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The James Bridge on PP Highway near Dawt was completely washed away by the North Fork River’s floodwaters on the night of April 29-30, 2017.
Almost every bridge and low-water creek-crossing slab in Ozark County was badly damaged or destroyed by the historic flood of April 29-30, 2017, but the most dramatic public impact may have been the collapse of two of the highest bridges over the North Fork of the White River. Long-time Ozark...

Lick Creek rose out of its banks in Gainesville during the flood of April 29-30, 2017, to completely inundate the Gainesville Saddle Club Grounds.
Friday, April 20, one year after the roaring floodwaters of Lick Creek swept away virtually everything at the Gainesville Saddle Club arena, cowboys and cowgirls pulled their trailers into town for a rodeo. “The very hard work from so many people paid off,” said Shawna Herd, former president of the...
On Mother’s Day afternoon, May 13, Paul and Annette Lane were working in the detached garage next to their home south of Wasola when Annette headed inside to get them a cold drink. As she approached the door, she thought the house looked strangely dark through the window. Then she opened the door...

Lutie Valedictorian Lakelynn Vaught
 Photos courtesy of Misty Souder.
Decoration Day notices are published at no charge in the Times. Send notices to sueann@ozarkcountytimes.com or call the Times office at 679-4641 with Decoration Day news. Center PointCenter Point Cemetery will its annual business meeting at noon Sunday, May 27, with a potluck lunch immediately...

Martha J. Wood
Theodosia Area Volunteer Fire Department has awarded its first Savannah Leckie Memorial Scholarship to Martha J. Wood, a senior graduating this year from Gainesville High School. TAVFD expressed thanks to all who donated to the fund, which was established last year in memory of the 16-year-old...
Ozark County Commissioners said at their weekly meeting Monday that they hope Ozark County outfitters and other businesses will see a good start to tourist season this Memorial Day weekend. “This will be kind of a test to see how the season is going to be,” said western district commissioner Greg...
The Gainesville High School class of 2018 received scholarship offers totaling more than $662,000, according to high school counselor Melanie DeWeese, who added that the graduates plan to utilize more than $635,000 of those offers.These students were scholarship recipients:Wyatt Wilson:  MFA...
Ozark County Ambulance District accepted delivery of a new 2018 ambulance last week purchased from Osage Ambulance of Linn, Missouri. The 2018 Ford E450 unit replaces the district’s 2010 unit. Ambulance administrator Eddie Delp said the patient compartment from the 2010 unit was remounted onto the...
Gainesville Elementary School recently announced its fourth quarter honor roll and also recognized students who had perfect or 97 percent attendance.These students were named to the honor roll:Second grade:  Aubrey Burrow, Keaton Dabney, Haden Evans, Zachary Evans, Mylie Frye, Addison Garrison,...

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