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David Burks was the winner of the recent Care to Learn fundraiser raffle in which Nash & Sons donated the prize of winner’s choice of $500 cash or a LR Henry Golden Boy .22 rifle for the raffle. Burks chose the rifle. The raffle raised $1,276 for the Gainesville Care to Learn Chapter, which...
Thornfield students recently visited the Missouri Capitol and took this photo with 155th District Rep. Lyle Rowland. Front row, from left: Daniel Collins, Lance Day, Zach Collins, Westyn Merriett, Jaden Thompson, Abby Scally. Middle row: Rowland, Tina Caudill, Dustin Merriett, Garrett Cunningham,...
The Gainesville Lady Bulldog’s spring season record stands at 1-10.“We use the spring season to prepare for next year’s fall season since we do not have districts in the spring,” said Lady Bulldog coach Cody Swearengin.“With that being said, I do not see the spring season as a time to not take...

Photo by Renee Stillings
Abel Parker, 19, of Thornfield flies through an icy creek at the Glade Top Trail Run  Saturday, April 7. Parker took first place overall in the 10.25 mile race and set a new course record, finishing in 1:12:51.  Race director Liz Kyger said the number of runners who had pre-registered numbered...
The Gainesville Junior High School Bulldogs baseball team opened their season with two wins over Liberty. The Bulldogs won the first game, 12-3 and the second 10-4.Players pitching were Jake Leeker, Bryce Hambelton, Landry Jenkins, Dymon Van Eperen, Aden Yarger and Briar Walrath. Catchers were...

Ozark County Explorers, a six-week after-school program focused on law enforcement training, began this year at Dora School. Ozark County Chief Deputy Winston Collins says he hopes to expand the program in the future to include other Ozark County schools. Pictured, from left, back row: Ozark County Deputy Vesa Phelan, Brent McKemie, Gavin Martin, McKenna Miller, Ryan Causey, Anna Deatherage and Chief Deputy Collins. Front row: Makayla Lucas, Lakin Church, Kylie Jones, LeeAnna Collins and Deputy Curtis Dobbs. Not available for the photo: Korey Murphy.
A group of 10 Dora students are well on their way to graduating from the first ever Ozark County Explorer program, a six-week course for 14- through 18-year-olds interested in pursuing a law-enforcement career after high school.Ozark County Chief Deputy Winston Collins told the Times that the after...
To contact the Ozark County Sheriff’s Office, call 417-679-4633. In an emergency, dial 911. April 99:38 a.m. – Caller said neighbor’s cattle are on her property on Docs Drive. OCSD officer spoke with reporting party on phone.10:51 a.m. – Caller on County Road 110 reported a fraud / scam call: a...

Gainesville FFA officers and their adviser, Jon Wilson, attending Sunday service at Gainesville Church of Christ so they could surprise preacher Halbert Smith with the honorary American FFA Degree, the highest degree awarded by the national FFA. From left: Madison Trivitt, Blakely Morrison, Peyton Donley, Natlie Kiger, Halbert, Wyatt Wilson, Jaima DeVries, Will Uchtman and Hunter Webb.
Gainesville Church of Christ preacher Halbert Smith wasn’t surprised to see eight students wearing FFA jackets in his congregation Sunday. His wife, Vicki, has been helping train the Gainesville High School FFA parliamentary procedure team that will soon be participating in the upcoming state...
Alyssa Dillon of Tecumseh, a sophomore Associate of Science in business major at Missouri State University-West Plains, is one of 29 college students in the Missouri – and the only student from a two-year school – who has been awarded a $1,250 scholarship from the Missouri Society of Certified...
The Missouri Department of Conservation encourages homeowners and landscapers to avoid planting Callery pear trees this spring. Better known as Bradford pears, the Callery pear tree is an invasive species known to multiply quickly and crowd out Missouri native plants. While it’s been a popular...

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