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Shine bluegrass will perform at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, at a revival held at The Fountain Church in Theodosia.
The Fountain Church will host revival services Sept. 15-16 with Brother Robert Roberts as evangelist. The Saturday service begins at 6 p.m. with special singers Tommy Roberts and Julie Donley; cookies and drinks will be served afterward. The Sunday service starts at 11 a.m. with special singers Joe...
Due to the Labor Day holiday weekend, the regular first Sunday fried chicken dinner fundraiser has been rescheduled for Sept. 9 at The Center in Gainesville. The Lutie High School cheerleaders will serve the meal to earn tips for upcoming projects.  The meal, served from  11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on...
Sherri Beasley, center, administrator at the Gainesville Health Care Center, recently received the 2018 David Duncan Administrator of the Year from the Missouri Health Care Association. The group selects district winners based on submissions by employees, residents, family members and other health...
Hannah Collins joins Michelle’s Shear Artistry salon in Gainesville, offering haircuts for men and women, styling, color and other services. She is a 2014 graduate of Gainesville High School and a 2017 graduate of The Beauty School in Mountain Home, Arkansas. She and her son, Axel, live in...

Lou Arta Gaddy Corbin’s black-and-white, music-themed quilt won best of show at the 2017 Hootin an Hollarin Quilt show.
Hootin an Hollarin quilt show chair Lily Branco reminds those planning to participate in this year’s show to check in their entries between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, at The Meeting Place, 434 Third Street just west of the square. Judging will take place Thursday morning, and the show...

A horseshoe pitching competitor takes his best shot during the 2011 Hootin an Hollarin festival. The competition will return this year after being sidelined since 2014. The event, organized by Heath Treat, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the parking lot on Third Street across from Guffey Motors. Times file photo.
Hootin an Hollarin festival-goers haven’t had the chance to pitch a horseshoe at the yearly festival since 2014, but thanks to Gainesville volunteer Heath Treat, the free competition is making a comeback.  A horseshoe pitching competition will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the parking lot across...

John Rowland. Courtesy of Ozark County Jail.
Three burglary cases were recently filed in Ozark County court. The targets of the break-ins,  ranging from a cabin and restaurant to a storage unit, include the theft of several thousand dollars’ worth of items.    Guns, bow and other equipment stolen from a Gainesville cabin John Rowland of...

Ronnie and Shirley Garrison’s Isabella home is surrounded by flowerbeds, flowerpots and some creative hardscape, including this pond featuring a big ceramic frog Ronnie got Shirley, shown here overlooking the pond, as a joke because she dislikes frogs.
First-time motorists traveling the tucked-away Lake Road 619, off HH Highway at Isabella, perhaps on their way to Ridgewood Resort, are often surprised to round a corner on the tree- and brush-lined road and find a perfectly manicured lawn decorated with a colorful array of flowers and carefully...
This was the scene on the Gainesville square on an October night 54 years ago when Pam Carter (Hutchinson), 16, was crowned as the first Hootin an Hollarin queen in 1964. The Oct. 8, 1964, edition of the Ozark County Times reported that the queen had already been chosen when the 10 “hostesses”...
Hootin an Hollarin Hillbilly 5K organizer Doug Hawkins, right, presents Abel Parker with a custom-made first-place overall trophy at last year’s race sponsored by  Hawkins’ Shelter Insurance agency. The 3.1 mile race, billed as the county’s oldest 5K, begins  at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22. Walkers...

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