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OCSD Chief Deputy Winston Collins holds the Barnett Raptor crossbow that will be raffled off April 15.
Friends and local residents have organized some ways to help Karl and Sonya Thaning while Karl recovers from Guillain-Barre syndrome. Here are three different fundraisers aimed at helping the couple through this difficult time.   Barnett Raptor crossbow raffle The Ozark County Sheriff’s Department...
The Gainesville Board of Aldermen will hold a public meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, concerning Town & Country Supermarket’s request for a liquor license. All citizens are invited to attend the meeting. The liquor license application, reported in the Jan. 30 edition of the Times, comes in...

OCSD Chief Deputy Winston Collins holds the Barnett Raptor crossbow that will be raffled off April 15.
Friends and local residents have organized some ways to help Karl and Sonya Thaning while Karl recovers from Guillain-Barre syndrome. Here are three different fundraisers aimed at helping the couple through this difficult time.   Barnett Raptor crossbow raffle The Ozark County Sheriff’s Department...

Dr. Phillip Howerton
For anyone who is intrigued with the culture and history of the Ozarks region, next week’s visitor to the Ozark County Historium will be of interest.At 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, Dr. Phillip Howerton will be speaking about his newest publication, The Literature of the Ozarks: An Anthology.  To say...

Opal Bearden celebrates her 90th birthday next week.
Opal Bearden will celebrate her 90th birthday from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at a gathering hosted by her family at the First Christian Church in Gainesville.  She was born Feb. 21, 1929, in West Frankfort, Illinois, the oldest of William and Hattie McCollum’s five children. In 1947, Opal...

Dr. Phillip Howerton
For anyone who is intrigued with the culture and history of the Ozarks region, next week’s visitor to the Ozark County Historium will be of interest.At 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, Dr. Phillip Howerton will be speaking about his newest publication, The Literature of the Ozarks: An Anthology.  To say...

A benefit will be held at 6 p.m. Feb. 2 at Bakersfield school to benefit the family of the late Luke Freiman, shown here with his wife, Kim, and son Jake.
Relatives and friends of the late Luke Freiman are organizing a benefit auction Saturday, Feb. 2, in the Bakersfield High School gym with the proceeds to benefit his wife Kim and son Jake. Bidding will start at 6 p.m. Freiman, well known to many Ozark Countians, died Dec. 12 in a rollover vehicle...

H.K Silvey
 Volunteers at the Ozark County Historium are planning a new series of events for 2019 called Coffee and Conversation, with the first one coming up at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 24.This first “conversation” will feature a group of folks who have spent their lives in the Theodosia/Ocie area, including H...

Missouri Department of Conservation says prescribed fire is an ancient technique used to manage grasslands, woodlands and old fields for forage production and improvement of wildlife habitat. MDC will hold a prescribed-fire workshop Jan. 15 in Tecumseh. (MDC photo)
Landowners can learn to use prescribed fire as a land-management tool at two upcoming Prescribed Fire Workshops presented by the Missouri Department of Conservation in Tecumseh and Mountain Grove. The first will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, at the Tecumseh Volunteer Fire Department. The...
At noon on Christmas Day, VFW Post #5366 in Isabella, with help from the AmVets chapter, will serve its annual free community dinner at the VFW hall on HH Highway in Isabella.  Facility manager Ruby Winslow said everyone is invited to the free meal, veterans and non-veterans. If advance...

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