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We got 1 inch of rain out of the showers a few days ago. It really perks things up. Lots of hay being cut the second time.  Paul and Lee are still cutting cedar and oak logs. We were glad to have Joseph Nelson and his family with us in church Sunday. I talked with Tracy Morrison Russell, who lives...
It’s a beautiful Monday as I write these news items, and I’m still enjoying my crepe myrtle blooms. I didn’t get more pawpaws, as I planned, so I imagine the opossums got my share. My nephew, Dan Moody, enjoyed their crop, his mom told me.  I’m looking forward to Hootin an Hollarin this week. Lord...
Ozark County Commissioners were notified recently that the county has earned “Certified Work Ready Community” status. The workreadycommunities.org website explains that, by achieving the credential, “counties can both identify skill gaps and quantify the skill level of their workforce. This helps...
The 39th annual Ozark Area Community Congress will meet Sept. 28-30 at Hammond Mill Camp, off Highway CC southeast of Dora. The event is described as “the first and longest-standing bioregional congression” for “all those who love and care about the Ozarks.” The gathering includes workshops and...
The Theodosia Area Volunteer Fire Department annual meeting of the members will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday,  Sept. 27, at the main fire house in Theodosia. Refreshments will be served. Votes for a new board member will be counted from paid memberships who have returned their ballots. A request for...

Branson’s “Dynamic Duo,” Michelle Ivey Jordan and Jeff Sadie, will perform Sept. 29 at the “Party on the Hill” fundraiser event near Theodosia to raise money for the Semper Fi Fund, which benefits post-9/11 wounded veterans from all branches of the military. The free event, organized by Debbie Daniel, includes live and silent auctions offering valuable merchandise, as well as free food and entertainment.
“Party on the Hill,” a benefit event for the Semper Fi Fund, a national charity that assists wounded “post-9/11 veterans” from all branches of the military, will be held Sept. 29 near Theodosia.  Organizer Debbie Daniel, who is hosting the event on her land on Ashlynn Acres Lane, off P Highway west...
Brandon Adams, who for 15 years has worked with Dennis Watson in Watson’s Plumping and Pump business, now has assumed ownership of the electrical and plumbing side of the service, launching his business under the name Adams & Sons. Watson continues his HVAC work throughout the area. For more...

Lakyn McGee
Ozark County native Lakyn McGee, a television reporter for KRBK Channel 5 Fox news in Springfield, has accepted a morning reporter position at WOI Local 5 TV in Des Moines, Iowa. McGee will be on the station’s “Good Morning Iowa” show from 4 a.m. to noon. “I”m going to miss the Ozarks and...

Demonstrators from past years’ festivals included Jim Mahan of West Plains, shown here carving faces into wooden canes at his booth in 2015. Jim said it took him about 20 to 30 minutes to finish the intricate faces on each cane. Ozark County Times file photo.
 By tradition, Hootin an Hollarin celebrates the “olden ways of olden days,” and several demonstrators are scheduled to show the crafts, methods and techniques of yesteryear.  In the Century Bank parking lot, Lynn and Charlotte Taylor of Tecumseh will demonstrate making shingles and rope, and they...
The Ozark County Health Department will be closed Friday, Sept. 21. For more information, call the OCHD before Friday at 679-3334.

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