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Tecumseh Volunteer Fire Department chief Nathanael Winrod sprays water on a garage fire near Hardenville on Nov. 26. Ozark County’s volunteer fire departments depend on dues-paying members and volunteers to maintain the vital services they provide to residents here. Times photo/ Regina Mozingo.
If the 15 volunteer fire departments that serve Ozark County had a Christmas wish list, more volunteers and dues-paying members would probably be right there at the top  of it. And this time of year, with many Ozark Countians firing up wintertime wood stoves and electric heaters, the risk of...

Gainesville resident Ronald Hook suffered minor injuries Sunday afternoon when the experimental “kit” plane he was piloting lost power and crashed next to a home in Willow Springs. MSHP photo
A photo posted to the MSHP Troop G Twitter page Sunday afternoon shows a small experimental kit-plane crumpled, nose-down in the front yard of a Willow Springs home. The post says the plane’s 78-year-old pilot reported losing power before crashing 700 feet short of the Willow Springs Memorial...

Debra Schilling Smith
United Country Missouri Ozarks Realty office in Gainesville is participating in the annual Angel Tree program, an effort organized by the Missouri Division of Family Services in Gainesville. United Country agent Debra Schilling Smith, pictured here, says the office still has tags for four children...
Seasonal activities abound this time of year. To have your Christmas or holiday-themed event added to the list, call the Ozark County Times at 417-679-4641 or email jessi@ozarkcountytimes.com. Friday, Dec. 13GHCC Silver TeaThe Gainesville Health Care Center will host its annual Ladies Silver Tea...

The Gainesville Bulldogs Marching Band, under the direction of Dr. Sherri Caraway, was a crowd favorite in the Jingle Bell Parade Friday night during Wonders of Christmas on the Gainesville square. Several of the band members, including trombonist Nathan Sanchez, pictured left, decked out their musical instruments with Christmas lights.
Small-town America was at its best Friday night on the Gainesville square as the Wonders of Christmas celebration got underway.Twinkling lights. Sweet boys and girls all dressed up on a beautifully decorated stage for the Mr. and Miss Merry Christmas pageant. Good things to eat and hot things to...

Christopher Lynne
Christopher Lynne, 26, of Gainesville, is currently being held in the Baxter County, Arkansas, Jail in Mountain Home on a $5,000 bond. The arrest stems from a Nov. 20 traffic stop initiated by Mountain Home Police Officer Cody Hillicker, who suspected Lynne of driving while intoxicated.In the...

“The worst of times: The Civil War in Ozark County, Mo.,” originally published in 2012 has recently been reprinted by the Ozark County Historium and the Ozark County Genealogical and Historical Society. Renewed interest in the book, which has been out of print for some time, was sparked by the new Civil War discussion group that meets at the Historium at 10 a.m. on the third Thursday of each month.
The new Civil War discussion group that meets at 10 a.m. on the third Thursday of each month at the Ozark County Historium in Gainesville has sparked interest in the Civil War booklet of stories published in 2012 by the Historium and the Ozark County Genealogical and Historical Society. As a result...

Cofer
Theodosia resident Justin Ledbetter and his girlfriend, Krista Cofer, were in the courtroom Dec. 4 when Circuit Judge Craig Carter sentenced Krista’s brother, Cameron Cofer, to five years in the Missouri Department of Corrections. The sentencing was handed down in connection with the June 22...
Seasonal activities abound this time of year. To have your Christmas or holiday-themed event added to the list, call the Ozark County Times at 417-679-4641 or email jessi@ozarkcountytimes.com. Friday, Dec. 13GHCC Silver TeaThe Gainesville Health Care Center will host its annual Ladies Silver Tea at...

Gainesville resident Ronald Hook suffered minor injuries Sunday afternoon when the experimental “kit” plane he was piloting lost power and crashed next to a home in Willow Springs. MSHP photo
A photo posted to the MSHP Troop G Twitter page Sunday afternoon shows a small experimental kit-plane crumpled, nose-down in the front yard of a Willow Springs home. The post says the plane’s 78-year-old pilot reported losing power before crashing 700 feet short of the Willow Springs Memorial...

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