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Members of Sampson Masonic Lodge #298 in Theodosia on Nov. 7 presented a $300 check from the Masonic Home of Missouri to Mark Twain School superintendent Joe Donley. The funds will help support the school’s backpack program, which provides supplemental nourishment to those students who qualify for...

Marv Looney received dozens of birthday cards to mark his 90th birthday on Nov. 9. Eighty of them were identical copies of an electronic billboard that friends and former colleagues at Missouri Western University sponsored over a busy highway in St. Joseph. All of the cards had multiple signatures, some as many as 20, Looney said. Last weekend, 40 family members (“about half the family,” he said) gathered at his Pontiac home to celebrate. Marv’s Gainesville High School classmate, Rex Johnson, and his wife, Frances also attended. Marv’s granddaughters displayed the greeting cards over the fireplace.
Editor’s note: In honor of Pontiac resident Marv Looney’s 90th birthday, this story is adapted from a profile published in the Sept. 15, 2010, Ozark County Times after he was honored with the Barney Douglas Citizen of the Year Award by the Gainesville Lions Club and the Distinguished Alumni Award...

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Christopher Patrick Thorne, 32, pleaded guilty to three counts of arson Nov. 8 before Circuit Judge Craig Carter. He was sentenced to seven years in the Missouri Department of Corrections on each count, but execution of the sentences was suspended. He is also on supervised probation. Thorne was to...
Circuit Judge Craig Carter processed a total of 28 criminal cases and seven civil cases during the Nov. 8 session of Ozark County Law Day. The criminal case updates are listed below.    Cases that reached  disposition Michael Linn Cox pleaded guilty to domestic assault and was sentenced to a 120-...
Menus  Lunch is served daily from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and is open to everyone. The cost is $6 for those younger than 60; a $3.50 donation is requested for those over 60. Call 679-4746 to order take-out for 25 cents more. Wednesday, Nov. 15: stuffed peppers, mashed potatoes, roll, brownie....
My nephew Jonathan Aronis and Brother Dale Roberts visited me Monday morning. Jonathan is a home health therapist working out of Springfield. He and Brother Dale came about the same time, and it was good to see each of them. I read in an area newspaper of a conservation representative who had bull...
We appreciated the rain that came last week. Just need lots more to put water in the ponds. Deer season has been open since Saturday and ends the 2lst. It looked like there had been a bunch killed. We came by the high school where the check station was. The vehicles were lined across the parking...
The Peitz Cancer Support House in Mountain Home, Arkansas, offers QuitSmart Tobacco Cessation classes free of charge to area residents.  Each participant will receive two weeks of nicotine patches, an artificial cigarette and a relaxation CD. The program is facilitated by a certified registered...
TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets at 4 p.m. every Monday in Isabella. Call TOPS chapter leader Donna Anderson at 273-0027 for more information about attending our next meeting. Join us! Vickie Shrewsbury was our best weight loss winner for October, her fourth month in a row. She is also the...

Bakersfield’s sixth grade float, the Polar Express, won both the first place prize and the school-affiliated prize in last year’s Christmas parade in Bakersfield, where this year’s Christmas celebration will be held Dec. 2 with the theme “Home Town Christmas”  
Organizers are finalizing details for upcoming Ozark County Christmas events.  Bakersfield’s “Home Town Christmas” will be held Saturday, Dec. 2, beginning with  Breakfast with Santa from 9 to 11 a.m. in the school cafeteria. The menu includes pancakes and sausage, milk and coffee for $2 per person...

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