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Due to the July 4 holiday, members of Sampson Masonic Lodge #298 in Theodosia will serve their regular “first Saturday” community breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. on the second Saturday, July 7, at the lodge on Highway 160 next to Lutie School.  The menu will include scrambled eggs, sausage, biscuits...

Diana Premer and her grandchildren, Colton, Maria and Melody, with their “Lake Hair, Don’t Care” themed golf cart, won the People’s Choice award at Saturday’s 18th annual Theodosia Marina Resort golf cart parade. Parade director Linda Moore, affectionately known as the mayor of TMR campground, said as many as 60 golf carts have appeared in the parade when the Fourth of July holiday falls on a three-day weekend. This year 23 decorated carts rolled through the campground. The parade, a well-loved tradition among TMR campers, is open to anyone with a golf cart or other small vehicle.
Many Fourth of July fireworks displays and other events occurred over the weekend in Ozark County and nearby areas, but the fun’s not over yet. The holiday events listed here are planned for this week. The fireworks displays are free and open to everyone. Some of the other activities, including...

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The next Music on the Square will be Friday, July 20, with Sarah Cecil from Little Rock, Arkansas, performing from 7 to 10 p.m. The performance will be sponsored by First Home Bank. The event continues a series hosted by the Ozark County Chamber of Commerce. The first Music on the Square this...
The Ozark County Food Pantry will be closed Wednesday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day.The food pantry distributions in July will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, July 5, and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 11.

Near the end of the Masons’ flag retirement ceremony in Theodosia on Saturday, many of those attending came forward to choose one of the old, battered, faded and torn flags and dedicate it in memory of or in honor of someone. Many veterans dedicated a flag to the memory of fellow veterans who lost their lives in service to their country. Here, Theodosia Area VFD firefighter Craig Mierkowski, right, dedicates a flag in memory of junior TAVFD firefighter Savannah Leckie, who died last year. Girl Scout Amber Gibson accepts the flag from Lodge member and emcee Len Modlinski, left, to take to the fire to be burned.
America flags, some folded neatly in the familiar triangle, some rumpled and faded, lay stacked on a long table in front of Sampson Masonic Lodge in Theodosia Saturday. The old and battered flags “have flown over homes, churches, schools, businesses and government buildings,” said ceremony emcee...
The Gainesville Lions Club is accepting nominations for this year’s Barney Douglas Citizen of the Year award, to be presented to an Ozark County resident who has made a difference in our community. The citizen of the year will be recognized at Hootin an Hollarin.Nominations can be made by emailing...
Theodosia Area Volunteer Fire Department hosted a joint training exercise June 6 with Timber Knob VFD in which new volunteers were able to experience a real house fire in a controlled-burn environment, reports TAVFD spokesperson Tracy Meal. An Isabella-area house was destroyed at the request of...

Meints
Brett Meints has resigned as emergency management director for Ozark County, the city of Gainesville and the village of Theodosia, effective June 28. In an email to Ozark County fire department chiefs, the Ozark County Sheriff, the Ozark County Times and others, Meints said Thursday his reason for...
I’m writing these items on Sunday morning, July 1, my 96th birthday. I would like to be in church this morning –anytime the church doors are open, I would like to be there. Church has always been part of my life, and wherever I’ve lived, I’ve looked up the church, and we went. I had the church...
The Farless family will hold a reunion July 13-15 at Stetson on the White resort in Flippin, Arkansas. All friends and family members are invited to attend.

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