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The Center’s first-Sunday fried chicken fundraiser dinner will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, March 4. The meal, which includes a beverage and dessert, costs $8 for adults, $5 for children under 10.Organizers say this is a great way to enjoy a delicious dinner and support The Center...
Absentee voting for the April 3 general municipal election has begun. Registered voters who are unable to go to the polls on Election Day should contact the Ozark County Clerk’s Office for the required absentee-voting application. Absentee ballots may then be voted by mail or in person at the clerk...

Theodosia Area Volunteer Fire Department chief Tim Jeffery, left, and firefighter Tracy Meal recently delivered Savannah Leckie Memorial Scholarship applications to Lutie School principal Sherry Anstine, second from right, and Lutie School counselor Alisha Favazza. TAVFD members also delivered the applications to the other Ozark County school counselors at Bakersfield, Gainesville and Dora.
The Theodosia Volunteer Fire Department is accepting applications for the Savannah Leckie Memorial Scholarship, which has been created in honor of TAVFD junior firefighter Savannah Leckie, who was murdered last summer. Qualified students can submit applications for the $300 single-award scholarship...
Prior to the big rain last week a few white bass were caught on both lakes. The Stump Hole area on Norfork produced a few, as did Gooley Creek on Bull Shoals. Live minnows, sliders and swimming minnows all work well. The rooster tail spinner is also a popular bait for whites. Expect the white bass...

Ozark County commissioner Greg Donley estimates that repairing this section of County Road 142, which runs between Souder and Rockbridge, will require about 1,047 tons of gravel. The road was extensively damaged in the floods of spring 2017.
The county has a “staggering amount of rock to haul” to repair damage from last year’s historic flood, Ozark County Western District Commissioner Greg Donley said Monday at the weekly commission meeting. While the east side of the county “only” needs about 80,000 tons of gravel for road repairs,...

Gainesville's Brodie Chapman was named to the Class 2 District 4 all-district team.
The Gainesville Bulldogs defeated the Sparta Trojans 51-46 on Monday, Feb. 19, in the first round of the Class 2 District 4 tournament held at Norwood High School. Brandon Poe led the scoring for the Bulldogs with 18 points, followed by Jaxon Britt with 14 and Brodie Chapman with 10. Wyatt Wilson...

Gainesville seniors Shelby Smith, left, and Aspyn Britt were named to the Class 2 District 4 all-district team.
The Gainesville Lady Bulldogs’ season came to an end Tuesday, Feb. 20, when they lost to Fordland 39-34 in the semifinal round of the Class 2 District 4 tournament at Norwood. Gaines-ville was hoping to avenge a previous 34-point loss and advance to the championship round of the tournament, but...

Vincent Anderson and Carol Silvey will be two of the presenters at the Ozark County Historium’s first Native American Day program set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 6. The program is free and open to everyone.
The Ozark County Historium will host its first Native American Day, offering a variety of activities from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 6. The event will include three presentations: Carol Bell Silvey of West Plains, a former instructor at Missouri State University-West Plains, will begin with a...
Tecumseh resident Robert Marshall, 24, had minor injuries, and West Plains resident Marissa Guerrero, 34, sustained moderate injuries in a two-vehicle crash Feb. 23 on Highway 160 in South Fork.According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol online crash report, Guerrero was stopped in the roadway...

Photo courtesy Jerry Luna
This bridge over Pine Creek on County Road 314, which connects Highways AA and FF, will be closed through March 13 as repairs are made, says Ozark County Eastern Commissioner Gary Collins. The county has been waiting for a predicted stretch of warm weather to pour a new concrete top on the bridge,...

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