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Gainesville Lions Club members, from left, Chris Harlin, John Harlin and Bill Trivitt show some of the items to be included in Friday night’s annual Lions Club auction at Gainesville High School. The auction, now in its 31st year, supports Lions Club projects as well as the Gainesville summer ball program operated by Gainesville Schools. Among the items to be sold this year is a distinctive table lamp, displayed in the center front of the photo, made from steam ship parts and illuminated with “Edison-style” light bulbs. The lamp was one of the items donated by White River Valley Electric Cooperative. The event also includes a “sportsman’s raffle” featuring 14 guns, a gun safe, a utility trailer and other items.
Plans are underway for the Gainesville Lions Club’s 31st annual auction and sportsman raffle, to be held Friday, April 20, at Gainesville High School. This year’s “sportsman’s raffle,” held in conjunction with the auction,  includes 14 firearms, a gun safe, a kayak, a utility trailer, game feeder...

Photo courtesy of Eastern Douglas County VFD
Connie Danielson, 56, of Drury, and Edward Moore, 52, of Lexington, Kentucky, were taken by an Ava ambulance service to Cox South Hospital in Springfield Sunday with serious injuries sustained in a single-vehicle crash on Highway 95 near Bell Bridge southeast of Rockbridge. First responders with...

photos submitted Charles Fienhold, 61, shown in this undated photo, top right, died Sunday morning in a fire that swept through this motorhome, which served as his permanent residence on Zastrow Lane east of Bakersfield.
A Bakersfield man died early Sunday morning in a fire that swept through his motorhome parked on Zastrow Lane off Highway 142.The body of Charles Fienhold, 61, was found in the burned-out motorhome that served as Fienhold’s permanent residence, said Bakersfield Volunteer Fire Department chief Greg...

The family of Tecumseh resident Michael Dougan, shown here at a linotype machine, traces its newspaper history back 200 years.
Editor’s note: This story about Tecumseh resident Michael Dougan’s book, Community Diaries: Arkansas Newpapering, 1819-2002, is reprinted with permission from the Arkansas Publisher Weekly, published by the Arkansas Press Association. Arkansas Press Association (APA) historian Michael B....
Karen Porter, 51, of Theodosia, has been charged with felony stealing in connection with allegations that she stole more than $2,000 worth of merchandise from Theodosia’s Dollar General store with the aid of former Dollar General employee Kenneth Smith. A $3,000 cash-only bond has been issued in...
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...

Paul Goodwin, 9, of Gainesville, killed his first turkey Saturday during Missouri’s youth spring turkey season. Paul was hunting with his brother-in-law, Drew Dreckman.
Mother Nature didn’t provide the best backdrop for last weekend’s Missouri youth turkey hunt in the Ozarks. Snow and sleet on Saturday and Sunday morning, along with cooler temperatures throughout the day, made bagging a bird more difficult than usual. Despite the challenges, 13 Ozark County youth...

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...

Plans are underway to add a FEMA building to the front of Gainesville High School, built in 1962. Top, Gainesville R-V School District superintendent Dr. Jeff Hyatt made a presentation to the Lions Club Thursday, April 5, about planned school improvements that will be made if a proposed 75 cent operating levy increase is passed in the upcoming August election.
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...

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