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Diana and Odin: Caulfield resident Diana Cobb sits with her award-winning Dogue de Bordeaux pal, Odin. Cobb and Odin have made big waves in the dog show circuit. Odin currently has secured the Best of Breed title six times at American Kennel Club conformation shows. He has also already earned the champion title and is only four points away from the grand champion title. Times photo/Regina Mozingo
Diana Cobb of Caulfield has always loved animals, especially dogs. Even as a little girl, she knew she wanted to raise, breed and show some type of dog. She just wasn’t sure which breed to choose. That all changed when she was a young teen and saw the movie “Turner and Hooch.” She immediately fell...

Rex and Frances Johnson at their wedding reception in 1956.
Longtime Gainesville residents Rex and Frances Johnson expect to celebrate another Valentine’s Day together Friday, still enjoying each other’s company just as they’ve done for more than 63 Valentine’s Days now. They probably met as children when Frances’ mother, the late Canzada Jenkins, brought...

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Editor’s note: The Times plans to publish a follow-up question-and-answer article on the proposed use tax in an upcoming edition. To submit questions for that article, please email regina@ozarkcountytimes.com or call the Times at 417-679-4641.    In the General Municipal Election on April 7, Ozark...

Robert Christian Chambers, 27. Photo provided by a friend.
Ozark County Sheriff Darrin Reed said his office is investigating a fatal stabbing that occurred this morning around 4 a.m. at a residence on a county road off J Highway just north of the Missouri-Arkansas state line. Reed identified the victim as 27-year-old Robert Christian Chambers, of...

Flo Etta Runion
Flo Etta Runion will celebrate her 95th birthday at a party to be hosted by her family from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at The Center in Gainesville. All friends and family are invited; Flo asks that guests come with smiles and greetings, maybe cards but no gifts.  She was born Feb. 16, 1925...

Gainesville resident Missy Harlin has recently opened a new business, Splendid Graze, which features “grazing boards” filled with homemade spreads, cheeses, meats, crackers or bread, seasonal fruits, veggies, olives, pickles, nuts and surprises. Harlin is operating the business out of the kitchen at the Old Harlin House, a three-story historic home on Harlin Drive in Gainesville.
Missy Harlin is back in the Old Harlin House kitchen, this time crafting unique  “grazing boards” under a new business called Splendid Graze. The boards are filled with homemade spreads, cheeses, meats, crackers or bread, seasonal fruits, veggies, olives, pickles, nuts and surprises.  “My girls...

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In our earlier discussion of the Billy Buster phenomenon, we focused on William Randolph Hearst’s Billy Buster nickname and how it became a household word in America during the early 20th century. Hearst was born in 1863, and the name Billy Buster was already by then a verbal symbol of the...

Douglas Hawkins
This week the Times is publishing “profiles” of the four candidates running in the April 7 general municipal election for the three seats coming open on the Gainesville R-V School District Board of Education. In upcoming editions, we will publish profiles of candidates running for open seats on...

Tecumseh’s East Wind community is one of several “intentional communities” featured in a New York Times Style Magazine website article. The screenshot above is from the website.
Tecumseh’s East Wind Community was one of several income-sharing communities across the country recently featured in a New York Times Style Magazine article titled “The New Generation of Self-Created Utopias.”  The East Wind section of the article features a series of photos of the community’s...

Postal service will be suspended Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Hardenville post office, which opened in 1921 at another site and has leased space in the former Hardenville store building – most recently called The Emporium – since the 1930s. It’s expected that the suspended service will lead to the Hardenville post office’s permanent closure. Times photo / Sue Ann Jones
An Ozark County post office closure that was hinted at in 2011 seems likely to happen this month in Hardenville, where service will be suspended Saturday, Feb. 22, as the U.S. Postal Service’s lease on space in the old Hardenville general store building expires.  Gainesville postmaster Jeff...

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