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Saturday, Oct. 28, is National Drug Take-Back Day, when residents nationwide turn in unwanted, expired or unneeded prescription or over-the-counter medications to law enforcement officers to be disposed of by the Drug Enforcement Agency. The Ozark County Sheriff’s Department has participated in the...

Darla Sullivan and her grandkids, from left Jese Landry, Claire Turner, Jayce Turner and Jack Landry, enjoyed the 2016 Ozark County Trunk-or-Treat event on the Gainesville square. This year’s event is scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31.
Halloween is Tuesday, and Ozark County residents may choose from a wide array of area activities to join in on the fun. From trunk-or-treat events across the county to costume contests and Halloween parties, there’s no shortage of places to celebrate the spooky and family-fun-filled holiday. In...
Pottersville resident Zelda Beavers, 88, proudly shows off her giant yellow mum. Zelda says she bought the mum as a small plant two years ago at Cash Saver in West Plains. She planted it in her yard and put a little extra dirt over it during the winter so the roots didn’t freeze. The mum has...

Greg Watts
A benefit auction Saturday night to help Greg Watts, longtime Bakersfield Volunteer Fire Department chief, raised $5,176 to help with expenses related to his recent medical setback. Watts has been battling health issues since experiencing a severe and unexpected reaction to anesthesia during gall...
Robert Edwards was recognized during the Oct. 18 American Red Cross bloodmobile in Gainesville for donating 22 gallons of blood.  The October bloodmobile included 12 participants, who donated 13 units of blood. Besides Edwards, other donors included Ned Upton, Linda McKinney, Edmond Beckham, John...
A storm in the early hours of Sunday morning carried intermittent rain and high winds that caused several trees to topple in some areas of Ozark County. At least two hay barns were destroyed, including this one owned by Bill and Lana Cockrum off County Road 107 north of Gainesville. Another barn...
Needmore Church of God will celebrate the completion of its new multi-purpose building Sunday, Oct. 29, with a dedication service set for 2 p.m. The service will include a concert by The Elmores and a message by Bro. Gale Wooten, former pastor of Mammoth Assembly of God. The new building includes a...
Shelby Kinsey, 16, of Pontiac was transported by ambulance to Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Arkansas, Wednesday, Oct. 18, after sustaining moderate injuries in a single-vehicle crash on Highway 5 south.  According to the online Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report, Kinsey...

Drug take-back day
Saturday, Oct. 28, is National Drug Take-Back Day, when residents nationwide turn in unwanted, expired or unneeded prescription or over-the-counter medications to law enforcement officers to be disposed of by the Drug Enforcement Agency. The Ozark County Sheriff’s Department has participated in the...

Rodney Winchester
Caulfield resident Rodney Winchester, 69, was killed in a single-vehicle accident that occurred at 10:20 a.m. Sunday in Howell County. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol online crash report, Winchester was traveling westbound on Route FF, about 12 miles southwest of West Plains, in a...

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