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Robert Edwards was recognized during the Oct. 18 American Red Cross bloodmobile in Gainesville for donating 22 gallons of blood.  The October bloodmobile included 12 participants, who donated 13 units of blood. Besides Edwards, other donors included Ned Upton, Linda McKinney, Edmond Beckham, John...
A storm in the early hours of Sunday morning carried intermittent rain and high winds that caused several trees to topple in some areas of Ozark County. At least two hay barns were destroyed, including this one owned by Bill and Lana Cockrum off County Road 107 north of Gainesville. Another barn...
Needmore Church of God will celebrate the completion of its new multi-purpose building Sunday, Oct. 29, with a dedication service set for 2 p.m. The service will include a concert by The Elmores and a message by Bro. Gale Wooten, former pastor of Mammoth Assembly of God. The new building includes a...
Shelby Kinsey, 16, of Pontiac was transported by ambulance to Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Arkansas, Wednesday, Oct. 18, after sustaining moderate injuries in a single-vehicle crash on Highway 5 south.  According to the online Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report, Kinsey...

Drug take-back day
Saturday, Oct. 28, is National Drug Take-Back Day, when residents nationwide turn in unwanted, expired or unneeded prescription or over-the-counter medications to law enforcement officers to be disposed of by the Drug Enforcement Agency. The Ozark County Sheriff’s Department has participated in the...

Rodney Winchester
Caulfield resident Rodney Winchester, 69, was killed in a single-vehicle accident that occurred at 10:20 a.m. Sunday in Howell County. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol online crash report, Winchester was traveling westbound on Route FF, about 12 miles southwest of West Plains, in a...

Elijah Church of Christ minister Cody Mayberry, right, stands at the front door of the church with members, from left, Doug Bean and Donald Joice.
Editor’s note: This article about Elijah Church of Christ has been adapted by Carol Pendergrass from a Feb. 13, 1975, story by Thelma Killion and Joyce Essex that was published in the Ozark County Times.   Elijah Church of Christ will celebrate the 100th anniversary of its move to its current site...
The late Genelle Breeding is remembered by scores of Ozark Countians, and former Ozark Countians, as a beloved elementary teacher whose fun-loving ways made learning fun. Those who weren’t fortunate enough to have been a student in her classroom (or one of the one-room schools where she taught in...

Gainesville Church of Christ minister Halbert Smith welcomes a large crowd to the church Monday night for the first of a series of worship services being held this week in area churches. The services continue Thursday-Saturday with the theme, “Unity and Maturity in Christ – Ephesians 4:1-16.” Times photo / Norene Prososki.
The 2017 Ozark County Christians Unite to Worship revival continues this week in area churches. The theme is “Unity and Maturity in Christ – Ephesians 4:1-16,” and nightly services that began Monday and Tuesday will continue at area churches Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 26-28. Many churches hold...

Darla Sullivan and her grandkids, from left Jese Landry, Claire Turner, Jayce Turner and Jack Landry, enjoyed the 2016 Ozark County Trunk-or-Treat event on the Gainesville square. This year’s event is scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31.
Halloween is Tuesday, and Ozark County residents may choose from a wide array of area activities to join in on the fun. From trunk-or-treat events across the county to costume contests and Halloween parties, there’s no shortage of places to celebrate the spooky and family-fun-filled holiday. In...

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