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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...
Arson is suspected in a Saturday fire that destroyed a vacant house trailer on Water Tower Street in Bakersfield that stood roughly 100 yards from a vacant house that burned about a year ago under similarly suspicious circumstances.  This week’s Ozark County Sheriff’s report shows that a call came...
The recount requested by Ozark County Prosecuting Attorney candidate John Russo after last week’s primary election will be held Thursday, Aug. 23.  When last week’s Ozark County votes were certified Friday, only eight votes separated Russo and incumbent Prosecuting Attorney John Garrabrant, with...
True Hope Church will host a music night beginning at 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19, at the church on Highway 160 in Theodosia.  Everyone is welcome to come and listen, sing or play. 
The Norfork Lake striper bite was very good last week. We fished every day and had limits each day up to Sunday, when the wind was strong and from the east and the schools we have been seeing did not show up. Between my son and I, we did catch 11 stripers, but that’s the lowest number caught this...
The Center in Gainesville will host its annual BBQ chicken dinner fundraiser and dessert auction from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17. The meal will be prepared by the Theodosia United Methodist Church Men’s group and will include chicken, baked beans and delicious potato salad, along with drinks...
Heavy machinery was spotted at the Tecumseh access of Norfork Lake over the weekend, and some residents have wondered if the equipment means the Army Corps of Engineers has begun its planned renovation of the Tecumseh access, officially scheduled to begin in December 2019 and be completed by April...

Former Times staff member Amelia LaMair explores the ruins of the old stone barn – a relic of the 1950s-era Braddock farm that operated in what became the Braddock Lake fishing and hunting resort and is now part of the Hay Hollow trail head in Mark Twain National Forest northeast of Dora.
Editor’s note: This feature continues the series by Ozark County Times reporter Jessi Dreckman and former reporter 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.      Just across the...
Several dozen law enforcement officers and school personnel attended a training program Friday at Bakersfield School presented by Phil Chalmers, whose 30 years of research and experience as a true-crime writer and interviewer of serial killers led him to develop informative sessions that address...

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