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Postal service will be suspended Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Hardenville post office, which opened in 1921 at another site and has leased space in the former Hardenville store building – most recently called The Emporium – since the 1930s. It’s expected that the suspended service will lead to the Hardenville post office’s permanent closure. Times photo / Sue Ann Jones
An Ozark County post office closure that was hinted at in 2011 seems likely to happen this month in Hardenville, where service will be suspended Saturday, Feb. 22, as the U.S. Postal Service’s lease on space in the old Hardenville general store building expires.  Gainesville postmaster Jeff Elliott...

Tecumseh’s East Wind community is one of several “intentional communities” featured in a New York Times Style Magazine website article. The screenshot above is from the website.
Tecumseh’s East Wind Community was one of several income-sharing communities across the country recently featured in a New York Times Style Magazine article titled “The New Generation of Self-Created Utopias.”  The East Wind section of the article features a series of photos of the community’s land...

Twelve-year-old Clara Goodman of Gainesville had Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill autograph a cap during a meet-and-greet at a May 2018 charity basketball game in Kansas City.
Framed by a tousel of bright red hair and with a smattering of faint freckles across her cheeks, 12-year-old Clara Goodman’s eyes were glued to her family’s TV screen Sunday night as the Kansas City Chiefs made history, destroying their 50-year dry spell to take home the Super Bowl LIV champion...
Options Pregnancy in Gainesville is participating in "Missouri's biggest baby shower," a statewide initiative organized by the Christian Radio station Spirit FM. The initiative focuses on obtaining donations of baby supplies and diapers that are then distributed to needy mothers-to-be in the area...

Dora junior Isaac Haney drives around a defender during Saturday’s 86-58 victory over Lakeland (14-1) at Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar. Haney, who topped a career 2,000 points on Jan. 7 when the Falcons defeated Alton, led the scoring with 42 points. Photo by Karla Smith
  This story is reprinted with permission from the Springfield News-Leader.   Isaac Haney describes himself as a present person.  He doesn’t look much past his nose or his next workout. When people asked him over the summer if he had a dream school, he told them it didn’t matter. All he...
Ozark County residents will be asked to vote on an internet use tax issue (which functions the same as a sales tax) when they go to the polls for the April 7 general municipal election. Voters will also choose which candidates will fill openings on the Dora, Gainesville and Thornfield school...

Markovich
Ryan Markovich, 36, was arrested on an open warrant Saturday evening after Ozark County Sheriff’s Department officers reportedly found him hiding under a piece of insulation in an attic of a home on County Road 103 in Gaines-ville. Two other individuals, present at the home, were also arrested...

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No one in Ozark County applied to grow, dispense, manufacture, transport or test medical marijuana after Missouri voters approved the measure last year, but four medical marijuana businesses were issued licenses recently in nearby counties, including three dispensaries and one marijuana-infused-...

Ozark County Health Department director Rhonda Suter, left, pharmacist Sandra Wade and physician Masa Kinoshita, members of the Ozark County Substance Abuse Task Force, wrote and submitted proposals to two separate grant programs in December 2019 that were recently accepted for funding. The task force was notified that it will receive a $340,000 grant from the Missouri Foundation for Health and $2,500 grant from Christian Research Hospital.
During their Jan. 14 meeting, members of the Ozark County Substance Abuse Task Force learned that the organization has received two separate grants totaling $342,500 that will be used to help advance the task force’s mission of combating substance abuse locally.  A total of 19 members were...

Jason Laird
Ozark County Sheriff Darrin Reed says his department is currently searching for Jason Laird, a 42-year-old Gainesville man who is believed to be armed and dangerous.  In addition to several pending warrants, Laird currently has the following six warrants listed in open condition in various...

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