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The Hay Hollow Youth Conservation Camp teenage girls worked full summer days swinging pick axes and hurling 20-pound “tree-jabbers” at trunks. The 1978 Hay Hollow yearbook says, “TSI, tolerance and Swedish brush axes were things that became common terms. The sun, the snakes and the blisters were overcome to accomplish the needed work.”
Editor’s note: This feature continues the series by Ozark County Times reporters Jessi Dreckman and Amelia Lamair describing a hidden-away bit of history in the Mark Twin National Forest just north of Ozark County in the community once known as Siloam Springs.    A Youth Conservation Camp (YCC)...

Photo courtesy Janet Taber
The Isabella-area home where Robert and Eva Horvath have lived for 23 years is currently adorned with a summertime ribbon of pink surprise lilies – sometimes called “naked ladies”  – against a border of driftwood the couple has picked up along area streams. Robert said that several years ago he got...
Little Rock, Arkansas, musical artist Sarah Cecil performed Friday, July 20, evening for the July Music on the Square event sponsored by First Home Bank. The next Music on the Square will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, when the Steel Ridge Bluegrass Band from Douglas County will perform...
Ozark County native Kyle Burnett and the Timber & Nails bluegrass gospel band have recently released a new CD, “Nothing But the Blood,” featuring 13 songs, including “Sinner, You Can Run” by Burnett, his wife, Kelsey and Adam Isom. Burnett, well known for his vocal, fiddle-playing and song-...
There is much concern now among beef production farmers about winter forage supplies. Last winter shaped up to be long and expensive. Most hay reserves were depleted after a dry fall caused early hay feeding, and those hay reserves have not yet been replenished due to the lack of available forage...

Samantha Shipman, M.D.
Pediatrician Samantha Shipman, M.D., has joined the medical staff at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Arkansas, joining the practice of Dr. Michael Adkins at Lincoln Paden Medical Group. A native of Yellville, Arkansas, Shipman earned a B.S. in biology from the University of...

Greg Donley
Ozark County Western Commissioner Greg Donley told the Times last week he has decided not to run for re-election when his term ends in 2020. “I will have served for 12 years then, and I’m giving it my best shot. But I’ve decided to take a break then and let someone else run,” he said, adding that...
MO sales tax holiday is this weekend   Aug. 3 marks the beginning of Missouri’s annual “Back-to-School” Sales Tax Holiday – a time for shoppers in Missouri to save money on computers, clothes and school supplies.  By state law, the sales tax holiday begins on the first Friday in August and...
The Ozark County Clerk’s office will be open special hours – from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 4 – and from 8 a.m to 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 6, to accommodate absentee voting in the Aug. 7 primary election. For more information,  call the clerk at 679-3516.

A large crowd filled the main dining room and the two side rooms Friday at The Center in Gainesville, where the Ozark County Farm Bureau hosted an after-lunch “Candidates Meet-and-Greet” session. Most of the candidates in the locally contested races made brief presentations; circuit clerk / recorder Becki Strong, running unopposed for re-election, also spoke to the audience. A spokesperson at The Center said about 130 fried-fish lunches were served before the political event, up from the average 80 lunches usually purchased on Fridays.
Voters from Ozark County – and throughout Missouri – will go to the polls Tuesday for this year’s primary election. Election judges will welcome voters at 10 poling places throughout the county from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Poling places are listed with the sample ballot on page B7 of this week’s Times...

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