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One of Gainesville’s youngest farmers, Jeremiah Paul Hamm, then 4, and his cowgirl-costumed red hen, Miss Pinky, walked away with the Most Unusual Pet Award in the 2017 Hootin an Hollarin pet show. Times photographer Jessi Dreckman snapped this photo of the award-winning pair backstage right after...
Welcome to the 58th celebration of Hootin an Hollarin, always my favorite festival in my favorite little hometown. This year’s theme is “Fun from the Old School,” and that kind of fun is something I’m very familiar with.  You see, my mama, Edith Gaulding, taught in “old schools” – the one-room...
The Ozark Mountain Bass Club held its last night tournament of the year on Aug. 25 out of Pontiac Cove on Bull Shoals Lake. Several fish were caught. Jigs and single-spins appeared to work well.  First place was won by Greg Phillips and Caleb Cline with 24.23 pounds. Second place went to Pete...

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The Missouri Department of Conservation will host a free gigging clinic for youth age 15 and younger on the North Fork of the White River in Ozark County on Oct. 6. MDC agent Tom Leeker said the specific location and other details will be announced later. The first 20 youth to sign up by calling...
Sixteen knitters or knitters-to-be gathered Sept. 4 at the Ozark County Historium for the first meeting of the Historium Knitters group. Historium volunteer Janet Taber said the participants enjoyed “sitting down together, needles and yarn in hand, to talk about knitting, share our projects and...
To contact the Ozark County Sheriff’s Depart-ment or other emergency-responding agencies here, call 417-679-4633. In an emergency, dial 911.   Sept. 3 (Continued from last week’s Times.) 10:57 a.m. – Caller on County Road 511 said a freezer and refrigerator in another house had been turned over and...
The Hillhouse-Owens family reunion will be held Saturday, Sept. 15, at Frontier Baptist Church in Pontiac and will include a potluck lunch served at noon. All family and friends are welcome.  For more information, call Patsy Batson at 316-524-3905.
The Theodosia Area Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual meeting of the members at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, at the main firehouse on Highway 160 in Theodosia . Votes for a new board member will be counted from paid memberships who have returned their ballots. A change in the TAVFD bylaws...
Menus Lunch is served daily from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and is open to everyone. The cost is $6 for those younger than 60; a $3.50 donation is requested for those over 60. Call 679-4746 to order take-out for 25 cents more.   Wednesday, Sept. 12: chicken Parmesan, fresh pasta, Tuscan-blend...
Wild grapes make the best jelly, but I can’t get out to find them now. My memories go back for years to the time when my grandfather Ebrite grew grapes to make wine. Being a medical doctor, it was a good medicine - and high on his list!  The old saying, “Possum in a pawpaw patch” rings a bell as I...

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