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Editor's note: After this article was printed, a Times reader called in to report that Dora School did have volleyball at the high school level in the early 2000s.  A sport that has been dormant in Ozark County for nearly three decades is making a comeback as Bakersfield, Dora and Gainesville...

Times photo/Bruce Roberts The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has put up signs and stepped up enforcement of laws prohibiting motorized vehicles along Bull Shoals and Norfork Lakes, including Haskins Ford (shown above and below).
County Commissioners are asking Ozark County residents for a little patience on spring road work, as county road crews are scrambling with a short staff to work on county roads in between rains and storms. “We just ask that people have a little patience, we’re doing the best we can do,” said...

Ozark County Times Graphic Artist Regina Mozingo, left, and Editor Jessi Dreckman attended the Missouri Press Association’s annual ad meeting April 22, at Lake of the Ozarks to accept awards granted for ads in the contest.
The Ozark County Times received four awards in the 2022 Missouri Press Advertising and Marketing Executives (MPAME) statewide Best Ad Contest in the medium-sized weekly newspaper class. Times Graphic Artist and Ad Designer Regina Mozingo and Editor Jessi Dreckman attended the MPAME annual meeting...

The 35th annual Lions Club auction was held last Friday, April 22, inside the Gainesville High School gym.
This year’s Lions Club auction, held last Friday, April 22, raised more money than it has in several years, netting nearly $23,000 for Gainesville’s summer ball program and other local projects supported by the Gainesville Lions Club. The total at the annual fundraiser, now in its 35th year, rang...

The Easter bunny posed with residents from the Gainesville Healthcare Center Friday, April 15. See more photos by searching for "Gainesville Healthcare Center" on Facebook.
Hello from our Gainesville Healthcare Center home to yours. We have had another good week. However, we are still looking for that nice weather. The residents are asking for warmer weather on a regular basis. It’s nice one day and the next it’s been cold and windy. But it’s springtime in the Ozarks...

City of Gainesville employees and workers with Criner Excavation of Mountain Home, Arkansas, work together over the last month or so to replace a water line that runs from St. Williams Catholic Church off MM Highway down to Dollar General and nearly over to the junction of Highway 160. The major project cost just over $58,000.
City of Gainesville Water Specialist Jessi Price says the city is already seeing the results of its recent major water project, which included replacing a water line that ran 15-foot underground from near St. William’s Catholic Church east through the Dollar General parking lot and to near Highway...

Photos submitted Gainesville Elementary student Owen Hogan attended this year’s Missouri Association of School Librarians Annual Spring Conference as a presenter of the 2021 Show Me Readers Awards, which are awarded based on votes from students. One of the authors he presented an award to was Stef Wade, pictured with Owen in the photo above, the author of one of his favorite books, A Place for Pluto.
Gainesville Elementary School third grader and avid reader Owen Hogan was dressed sharp April 10 when he attended the Missouri Association of School Librarians Annual Spring Conference, held in Osage Beach. Owen is the son of Kyle Hogan and Sarah Hogan.  During the Readers Award Banquet portion of...

Photo by Shana Hambelton Dora bus mechanic Matt Baldridge stands in front of a Dora School bus recently. Dora, Bakersfield, Gainesville and Thornfield all received a 100 percent rating during recent Missouri State Highway Patrol bus inspections.
Four Ozark County schools received perfect scores on school bus inspections recently. The Missouri State Highway Patrol performs school bus inspections to ensure buses are safe and mechanically sound. Ozark County schools in Dora, Bakersfield, Gainesville and Thornfield all received a 100 percent...

This football signed by Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes is one of the many items up for auction during the annual Gainesville Lions Club auction. Proceeds from the event are used for the summer ball program in Gainesville, as well as Lions Club scholarships and projects.
  The annual Gainesville Lions Club Auction will be held at 7 p.m. this Friday, April 22, at Gainesville High School. A dinner featuring chili and cinnamon rolls will be served at 6 p.m. The cost is $1, which also enters the attendee into several drawings throughout the evening.  This year’s...

Photo submitted Cody Smyth (pronounced Sm-eye-th) sustained severe burns to 82 percent of his body in a car fire when he was 2 years old. Despite the challenge, he serves as a BRVFD firefighter.
It was a little over two decades ago in North Dakota when a horrific event forever changed the course of Cody Smyth’s life. As a 2-year-old boy, Smyth was involved in a tragic car fire that left 82 percent of his body severely burned.  Now the 24-year-old man, who has found a home in Ozark County,...

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