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To contact the Ozark County Sheriff’s Depart-ment or other local emergency-responding agencies, call 679-4633. In an emergency, dial 911.   Jan. 8 4:47 a.m. – Vehicle slid off Highway 181 near the school and is partway in the road. OCSD rendered assistance; Ron’s Recovery dispatched. 5:32 a.m. –...
Missouri University Extension will host several upcoming events in the area.   High-tunnel workshop A high-tunnel greenhouse workshop will be presented from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, at the Gainesville Livestock Auction on Highway 160 west of Gainesville. The fee is $10 and includes...

Judge Peggy Davis
The next Ozark County ladies prayer brunch will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, at Clear Springs Church near Dawt. After the meal, the speaker will be Judge Peggy Davis, drug court commissioner for the 31st Circuit Court in Greene County. Since 2000 she has presided over, or still presides...
The Ozark County Extension Council election will be held Jan. 19-26 at polling places around the county. The election is open to all Ozark County registered voters. The extension office in Gainesville reminds residents they can only vote for candidates in their own district – either District 1 (...
A crew with Ray Grisham Construction began demolition of the Ozark County Ambulance District building last week, board president Ray Peter told the Times Monday. The old building, which was condemned after hazardous mold was detected there in late 2015, was completely gone after two days. Peter...
A group of life-long friends gathered recently at The Center in Gainesville to enjoy a fried-fish dinner and share photos taken during a recent 90th birthday celebrated by Ozark County native John R. Sims, who now lives in Mountain Home, Arkansas, with his wife, Guavana. Sharing laughs and memories...

Times photo/Amelia LaMair.
Farmhouse Boutique, at Third Street and Harlin Drive in Gainesville across from Guffey Motors, opened recently to offer homemade lunches and consignment items including gently used clothing for women and children, jewelry, furniture, primitives, soaps and other locally made items. Chef and manager...

The new Missouri Ozark Community Health building is nearing completion on Elm Street just north of the Gainesville post office. Times photos/Sue Ann Jones.
Gainesville’s new Missouri Ozark Community Health building is expected to open within the few weeks just north of the Gainesville post office.  MOCH CEO Tim Shryack said last week he expects the new 6,000-square-foot building will be finished by the end of February or early March – if the weather...

The early Zanoni post office, which opened in 1898, operated in this store building in the village of Zanoni on Pine Creek – now the site of the privately owned Zanoni Mill Ranch. In 1970, then-postmaster Classie Shanks moved the post office into a small building on Highway 181 near N Highway, where it operated until service was “emergency suspended” by USPS in 2016. Now the postal service proposes reopening the Zanoni post office in a new modular facility that some residents, and the county commission, consider wasted money.
Ozark County Presiding Commissioner John Turner last week sent an email message to the U.S. Postal Service saying the new $270,000 post office proposed for Zanoni is not needed or wanted by most area residents. Turner sent the email after USPS representatives held a meeting Jan. 8 at the...
The filing period for candidates wishing to run in the April 3 general municipal election for seats on school, municipal and other public boards ended at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, after this week’s press deadline. We’ll have the names of candidates running in this year’s election in next week’s...

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