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The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Chapter 695 of West Plains will meet at noon Tuesday, Feb. 27, at Chen’s Garden Chinese Restaurant, 1705 Gibson Ave. in West Plains.  Judith Revels will give a presentation on “Inventions by African Americans.”  All active and retired federal...
The filing period for candidates wishing to run in the Aug. 7 primary election begins at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27. These county offices are up for election in 2018: circuit judge, associate circuit judge, presiding county commissioner, county clerk, clerk of circuit court/recorder of deeds, county...

Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, shown in these “then” and “now” photos, will celebrate its 59th year of service with a party to be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 2, in the hospital’s main lobby.
Area residents are invited to join the Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains as it celebrates 59 years of service with a party to be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 2, in the OMC main lobby at 1100 Kentucky Ave. Birthday cake will be served and tours will be offered. Featured speakers include OMC...

The Ozark County Health Department has received a grant from the Missouri Department of Economic Development to create a new facility for the Ozark County Food Pantry. For the last few years, the food pantry has operated out of this building – the former Hodgson Mill Enterprises plant. Since early December, it has been sharing the space with Ozark Vinyl, a plastic-recycling company.
The Ozark County Health Department has been awarded a $272,563 grant from the Missouri Department of Economic Development to create a new facility for the Ozark County Food Pantry.  OCHD administrator Rhonda Suter said the health department’s board of directors is considering purchasing an existing...
The National Weather Service office in Springfield is looking to fill some voids in its weather network and needs to add sites in Ozark County, says NWS Springfield employee Mark Burchfield.  “We are trying to find some weather stations that can be hooked up to the internet,” he said, adding that...
To contact the Ozark County Sheriff’s Depart-ment or other emergency-responding agencies here, call 679-4633. In an emergency, dial 911.     Feb. 12 3:50 p.m. – Reporting party said he was run off the roadway on Highway 160 by another vehicle 1 mile west of Hardenville. No injuries, no property...
During a special Sunday service at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 25, Lilly Ridge General Baptist Church will host speaker Adam Ford, a Gainesville man who recently graduated from the John 3:16 Ministries spiritual bootcamp for men with drug and alcohol addictions.  Ford will be giving his testimony about...

Highway 181 near Dora VFD
Raising livestock is a way of life for many Ozark Countians, and eating beef is a way of life for most residents here. We might not think about it much, but we non-farmers and farmers alike are thankful for modern technology and machinery – plus the long, hard work on the part of agricultural...
When handed a stack of the late Donnie Lowe’s plaid shirts, Dora resident Donna Lemons knew she could create a quilt for his family. But as it turned out, with skill and creativity she was able to make those shirts into four keepsakes that wrap his children and grandchildren in love. The quilt...

Cancer survivors clad in purple T-shirts make their way around the track for the opening lap at the 2017 Relay For Life. The stadium event generated a total of $39,737.57, down from 2016’s $70,155. Times file photo courtesy Karen Eubank.
The American Cancer Society is looking for people to help plan Relay For Life in Ozark County. Since 2006, at this time of year, the Ozark County Relay For Life planning committee is usually busy with plans for the county’s annual June fundraiser for the American Cancer Society: teams are being...

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