Ozark County VFDs receive MDC grants

Four Ozark County volunteer fire departments are recent recipients of the Missouri Department of Conservation’s volunteer fire assistance (VFA) grants. Dora, Pontiac/Price Place, Theodosia and Tecumseh VFDs were all awarded matching funds through the program. Pictured, from left: MDC employee James Harlan, Dora VFD chief Monte Shipley, Tecumseh VFD assistant chief J.B. Duke, Pontiac/Price Place assistant chief Roger Cooley and chief Arthur Streigle, Theodosia Area VFD chief John Lubbers and MDC employee Barry Olmstead.

A total of $6,156.22 was distributed to Dora, Pontiac/Price Place, Theodosia Area and Tecumseh Volunte

Ozark County Schools gear up for opening day

After a construction delay tied to questions about the modular building’s proximity to the Gainesville Memorial Airport across Bull Dog Drive, the Gainesville School District’s new Preschool Center now is ready for the opening of the school year on Aug. 13. Site preparation began in May, but work stopped after questions were raised about the safety of the building’s location a short distance east of the junior high wing of the high school building near the end of the airport runway. But by the end of the month, the Federal Aviation Administration had ruled that “the structure does not exceed obstruction standards and would not be a hazard to air navigation.” The new sign proclaims, “Home of the Little Bulldogs.”

County schools are gearing up for the 2019-2020 school year. Important dates and guidelines are listed below.

Recently released opioid data shows millions of pain pills were dispensed here 2006-2012

The Washington Post recently published an interactive version of this map providing information from a DEA database that tracks, county by county, every opioid pain pill, from manufacturer to pharmacy, in the U.S. between 2006 and 2012. The tall, dark rectangle near the center of the Missouri-Arkansas line is Howell County. Visit https://wapo.st/DEA-pain-pill-database?tid=ss_mail to access the easy-to-use map. Image: Screenshot of the Washington Post website



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