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Times photo / Jessi Dreckman Contractor crews are laying the aggregate base and starting to pave the new westbound lanes on the Highway 160 project at the Tecumseh curves. MoDOT says the project is on schedule and should be finished during this “construction season.”
Missouri Department of Transportation resident engineer Audie Pulliam says the realignment of the Tecumseh curves on Highway 160 is on schedule.  “The Tecumseh project is progressing, and we are still planning on having it open this construction season,” Pulliam told the Times. “The contractor is...

Photo courtesy Janet Taber Donna Murphy Walker, who graduated from Gainesville High School in 1944, was given an award for being the oldest graduate who attended the all-school reunion Saturday at the school. The award was delivered by Trevor Hicks, a 2007 GHS graduate who is now assistant junior/senior high principal. Hicks helped with reunion – and was given the award as the youngest graduate there.
More than 200 people from several states attended the Gainesville High School all-school reunion Saturday. Chairperson Paula Herd Rose said the 20-plus-member organizing committee was pleased with the turnout and the enthusiastic response of those who attended. Paula said the four oldest alumni who...
Editor’s note: A story in last week’s Times incorrectly stated that the budget amendment hearing detailed below was scheduled for Sept. 30 instead of Aug. 30. We apologize for the error.    At their Monday meeting, the Ozark County Commissioners amended the county’s budget to include a new fund...

photo courtesy of Renee Schmucker WW Promotions put on the Saturday night truck pull, which featured 55 participating trucks, according to Gainesville Saddle Club president Monty Hambelton. Local business sponsors were Knight’s Automotive, Bumper to Bumper, H&W Automotive, 160 Pit Stop, Ultimate Auto Group, Main Street Muffler, Dustin’s Body Shop, JD’s Automotive Services and Kustom Paint & Body.
The truck pull held Saturday night at the Gainesville Saddle Club grounds is believed to have attracted the largest crowd in the club's history, club president Monty Hambelton told the Times Monday.  Fifty-five trucks entered the competition staged by WW Promotions, and 750 people paid the $10...

Rob Collins of D&D Signs shows the bright welcome sign his company finished Monday that will greet Gainesville High School graduates to the All-School Reunion Saturday.
The Gainesville All-School Reunion will be held from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday at the high school. After months of phone calls, invitation mailing and social media posts, reunion chairperson Paula Herd Rose says the planning committee is finalizing last-minute details this week to insure the day...

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William T. Hill appeared before Judge Craig Carter in Circuit Court on Aug. 18 and pleaded guilty to three charges in two separate cases. In one case, Hill pleaded guilty to domestic assault and unlawful possession of a firearm in connection with a February incident involving his wife. In another...

Times photo/Jenny Yarger Presiding Commissioner John Turner has proposed a 10-foot bike trail on the side of Highway 160 between Theodosia Marina Resort and Lutie School to be paid for with funds from the anticipated federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, if passed.
Ozark County Presiding Commissioner John Turner said that during the Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) meeting he attended recently, the group began making a list of “multimodal” transportation ideas within TAC’s seven-county area, which includes Ozark County. It is thought that the projects...
Kathryn Atkinson, second from right, longtime president of the Ozark County Volunteer Library Board, recently retired from the board, and Joanne Krupp, right, has been elected as the new board president. She will serve with vice president Aletta Moore, left, and longtime treasurer Barbara Holt,...

A scrapbook about the 1965 Hoerman Appreciation Night program, including dozens of news clippings and photos, was compiled for the couple by Irene Rogers Luna (Bridges). After the Hoermans' death, it was kept by the late Geraldine Lovan, who had worked for them from 1959 until they died in 1972. Geraldine's children, from left, Dianna Sue Brundage of Yellville, Arkansas, and Justin Lovan and Debra Ann Jeckstadt, both of Gainesville, donated the scrapbook to the Ozark County Historium, where it is available for viewing.
The children of the late Glen and Geraldine Lovan have donated an historic gift to the Ozark County Historium: A  scrapbook that details the appreciation program held Jan. 29, 1965, at Gainesville High School to honor the late Dr. M. J. Hoerman and his wife, Judy, and celebrate their 25 years of...

Ozark County Volunteer Library board president Joann Krupp, left, and vice president Aletta Moore, shown here in the book-sale area of the library’s basement, are leading a fund-raising effort to install new light fixtures with LED bulbs to replace the old, fluorescent fixtures that are 40 years old.
The Ozark County Volunteer Library is launching a fundraising drive, hoping to raise $3,946 to pay for replacing the library’s fluorescent light fixtures, which were in the building when it was acquired in the 1980s. “Over time, even with good maintenance, they are failing,” said library board vice...

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