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The Gainesville Saddle Club will host the Arkansas Family Rodeo Friday and Saturday, Aug. 3-4, at the Gainesville Saddle Club arena. The schedule includes mutton bustin’ at 7:30 p.m. before the 8 p.m. main event. Barrels and poles, goat tying and untying will be at 5 p.m. Friday.For more...
The Ozark County Historium’s annual tea, to be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, will be focused on the theme “Tea with Anne,” and the entertainment will include a skit based on the popular novel Anne of Green Gables. Tickets are $10 each, and only 60 tickets will be sold. Historium volunteer...
The annual Johnson family reunion will be Saturday, Aug. 4, at a new location. This year’s reunion will be held at 11 a.m. at Red Lobster on S. Glenstone in Springfield; a room has been reserved for the gathering. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call Rex Johnson, 679-3611.
The Ozark County Volunteer Library will be closed the next two Friday afternoons, July 27 and Aug. 3, due to a lack of volunteers to cover those hours.Those interested in becoming a library volunteer are encouraged to call the library at 679-4442.
Gainesville insurance agent Doug Hawkins’ photo of a bright rainbow shining over the Ozark County Courthouse Friday creates an image of grief and hope. The flag was at half staff to honor the 17 victims who died Thursday when the Duck Boat they were riding in capsized in a storm on Table Rock Lake...
The Missouri Ozarks Rural Health Network (MORHN) will host a one-year birthday party for its Great Expectations program from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, July 26, at the Missouri Ozarks Wellness Center at 603 W. Broadway in Ava.The network officially launched the program in January 2018, initially...

These firearms, drugs and drug paraphernalia were confiscated from a Dora-area home late Saturday night by officers from several area law enforcement agencies, including the Ozark County Sheriff’s Office. The suspect fled from the home and is still at large, but Sheriff Darrin Reed said he isn’t considered dangerous.
Ozark County Sheriff Darrin Reed and Chief Deputy Winston Collins say the suspect who fled from a Dora home around 10:45 p.m. Saturday, July 21, when officers executed a search warrant there isn’t thought to be dangerous. The search was a joint effort by the  Ozark and Douglas County sheriff’s...

This photo, titled “Crew 4,” is included in the 1978 Hay Hollow YCC camp yearbook. The photo was taken during the Hay Hollow camp’s eighth year. Camp director S.A. “Lee” Leonardi wrote these thoughts in the yearbook, perhaps reflecting the real purpose of the program: “In essence the success or failure of a YCC program is measured by what is done and what was learned. I feel we can all continue to grow in knowledge and wisdom so we can continue to develop perhaps the most important resource of all, ‘The Youth of the Nation.’ “
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 Twain National Forest just north of Ozark County in the community once known as Siloam Springs. Just across the Ozark-Douglas County...

Bob Stickles will close his bait and tackle shop in Gainesville Tuesday, July 31. After that, he said, he plans to be “out on the water two or three days a week.” Times photo / Sue Ann Jones
After 12 years of selling fishing gear in Gainesville, Bob Stickles on Tuesday is closing his store, Big Bob’s Bait & Tackle. His plan is to retire – again.He opened the store in 2006, a year after moving to Ozark County with his first wife, Maxine. Maryland natives, the two had been high...
Hello from our home to yours. David Ball joined us Monday in the dining room where he sang and played some beautiful music on the piano for us. He also brought one of his friends who played other instruments. It was very entertaining. We sang along with him. After we finished in the dining room we...

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