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James Dabney, center, was presented with the Servant’s Heart Award, the highest honor presented each year during Nurses’ Week at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Arkansas. ICU director Susan Musgrove, left, nominated Dabney for the award. Also pictured is Shannon Nachtigal, BRMC vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer.
Gainesville resident James Dabney, RN, was recognized May 1 by Baxter Regional Medical Center staff when he received the Servant’s Heart Award during a ceremony at the hospital in Mountain Home, Arkansas. Each year during Nurses’ Week, BRMC staff members have an opportunity to nominate a nurse who...

Photo courtesy Caroline Israel When the North Fork of the White River reached historic levels during the flood of April 29-30, 2017, many James Lane neighbors took refuge in the home of Dan and Caroline Israel, which stood a little farther away from the river than others did. In this photo, their barn, close to the river, stands surrounded by floodwater.
When the North Fork of the White River flooded last year, damaging or destroying several homes on James Lane, a small community of riverside homes near Dawt, many of the residents there fled to the home of their neighbors, Dan and Caroline Israel.  “I think for a while there were 18 people here,”...

Dee Shoemaker took this photo of a hummingbird, apparently chilled beyond moving and lying among the fern fronds on her deck at Theodosia when a recent cold snap swept through. “After the day warmed, he woke up and flew away,” she said.
Springtime in Ozark County means the flowers are blooming, trees are budding, babies are arriving and colorful migrators are passing through.

A year after an historic flood destroyed her family’s riverside home, Katie Hoversen wears the Irish cross she found in the sand next to the fencepost she clung to after being swept away by rushing water. “I always have it with me,” she told the Times.
When the bad dreams come, Katie Hoversen is back in the water, clinging to the fencepost.“I still dream about it,” the Tecumseh resident said recently, a year after the home she shared with her husband, Ted, and their daughter Ryia, was swept away in the historic flood on the North Fork of the...
Theodosia’s 2018 Sizzling Summer Kickoff will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 26, next to Cash Saver Pantry on Highway 160 in Theodosia.The Theodosia Area Chamber of Commerce will sellburgers and brats, and organizers said a band will perform to entertain those attending. Games for...

Dora resident Chelsea Tolton and her 4-year-old daughter Eliza were dressed in their best spring gear during Saturday’s Ozark County Homegrown and Homemade Festival on the Gainesville square. Vendors, musicians and shoppers enjoyed sharing the day together.
The fourth annual Ozark County Homegrown and Homemade Festival brought vendors, shoppers and music to the west side of the Gainesville square Saturday. A wide variety of Ozark County goods were offered for purchase, including birdhouses and birdfeeders, watercolors, honey, fresh greens, plants,...

Dee Shoemaker took this photo of a hummingbird, apparently chilled beyond moving and lying among the fern fronds on her deck at Theodosia when a recent cold snap swept through. “After the day warmed, he woke up and flew away,” she said.
Springtime in Ozark County means the flowers are blooming, trees are budding, babies are arriving and colorful migrators are passing through. 

Gainesville High School pitcher Will Uchtman had a great game against the Alton Comets at the Bulldogs’ last home game of the season Tuesday, May 7. The Bulldogs won 5-2. Photo by Karla Smith
Bailey Jo Frazier, a graduating senior at Dora High School, has won a $2,000 MFA Foundation Scholarship, to be awarded May 13 during the school’s graduation ceremony. Bailey, the daughter of Melinda Andrews, plans to attend Missouri State University-West Plains to study psychology. Her goal is to...

Cameron Yeager Bakersfield High School FBLA VP of Membership
Ozark County was represented at the state level of FBLA by Cameron Yeager of Bakersfield High School and Faith Harlin of Gainesville High School for the 2017-18 school year. Their terms ended after this school year, and the two are graduating, but both students said the experience was a rewarding...

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