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Eldon and Genelle Quick Mahan today and in 1949
Eldon and Genelle Quick Mahan celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary at a family gathering on March 16. The Gainesville-area natives were married March 26, 1949, in Mountain Home, Arkansas. Eldon, the son of Homer and Faye Mahan, met Genelle, the daughter of Ben and Lena Quick, at Skeeter’s Cafe...
The Ozark County Commissioners signed a proclamation Monday designating April as “Clean Up Trash Month” to encourage residents to tidy up roadways and public areas across the county. Here, presiding commissioner John Turner sports one of the safety vests he’s loaning to anyone participating; he...

Times photo/Norene Prososki Missouri Department of Transportation area engineer Elquin Auala, left, 155th District Rep. Karla Eslinger, Ozark County Presiding Commissioner John Turner, 154th District Rep. David Evans and MoDOT district bridge engineer Ed Hess met Thursday, March 21, to inspect the areas of damage and wear on the J Highway bridge over Lick Creek near Howards Ridge southeast of Gainesville. The group discussed MoDOT’s plans to replace the bridge in 2020 as part of Missouri Gov. Mike Parson’s “Focus on Bridges” program.
The bridge over Lick Creek on J Highway southeast of Gainesville is showing some wear and tear, and the Missouri Department of Transportation says it’s time to replace it as part of Gov. Mike Parson’s infrastructure investment program “Focus on Bridges.” Out of the 10,385 bridges in Missouri, the J...

Dustin Howard
Voters in the Gainesville and Dora school districts will go to the polls Tuesday to elect school board members in Dora and decide two funding proposals in Gainesville. A sample ballot appears on page 15 of this week’s Times. Poling places, listed on the sample ballot, will be open from 6 a.m. to 7...

Photo by Karla Smith Dora sophomore basketball player Isaac Haney has been named Missouri’s Class 1 Player of the Year by the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association. He has scored more than 1,500 points in his high school career so far and helped lead the Falcons to the state championship playoffs in Springfield earlier this month.
Dora High School sophomore Isaac Haney is Missouri’s 2019 Class 1 Boys Basketball Player of the Year, selected last week by the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association.  Isaac is a member of the Dora Falcons team that recently made Ozark County history when it advanced to the Class 1 championship...

Parking areas full of trucks and trailers, like this one at Bridges Creek on Lake Norfork (known locally as Stump Hole), are a sign that spring-season fishing is good on area lakes. The popular Lake Norfork access on Highway 160 at Tecumseh is closed to motor traffic again this year, as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers continues to work toward repairing the heavy damage the area sustained during the historic flood in 2017. The Corps says construction is set to begin in November or December, with repairs to be completed by April 2020. Fishermen can park on the shoulders of Highway 160 and walk down to the access to take advantage of bank fishing.

Second grade winners in the Ozark County Math Bee, held March 5 at Dora School, were, from left, first, D.J. Howard, Lutie; second, Lucretia Ames, Lutie; third, Avery Gaulding, Gainesville; fourth, Chelsea Richards, Dora; and fifth, Macy Hambelton, Gainesville.

Patricia S. Brown
Patricia S. Brown, 37, of Theodosia was scheduled to appear for a criminal setting Tuesday, March 19, before Associate Judge Raymond Gross in connection with five felony counts of stealing a motor vehicle that were filed against her last week. At press time Tuesday, she was being held in the Ozark...
The 2019 Real Ozarks Magazine, a glossy-covered, full-color guide to exploring Ozark County and the surrounding area, is now available at the Times office and wherever the  newspaper is sold.  The magazine, published annually by the Times, is distributed at visitor centers throughout the state....

CADET MORRISON Even though he didn’t have a high school diploma, Winsor “Verd” Morrison was accepted into the Army Air Corps (today’s Air Force) after scoring 92 on the entrance exam a recruiter predicted he couldn’t pass. He was assigned to bombardier training and finished out the war in Hawaii, narrowly missing orders to ship out to Japan. “While we were there on island defense, they dropped the A-bomb in Japan,” he said.
Editor’s note: This is the conclusion of a two-part story about Ozark County native Winsor “Verd” Morrison that is reprinted with permission from the Ozarks Alive! blog by Kaitlyn McConnell. Part 1 of the story,  “Ozark County native delivered the first baby in state of Alaska,” was published in...

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