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Of the 2,163 medical marijuana facility applications filed with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services by the Aug. 19 deadline, only one proposed to bring a medical marijuana business to Ozark County. And now it looks like that applicant’s plans have fallen through. According to a...

Ozark County Chamber president Doug Hawkins, right, and Amy Green were rocking the disco look at last year’s trunk-or-treat event in Gainesville.
A forecast of frigid, rainy weather on Halloween has led some activity planners to move their outdoor events inside. Date or place changes for outdoor events that had been announced by press time Tuesday are listed below. For each event’s details, as well as for information about planned indoor...

Theodosia Area Volunteer Fire Department Board President Boyd Garrison stepped down from the TAVFD Board of Directors on Oct. 3 after serving several terms in the last 40 years. Garrison says he’ll likely still help out with the department, driving trucks when the firefighters need help at area fires.
In 1976, Jimmy Carter was elected president, grocery ads in the Ozark County Times advertised bacon for 49 cents a pound and Ozark County natives Boyd and Freeda Garrison made the big move back home to Theodosia from Springfield.  “Of course, we were from here, and we were happy to move back,” Boyd...

Lutie High School student council members conducted several anti-bullying initiatives during the Start with Hello week program Sept. 24-27. Pictured from left: back row, Hailey Taylor, Coby Dooley, Jonathon Pettit, Mirah Scott, Madison Reardon, Morgan Smith, Angel Hill, Anastasia Ham. Front row: Eli Morpeth, Haley Kruszewki, Timmy Henderson and Zack Luna. Not pictured: Bailee Amos.
Lutie superintendent Scot Young says it was the suicide of a former student’s teenage son that prompted him to initiate a partnership with the Sandy Hook Promise group and bring the “Start with Hello week” to Lutie School.“I saw the news on social media, and it was heartbreaking. As a father, I can...

Mohr
Gainesville resident Bryan Mohr, 34, pleaded guilty to the class D felony of second-degree statutory rape before Circuit Judge Craig Carter Oct. 16 and was sentenced to two years in the Missouri Department of Corrections. The range of punishment for a class D felony in Missouri is up to four years...

This photo, from the 1969 GHS Bull-dogger, shows vo-ag teacher Darrell Strain directing student Lee Wayne Wallace in operating a power metal-cutting bandsaw. The photo caption says building stepladders was one of the required projects in Vo. Ag. II.
I think it was in May 1965 that a few members of the Gainesville R-5 School District board, along with the superintendent Mearle Luna, came to the University of Missouri at Columbia to interview prospective vocational agriculture teachers. I was told by my university adviser that these people...

Barney Head and daughter Kiya Belle
A true Ozark County native, Barney Head was known for his love of the outdoors, his family and his daughter, Kiya Belle. So it was only fitting that he was laid to rest in a casket as unique as he was – built by the people who loved him most, made from reclaimed Ozark County barnwood adorned...
The Ozark County Republican Committee has called a special meeting to interview persons who want to be considered for the position of Ozark County Treasurer. The meeting, to be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, in the third-floor courtroom of the Ozark County Courthouse, is not open to the public...

Ozark County’s William Mahan was 17 when this tintype of him wearing his Civil War Home Guard uniform was created. Area residents interested in joining a new interest group that will meet for informal discussions about the Civil War in the Ozarks and beyond are invited to an initial gathering at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, at the Historium on the west side of the Gainesville square.
There is news for anyone interested in learning more about the Civil War in the Ozarks and beyond: A new interest group with this focus is now being organized at the Ozark County Historium. The first gathering will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, and all are invited and encouraged to attend....

The maple trees lining the Ozark County courthouse lawn are ablaze with color this week.
There’s no shortage of places to have a ghoulishly good time in Ozark County this Halloween. Take your pick from this list of fall carnivals and festivals or trunk-or-treat events in Bakersfield, Dora, Gainesville or Theodosia. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 25-26 Mark Twain Carnival, Rueter, Friday...

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