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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...

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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...

Girl Scouts Alana Broncal and Amber Gibson, along with leader Virginia Campbell, arrange the faded and torn American flags before each was taken to the fire to be retired.
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...
Two local events are planned this month to help voters gather information before casting their votes in the Aug. 7 primary election.  The Gainesville R-5 Board of Education will host an informational meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, July 16, about Proposition Gainesville Bulldogs, the district’s proposal...
The Missouri Conservation Commission recently approved recommendations by the Missouri Department of Conservation for its fall and winter efforts to find cases of chronic wasting disease (CWD) and help limit the spread of the deadly deer disease to more deer and more areas.Last season, MDC...

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...
Because the July 4th holiday falls on Wednesday, the regular weekly publishing day for the Ozark County Times, this week’s edition is being published and mailed a day early, on Tuesday. That means some weekly reports are abbreviated, and some usual items may be missing due to the short reporting...

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