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Lily Parker (center) was crowned 2019 Hootin an Hollarin Queen Thursday night on the first night of the festival. She is the daughter of Hank and Cindy Parker of Thornfield. Deputy queen is Cheyanne Clinton (second from right). Brandy Belt (right) was elected Miss Sweetie Pie by the other contestants, and she also was selected as one of the three Hootin an Hollarin princess. The other two princesses are Star Janes (left) and Jessee Latham.
The 59th celebration of Hootin an Hollarin came off “about as close to perfect as a Hootin an Hollarin could get,” one regular festival goer proclaimed. Skies stayed blue or partly cloudy, the music rolled along as though composed just for Ozark County, and folks young and old came together to take...

GHS class of 1964 reunion Pictured, from left: Alfred Newton, Pat Whisnant, Gene Farmer, Myron DeVaul, Joe Hawkins, Pat Hannaford, Jerry Crawford, Sonja Grisham, Lester White, Mike Wood, Connie Daugherty, Larry Warrick, Shirley Swearington Sellers, Vance Hambelton, Sue Bushong Sickler and Buddy High.
GHS class of 1964 reunion The Gainesville High School class of 1964 met Saturday at The Center in Gainesville for its 55-year reunion. The group enjoyed snacks and visiting. Class member Pat Hannaford sang a song for the group and offered a prayer. GHS Class of 1999 reunion Several members of the...

Blevins
Dr. Brooks Blevins, Missouri State University professor of history, will be at the Ozark County Historium in Gainesville at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, to talk about his new Civil War book, volume 2 of his History of the Ozarks series. Blevins is a popular speaker, and his previous appearances at...

MDC photo Missouri Department of Conservation is considering revised regulations allowing landowners to use thermal imagery to address damage caused by nuisance wildlife, such as coyotes.
The Missouri Department of Conservation is considering changing regulations to help landowners address damage caused by problem wildlife and feral hogs. MDC is proposing the changes in response to citizen requests to the Regulations Committee to use night vision or thermal imagery to address...

MO State Parks photo
Members of the Sierra Club and Ken McCarty, Missouri State Parks natural resources management director, will lead a hiking tour of Bryant Creek State Park, off N Highway just north of the Douglas-Ozark County line near Rockbridge, from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6.  A similar hiking tour will be...

Isaiah Ralston, 3, walked with the Timber Knob Volunteer Fire Department Honor Guard in this year’s parade carrying an American flag. in memory of his dad, former firefighter Cody Ralston, who died in January.
A picture may be worth a thousand words, but sometimes it’s the story behind the picture that tells the bigger story. Most people watching the Hootin an Hollarin parade Saturday afternoon were probably unaware of the story behind the little blond-haired boy carrying a small American flag and...

Lily Parker (center) was crowned 2019 Hootin an Hollarin Queen Thursday night on the first night of the festival. She is the daughter of Hank and Cindy Parker of Thornfield. Deputy queen is Cheyanne Clinton (second from right). Brandy Belt (right) was elected Miss Sweetie Pie by the other contestants, and she also was selected as one of the three Hootin an Hollarin princess. The other two princesses are Star Janes (left) and Jessee Latham.
The 59th celebration of Hootin an Hollarin came off “about as close to perfect as a Hootin an Hollarin could get,” one regular festival goer proclaimed. Skies stayed blue or partly cloudy, the music rolled along as though composed just for Ozark County, and folks young and old came together to take...

Ozark County residents Ian Giesbrecht and Wren Haffner will teach a modern approach to ancient building practices that are in line with nature Saturday, Sept. 28, during the Ozark Area Community Congress. The couple will share what has worked for them in the practice of natural building on their 18-acre off-grid homestead. The session with start with a slide show of natural building techniques and shift to a “do it yourself” session about slip straw and clay plastering. This photo shows the couple in front of one of the natural buildings they’ve created on their property near Gainesville.
A temporary “green village” will form at Hammond Group Camp on CC Highway south of Dora Sept. 27-29 during the 40th annual Ozark Area Community Congress. Participants from all across the Ozarks are expected to gather to share news, ideas, meals and fellowship “with the goal of living in harmony...

Times photo / Bruce Roberts. Ozark County Ambulance has recently expanded its service, and in addition to its single 24/7 vehicle and crew, it also has a second vehicle and crew available from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday-Tuesday. Two of the ambulance crews are pictured here with ambulance district administrator Stacy Raney, right. Crew members are, from left, Tracy Meal, John Keller, Susan Howard, Dustin Warren and Aaron Bellcock. All those pictured are emergency medical technicians except paramedics Keller and Raney.
Ozark County Ambulance has expanded its service and now, in addition to its single vehicle and crew available 24/7, a second vehicle and crew will also be available for six 13-hour shifts each week.  The double-crew shifts will work from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday-Tuesday, said Ozark County...

Times photos / Bruce Roberts. Great weather helped make Bakersfest a success Saturday as craft and food booth vendors were plentiful at Pride Park
The 21st annual Bakersfest was a success, organizers say, with large crowds and a lot of events throughout the day Saturday. The festival, which has grown over the years, included a big car show, giveaways, food and sno-cone booths and several craft and vendor booths, along with music,  games...

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