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The Ozark County Historium will host author/historian/professor Brooks Blevins at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, as he introduces his newest book, A History of the Ozarks Volume 1: The Old Ozarks. Blevins will have copies of his book available for sale. This is a repeat visit for Blevins, who spoke 10...
To contact the Ozark County Sheriff’s Department or other emergency-responding agencies here, call 417-679-4633. In an emergency, dial 911.   Sept. 17 1:36 a.m. – OCSD officer assisted Missouri State Highway Patrol at Highways 160 and 5. Assistance rendered. 5:36 a.m. – Stranded motorist on Highway...
Romance Church will host a fifth-Sunday meeting beginning at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, with brother Jim Kyle speaking, and Doyle Turner speaking at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29.  Everyone is invited.
Cody Goodwin and Brittany Barnett of Gainesville are the parents of a baby boy, Ethan Blake Goodwin, born Aug. 11, 2018, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 6 pounds 13 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long.  His siblings are Abel, 3, and Tyler, 2. His grandparents are Patrick and...
Winners of the Lick Creek Volunteer Fire Department fundraiser raffle were Bud Wolfe of Oklahoma, first place winner of the Old Henry Golden Boy rifle; Dan Drollinger, second place winner of the game camera; and Brad Dale of Tecumseh, third-place winner of the shooting eat and eyes protection set....
Lee Raymond of Mountain Home, Arkansas, was the winner of the Henry .44 magnum rifle in the recent fundraiser raffle organized by Bakersfield American Legion Post 374. 
Gracie Broncho, 2, and her mother, Lauren Abrahamson, recently presented this decorated sign to Robert Jorgensen, congratulating him for winning – and thanking him for participating in – the raffle sponsored by the VFW post in Isabella to raise money to help with Gracie’s medical expenses. Also...
Join us Sunday, Oct. 7, for our First-Sunday fried chicken dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. And please note that The Center will be closed Monday, Oct. 8, in observance of Columbus Day.     Menus   Lunch is served daily from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and is open to everyone. The cost is $6 for...
Fall officially started on Saturday, but I’ve heard that the predictions are for us to have a warm autumn and winter. My son Lyndon likes to cut open a persimmon seed to examine the kernel inside, which he – and others – say may predict the kind of winter we’ll have. If the kernel is in the shape...

Cassidy Johnson
Cassidy Johnson, daughter of Brian and Shelly McGinnis Johnson of West Plains, was recently recognized on the West Plains High School Zizzer Spotlight website. The honor said Cassidy, known as Cass to family and friends, is now a senior at College of the Ozarks pursuing a major in communication...

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