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This year's Hootin an Hollarin outhouse races on Friday afternoon began with a crash. The outhouse, which has no steering apparatus, drifted off course as the first team pushed off from the starting line, and within a few feet, the hillbilly structure had taken a plunge. Volunteers and race...

2018 Miss Sweetie Pie: Hannah See, daughter of Eric and Chelsea See of Bakersfield, was named 2018 Miss Sweetie Pie during the queen pageant.
Thursday’s scorching-hot temperatures soared into the 90s, but hardy committee members, vendors and other participants didn’t let the heat stop them from launching the 58th celebration of Hootin an Hollarin in downtown Gainesville. Amazingly, by Saturday afternoon, following overnight rains, temps...
Hardenville resident Mary Miller, 87, enjoys memories of friends and relatives from the past as she reads the names on the handmade friendship quilt that belonged to her mother, the late Hazel VonBehrens. Mary says the quilt, made of 30 blocks, each bearing the signature of a friend or family...

Arthur Fortin, left, and Jacob Wisecup won first place with 16.48 pounds in the Ozark Mountain Bass Club’s monthly tournament Sept. 15 out of Pontiac Cove Marina on Bull Shoals Lake.
Arthur Fortin and Jacob Wisecup won first place with 16.48 pounds in this month’s Ozark Mountain Bass Club tournament held out of Pontiac Cove Marina on Bull Shoals Lake. Despite being hot on Sept. 15, several fish were caught. Second place was won by Pete Pearson and Taylor Bradshaw with 13.23...
The Ozark County Community Choir will begin rehearsals for its Christmas Cantata at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, at the First Baptist Church in Gainesville. This year’s musical selection, “Christmas Is Real,” features a combination of Christmas favorites, praise and worship choruses and new songs...
A public meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, at The Center in Gainesville related to MLH Excavating’s application to expand its current 5-acre rock quarry on Highway 5 north to 30 acres. The meeting is being held so that representatives of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources...
The Norfork Lake striper bite will continue near the dam until the water begins to cool. Now, instead of the water getting cooler it’s going up with the warm afternoons. No rain increases the chances that the stripers will be near the dam for a while. The latest oxygen level shows there is no...

Ozark County resident Austin Thompson killed this doe Sunday. Twelve other deer and one turkey were also harvested in the county during opening weekend of bow season.
Missouri archery deer and turkey seasons opened Saturday, and hunters all over the state took to the woods throughout the hot and muggy weekend in hopes of a successful hunt. Of the 1,584 deer and 72 turkey that were harvested statewide over the weekend, 13 deer (five antlered bucks and eight does...
Runners and walkers are invited to participate in Ozark County’s oldest 5K, set for 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22. The race is a pet-friendly event, according to organizers.  Participants can register between 8 and 9 a.m. next to Gainesville City Hall, or they can pre-register, using the form below, at...
To contact the Ozark County Sheriff’s Depart-ment or other emergency-responding agencies here, call 417-679-4633. In an emergency, dial 911.   Sept. 10 11:02 a.m. – Someone disarmed the alarm on the foyer doors at First Christian Church but would not say anything. Keyholder wants an officer to...

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