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Editor’s note: this letter by Gainesville High School senior Jacob Overturf, edited by the Times, was written in response to Gainesville resident Bob Warrick’s letter “Vote no on the school levy increase” published in the Aug. 1 edition of the Times. Although the election is over and the levy...

Gainesville school superintendent Mearle Luna, who held the post for 26 years, presenting the senior class of 1962, the last class to graduate in the “old” building before high school classes moved to the current high school building in 1963.
Editor’s note: The Ozark County Times is a nonpartisan newspaper that does not endorse candidates or take sides on issues. However, Times staffers sometimes express their own personal opinions in clearly identified writings. This is Times editor Sue Ann Jones’ opinion about the upcoming Gainesville...
Thank you so much to Town & Country Supermarket for being so honest. After a recent shopping trip, I realized I was missing $80. I thought I might have dropped it in the parking lot, so I called the store to ask if anyone had found it. They called me back that night and let me know they had...
In every school-improvement discussion I notice two things: First, we need a new gym. And second, why does Gainesville need an airport – so let’s put a new school there.  Whether the airport is needed is irrelevant. It is there. The school has enough property to build a new school (including a new...
My family moved to Pontiac in 1953, and we have been in the resort and tourism business here ever since. My wife, Johnna Luna Morgan, and I are both Gainesville graduates, and both of my children attended and graduated from Gainesville. I served on the Gainesville school board off and on for 14...
Concerning another tax increase in Ozark County: at some point we have to say Enough!  Every single time we have an election, we’re being asked by this group or that to increase our taxes.  The school district is now asking to increase our property taxes a whopping 27 percent so they can raise...
I am writing in support of the proposed tax levy increase for the Gainesville schools and to encourage others to support it with a YES vote. For most of my 66 years, I have been proud to call Ozark County my home. Even in the 16 years we lived away from here, I never truly thought of any other...
We are entering the last full week of our close-out sale. Thanks to all who have made the sale a success. We still have a fair amount of product left, especially soft plastics.Night fishing remains good with bags of 15 or more pounds needed to win most night tournaments. Salt craws, plastic worms...
Last week saw a lot of Norfork Lake stripers caught. My son and I landed multiple limits of stripers daily. The striper bite right now is almost entirely live bait. Some are being caught trolling using umbrella rigs and spoons. However, if you want to catch numbers right now, hire a live-bait guide...

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