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Voters approve increase in ambulance tax levy Ozark County voters on April 3 approved a proposal by the Ozark County Ambulance District to reset the district’s current levy rate of .1242 cents per $100 of assessed valuation up to a maximum of 28 cents per $100 assessed valuation starting in the...

Jim Brown
James “Jim” Brown, Jerry Smith and Randall Unruh were elected April 3 to two-year terms on the Village of Theodosia Board of Trustees. Brown and Unruh are incumbents. Another incumbent, Robert Bochert Jr., also filed for re-election.These votes were cast: Randall Unruh, 28; James Brown, 27; Jerry...

Jabet Wade
Mason Eslinger and Jabet Wade were elected to the Gainesville school board April 3  to fill the two expiring terms currently held by Billy Pippin and Wes Ucthman. Pippin had filed for re-election; Uchtman did not. David Pointer and Derek Alms also filed.These votes were cast: Mason Eslinger, 255;...

Tony Johnson
In Bakersfield, voters re-elected incumbents Tony Johnson and Jodi Burns to the village board. Stephanie Guffey was also elected; they will fill the two-year terms currently held by Johnson, Burns and Albert Gargione, who did not file for re-election.Tony Schaab and Jonathan Belt also filed, so...

Mike Zimmer
When the votes were totaled on election night, Christopher Bales had been elected to the Bakersfield school board with 104 votes, but the other two candidates, Michael Scott and Mike Zimmer, were tied for the second seat with 100 votes each. After the election was certified Friday by Ozark County...

Gail Reich
Deanna Gail Reich was re-elected April 3 to another two-year term as Gainesville mayor, receiving 83 votes to opponent Carroll Wise’s 55. Four write-in votes were cast.No one filed for the east ward alderman seat currently held by Lyndell Strong. Fifteen total  write-in votes were cast, with Lana...

Missouri Department of Transportation employees Shannon Huff, left, and Kane Thomas show the yellow trash bags available from MoDOT’s Gainesville maintenance shed for volunteers picking up trash along the roadsides.
Ozark Countians are showing their appreciation for their beautiful home in the hills – and their disdain for the litter that takes away from its beauty. Reports are coming in of residents working along its winding roadsides during April, which has been designated “Clean Up Trash  month” by the...

Signs lined the door of the courtroom poling place in the Ozark County Courthouse during the April 3 General Municipal Election.
Ozark Countians passed an increase in the tax levy supporting its ambulance service in last week’s General Municipal Election, and Dora R-III School District voters agreed to renew its school tax levy with a 10-cent increase.Only two of the county’s five school districts had elections for school...
Gainesville R-V School superintendent Dr. Jeff Hyatt told Gainesville Lions Club members last week that the school board had voted March 26 to ask voters to approve a 75-cent operating levy increase in the August election.The last time a Gainesville School tax issue was passed was 25 years ago – in...

Almost a year after the historic 2017 flood, some Ozark County water crossings still show signs of the damage it caused. Large stone blocks line the crossing known locally as the “cheese plant bridge” on County Road 503 south of the Gainesville post office.The blocks temporarily replace the washed-away guardrail, part of which dangles off the downstream side of the bridge over Lick Creek. Ozark County Western Commissioner Greg Donley told the Times Monday that FEMA had recently approved funding to replace the guardrail, rebuild the “rock blankets” under the north and south ends of the bridge and do other work to restore the bridge.
Ozark County Commissioners said Monday during their regular weekly meeting that as much as 3 to 4 inches of water still covered some low-water crossings around the county following several recent days of rain. Among the crossings mentioned was Warren Bridge on County Road 328 and Smokey Road (...

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