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Members of the Gainesville High School class of 1969 enjoyed an informal get-together Saturday in a Gainesville. From left: Rick Taylor, Sue Ann Luna Jones, Don Pippin, Mary Head Greene, Vicky Usrey Evans, Pam Usrey McGinnis, Diane Dreckman White, (back) Darrell White, Randy McGhee, Debbie Landers...

Clad in old-time costume, Lotus Jacob demonstrated butter churning – and offered spectators a turn too.
Mindful of  the suggestions of 2017 festival-goers, the Hootin an Hollarin committee sought out volunteers to provide this year’s attendees with fun demonstrations of old-fashioned ways that drew interested spectators and generated a wide assortment of questions from and conversations with...
Absentee voting for the Nov. 6 general election began Tuesday and continues through 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5.  Registered voters who are unable to go to the polls on Election Day should contact Ozark County Clerk Brian Wise’s office for the required application. Absentee ballots may be voted by mail...
The new Cox College Alumni Center in Springfield will be named for Ozark County native Jackie Robbins Hoff when it’s created in the near future as the college undergoes a major renovation. Earlier this year, the college opened an “Alumni Room Raffle,” offering participants an opportunity to have...

Times photos/Sue Ann Jones and Jessi Dreckman
This year's Hootin an Hollarin outhouse races on Friday afternoon began with a crash. The outhouse, which has no steering apparatus, drifted off course as the first team pushed off from the starting line, and within a few feet, the hillbilly structure had taken a plunge. Volunteers and race...

2018 Miss Sweetie Pie: Hannah See, daughter of Eric and Chelsea See of Bakersfield, was named 2018 Miss Sweetie Pie during the queen pageant.
Thursday’s scorching-hot temperatures soared into the 90s, but hardy committee members, vendors and other participants didn’t let the heat stop them from launching the 58th celebration of Hootin an Hollarin in downtown Gainesville. Amazingly, by Saturday afternoon, following overnight rains, temps...
Hardenville resident Mary Miller, 87, enjoys memories of friends and relatives from the past as she reads the names on the handmade friendship quilt that belonged to her mother, the late Hazel VonBehrens. Mary says the quilt, made of 30 blocks, each bearing the signature of a friend or family...

Arthur Fortin, left, and Jacob Wisecup won first place with 16.48 pounds in the Ozark Mountain Bass Club’s monthly tournament Sept. 15 out of Pontiac Cove Marina on Bull Shoals Lake.
Arthur Fortin and Jacob Wisecup won first place with 16.48 pounds in this month’s Ozark Mountain Bass Club tournament held out of Pontiac Cove Marina on Bull Shoals Lake. Despite being hot on Sept. 15, several fish were caught. Second place was won by Pete Pearson and Taylor Bradshaw with 13.23...
The Ozark County Community Choir will begin rehearsals for its Christmas Cantata at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, at the First Baptist Church in Gainesville. This year’s musical selection, “Christmas Is Real,” features a combination of Christmas favorites, praise and worship choruses and new songs...
A public meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, at The Center in Gainesville related to MLH Excavating’s application to expand its current 5-acre rock quarry on Highway 5 north to 30 acres. The meeting is being held so that representatives of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources...

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