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Ozark County, Missouri
Of Missouri’s 114 counties, only Ozark County and five others currently still have no confirmed cases of COVID-19, according to the Missouri Department of Health.  Other counties without any confirmed cases of COVID-19 include Barton, Dade, Hickory, Knox and Wayne Counties.    Ozark County...

Hammond Mill Camp
Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, Hammond Mill Camp, Inc. remains closed to all events until further notice. The camp, located in the Mark Twain National Forest east of Dora, provides a woodland setting for church camps, youth camps, family reunions, retreats, weddings and other gatherings. The nature...
Antonio A. Aguilar, 37, of Tecumseh, died Friday, June 5, as the result of injuries sustained in a single-vehicle crash on Highway 160 four miles east of Gainesville. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol online crash report, Aguilar was driving a black Chevrolet Blazer westbound when the...
Gainesville summer school began June 1 and continues through June 26. Student dropoff begins at 7:30 a.m., and students are released at 2:45 p.m. each day. 
Mary White opened Miss Mary’s Family Diner Monday in Theodosia. The café, formerly Miss Patty’s Diner, is next to Cash Saver Pantry on Highway 160. White worked previously in the Cash Saver deli and as a cook for Patty’s Diner owner Patty Rinehart. She and her family moved to Theodosia from...
Dora RAD (raffle, auction, dinner) Nite will be held Saturday, June 13. The annual fundraiser, which is usually held inside the gym, will instead be held outside the Dora school this year in order to allow attendees to social distance. Dinner will begin at 4 p.m., followed by raffle drawings. The...

About 50 area students attended the 2020 prom hosted by Shield Solutions Saturday night, including, from left: Clayton Turnbull of Dora, Courtney Woodley, who is homeschooled, Gavin Martin of Dora, Alyssa Woodley and Michael Woodley, who are homeschooled, and Patience Naegele of Gainesville.
Several area high school juniors and seniors got to have their 2020 prom after all.  When the COVID-19 pandemic ended the 2019-2020 school year abruptly several weeks before the scheduled last day of the school year, many of the special events planned for this year’s graduating  seniors, including...

When the Caulfield Community Building launched a Facebook fundraiser to pay its insurance bill so that it wasn’t forced to close, donations came pouring in. The goal amount was raised in two hours, and the donations continued. Photo courtesy Kaitlyn McConnell.
Editor’s note: This story by Kaitlyn McConnell is reprinted with her permission from her blog Ozarks Alive! To read more of her posts about the people and places of the Ozarks, visit ozarksalive.com    CAULFIELD – The Caulfield Community Building has felt the weight of life’s biggest moments as...

photo by Shana Hambelton
After several days of rainy weather, hay bales were a common sight around Ozark County as farmers took advantage of the sunshine to get their hay fields cut and baled. This photo, snapped by Dora resident Shana Hambelton Monday afternoon, shows the family’s farm and the old tractor that’s “been in...

Some of Sunday’s fun show contestants at Gainesville Saddle Club Grounds were, from left, Emory, Jackson and Hadley Warden, and Kylee and Kelsey Humphries.
After a weather-related cancellation in April and then a weather postponement in May, the Gainesville Saddle Club hosted its first two events of the season Friday and Sunday, offering up a rodeo produced by J&H Rodeo Co. on Friday night and a fun show Sunday afternoon. The next J&H Rodeo in...

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