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It’s believed Sunday night’s fire started in the kitchen area of the Millers’ manufactured home, but no specific origin has been determined. Four dogs perished in the fire. Gainesville firefighter Sage McGinnis saved a fifth dog from the blaze, but another pet, a basset hound, is missing.
Gainesville-area residents Richard and Cindi Miller got the news Sunday evening that their home off AA Highway was on fire as Cindi was being admitted to Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains for treatment of pneumonia. And that double-whammy of hard events was made even more gut-wrenching when they...

If the Gainesville School’s application for a FEMA grant is accepted, the district’s tentative plans are for a new 7,800-square-foot storm-shelter structure that would be added to the front of the current high school building. The addition would create a new entrance to the school and provide space for offices, classrooms and a spacious center hallway.
At a special open school board meeting Thursday night, the Gainesville R-V School District discussed its tentative plans for a 7,800-square-foot FEMA shelter to be built on the high school campus if its grant application to the Federal Emergency Management Agency is accepted.Superintendent Jeffrey...

Cody Thomas, 26, shown here with his wife, Maggie, and their two young children, Amelia and Judah, died Feb. 27 as the result of a head-on collision on Highway 65 south of Harrison, Arkansas.
Ozark Countians were saddened last week to learn of the death of former Ozark County resident Cody Thomas, 26, as the result of a Feb. 27 car crash on Highway 65 near Bellefonte, Arkansas.Thomas, a 2010 graduate of Gainesville High School, was the son of Wasola-area residents Steve and Sheila...
Voters in the Dora R-III School District will decide in the April 3 election whether to renew the current tax levy with a .10 increase.Dora superintendent Steve Richards says approving the levy increase carries extra importance because it brings the district’s levy back to the 3.43 level where it...

Haskins Ford
Several recent acts of vandalism were discussed at Monday’s meeting of the Ozark County Commission. Western District Commissioner Greg Donley reported the Friday night theft of fence posts he had pushed into a large hole on the submerged slab at Haskins Ford to provide a warning for those trying to...

Twenty yoga participants attended the first Beginning Yoga class taught by Tecumseh resident Sunni Fine, pictured far left, Monday evening at the Historium. A Yoga for Seniors class will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Mondays at the Historium beginning March 12 and continuing for 10 weeks until May 14. The Beginning Yoga class is held from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. Mondays, also at the Historium. Those classes began this week and continue through May 7.
Tecumseh resident Sunni Fine, owner of Breathe, a yoga and massage studio in West Plains, is now offering yoga classes and massage therapy in Gainesville.Fine, who has been doing massage for more than 10 years and has been teaching yoga classes for three years, opened Breathe in West Plains two...

Tecumseh resident Bill Driscoll and a friend caught 26 white bass and a few crappie Saturday on Norfork Lake at the Bridges Creek Access, known locally as Stump Hole.
Local residents got their first taste of the spring white bass run last weekend as temperatures warmed and the fish began biting.On Saturday, Tecumseh resident Bill Driscoll and a friend took to Norfork Lake at the Bridges Creek Access, locally known as Stump Hole, off County Road 551 (Smokey...

First place Greg Phillips, left, and Pete Pearson won first place in the Ozark Mountain Bass Club’s February tournament held out of Buck Creek Ramp on Bull Shoals Lake.
The Ozark Mountain Bass Club held its February tournament recently out of the Buck Creek Ramp on Bull Shoals Lake. It was a cold day with temperatures below the freezing mark  that caused the eyes on the rods to ice over. The water temperature was 44º F. Fish were caught on Alabama rigs.The winners...
This past week I fished for striper, walleye and crappie on Norfork Lake. The stripers are just about ready to turn on. The water temperature in Bennett’s Bayou is ranging from 51 to 55 degrees, depending on how long the sun stays out and how cold it was during the night. The shad are shallow in...
Last week’s rain got the walleye and white bass moving. On Norfork Lake, several keeper walleye were caught from the bank at the Florence Cook Access on jerkbaits. Live minnows would have worked just as well. White bass have been caught on both lakes as they begin their annual run also. On Bull...

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