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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...

Within the last few months The Center has been able to add an exit to its parking lot, easing traffic flow, thanks to help from Ozark County and from the MLH Company. With grants from the SeniorAge Area Agency on Agency, the parking lot was paved and striped. Local residents donated parking curbs.
Lisa Engelhardt, administrator at The Center in Gainesville, said during a recent talk at the Gainesville Lions Club that the activities and services the facility offers continue to grow. As an example, Engelhardt said the number of meals served by The Center in the first five months of the year...
Kerry Glenn of Sedalia became the most recent record-breaking angler in Missouri when he hooked a 2-pound 2-ounce goldeye on Truman Lake May 25 using a rod and reel. It broke the previous state record of 2 pounds. Glenn was crappie fishing using minnows for bait when he caught the goldeye. “As soon...

Guest speaker Diane Spurlock with New Way Beef Strategies
The next meeting of the South Central Cattlemen will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 19, at the Missouri University Extension office, 1376 Bill Virdon Blvd. in West Plains. Diane Spurlock with New Way Beef Strategies will be the speaker, talking about data management and genetic improvement. 
Lutie School’s teachers nominated Brenda Johnston, left, the school’s Title 1 teacher, as the teacher of the year for kindergarten through grade 6. The teachers nominated English teacher Sandy Woody, right, as the grades 7-12 teacher of the year. From a scoring-guide rubric, a committee then chose...

Clayton Leroy
Clayton Leroy of Dora, an accounting major at Missouri State University in Springfield, worked at the Ozark County Soil & Water Conservation District office this summer, finishing his internship on Friday, June 29. SWCD now is looking for an intern to fill the position next year. The deadline...
Missouri State Highway Patrol Trooper Justice C. Simpson is one of two new troopers assigned to Troop G, which includes Ozark County. Simpson has been assigned to Zone 2, Texas County.  He is a native of Galena and a graduate of Galena High School. He earned an Associate of Arts degree in criminal...
Missouri State Highway Patrol Trooper Sean D. Goostree is one of two new troopers assigned to Troop G, which includes Ozark County. Goostree has been assigned to Zone 10, northern Howell and Shannon counties.  He is a native of Rocky Comfort and a graduate of Wheaton High School in Wheaton. He...
To contact the Ozark County Sheriff’s office or other emergency-responding agencies here, call 417-679-4633. In an emergency, dial 911. June 2510:51 a.m. – Electrical transformer blew near Second and Main streets in Gainesville. Gainesville VFD  responded.12:57 p.m. – Semi-truck is in roadway on...
The following criminal cases, traffic/municipal tickets and infractions were filed in Ozark County Court between Tuesday, June 19, and Friday, June 29. All those charged are presumed innocent pending final court action.Hunter Dale Rife, Gainesville, defective equipment. Ozark County Sheriff’s...

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