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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...
If we get the 5 to 6 inches of rain predicted this week it will have several positive impacts on fishing. First, it will start the walleye run up the rivers for their annual spawning run, and second, we need the water to get the white bass moving. The white bass are still a few weeks away, but this...
The Tecumseh Volunteer Fire Department will host its first annual chili cook-off from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, at the Tecumseh Community Building on Highway 160 east of Norfork Lake. The event is open to everyone and will feature live music. Chili will be served for $7 for adults and $3 for...
The Ozark County Historium in Gainesville will host an old-time music get-together at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 24. The event, honoring Ozarks gatherings such as the McClurg music jam, pictured here, will begin with a discussion about old-time music and its place in local communities. Ozarks Alive!...
St. William’s Catholic Church at Highways 160 and MM in Gainesville will host its annual Lenten fish fries from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on these Fridays: Feb. 23, March 9 and March 23 at the church. The cost is $7.50 for adults, $3.50 for children under 12. Carryout is available; call 679-4804.

The Protem-area home of 84-year-old Les Tennis was completely destroyed in last week’s wildfire, which was named the “Rozell fire” by Mark Twain National Forest officials. Tennis escaped with nothing but the clothes he was wearing. Photo courtesy Ron Yarger.
Eighty-four-year-old Les Tennis is living temporarily with his brother-in-law, Joe Hunter, after a fast-moving wildfire last week burned nearly 2,000 acres in the Mark Twain National Forest near Protem – but destroyed only one structure: Tennis’ longtime home.  MTNF spokesperson Cody Norris said in...

Mark Case, project manager with the Mountain Home, Arkansas, Corps of Engineers office, attended the Gainesville meeting to answer questions about the Corps plans to restore the lake access and boat ramp at Tecumseh Park. Times photos / Jessi Dreckman.
With the weather warming and the upcoming spring white bass run on many Ozark Countians’ minds, fishermen and lake-goers alike are wondering what will happen with the popular fishing area at the Tecumseh Park access.  The park and its lake access were heavily damaged after the floodwaters of the...

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