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Lutie Valedictorian Lakelynn Vaught
 Photos courtesy of Misty Souder.
The Fountain Church on Highway 160 in Theodosia will host a Vacation Bible School beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 2. The program includes a Bible story, a craft and other activities plus a trip to Branson to visit the Shepherd of the Hills fish hatchery. A picnic lunch consisting of cold fried...
Decoration Day notices are published at no charge in the Times. Send notices to sueann@ozarkcountytimes.com or call the Times office at 679-4641 with Decoration Day news. Center PointCenter Point Cemetery will its annual business meeting at noon Sunday, May 27, with a potluck lunch immediately...
The fishing on Norfork Lake continues to improve. The shad are still spawning, and the stripers are on a very early morning bite. We are catching stripers as soon as we get a bait in the water somewhere around 5 a.m. The bite does not last long and is usually over by 7 a.m. I’m seeing a shift in...
Here we go again with high water and fewer places to launch. Bass fishing has been OK at best, with top-water baits working early and late in the day. Spinnerbaits and rattle traps fished over the brush are working as are floating worms fished just over the brush. Most bass have finished the spawn...

Martha J. Wood
Theodosia Area Volunteer Fire Department has awarded its first Savannah Leckie Memorial Scholarship to Martha J. Wood, a senior graduating this year from Gainesville High School. TAVFD expressed thanks to all who donated to the fund, which was established last year in memory of the 16-year-old...
Ozark County Commissioners said at their weekly meeting Monday that they hope Ozark County outfitters and other businesses will see a good start to tourist season this Memorial Day weekend. “This will be kind of a test to see how the season is going to be,” said western district commissioner Greg...
The Gainesville High School class of 2018 received scholarship offers totaling more than $662,000, according to high school counselor Melanie DeWeese, who added that the graduates plan to utilize more than $635,000 of those offers.These students were scholarship recipients:Wyatt Wilson:  MFA...
Ozark County Ambulance District accepted delivery of a new 2018 ambulance last week purchased from Osage Ambulance of Linn, Missouri. The 2018 Ford E450 unit replaces the district’s 2010 unit. Ambulance administrator Eddie Delp said the patient compartment from the 2010 unit was remounted onto the...
Gainesville Elementary School recently announced its fourth quarter honor roll and also recognized students who had perfect or 97 percent attendance.These students were named to the honor roll:Second grade:  Aubrey Burrow, Keaton Dabney, Haden Evans, Zachary Evans, Mylie Frye, Addison Garrison,...

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