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About 50 area students attended the 2020 prom hosted by Shield Solutions Saturday night, including, from left: Clayton Turnbull of Dora, Courtney Woodley, who is homeschooled, Gavin Martin of Dora, Alyssa Woodley and Michael Woodley, who are homeschooled, and Patience Naegele of Gainesville.
Several area high school juniors and seniors got to have their 2020 prom after all.  When the COVID-19 pandemic ended the 2019-2020 school year abruptly several weeks before the scheduled last day of the school year, many of the special events planned for this year’s graduating  seniors, including...

When the Caulfield Community Building launched a Facebook fundraiser to pay its insurance bill so that it wasn’t forced to close, donations came pouring in. The goal amount was raised in two hours, and the donations continued. Photo courtesy Kaitlyn McConnell.
Editor’s note: This story by Kaitlyn McConnell is reprinted with her permission from her blog Ozarks Alive! To read more of her posts about the people and places of the Ozarks, visit ozarksalive.com    CAULFIELD – The Caulfield Community Building has felt the weight of life’s biggest moments as...

photo by Shana Hambelton
After several days of rainy weather, hay bales were a common sight around Ozark County as farmers took advantage of the sunshine to get their hay fields cut and baled. This photo, snapped by Dora resident Shana Hambelton Monday afternoon, shows the family’s farm and the old tractor that’s “been in...

Some of Sunday’s fun show contestants at Gainesville Saddle Club Grounds were, from left, Emory, Jackson and Hadley Warden, and Kylee and Kelsey Humphries.
After a weather-related cancellation in April and then a weather postponement in May, the Gainesville Saddle Club hosted its first two events of the season Friday and Sunday, offering up a rodeo produced by J&H Rodeo Co. on Friday night and a fun show Sunday afternoon. The next J&H Rodeo in...

The body of Mountain View resident Brittany Gorman, 29, was found Saturday near a Mark Twain National Forest trailhead off CC Highway east of Dora. Gorman’s estranged husband, Dylan Hanger, has been charged with murdering the woman in Texas County, driving her body to Ozark County and dumping it in the national forest.
Ozark County Sheriff Darrin Reed and Sheriff’s Deputy Sgt. Vesa Phelan aided Texas County Sheriff’s Deputies and officers with the National Park Service (NPS) Investigative Unit in recovering human remains within the Mark Twain National Forest near Dora Saturday.  The remains, found near a remote...
An emergency food distribution will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, June 19, in the Lutie School parking lot. The event will operate as a drive-thru service, with residents lining up and driving through the parking lot to receive a box of food. Members of the Missouri National Guard will be on...
Troy Tredway, Lowell Strong and Mark Henry were elected to the Ava R-1 School Board in Tuesday's General Municipal Election, according to the Douglas County Herald. Henry is the only incumbent who was re-elected. These are the vote totals reported by the Herald on its Facebook page. It is believed...

William "Mitch" Cook
Incumbents Terry Ewing and Donnie Cunningham were re-elected to three-year terms on the Gainesville school board in Tuesday's General Municipal Election. William "Mitch" Cook was also elected.  With all precincts reporting, these vote totals were announced Tuesday night by Ozark County Clerk Brian...

Corey Hillhouse
Incumbents Marti Warden, Corey Hillhouse and Jeremy Kiger were re-elected to three-year terms on the Gainesville school board in Tuesday's General Municipal Election.  With all precincts reporting, these vote totals were announced Tuesday night by Ozark County Clerk Brian Wise:    Marti Warden, 360...
By a vote of  786 to 373, Ozark County voters Tuesday defeated a proposal to adopt an internet use tax that would have provided an additional source of revenue for the county's Road & Bridge Department and its general fund. Ozark County Presiding Commissioner John Turner expressed...

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