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Gainesville Volunteer Fire Chief Ed Doiron, left, and Ozark County Sheriff’s Deputy Kyle Hannaford carry a fan to a smoldering home on Harlin Drive in Gainesville late Monday night. Caney Mountain VFD responded in mutual aid to the structure fire reported at 11:07 p.m. When firefighters arrived, no...

Jessica Smith, right, and daughter Victoria St. Pierre looked as if they walked straight out of Alice in Wonderland during the 2018 Trunk-or-Treat event in Gainesville. Due to heavy rains and cold temperatures on Halloween, last year’s event was held in the Gainesville High School gym. This year’s event is scheduled to be held back on the Gainesville square.
Autumn’s cool temperatures have set in, and Halloween is just two weeks away. Ozark County residents have a wide array of festive  activities to choose from to celebrate  the season. From trunk-or-treat events to fall foliage viewing, there’s no shortage of places and events to enjoy this time of...

Photo by Chelsea Gilmore Students came forward to pray together as First Baptist Church pastor Mason Eslinger gave an altar call Wednesday night, Oct. 9, during the Fields of Faith student-led worship service in the GHS football stadium.
More than 350 people gathered on the Gainesville High School football field Wednesday, Oct. 9, for the countywide Fields of Faith student-led worship service.  It was the second year that Gainesville’s Fellowship of Student Athletes (FCA) hosted the event. This year, the students extended an...
Ozark County government was given a “fair” rating last week in an audit released by Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway.   Announcing the audit results in a news release, Galloway highlighted “several areas of concern for Ozark County officials” and offered recommendations.  Galloway said, “The...

John William Bass
An Ozark County man accused of trafficking large amounts of crystal methamphetamine was sentenced to 10 years in prison by Circuit Judge Craig Carter during the Oct. 9 session of Ozark County Law Day. John William Bass, 52, of Caulfield, pleaded guilty to trafficking a controlled substance in...

Bakersfield High School sophomore Emmi Tucker is captain of the Junior Team of the USA Martial Arts team that will participate in international competition in 2021 in London, England.
A Bakersfield teen is on her way to London in 2021 to compete with Team USA in the World Martial Arts Competition. Emmi Tucker, 15, a sophomore at Bakersfield High School, is the Junior Team captain of the USA Martial Arts team that will participate in the world competition. Emmi is currently the...
Gainesville Volunteer Fire Chief Ed Doiron, left, and Ozark County Sheriff’s Deputy Kyle Hannaford carry a fan to a smoldering home on Harlin Drive in Gainesville late Monday night. Caney Mountain VFD responded in mutual aid to the structure fire reported at 11:07 p.m. When firefighters arrived, no...

Lilly
Case update: Lilly and Greer were arraigned before Associate Judge Raymond Gross Oct. 9. Greer was released on supervised bond, and Lilly is scheduled to be released on supervised bond upon the installation of a GPS monitor.  ***** Adam D. Lilly, 30, of Winona, and Andrea J. Greer, 18, of West...

Wayne Sayles
When we think of “the mills of Ozark County” we generally envision a few water-powered mills on fairly large streams or constantly flowing springs. But what about those mills that have vanished over time? In a short article titled “Our Water Supply” published in the Sept. 24, 1909, edition of the...

Ozark County Recycling Center employees Eric Lee, left, and Truman King show some of the bales of cardboard that will be stored until prices rise – or the center runs out of room to store them. Ozark County Times/Amelia LaMair
Eastern Ozark County Commissioner Gary Collins gave a troubling update on the county’s recycling center at Monday’s regular meeting of the Ozark County Commission. Due to global economic forces, including the trade war with China, prices for recyclable materials have dropped significantly, Collins...

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