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The Peitz Cancer Support House in Mountain Home, Arkansas, offers QuitSmart Tobacco Cessation classes free of charge to area residents.  Each participant will receive two weeks of nicotine patches, an artificial cigarette and a relaxation CD. The program is facilitated by a certified registered...
TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets at 4 p.m. every Monday in Isabella. Call TOPS chapter leader Donna Anderson at 273-0027 for more information about attending our next meeting. Join us! Vickie Shrewsbury was our best weight loss winner for October, her fourth month in a row. She is also the...

Bakersfield’s sixth grade float, the Polar Express, won both the first place prize and the school-affiliated prize in last year’s Christmas parade in Bakersfield, where this year’s Christmas celebration will be held Dec. 2 with the theme “Home Town Christmas”  
Organizers are finalizing details for upcoming Ozark County Christmas events.  Bakersfield’s “Home Town Christmas” will be held Saturday, Dec. 2, beginning with  Breakfast with Santa from 9 to 11 a.m. in the school cafeteria. The menu includes pancakes and sausage, milk and coffee for $2 per person...
State Fire Marshal Tim Bean is urging all Missourians to check their fire extinguishers following a U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recall of almost 38 million Kidde brand fire extinguishers in the U.S. The recall involves two styles of Kidde fire extinguishers – plastic handle fire...

Misti Eslinger
Frontier Baptist Church is hosting the monthly ladies prayer brunch at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 18. Misti Eslinger will be the featured speaker. Organizers say all women in the community are invited to enjoy brunch, fellowship and an inspiring message. For more information, contact Polly Huddle, 255-...
True Hope General Baptist Church in Theodosia will hold a third Sunday night singing starting at 6 p.m. Nov. 19.  The church will host an ice cream social with refreshments after the singing.
Gainesville’s Girl Scouts troop are collecting nonperishable, easy-to-open food items and personal hygiene products to be distributed through the Gainesville Schools’ Care to Learn Program. They have placed a collection box at Town & Country Supermarket where shoppers may place donated goods;...
Baxter Regional Wound Healing Center in Mountain Home, Arkansas, has been honored with the Robert A. Warriner III Center of Excellence award, which is given to wound-care centers that have met the highest level of quality standards for a minimum of two consecutive years. The award, presented by...

Rebecca Ruud and Robert Peat Jr.
Rebecca Ruud’s and Robert Peat Jr.’s murder trials are both awaiting Supreme Court assignment to a new judge.  Ruud appeared before Judge Tony W. Williams in the Taney County Courthouse Oct. 27 represented by public defender John Zimmerman after Ozark County Prosecutor John Garrabrant had filed a...

Dora Volunteer Fire Department members Monte Shipley, front, followed by John Epley and John Stanton, along with Jeremy McKee, who took this photo, formed one of three teams that responded Sunday morning to search for a hunter in the Devil’s Backbone area of Mark Twain National Forest who had not returned to camp the previous evening. The searchers soon learned that the hunter had made it back to camp. DVFD posted this photo on its Facebook page, noting, “Nice day for a search in the Devil’s Backbone Wilderness.”
Three search parties, including one from the Dora Volunteer Fire Department, were called out Sunday morning to look for a hunter who spent the night in the rugged Devil’s Backbone Wilderness of Mark Twain National Forest near Dora. Dora VFD chief Monte Shipley said the man, Reese Mason, 67, got...

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