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Doris Pinckney Baten, right, of Wasola recently received the National Weather Service 45-Year Dick Hagemeyer Service Award from Thomas Olsen, observation program leader of NWS Springfield. Joining in on the award presentation was her dog, Mr. Henry. In 1972, Doris took over observation duties from...
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture is investing $2.5 billion in loans for rural electric infrastructure improvements including $27 million awarded to Howell-Oregon Electric Co-op, which serves some residents in eastern Ozark County. The...
Ozark County native Windell Cobb joined the Army the day he turned 18 on July 24, 1944. He couldn’t know it then, but he would have an extraordinary view of some of World War II’s most horrendous and historic sites and events.  “I wanted to join when I was 17, but my mother wouldn’t sign for me,”...
The “fog” was still rising off the rubble at Hiroshima in August 1945 when Ozark County native Truman Miller arrived with the American infantry. He and his fellow soldiers had been on a ship, steaming toward an invasion of Japan, when “the captain came on over the loudspeaker” and said a big bomb...

Jacob, front, performs with the Navy Ceremonial Guard drill team for a Utah-based Honor Flight group. Below right: the drill team tosses rifles.
When last we shared Navy Airman Jacob Nanney’s Navy duty adventures, he was “standing tight” as part of the White House weapons cordon that lined a White House walkway as newly inaugurated President Donald Trump and his family walked by to reach the stands where they would watch the 2017...
Andrea Martin, 32, of Dora, was seriously injured Nov. 3 in a rollover accident on CC Highway about 12 miles west of West Plains. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol online crash report filed by Trooper D. L. Nash, Martin was traveling eastbound on CC Highway around 8:15 a.m. Friday in a...
The Ozark County Courthouse and Gainesville City Hall and several other government offices will be closed Friday, Nov. 10, in observance of Veterans Day, which falls this year on Saturday, Nov. 11. The Gainesville License Office will also be closed. Banks will be open Friday but closed Satuday, Nov...

Matthew J. England Memorial 5K winners
Winners of the Matthew J. England Memorial 5K held in Gainesville Saturday morning were, from left, (front row) Isabelle Workman, Carson Smith, Jack Smith; (back row) Jama Berry, David Dwyer, Cynthia MacPherson, overall male winner Frank Cottey, Tim Prososki, overall female winner Jamie Rigdon,...

Thirty-eight firefighters from seven area volunteer fire departments battled a mobile home Friday evening on County Road 506 off T Highway. The residents, Ronald and Reina McCullough and their two sons, were away when the fire broke out, completely destroying their home. Photo courtesy Khristie Jacquin, PPPVFD.
Area firefighters battled two structure fires in the Gainesville area during the past week.   A fire late Thursday on the west side of town Gainesville destroyed a large garage at the home of Gay and Gene Strong. Gay told the Times that her husband, Gene, was in the garage when the fire broke out,...
White River Valley Electric Co-op is collecting new or gently worn coats for area children at its Gainesville office on County Road 503 just south of what is known locally as the Cheese Plant Bridge. The program is also collecting children’s mittens for distribution to local kids.  For more...

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