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The Douglas/Ozark County unit of the Missouri Retired Teachers and Personnel will meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 13, at Autumn’s Cafe in Ava.All retirees of any Missouri school district are welcome. For more information or directions call 417-679-3712.
The Pontiac / Price Place Volunteer Fire Department will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, at Fire Station #1 next to the post office on W Highway in Pontiac. Area residents are invited to come and take part in the meeting or simply observe – and stay for dessert afterward.
St. William’s Catholic Church at Highways 160 and MM in Gainesville is hosting  its annual Friday fish fries during Lent. The next fish fries are set for 4:30 to 6 p.m. March 9 and March 23 at the church.The cost is $7.50 for adults, $3.50 for children under 12. Carryout is available; call 679-4804.
Beginning March 9, the Ozark County Volunteer Library in Gainesville will be closed on Fridays until additional volunteers can be found, library board president Kathryn Atkinson told the Times this week. The Friday closure is the result of a long-time volunteer retiring from the library position to...
Gainesville Health Care Center and Compassus Hospice and Palliative Care will host a free presentation on support services for seniors with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 8, at The Center in Gainesville. Refreshments will be served, and door prizes...
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 for 25 cents more. March 7: Birthday lunch: shrimp, roasted potatoes, country-blend vegetables...

After a long career in the Nashville-based country music business, Deloris Tole and her husband, the late James Tole, retired to the Dora farm where Deloris was born – and where Deloris still lives today.
Growing up on the Ozark County farm south of Dora where she was born, Deloris Hill Tole probably could never have imagined that she would someday be living and working among the biggest names in country music. But that’s exactly how her life unfolded.Deloris was born to Thelma Ousley Hill and Moss...

Dora School has placed a tax-levy question on the April 3 ballot. Photo courtesy Steve Richards.
Voters in the Dora R-III School District will decide in the April 3 election whether to renew the current tax levy with a .10 increase.Dora superintendent Steve Richards says approving the levy increase carries extra importance because it brings the district’s levy back to the 3.43 level where it...

Tecumseh resident Bill Driscoll and a friend caught 26 white bass and a few crappie Saturday on Norfork Lake at the Bridges Creek Access, known locally as Stump Hole.
Local residents got their first taste of the spring white bass run last weekend as temperatures warmed and the fish began biting.On Saturday, Tecumseh resident Bill Driscoll and a friend took to Norfork Lake at the Bridges Creek Access, locally known as Stump Hole, off County Road 551 (Smokey Road...

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...

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