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A successful fishing trip to Rockbridge Rainbow Trout ranch was a proud accomplishment for almost all of Sue Ann’s five bi-coastal grandkids during their visit to Ozark County last week.
The Fantastic Five – my five bi-coastal grandkids – visited me last week, along with their parents. Physically, we were all gathered here in Ozark County, but in my heart, I was in heaven – and my second-oldest grandchild, Reese, 5, seemed to sense my impending residency there. I met her and her...

A successful fishing trip to Rockbridge Rainbow Trout ranch was a proud accomplishment for almost all of Sue Ann’s five bi-coastal grandkids during their visit to Ozark County last week.
The Fantastic Five – my five bi-coastal grandkids – visited me last week, along with their parents. Physically, we were all gathered here in Ozark County, but in my heart, I was in heaven – and my second-oldest grandchild, Reese, 5, seemed to sense my impending residency there. I met her and her...

With its short, stubby tail and wispy tufts of new feathers topping its head and sticking out from the back of its neck, the first wren fledgling looked a little bit like an alien.
Note: To read more of Theodosia resident Connie Smiley’s blog, visit ozarkgrace.blogspot.com. It’s quiet on the front porch this afternoon, and a little bit lonely, after the clamor of the morning. A pair of Carolina Wrens have been nesting in a creel that hangs from one of the porch pillars, and...

With its short, stubby tail and wispy tufts of new feathers topping its head and sticking out from the back of its neck, the first wren fledgling looked a little bit like an alien.
Note: To read more of Theodosia resident Connie Smiley’s blog, visit ozarkgrace.blogspot.com. It’s quiet on the front porch this afternoon, and a little bit lonely, after the clamor of the morning. A pair of Carolina Wrens have been nesting in a creel that hangs from one of the porch pillars, and...

Karla Eslinger
Hello, friends, I hope all had the opportunity to enjoy a wonderful Easter with family and friends. This year our family I visited First Baptist Church in Gainesville for Easter service as our friend and fellow Eslinger, Mason Eslinger, led the service as pastor. Mason delivered a wonderful sermon...

Lonnie High
Last week, as I was looking out from my porch watching the crows flying about, calling out to one another, it brought back a memory from my childhood growing up on our farm in Ozark County.  As my friend Doug Robinson and I were out walking one Sunday afternoon, we came  upon two baby crows that...

Lonnie High
Editor’s note: Ozark County native Lonnie High is one of the eight children raised by Elmer and Thelma High in the Grabeel community. He is a 1961 graduate of Gainesville High School. After living for several years in Camdenton, he recently moved back home to Ozark County.   Growing up on my family...

Diane White, right, has been an election judge in Bridges Precinct for five years. The job generally includes long, 14- to 15-hour workdays, but Diane says it’s a very rewarding opportunity to be a part of the election process. Shown with Diane in this November 2017 election photo are fellow Bridges Precinct election judges. From left: Renee Schmucker, Lana Cockrum and Dennis Lawson.
The Nov. 6 General Election is one for the record books. With 4,089 residents casting their ballots in Ozark County, it is one of the largest voter turnouts in recent memory.  Regardless of whether the ballot measures and elections went the way I voted, that number makes me extremely proud. If you...
We here at Gainesville R-V Schools continue to strive for transparency as we march closer to the Nov. 6 election and the hopeful passing of Proposition Gainesville Schools. We have focused on educating the community on our greatest needs and ensuring that our plan for how to spend the funds has...
I am a 1989 graduate of Gainesville High School, a lifelong member of this community and a second-term school board member at Gainesville R-V.  No one likes a tax increase. The bottom line, however, is that our aged facility needs attention, and Gainesville R-V School needs the support of this...

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