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Times photos / Bruce Roberts. Great weather helped make Bakersfest a success Saturday as craft and food booth vendors were plentiful at Pride Park.
The 21st annual Bakersfest was a success, organizers say, with large crowds and a lot of events throughout the day Saturday. The festival, which has grown over the years, included a big car show, giveaways, food and sno-cone booths and several craft and vendor booths, along with music,  games and...

Crystal Fenske, Hailey Kruzewski, Elana Robles and Bailee Amos were part of the group of Lutie High School students who volunteered at Saturday’s Party on the Hill fundraiser event for the Semper Fi Fund, a non-profit organization that provides immediate assistance and lifetime support to post-9/11 combat wounded, critically ill and catastrophically injured service members of all branches of the United States military.
A maxed-out crowd of 410 people attended Saturday night’s Party on the Hill west of Theodosia that raised money for the Semper Fi Fund, which provides assistance and support to post-9/11 combat-wounded services members of all branches of the U.S. military. Organizer Debbie Daniel had set a limit of...

15 girls vying for queen title The 2019 Hootin and Hollarin queen candidates include, from left (front), Kaitlyn Morse, Lily Parker, Olivia Milligan, Libby Pansano, Brandi Johnson; (middle row) Morgan Smith, Jasmine Hall, Hailey Taylor (withdrew after photo was taken), Jessee Latham, Cheyenne Clinton, Emily Green; (back) Star Janes, A’aisha Sykes, Hunter McCullough, Brandy Belt and Hannah See. The pageant begins at 7:30 p.m. Thursday on the east side of the Gainesville square.
The 59th celebration of Hootin an Hollarin kicks off Thursday as volunteers, demonstrators, musicians, vendors, contest competitors and committee members make last-minute preparations for Ozark County’s traditional old-time fun-fest extravaganza.  A full schedule, map and stories about the events...

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...
There’s still time to register to attend the second annual “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. The event will be held Saturday, Sept. 14, near Theodosia.  Attendance is free,...

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....
There’s still time to register to attend the second annual “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. The event will be held Saturday, Sept. 14, near Theodosia.  Attendance is free, but...

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...

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