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Dora residents Gwen Chambers, left, and Wanda Watkins filed last week as write-in candidates for the April 7 Dora School Board election.
Gwen Chambers and Wanda Watkins have filed as write-in candidates for the Dora R-III School Board in the April 7 General Municipal Election. Chambers and Watkins join candidates Lindsay Collins, Cassidy Martin, Jerry Moritz and Mindy Trail, all vying for three open positions, those currently held...
The Missouri Department of Transportation’s  South-east District awarded contracts for three Ozark County projects during its March 4 electronic ballot process. A $6,975,000 contract was awarded to Pace Construction Company for pavement improvements on nine state highways, including two Ozark...

For the second time in the school’s history, the Dora Falcons basketball team is in the final four. The Falcons defeated Delta 106-70 in the quarterfinals Saturday, March 7, and will take on Jefferson at 6:50 p.m. Thursday, March 12, at JQH Arena in Springfield. Pictured, from left (front row): coach Rick Luna, Landon Luna, Jacob Freiman, Korey Murphy, Bo Collins, Dylan Murphy, Evan Smith, Tyler Luna, assistant coach Joshua Strong; (back) Mason Luna, Isaac Haney, Waylon Masters, Auston Luna, Bryson Luna. Photo by Karla Smith
This story is reprinted with permission from OzarksSportsZone.com. The Dora Falcons are heading to the Final Four. After leading by just three  at the end of the first, the Falcons raced to a 106-70 win over the Delta Bobcats Saturday afternoon. “That was crazy,” said Dora head coach Rick Luna. “...

Jake and Stephanie Flageolle, along with their children Jasmine, left, Naomi, center, and Elijah, are currently making plans to move to Asia Pacific as members of the Ethnos360 mission agency. 
Former Gainesville resident Stephanie Randolph Flageolle, along with her husband, Jake, and their three children, 7-year-old Elijah, 6-year-old Jasmine and soon-to-be 3-year-old Naomi will soon be leaving their home near Camdenton for a whole new life – serving as missionaries in the Asia-Pacific...
Twenty percent of Ozark County’s registered voters – 1,408 of 7,037 – voted in the March 10 Presidential Preference Primary.  These 408 votes were cast on the Democrat Party ballot: Amy Klobuchar, 2; Tulsi Gabbard, 1; Joe Biden, 254; Elizabeth Warren, 4; Pete Buttigieg, 5; Bernie Sanders, 133;...

The Ozark County Commissioners recently had new signage installed at Haskins Ford, where County Road 863 crossess the upper reaches of Bull Shoals Lake. Times photo/Amelia LaMair
Additional signs reading “No Crossing When Water Is Over Road” have been installed at Haskins Ford, where County Road 863 crosses the upper reaches of Bull Shoals Lake. Western Ozark County Commissioner Greg Donley said the bridge cannot safely be crossed until the lake level is at 664 feet...

Wayne and Doris Sayles stand by the jail door they bought several years ago at a local garage sale. It is the original door from the stone jail and was used for a while in the next jail that was included on the top floor of the Ozark County Courthouse that was completed in 1939. A local resident bought the door from the county in an auction on the courthouse steps when the jail was moved into the “new” Ozark County Sheriff’s Office. It was restored to its original position in the jail. The bars to either side of the door are not original.
In part 1 of this journey back in time, we discussed some of the background and motivation for building a new county jail at Gainesville in the early days of the 20th century. The construction details are vague, but we do know that the land was acquired and an “improved” stone building was...

Charlotte Holmes and her husband, Danny, have traveled throughout the region since Christmas as Charlotte shares the story of her visit to heaven during an 11-minute near-death experience last September. She’s spoken to many churches and women’s groups, and in April, she and Danny are scheduled to travel to Dallas to appear in three programs on Daystar, a Christian television network that broadcasts globally. Times file photo / Sue Ann Jones
Life has been flat-out crazy for Charlotte Holmes since the story of her visit to heaven was published in the Dec. 25 edition of the Ozark County Times and soon after was posted on ozarkcountytimes.com. And now there’s a very good chance things are going to get even crazier soon.  Charlotte...

Almartha resident Janet Taber, left, made a donation to the Gainesville PTO project to purchase new playground equipment at the elementary school in honor of longtime educator Paula Rose, right, and in memory of Rose’s mother, the late Jean Herd. “I decided to dedicate my donation in honor of these two generations of educators who each taught at Gainesville Elementary for 30 years,” Taber told the Times Monday. “Paula coached and taught both of my daughters and had a huge impact on them and many other children – an impact that no doubt continues today, even after her retirement. She taught her students the sense of fair play and commitment, and expected her teams to be the best they could. This was a lifestyle for both of these women, not just an 8-to-5 job.” Times photo / Jessi Dreckman
The Gainesville Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is nearing its goal to raise the $10,000 needed to purchase and install new playground equipment that will replace an old, wooden boat-shaped play piece located at the Gainesville Elementary School.  Organizers say they are working to complete...

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Editor’s note: In upcoming editions ahead of the Aug. 4 primary election the Ozark County Times will publish profiles of candidates running for Ozark County offices and for 44th Circuit Judge. Announcements of candidates who are running for state representative and state senator in districts...

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