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A Flippin, Arkansas, man died Monday night due to injuries suffered in a head-on crash on Highway 5, six miles south of Gainesville. The Missouri State Highway Patrol online crash report said Michael R. Clark, 59, was transported by ambulance to Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home,...

Jason Laird
Note: According to a Facebook post from OC Sheriff Darrin Reed, Laird was arrested in Taney County early this morning in a joint operation between Taney and Ozark County. Watch next week's Times for a story on Laird's arrest. Several officers with the Missouri State Highway Patrol and Ozark County...

Robert C. Chambers was fatally stabbed Feb. 12. This photo was sent to the Times by a friend of Chambers.
A coroner's inquest into the recent stabbing death of Gainesville resident Robert C. Chambers will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, in the upstairs courtroom at the Ozark County courthouse in Gainesville. Chambers died Feb. 12 at a home on County Road 524 near the Missouri - Arkansas state line...

Laird
Three new cases have been filed against Gainesville resident Jason Laird, 42, in connection with several crimes reported within the area over the last few weeks.  Ozark County Sheriff Darrin Reed first posted Laird’s photo on Facebook on Jan. 24, indicating in his post that the Gainesville man...

Virginia McMurtrey enjoys challenging quilt patterns and loves trying new techniques, but she also enjoys using up her scraps in simple ways. She manages her huge scrap collection by cutting pieces into usable-sized squares and strips. Here, she pairs 2-inch squares to be made into four-patch units. She calls this “mindless” sewing, but when she is finished with these pieces, a pile of un-matched, seemingly unorganized blocks will be transformed into a beautiful quilt.
The Ozark County Historium’s current quilt display features a small sampling of the creations of Dora quilter Virginia Rose Gaskell McMurtrey. To say that Virginia has been a prolific quilter is stating the fact mildly. Four huge notebooks, also on display, are filled with photos and stories that...

Brandt Clay
Gainesville resident Andrew Brandt Clay, 21, was arrested Feb. 7 and has been held in the Ozark County Jail without bond in connection with a Jan. 24 incident in which Clay is alleged to have knocked a man unconscious, beaten him while he was passed out, bound his legs and feet with duct tape...

Image by Rudy and Peter Skitterians from Pixabay
Ozark County has passed its annual budget for the year 2020, and by all accounts the process went quite smoothly.  “This is the easiest budget we’ve passed in the 12 years I’ve been here,” said Western Commissioner Greg Donley.  At close to $5 million, it’s probably the largest in the county’s...

Lindsay Collins
This week the Times is publishing “profiles” of the four candidates running in the April 7 general municipal election for the three seats coming open on the Dora R-III School District Board of Education. Candidate profiles for the Gainesville school board ran in the Feb. 5 edition of the Times...

Diana and Odin: Caulfield resident Diana Cobb sits with her award-winning Dogue de Bordeaux pal, Odin. Cobb and Odin have made big waves in the dog show circuit. Odin currently has secured the Best of Breed title six times at American Kennel Club conformation shows. He has also already earned the champion title and is only four points away from the grand champion title. Times photo/Regina Mozingo
Diana Cobb of Caulfield has always loved animals, especially dogs. Even as a little girl, she knew she wanted to raise, breed and show some type of dog. She just wasn’t sure which breed to choose. That all changed when she was a young teen and saw the movie “Turner and Hooch.” She immediately...

Rex and Frances Johnson at their wedding reception in 1956.
Longtime Gainesville residents Rex and Frances Johnson expect to celebrate another Valentine’s Day together Friday, still enjoying each other’s company just as they’ve done for more than 63 Valentine’s Days now. They probably met as children when Frances’ mother, the late Canzada Jenkins,...

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