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On Mother’s Day weekend, John and Brandi Sears from Indiana visited John’s parents, Eddie and Linda. Edgar and Sharon Stewart visited their friends in Tennessee. Since my niece Dara Strong’s vehicle has been broke down, I have been taking her to Springfield for her appointments. One Tuesday I took...
We received 3 inches of rain last week. It’s pretty hard to know when to cut hay. Larry Grisham got some up last week.It seems like when one thing happens on the farm, something else will follow. Our well went out Saturday, and we got water from our neighbor, Leroy Morrison. Pipes had to be pulled...
Please note that the dates of the election of the Senior Citizens of Ozark County board have changed. We welcome voters to mark ballots from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, June 13-15. Board member nominees are Carol Cooper and incumbents Buddy Festervand, Sue Herning and Lynn Bentele. Voters...
The Tecumseh Volunteer Fire Department will host a work day Saturday, June 9, starting at 9 a.m. Organizers say there will be plenty of jobs for everyone. Lunch will be provided by a Thrivent action team. Everyone is encouraged to come help with the work of “making our firehouse and community...
Bass fishing is an early morning or late evening activity. Top-water lures like the spook or popper work well early and late. Throw a frog near the brush, and you may get your arm broken! Once the top-water bite slows, look for flooded fields as bass will be looking for worms and small fish. In...
The striper fishing on Norfork Lake is still very good for the first two hours each morning. The stripers have moved off the banks and are roaming the deep channels in water depths ranging from 50 to 150 feet. Each day we are seeing that the stripers are now feeding on crawdads early and moving off...
The Missouri Farm Bureau Insurance office in Gainesville recently teamed up with the Feed Missouri project to help collect food that was donated locally to The Center here. The office, at 260 N. Main St. in Gainesville, collected 237.33 pounds of food that was donated, according to a news release...
The 12th annual Joe Nash Memorial Benefit Golf Tournament is set for 10 a.m. Saturday, June 9, at Lost Woods Golf Course in Theodosia. The tournament is a two-person scramble with an entry fee of $100 per team. All proceeds will go to the Ozark County Food Pantry and the Gainesville Youth...

Dakota Woodward
Dakota Woodward, 18, of Gainesville, is being held in the Ozark County Jail on a $25,000 cash-only bond in connection with a Memorial Day high-speed chase with Missouri State Highway Patrol Trooper J. Prater. Woodward is charged with possession of methamphetamine and resisting arrest by fleeing,...

Mike Wallace, standing back, right, has resigned after 22 years with Thornfield School as a teacher and, since 2004, administrator. He’s pictured with his parents, Thornfield residents Maynard and Linda Wallace, left, and sons (back, from left) Cale, 18, Casey, 19, and (front, left) Riley, almost 10, as well as girlfriend Lexie Scott and her son Hoyt, right. Maynard, Cale and Casey all attended school at Thornfield, as did Maynard’s parents, the late Archie and Ruby Mahan Wallace. Mike Wallace has accepted a job as superintendent of schools in Everton, northwest of Springfield.
After 22 years at Thornfield School as a teacher and administrator, Mike Wallace has resigned, effective June 30. Wallace said Monday in an email to the Times that when he told the Thornfield students last month on the last day of school that he was leaving to accept a job in another district, “I’m...

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