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Mike Wolfe, right, and Frank Fritz, of the History Channel’s hit TV show “American Pickers” are currently looking for unique antique collections in Missouri to be featured in upcoming episodes.
The television show “American Pickers” will be filming in Missouri this spring, and the hosts are looking for people here with unique antique collections and interesting stories behind them. The show features large, unique collections, interesting multi-generational family properties or anyplace...
Beginning Tuesday, March 20, the Gainesville Church of Christ will host a new Beth Moore Bible Study, “The Quest,” designed to enhance their women’s personal relationships with God. Moore, a popular author and speaker, describes says “The Quest” as “a temporary detour from my usual approach in...
TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets at 4 p.m. every Monday in Isabella. Call Donna Anderson, chapter leader, at 273-0027 for information about attending our next meeting.TOPS is a weight loss group, but we are also a group of people who listen to what makes us gain weight and what helps us lose...
At its Monday night meeting, the Gainesville Board of Aldermen, after sitting through the reading aloud of a mind-numbing 29-page sewer project document, passed an ordinance authorizing the issuance of $931,000 in combined waterworks and sewerage system revenue bonds to help fund a new waste water...
A volunteer has stepped forward to take the Friday morning shift at the Ozark County Volunteer Library, so it will be open a half day on Fridays rather than being closed all day Friday, as was reported in last week’s Times.  Thanks to the volunteer, the library will be open 9 a.m. to noon Friday, 9...
It’s beginning to look more like spring. Grass is greening up some, and the front yard had a big bunch of robins and meadow larks one morning. The Easter lily flowers are blooming lots of places.We went to Cookie’s for supper one night. They are now open Monday through Thursday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and...
As loads of leaves cover my yard the jonquils and narcissus are in full bloom. My front yard is full of the white and yellow blossoms, indicating spring has arrived here. I appreciate their burst of color.No doubt the big show buses and trucks passing by my home Sunday evening on 160 Highway were...

Emilee Shipley
Ozark County Chief Deputy Winston Collins confirmed to the Times Monday that 16-year-old Emilee Shipley, who on Jan. 8 was reported missing from the Dora-area home of her grandparents, David and Jeanie Shipley, was recently found safe in Howell County.Collins said he could not give any details in...
Dozens of Ozarkians were startled Thursday afternoon by a loud boom that rattled dishes and sent folks scurrying outside in some places to look for signs of an explosion somewhere. Ozark County Sheriff’s Department dispatcher Ken Burnett said calls came in from “all over” as residents tried to find...

Shelby Kinsey and her boyfriend Bailey Elliott pause for a quick photo with children who were able to live in a new home thanks to building efforts by volunteers with Project H.O.P.E. Shelby met Bailey, who stays in Nicaragua as a missionary for the majority of the year,  during a recent mission trip. He surprised her on Sunday, March 11, when he walked into Texas Roadhouse In Springfield, where she was celebrating her 17th birthday by having dinner there with her parents, Gary and Heather Kinsey.
Nicaragua is beginning to feel like a second home to Gainesville High School junior Shelby Kinsey, who is making plans for her sixth mission trip later this year to the country, where her cousin Tammy Conner Stearns, along with her husband Travis and their children, are missionaries at Project H.O....

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