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Ozark County Ambulance emergency medical technician Ed Doiron stows a patient-transport gurney inside the ambulance to prepare for the next emergency call. Times photo / Jessi Dreckman.
Ozark County’s registered voters will go to the polls April 3 to decide a levy-increase request from the Ozark County Ambulance District and also to elect members to the ambulance district board; the board of aldermen in Bakersfield, Gainesville and Theodosia; the school boards in Bakersfield and...

Amelia LaMair
Amelia LaMair of Sycamore has joined the Ozark County Times staff as a reporter/office staff member. She works Mondays and Fridays covering the Ozark County commissioners’ weekly meetings and also working with school news and on general feature/news assignments.  “We’re happy to welcome Amelia to...
U.S. Postal Service real estate specialist Vee Spikes told the Times Monday that he had no new information related to the $270,000 post office USPS proposes to open later this year in Zanoni. He referred future media inquiries to USPS strategic communications specialist Stacy St. John in Kansas...
Temperatures are back to normal, and it’s time to get back on the lake. Melting snow is adding cold water to the lake, so cold-water tactics for bass are appropriate. The Bama rig fished slowly in 20 to 35 feet should produce some fish. The jig will work and again needs to be fished slowly....
To contact the Ozark County Sheriff’s Depart-ment or other emergency-responding agencies here, call 679-4633. In an emergency, dial 911.   Jan. 15 (continued from last week’s Times) 11:17 a.m. – Stranded motorist in red Jeep Patriot has slid off roadway on County Road 320 at Northfork Village....
Area residents interested in learning more about energy technologies are invited to attend Free Fab Fridays at the Greater Ozarks Center for Advanced Technology (GOCAT), 125 N. Howell Ave. in West Plains. Sponsored by Missouri State University-West Plains and West Plains R-7 School District’s South...

Dr. A. K. George
Dr. A. K. George, cardiologist at Ozarks Medical Center Heart Care Services in West Plains, will speak on how to lower risk factors for heart disease at a free community education dinner from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 1, at OMC Parkway Center in West Plains. OMC Parkway Center. The dinner is free...

Word spread quickly through the Dora community as the 60-year-old school building burst into flames on Jan. 21, 1998. The state fire marshal and ATF agents said the fire started in a 10-burner gas stove in the kitchen. Former superintendent Ken Cook said the fire “was a tragedy when it happened, but a blessing when it was over.”
Editor’s note: Recalling the fire that destroyed Dora School 20 years ago this week, we share this story reprinted from the Feb. 27, 2008, edition of the Times. Sally Gunter still doesn’t remember exactly what made her turn her head and look toward the Dora School that night just over 10 years ago...
Winter came in full force, with 3 inches of snow and below-zero temperatures last week. I wonder if the up-and-down temperatures has made the colds and flu cases worse. Many people are sick.  I’m thankful I don’t have to feed cattle or cut ice on the ponds, but I can still remember when we did. I...
Menus Lunch is served daily from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and is open to everyone. The cost is $6 for those younger than 60; a $3.50 donation is requested for those over 60. Call 679-4746 to order take-out for 25 cents more. Wednesday, Jan. 24: turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, carrots, fresh-...

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