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Volunteer Hailey Turner, left, and John Peter, MDC wildlife resource technician, take a tissue sample last year from a deer presented during opening weekend of the 2017 firearms deer season. Deer harvested in Ozark County are required to be tested for CWD this weekend, which marks opening weekend of rifle season. Times file photo/Sue Ann Jones.
Missouri firearms season opens Saturday, and the Missouri Department of Conservation is conducting mandatory sampling for chronic wasting disease (CWD) at two stations in Ozark County.  Hunters who are successful in killing a deer Saturday, Nov. 10, or Sunday, Nov. 11, are required to visit the...
Because Veterans Day, Nov. 11, falls on a Sunday this year, the Ozark County Courthouse, Gainesville City Hall and the Gainesville License Office will all be closed Monday, Nov. 12, in observance of the holiday. Banks and post offices will also be closed that day. Most area businesses, including...

Now 95, World War II veteran Arnold Lawson has enjoyed his front-porch view across a quiet valley bordering Turkey Creek since he built his house near Thornfield more than 60 years ago with lumber cut and milled on the property.
Before Arnold Lawson left his Thornfield home in 1943 to serve in World War II, the farthest he had been from Ozark County was Three Brothers, Arkansas. As a boy, he had helped haul lumber there for his uncles.  Born on Jan. 8, 1923, on the 20-acre farm owned by his parents, Hobert and Leta Lawson...

Election precinct judges bring ballots into the Ozark County Clerk's Office Tuesday night.
The majority of voters in the Gainesville R-V School District on Tuesday continued their 20-plus years of turning down levy-increase proposals, defeating the district's latest proposal on the Nov. 6 general election ballot by 150 votes: 930 yes, 1,080 no. After an earlier proposal asking voters to...

This photo from the Elks.org website shows Dennis McAleese, right, Veterans Leather Program chair, speaking with a wheelchair-bound veteran who received a pair of reinforced, fingerless buckskin gloves as part of the Elks Lodge program. The Elks Club makes the gloves from deer hides donated by hunters.
Deer hunters are being asked to bring the hides from their harvested deer to Elks Clubs in West Plains or Mountain Home, Arkansas, to participate in the Elks’ national program that makes buckskin gloves for veterans in wheelchairs.  Dennis McAleese, of Elizabeth, Arkansas, is the national chairman...
Ozark Countians – and residents throughout the United States – head to the polls Tuesday, Nov. 6, to cast votes in the 2018 general election. No contested Ozark County positions will appear on the ballot here; Republican candidates who won in the Aug. 7 primary election had no Democratic Party...
Nov. 8 is the deadline to sign up for a free CPR (cardio-pulmonary resuscitation) class, including infant CPR, that has been organized by Ozark County Ambulance administrator Stacy Raney and Ozark County emergency management director Steve Ator. The CPR class will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov....

Blue, a stray dog from Ozark County, now lives in Cambrils, Spain, with his owner Angela Gutiérrez. Angela decided to take Blue home with her to Spain after he showed up at her Tecumseh-area home during the year she spent here as a foreign exchange student.
Blue, a spunky little dog with sand-colored fur and mismatched eyes, has found a home in the salty air of the Spanish costal town of Cambrils – and, more importantly, in the heart of 16-year-old Angela Gutiérrez. But it wasn’t that long ago that Blue was wandering the backroads of Ozark County,...

Matthew J. England
When Doug Hawkins read last week’s Ozark County Times and saw that the Matthew J. England Memorial 5K run/walk had been cancelled because Matthew’s mom, Pamela Hengen, who has organized the event for the past five years, was having health problems, he immediately sent a screenshot of the story and...

Barbara Loftis, left, is retiring from hairstyling, a job she started in 1963. She’s shown here with Michelle Anderson, owner of the Michelle’s Shear Artistry salon, where Barbara has worked the last 12 years of her career. The salon is hosting an open house for Barbara from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday.
Barbara Loftis will celebrate her upcoming retirement Friday by doing the same thing she’s done regularly for the last 55 years, more or less. She’ll be cutting and curling, styling and blow-drying hair.  Friends, relatives and clients are invited to stop by Michelle’s Shear Artistry Salon, on the...

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