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Richard Sigler is donating this custom-made guitar to raffled this week to benefit Bakersfest and its car show.
The streets of Bakersfield will be humming like an old Buck Owens song, come Saturday. The 21st annual Bakersfest will be held at Bakersfield Pride Park in downtown Bakersfield, complete with a car show, craft booths, games, music, food and a city-wide yard sale. Organizers are hoping for good...

Look inside today’s edition of the Times for a special 68-page Hootin an Hollarin guide, featuring the 2018 Lil Cedar Pete and Lil Miss Addie Lee winners Trail Acklin, son of Rockie and Patricia Acklin, and Adaleah Moore, daughter of Sarah and David Moore.
Hootin an Hollarin starts next week, transforming the Gainesville square from its usual quiet, small-town demeanor into a bustling old-time village full of handicraft vendors, homecoming visitors and a wide variety of crowd-pleasing, rib-ticklin’ activities and heartwarming country music. Details...

Nashville artist Luke Nassar is one of several entertainers scheduled to perform at the Sept. 14 “Party on the Hill” near Theodosia. The auction and entertainment event raises money for the Semper Fi Fund, which provides financial support to wounded veterans and their families.
“Party on the Hill,” a benefit event for the Semper Fi Fund, a national charity that assists wounded post-9/11 veterans from all branches of the military, will be held Saturday, Sept. 14, near Theodosia.  Organizer Debbie Daniel, who is hosting the event on her land on Ashlynn Acre Lane, off P...

Theodosia resident Vicky York, who has taught china-painting classes all over the U.S. and in Europe, will teach the art on three Wednesday mornings, Sept. 4, 11 and 18, at the Ozark County Historium in Gainesville. The $100 fee includes instruction, materials and a visit to Vicky’s home to view her firing room.
In September, lovers of fine painted china will have a unique opportunity at the Ozark County Historium. From 10 a.m. until noon on three Wednesday mornings – Sept. 4, 11 and 18 – Vicky York of Theodosia will teach a china-painting class where participants will learn the details of this fine...

Theodosia resident Vicky York, who has taught china-painting classes all over the U.S. and in Europe, will teach the art on three Wednesday mornings, Sept. 4, 11 and 18, at the Ozark County Historium in Gainesville. The $100 fee includes instruction, materials and a visit to Vicky’s home to view her firing room.  
In September, lovers of fine painted china will have a unique opportunity at the Ozark County Historium. From 10 a.m. until noon on three Wednesday mornings – Sept. 4, 11 and 18 – Vicky York of Theodosia will teach a china-painting class where participants will learn the details of this fine art....

Times photo/Regina Mozingo
It takes a lot of people working hard to put together a festival with as many components as the Hootin an Hollarin festival offers each year. The Hootin an Hollarin Committee, whown here, is meeting frequently now to finalize the details for this year’s festival, to be held Sept. 19-21 on the...

Nashville artist Luke Nassar is one of several entertainers scheduled to perform at the Sept. 14 “Party on the Hill” near Theodosia. The auction and entertainment event raises money for the Semper Fi Fund, which provides financial support to wounded veterans and their families.
“Party on the Hill,” a benefit event for the Semper Fi Fund, a national charity that assists wounded post-9/11 veterans from all branches of the military, will be held Saturday, Sept. 14, near Theodosia.  Organizer Debbie Daniel, who is hosting the event on her land on Ashlynn Acre Lane, off P...

The 2019 edition of Hootin an Hollarin is rolling toward reality, including the always-popular outhouse races set for Friday afternoon on the west side of the square. Shown here, the 2018 second-place-winning Gainesville High School FBLA outhouse team in action. Counterclockwise, starting back left: Will Uchtman, Jake Leeker, Ethan Chapman (riding), Tanner Jennings, Jaxon Britt.
Hootin an Hollarin is just six weeks away. On Sept. 19-21 it will fill the Gainesville square with folks taking “A Trip Back When,” the 2019 festival theme.  Hootin an Hollain chairperson Nancy Walker said musical performances are being lined up and event chairpersons are finalizing details for...

The 2019 edition of Hootin an Hollarin is rolling toward reality, including the always-popular outhouse races set for Friday afternoon on the west side of the square. Shown here, the 2018 second-place-winning Gainesville High School FBLA outhouse team in action. Counterclockwise, starting back left: Will Uchtman, Jake Leeker, Ethan Chapman (riding), Tanner Jennings, Jaxon Britt.
Hootin an Hollarin is just six weeks away. On Sept. 19-21 it will fill the Gainesville square with folks taking “A Trip Back When,” the 2019 festival theme.  Hootin an Hollain chairperson Nancy Walker said musical performances are being lined up and event chairpersons are finalizing details for...
The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission’s proposed improvements for the Tecumseh curves on Highway 160 in Ozark County will be the focus of a public meeting to be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, in the Gainesville High School cafeteria on Bull Dog Drive in Gainesville.  An...

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