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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...
Fishing has been much slower than usual for this time of year due to the weather. With warmer temperatures forecasted for this week, fishing should improve and take off. The big white bass will move in as water temperatures improve, and bass will begin to think about the spawn. Water temperatures...
In honor of its 10th anniversary, the Gainesville Youth Empowerment Project is extending its  appreciation to everyone who makes a donation during the month of April by entering them into a drawing for a Serta Smart Layers office chair, which retails for $299. A drawing will be held at the end of...
The following criminal cases, traffic/municipal tickets and infractions were filed in Ozark County court between Tuesday, April 3, and Monday, April 9. All those charged are presumed innocent pending final court action. Makayla Jacquelle Hilderbrand, Gainesville, owner/operator of a motor vehicle...

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