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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...
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...
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Monday night held its second public workshop in Ozark County this month, this time welcoming residents to a drop-in session at Lutie School in Theodosia to introduce its proposed Shoreline Management Plan Revision for Bull Shoals Lake. An estimated 50 people...

Caulfield VFD currently consists of (front row, from left): firefighters Joey Hedrick, William Surritte, Lonza Keaton, Jeremy Fowler and David Kingsolver. Back CVFD chief Shannon Sisney and assistant chief Brandon (Busch) Watkins. Michael and Lisa Kirkland, not pictured, are also CVFD firefighters. The department has launched a fundraising campaign to provide needed equipment and help cover routine expenses.
For Ozark County residents facing the terrifying reality of a house fire, local volunteer fire departments are the one line of hope they have. However, as Caulfield VFD chief Shannon Sisney recently told the Times, although the completely volunteer-run departments are strong in dedication and heart...

Jena Moyer, right, gets ready to serve up the 90th-birthday cake after Theta Porter blows out the candles.
SQUIRES – Customers, friends and family poured into Porter’s Cafe on Monday for a sweet reason — but, for once, it wasn’t proprietor Theta Porter’s homemade pies.Instead, it was simply to celebrate the beloved cafe owner, who turned 90 last week.“Not many people her age are still running a...
Justin and Katy Howard of Dora were among the more than 520 young farmers and ranchers who attended the Missouri Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Leadership Conference Feb. 9-11 at Tan-Tar-A Resort in Lake of the Ozarks. This year’s event, organized for farmers age 18-35 by the 30 young...
To contact the Ozark County Sheriff’s Department  or other emergency-responding agencies here, call 679-4633. In an emergency, dial 911. Feb. 19 (continued from last week’s Times)9:42 a.m. – White cows out on Highway 95 across from Thornfield School. OCSD rendered assistance. Contacted possible...
Join us for the popular first-Sunday fried chicken dinner fundraiser from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. March 4 at The Center. The meal includes a beverage and dessert, and the cost is $8 for adults, $5 for children under age 10. The Bakersfield High School junior class will be serving the meal and using...
Hello from our home to yours. It was a fun and busy week here at the Gainesville Health Care Center. On Monday we took an exciting trip to Mountain Home, Arkansas, and enjoyed bowling at Driftwood Lanes. We took six residents and three staff members and had a blast. As we watched the ball roll down...
We did get some rain during the week, and then on Saturday it came down in hard showers. It ran down through the field across the road, and we hadn’t seen that in a long time. We got a little over 6 inches. Water gates will be out, but they can always be fixed.The fields are beginning to green up....

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