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For more than a decade, the Ozark County Times has asked readers to share their favorite recipes for our Ozark County Cookin’ cookbook, and this year, we’re asking you again to share current recipes – as well as recipes, anecdotes, stories and photos of great cooks from years gone by.  The 2017...
The First Baptist Church in Gainesville will host the “Secret Church” series beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, the FBC Family Center, formerly the Gainesville Youth Center, just off the square on Third Street in Gainesville. The four-week series by David Platt, director of the International...
The Ozark County Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly meeting at noon Wednesday, Oct. 11, in the Century Bank of the Ozark training room in Gainesville. All members are encouraged to attend. Lunch will be provided by First Home Bank. For more information, contact Amelia LaMair at info@...
Gainesville is holding a city-wide clean-up Friday, Oct. 6. Residents may set out large items such as furniture for pickup. A limit of one microwave and one TV per customer also may be left out for pickup. Tires must be cut into three pieces so they don’t hold water, and paint cans must be opened...
The Baxter Regional Medical Center Auxiliary is holding a jewelry sale from 7 a m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 11, and from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, as a fundraiser to support special services and help meet equipment needs for the hospital in Mountain Home, Arkansas. The sale will be held...
A free “Medicare and You” class will be offered at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, at The Center on Highway 5 just north of the Gainesville city limits. This class, sponsored, by The SeniorAge Area Agency on Aging and The Center, will help participants make sense of the decisions  involved in starting...

Times photo / Norene Prososki MFA Oil delivery driver Daniel Chambers boards up a window Thursday morning that was broken out during an apparent burglary during the night. A break-in and theft were also reported Thursday morning at Gainesville Elementary School.
The Ozark County Sheriff’s Department is investigating two break-ins that apparently occurred overnight Wednesday, Sept. 27. At 6:14 a.m. Thursday a caller reported to the sheriff’s office that the front glass had been broken out of the MFA Oil office on Third Street just east of the Gainesville...
Mary Lou Hambelton, 78, was sound asleep in her Dora home a little after 1 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, when she woke up and “had a funny feeling that something was going to happen,” she said Monday. A few seconds later, someone pounded on the door of her house south of Dora.  “It rattled me,” she...

Photo courtesy Lynn Bentele
Tom and Lynn Bentele have a new walking companion. For about two months, this wild tom turkey has befriended the Benteles and others in their Zanoni neighborhood and shows up to accompany them on daily walks. He may be hoping for protection as Missouri’s fall firearms turkey season started Sunday.
Ozark County Sheriff Darrin Reed and Chief Deputy Winston Collins returned to Ozark County  Wednesday, Sept. 27, after spending three days in Minnesota talking with friends, relatives and acquaintances of 16-year-old Savannah Leckie, whose burned remains were found Aug. 4 on her mother’s Theodosia-...

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