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After 33 years, Gary Snelson retired March 16 from White River Valley Electric Cooperative. The crew threw a retirement party for him and his family to thank him for his years of service to Ozark County. He and his wife Debbie, who retired from  the Gainesville School District in 2016,  have a new...
The Center’s fried chicken dinner fundraiser for April will be held on the second Sunday, April 8, instead of the first Sunday due to the Easter holiday. The meal’s serving time is from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and Gainesville High School band and choir members will serve the dinners for tips to...
NBC reporter Natalie Morales, shown here with Dora School superintendent Steve Richards, was at the Ozark County school March 20 to record a story about the district’s decision to arm staff members who choose to complete firearms training. The story aired on the “Today” show Thursday morning, March...
Circuit Judge Craig Carter ruled on 45 cases during the March 7 Law Day. The criminal cases are summarized here. Cases that reached dispositionCorbin Anderson pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance and was given a five-year suspended imposition of sentence pursuant to a plea...
Clear Springs Church near Dawt will have a sunrise service at 6:30 a.m. Easter Sunday at Pastor David Evans’ home on County Road 339 across from the church (take the second driveway after the substation). Brunch will be served at the church after the sunrise service, and the regular Easter worship...
Registered voters in Ozark County will go to the polls April 3 to decide tax levy requests by the Ozark County Ambulance District and the Dora R-III School District, and also to elect members to the village boards in Bakersfield and Theodosia, the school boards in Bakersfield and Gainesville, and...

Sisters Josie, left, and Amanda Thomas were dressed up last week for pre-Easter activities. Easter is Sunday.
Easter is Sunday, April 1, and several area churches and organizations are hosting Easter egg hunts in and near Ozark County. We’ve compiled some of the activities into this list. Friday, March 30Carl Wayne’s Bunny Trail on Ninth Street in Mountain Home, Arkansas, will host a Bunny Trail event from...
U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt was in Gainesville Tuesday to visit the new Missouri Ozarks Community Health building on Elm Street north of the Gainesville post office. The $1.2 million, 6,000-square-foot medical and dental facility was partially funded by a $900,000 Health Infrastructure Investment Program...
Good things came in threes this spring at Linda Dunsmuir’s Almosta Farm in Pontiac, where these triplet lambs were born March 2. Linda’s granddaughter, Nina Smith, gave the babies names with a theme: Antonio, Franny and Houston, after the far-away cities of San Antonio, San Francisco and Houston....

After recent surgeries to remove tumors from her brain and sacrum, Katelyn Brantingham’s road to recovery includes regular gym workouts.
Katelyn Brantingham’s lower back was hurting more than usual just before Thanksgiving last year. The pain had been there for almost as long as she could remember but was nothing serious, she said. Just a dull, nagging pain down near her tailbone that would get a little worse after a vigorous...

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