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Fall officially started on Saturday, but I’ve heard that the predictions are for us to have a warm autumn and winter. My son Lyndon likes to cut open a persimmon seed to examine the kernel inside, which he – and others – say may predict the kind of winter we’ll have. If the kernel is in the shape...

Cassidy Johnson
Cassidy Johnson, daughter of Brian and Shelly McGinnis Johnson of West Plains, was recently recognized on the West Plains High School Zizzer Spotlight website. The honor said Cassidy, known as Cass to family and friends, is now a senior at College of the Ozarks pursuing a major in communication...

As her daughter, Leann, 13, left, watches, Dusty Wrinkles, center, helps her son, Lucas, 7, trace a name on the replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial replica that was displayed north of Ava last week. Behind them, a volunteer points out a name to Marlin Wallace, left, and Darrell White, Dusty’s father.
Several Ozark Countians visited the Vietnam Veterans Memorial replica and mobile education center that was installed at the Missouri Fox Trotting Breed Association Headquarters north of Ava last week. Others rode motorcycles and drove vehicles that helped escort “The Wall That Heals” from the...
The 2018 edition of Ozark County Cookin’ will feature not only the recipes but also the stories of Ozark County cooks, present and past, whose kitchen talents created warm, enduring memories for generations of area families. As we do each year, we’re asking our readers to share their memories and...
The Ozark County Health Department is accepting appointments for flu shots.  Clinics will be held on Friday, Sept. 28; Tuesday, Oct. 9; and Thursday, Oct. 18.  Please call the health department at 417-679-3334 to schedule an appointment.
The Wasola Volunteer Fire Department is seeking nominations for three two-year board member positions currently held by Kellie Thomas, secretary; Annette Lane, treasurer; and Pam Cramm, vice president. All three board members have agreed to be nominated again, but additional nominations are welcome...
Members of the Gainesville High School class of 2008 met for a 10-year reunion Saturday in Gainesville. From left: Jamie Freeman, Markus Thomas, Teiah Hannaford, Sandra Virga Wade, Danielle Johnson Murphy, Stephanie Randolph Flageolle, Cindy Hoseth Hawkins, Kristina Joslin Hill, Kara Richardson,...
Members of the Gainesville High School class of 1998 met at the high school Saturday during Hootin an Hollarin for their 20-year reunion. From left: Amanda Birmingham Arnoult, Amanda Pitchford, Jabet Morgan Wade, Jessica Lane Stokes, Cynthia Grigg, Travis Bryant and Brian Wise. Those who also...
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...

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