Election events planned, absentee voting continues ahead of primary
A pre-election meet-and-greet sponsored by Ozark County Farm Bureau will be held at noon Friday, July 27, at The Center on Highway 5 north at the Gainesville City limits. The free session will follow the regular Friday fried-fish lunch at The Center. For those who choose to purchase lunch, the cost is $6 for those younger than 50; a $3.50 donation is requested for those over 60. Farm Bureau will serve punch and cookies during the meet-and-greet, and each participating candidate will be invited to speak for three or four minutes.
Gainesville Schools will hold another pre-election event at the open house set for 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 6. The event will include two informational sessions about the district’s proposed 75-cent tax-levy increase on the Aug. 7 primary election ballot, one at 6 p.m. in the junior high / high school and at 7:30 p.m. at the elementary school. The open house also features a free hamburger and hot dog dinner, and students and parents will be able to tour the buildings and meet teachers and administrators. For more information, call the high school at 679-4200 or the elementary school at 679-4416.
The primary election absentee voting period continues. Registered voters who are unable to go to the polls on Election Day should contact the Ozark County Clerk’s office for the required application. Absentee ballots may be voted by mail or in person at the clerk’s office from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 4, and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 6. For more information, call the clerk’s office at 417-679- 3516.