peat, face murder charges in connection to Savannah’s disappearance last year.
If she hadn’t died, Savannah Leckie would have turned 17 ten days ago, on June 3. Instead, on one of the days following her birthday, Ozark County Sheriff Darrin Reed and his deputies were back at the Theodosia-area farm where Savannah had lived for a few months with her biological mother until she...
The election of the Senior Citizens of Ozark County board is this week. Votes may be cast from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, June 13-15. Nominees are Carol Cooper and incumbents Buddy Festervand, Sue Herning and Lynn Bentele. Voters will vote for three.The aenior Citizens of Ozark County...

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