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Twenty firefighters from five area departments worked several hours fighting a July 5 lightning-caused fire that destroyed the Caulfield-area home of an older Ozark County couple. Caulfield Membership Fire Department chief Shannon Sisney said the home was a total loss, but firefighters kept the fire from spreading to two nearby outbuildings.
Lightning sparked a July 5 house fire on Highway 160 west of Caulfield that destroyed the home of an older Ozark County couple. The Times could not confirm the couple's identity, but their last name is thought to be Metz.Caulfield Membership Fire Department chief Shannon Sisney said firefighters...

District specialist Laramie Johnson grills hot dogs while Ozark County Extension specialist Randy Wiedmeier and SWCD intern Clayton Leroy offer advice. Hamburgers and hot dogs were served to 180 people who attended the Ozark County Soil & Water Conservation District's annual meeting and election Friday in Gainesville.
Ozark County Soil and Water Conservation District's annual meeting and election were held Friday, June 22, at the office in Gainesville. There were 180 in attendance for the annual meeting, according to district specialist Melisa Myers. Hamburgers and hot dogs were served, and 100 landowners voted...
We went back to olden times Tuesday night. When the storm came up, our power was off until after dark. We still have the old-fashioned kerosene lamps, so we used one until the power came on.We hope everyone had a good July 4th with no accidents of any kind.Our neighbor Leroy Morrison brought us...
The next third-Sunday music night will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday, July 15, at True Hope Church in Theodosia. Everyone is welcome to come enjoy listening to or sharing in the music. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, call Dianna Uhruh, 620-242-3739.
Bass fishing has been good after dark. Salt craws, jigs and plastic worms have all been effective. Most bass can be found in the 20- to 25-foot range, although a few fish have been caught in shallower water. If you are day fishing, fish early and late for best results. Some top-water activity...
TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets at 4 p.m. every Monday in Isabella. Call chapter leader Donna Anderson at 417-273-0027 for more information about attending our next meeting. Both men and women are welcome.      In June, Vickie Shrewsbury once again took the award for best weight loss. She...
Mark your calendars for our meet-the-candidates fundraiser dinner at 6 p.m. Friday, July 20.   MenusLunch is served daily from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and is open to everyone. The cost is $6 for those younger than 60; a $3.50 donation is requested for those over 60. Call 679-4746 to order take-out...
July 11 was the last day to register to vote in the Aug. 7 primary election. Absentee voting for the August primary has begun, and two local events are planned this month to help voters gather information before casting their votes in the Aug. 7 primary election.  Registered voters who are unable...
During a DWI saturation conducted June 30 on Highways 5 and 160 in Ozark County by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a total of 11 citations and 26 warnings were issued. Two people were arrested for drug violations and one for driving while intoxicated. Other totals from this saturation included...

Photo by Karen Eubank
Fireworks reflect off Bull Shoals Lake at Pontiac Cove’s fireworks display  Tuesday, July 3. Fundraisers held throughout the year helped make this year’s show a big success, said Pontiac Cove Marina manager. Jabet Wade. “It’s been a community effort to be able to do this each year,” she added. “...

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