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The new course gives those 16 years and older more flexible and convenient options to become bowhunter-education certified.   The Missouri Department of Conservation now offers an all-online bowhunter education course for Missouri residents age 16 and older. The new course offers a more flexible...

Brian D. Walter, PhD., is the keynote speaker for the event. His presentation is titled, "Sage and Osage: Donald Harington and the Long History of the Ozarks."
 “Social Architecture and Foundations of the Ozarks” is the theme of the 12th annual Ozarks Studies Symposium set for Sept. 20-22 at the West Plains Civic Center in West Plains.     Hosted by Missouri State University-West Plains, the event celebrates various aspects of Ozarks culture and history...

Darrell Gunter. Ozark County Jail booking photo.
Ava resident Darrell W. Gunter, 47, is currently being held in the Ozark County Jail on a $100,000 cash-only bond after he allegedly climbed a tree, entered a woman’s house without her knowledge and waited with her firearm for her to enter the room.  Gunter, charged with first-degree burglary,...

Sen. Mike Cunningham
This week, Missouri lawmakers return to the state Capitol in Jefferson City for the first extra session of the second regular session of the 99th General Assembly and the annual veto session. The governor called the extraordinary session to address numerous appointments he has made to the state’s...

Six of the shoot-out cast members.
Here’s a story that’s hard to believe in these days of tragic school shootings and mass murders that break our hearts and defy our understanding:  Fifty-some years ago, Gainesville High School students carried shotguns to school and staged wild shoot-outs on the town square. Photos in the 1965 GHS...

Ronald Eveland. Ozark County Jail booking photo.
Officers with the Ozark County Sheriff’s Department and the Missouri State Highway Patrol investigate a wide variety of situations, but last week a pair of bizarre incidents left officers scratching their heads.    Boating bandit The first incident, which occurred  around 6:16 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4...

A short time before this photo was taken on Sept. 2 at Sunshine Street and Fort Avenue in Springfield, former Pontiac resident James Atkinson was pinned between the SUV and the traffic signal pole. His mother, Gainesville resident Kathryn Atkinson, praised those who rushed to help him, crediting them with keeping him alive. James’ right leg had to be amputated as a result of the accident, and his left leg is badly broken. He remains hospitalized in Mercy Hospital in Springfield. Photo courtesy KOLR10.
Former Pontiac resident James Atkinson, 55, was severely injured and had a leg amputated Sept. 2 in Springfield after he was struck by an impaired driver as Atkinson was standing in a median, waiting to cross Sunshine Street.  Atkinson, son of Ozark County Volunteer Library board president Kathryn...
Ozarks Medical Center Laboratory Services will offer low-cost lab health screenings from 8  to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, at its affiliate clinics, including the Gainesville Medical Clinic. No appointment is necessary. These screenings are available for a minimal cost: CBC, CMP, A1C, Lipid, TSH...
The Drug/Alcohol Epidemic Organizational Committee met with the Ozark County Ministerial Alliance on Sept. 4 and presented the feedback/survey results and reports of the progress made on the project during the summer. The Ministerial Alliance voted to serve as the not-for-profit organization for...

This colorful quilt was an entry in the 2017 Hootin an Hollarin quilt show.
Hootin an Hollarin quilt show chair Lily Branco reminds those planning to participate in this year’s show to check in their entries between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, at The Meeting Place, 434 Third Street just west of the square. Judging will take place Thursday morning, and the show...

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