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The following three candidates are running for two open seats on the Gainesville School Board during the April 5 Ozark County General Municipal Election. The Times reached out to each candidate and asked for a photo and a 150-word profile to run in the newspaper prior to the election. For more...
The following three candidates are running for two open seats on the Bakersfield School Board during the April 5 Ozark County General Municipal Election. The Times reached out to each candidate and asked for a photo and a 150-word profile to run in the newspaper prior to the election. For more...
  Lessons for round dance, a type of choreographed ballroom dancing, are being held at 5 p.m. Tuesdays in Theodosia at the Village Hall, located at 23 Village Drive across from Dollar General. Classes will begin April 12. Lessons, which are $5 per couple per class, include two-step, waltz, rumba...

Times photo/Bruce Roberts Tecumseh firefighter Lynn Taylor shows off a plaque honoring him for his 37 years of service with the Tecumseh Volunteer Fire Department. Taylor will be 81 in a few weeks.
For soon-to-be 81-year-old Lynn Taylor, retiring from the Tecumseh Volunteer Fire Department (VFD) after 37 years just means he’s going to get to spend a little more time doing the other things he’s always enjoyed - like working on his hit-and-miss motors, tinkering with one of his antique tractors...

TAVFD photo Fire destroyed cabin #4 at Apple Creek Inn, a resort that features rentable cabins in Isabella.
An unoccupied cabin at Apple Creek Inn in Isabella was heavily damaged during a March 19 fire. According to the Ozark County sheriff’s report, at 10:31 a.m. that Saturday morning, Theodosia Area Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to the property, along with Gainesville Volunteer Fire...
Ozark County Commissioners have finally pulled the trigger on allocating money to a White River Valley Electric Cooperative (WRVEC) fiber optic internet project, voting Monday to earmark $1 million to the project. Presiding Commissioner John Turner read a letter Monday morning during the regular...
A warrant with a $1,500 cash-only bond has been issued for Alton resident Michelle Wilcox, born in 1984, in connection with a case filed last week in which she’s charged with possession of methamphetamine.  According to the probable cause statement in the case prepared by Missouri State Highway...
A warrant with a $1,500 cash-only bond has been issued for Charles D. Hodges of Gepp, Arkansas, in connection with case filed in Ozark County on March 16 in which he’s charged with possession of a controlled substance, buprenorphine, an opioid used to treat opioid use disorder, acute pain and...

The center water tower was drained, disinfected and repaired March 8 by Ozark Applicators.
The center ward of the City of Gainesville underwent a water outage March 8 in order to have the city’s center water tower drained, cleaned and inspected. The city has three water towers that each house water for one of the three wards of Gainesville: east, center and west.  City water specialist...
The artwork of Gainesville resident Carol White is now displayed at the Ozark County Volunteer Library as part of the organization’s visiting artist exhibits.  The paintings, all acrylic on framed stretched canvas, featuring realistic depictions of various animals, insects and scenes that draw the...

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