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Four-year-old Damon Anderson seemed thrilled to be in his new preschool classroom Monday evening as his parents, Holly and Bobby Anderson, chatted with Damon’s preschool teacher, Brandi Miller, left, during Gainesville Schools’ back-to-school open house. The gathering included a hamburger and hot...

Top left: Ray Gross, Associate Circuit Judge; Top, right: John Garrabrant, Prosecuting Attorney; Bottom, left: John Turner, Presiding Commissioner; Bottom, right: Karla Eslinger, State Representative, 155th District.
UPDATED Gainesville school district's request for a 75-cent levy increased failed by 15 votes in Tuesday's primary election. With all eight precincts in the school district reporting, 689  yes votes and 704 no votes were cast. In the other contested races in Ozark County, challenger Raymond Gross...
Striper fishing continues to be the hot bite on Norfork Lake. Right now everybody who live-bait fishes, trolls or spoons is catching stripers. This year, with the normal water levels, the lake has an excellent level of oxygen from 35 to 100 feet of water. This means the stripers have plenty of...

Pictured from left: Stacey Hambelton, Vance Hambelton, Renee’ Hambelton, current University Extension agent Randy Weidmeier and Terri Fossett, southwest project director.
 Co-workers, friends and family held a party Monday afternoon to say good-bye to Renee Hambelton on her last day as Ozark County’s family nutrition program associate with the Missouri University Extension office here. For the past 40 years, a Hambelton has worked in the local Extension office....

Jeremiah Kowerduck. Ozark County Jail booking photo.
A Hardenville man who was arrested July 20 for allegedly burglarizing a Gainesville home and stealing items worth approximately $1,500, recently added possession of methamphetamine to his list of alleged offenses after Ozark County Sheriff’s Department employees found two bags of a white...

Below: VFW Post #5366 in Isabella is raffling this cooler full of “summer-fun” items to raise money to help 2-year-old Gracie Broncho of Gainesville (above), who will be undergoing surgery in St. Louis sometime in the next two months.
VFW Post #5366 of Isabella is selling raffle tickets for a big “summer fun” cooler to raise funds to help 2-year-old Gracie Broncho of Gainesville, who is set to undergo surgery at St. Louis Children’s Hospital soon to remove the lower left lobe of her lung. Doctors found a mass in Gracie’s lung...
Please join us from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Aug. 5 for our first-Sunday fried chicken dinner fundraiser. The meal includes a beverage and dessert, and the cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children under 10. Students from Bakersfield School will be serving the meal to earn tips for upcoming...
Greetings from our area as summer heads into fall. How time gets away as we get older! It teaches us to not waste God’s special gift to us and encourages us to be useful and share our talents with others in our time here on earth. Air conditioners are getting a workout. It used to be a fan that...
Hello from our home to yours. To jump-start last week, we had sewing club on Monday and worked on cross-stitch blocks. Then we went outside to enjoy the fresh air. Later in the day, we did crayon art on canvas.  Tuesday morning, employees from the courthouse came and helped the residents with...
Hill ’n’ Hollow Quilters Guild will present “Men Quilters’ Day,” a full day of information for quilters and crafters, on Friday, Aug. 10, in the Family Life Center, Redeemer Lutheran Church, 312 W. North St. in Mountain Home, Arkansas. Jim Gatling of Morrilton, Arkansas, will be the featured...

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