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The damage includes replacing a window in the firehouse kitchen. Law enforcement officers investigating the crash believe the intruder entered through the kitchen, which is on the back side of the building. Blood found on the broken glass was taken as evidence.
The Lick Creek Volunteer Fire Depart-ment on J Highway was burglarized over the weekend, and several items were stolen.  Lick Creek VFD chief Jerry Rowlett and his wife June told the Times that June arrived at the firehouse Sunday morning to pick up certificates for their firefighters and saw that...

William Cook
This week the Times is publishing “profiles” of the five candidates running in the April 7 General Municipal Election for the three seats coming open on the Thornfield R-I School District Board of Education.  Candidate profiles for the Gainesville and Dora school boards ran in the Feb. 5 and Feb....
Ozark Countians are reminded of important dates that are coming up related to the next three elections to be held in 2020. Those elections begin with Missouri’s March 10 Presidential Preference Election, followed by the April 7 General Municipal Election and the Aug. 4 Primary Election. The General...

Jeff and Kim Nash
When Kim Nash told her husband Jeff recently that she wanted him to make an appointment for a cardiac calcium screening at Baxter Regional Medical Center (BRMC), he thought it would be a waste of time.  “I felt fine and didn’t think there was anything wrong with me,” he said.  Nash made it a point...

James Hodges, pictured on a bluff overlooking the area known locally as “the forks,” where Bryant Creek meets the North Fork of the White River at Tecumseh, volunteers with the David’s Trail nonprofit organization to plan and build hiking trails on Corps of Engineers land along Norfork Lake. When completed, the proposed Ozark County trail section will connect the Ozark Trail in Missouri and the Ozark Highlands Trail in Arkansas. While recently in the area flagging the path, Hodges wore an Ozark Trail hat, Ozark Highlands Trail shirt and David’s Trail water bottle to represent the organizations involved in the project.
On a recent cold, wintry day, James Hodges and his trusty trail dog Cooper picked through the woods along Norfork Lake at Tecumseh, heading for a bluff that overlooks what locals call “the forks,” a scenic spot where the calm waters of Bryant Creek meet the spring-fed North Fork of the White River...
A Flippin, Arkansas, man died Monday night due to injuries suffered in a head-on crash on Highway 5, six miles south of Gainesville. The Missouri State Highway Patrol online crash report said Michael R. Clark, 59, was transported by ambulance to Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home,...

Jason Laird
Note: According to a Facebook post from OC Sheriff Darrin Reed, Laird was arrested in Taney County early this morning in a joint operation between Taney and Ozark County. Watch next week's Times for a story on Laird's arrest. Several officers with the Missouri State Highway Patrol and Ozark County...

Robert C. Chambers was fatally stabbed Feb. 12. This photo was sent to the Times by a friend of Chambers.
A coroner's inquest into the recent stabbing death of Gainesville resident Robert C. Chambers will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, in the upstairs courtroom at the Ozark County courthouse in Gainesville. Chambers died Feb. 12 at a home on County Road 524 near the Missouri - Arkansas state line...

Laird
Three new cases have been filed against Gainesville resident Jason Laird, 42, in connection with several crimes reported within the area over the last few weeks.  Ozark County Sheriff Darrin Reed first posted Laird’s photo on Facebook on Jan. 24, indicating in his post that the Gainesville man...

Virginia McMurtrey enjoys challenging quilt patterns and loves trying new techniques, but she also enjoys using up her scraps in simple ways. She manages her huge scrap collection by cutting pieces into usable-sized squares and strips. Here, she pairs 2-inch squares to be made into four-patch units. She calls this “mindless” sewing, but when she is finished with these pieces, a pile of un-matched, seemingly unorganized blocks will be transformed into a beautiful quilt.
The Ozark County Historium’s current quilt display features a small sampling of the creations of Dora quilter Virginia Rose Gaskell McMurtrey. To say that Virginia has been a prolific quilter is stating the fact mildly. Four huge notebooks, also on display, are filled with photos and stories that...

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