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The Douglas/Ozark unit of the Missouri Retired Teachers and Public School Personnel will meet Tuesday, Aug. 14, at The Center in Gainesville, just north of the city limits on Highway 5. The meal will be served at 11:30 a.m. with a short meeting to follow. State Rep. Lyle Rowland will be the guest...
The Ozark County Long-Term Recovery Committee will hold a yard sale, raffle and bake sale beginning at 8 a.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 17-18 at the 416th Bomb Wing Archive at Fourth Street and Harlin Drive, one block off the Gainesville square. The sale will close at 5 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m....

This page of photos is featured in the 1980 edition of the Hay Hollow YCC camp yearbook. The YCC camp, which had been run as an all-girls camp from its beginning in 1971, was transitioned to a co-ed camp in 1980. Camp director Carl Williams wrote in the yearbook, “This summer has been unusual. The heat each day was around 100 degrees. The poison ivy was the only thing that seemed to thrive. The campers came in from work drenched with perspiration and dirt... It truly took an outstanding person to stay.”
Editor’s note: This feature continues the series by Ozark County Times reporter Jessi Dreckman and former report Amelia Lamair describing a hidden-away bit of history in the Mark Twin National Forest just north of Ozark County in the community once known as Siloam Springs.    Hay Hollow, in the...
Haskins Ford, on County Road 863 north of Isabella, will be closed for the next three weeks while work crews repair damage caused by repeated flooding during the last 18 months or so. Western Ozark County Commissioner Greg Donley shared this photo of the crossing Monday and said he hopes it will be...
The Ozark County commissioners on Monday signed a two-year lease for two new 2019 International dump trucks, like the one shown in this dealer’s photo, with the option to buy them at the end of the lease. The vehicles will be used in the county’s western district, primarily for hauling base rock...

Dora fire chief Monte Shipley, left, Chris Hammett with Eastern Douglas County VFD, and DVFD captain John Stanton were among the emergency personnel who responded to a rollover crash July 31 on Highway 14 in Vanzant. Also pictured are Missouri State Highway Patrol Trooper Jason Prater, back to camera, and an unidentified driver from Ed’s Towing from Mountain Grove. A Vanzant woman was injured in the crash. Photo courtesy of Eastern Douglas County VFD.
First responders from Dora Volunteer Fire Department assisted Eastern Douglas County VFD and the Missouri State Highway Patrol in working a July 31 rollover accident on Highway 14 about 6 miles north of Dora that injured a Vanzant woman. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol online crash...
DOW campers raised $735 Thursday with a Gainesville bake sale. The funds will go toward a much-needed camp bus. For more than 50 years, 30-40 Ozark County young people, along with youth from Douglas and Wright counties, have  gotten to experience a summer week at the camp, which is funded by...

Joe Ervin
As Joe Ervin worked with other first responders Saturday trying unsuccessfully to save the life of Duane O’Nele after he suffered an apparent heart attack, Ervin couldn’t help but think of how close he had come to having a fatal heart attack himself.  Ervin, a member of the Timber Knob Volunteer...
Duane O’Nele died Saturday morning despite the urgent, sustained efforts of more than a dozen strangers who tried to save him.  O’Nele, 60, had worked at the Giles and Kendall cedar mill in Gainesville since 2001, according to plant manager Bryan Campbell. Co-workers there knew him as a quiet, good...
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...

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