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Greg Moss recently completed repairs to the Hootin an Hollarin cabin, which serves as a promotional landmark for the long-running festival that, until this year, has been celebrated for six decades. With the help of Eric Case, Moss replaced rotting boards and logs and old, failing chinking in the structure, which was originally a smokehouse that was donated for the first Hootin an Hollarin in 1961. PHOTO COURTESY GREG MOSS
The little Hootin an Hollarin cabin on the Gainesville square got a recent facelift with the replacement of some rotting logs and old chinking.  Greg Moss, who was hired by the Hootin an Hollarin Committee to repair the cabin, was assisted by Eric Case in tending to the former little smokehouse...

TRAVIS BROWN
Families of two missing local men are still searching for answers as the months continue to pass without any sign of what happened to them. “We’ve had zero new leads,” Ozark County Sheriff’s Deputy Cpl. Curtis Dobbs told the Times last week. “It’s as if they just vanished.” Those with any...

This photo was taken during a 2019 vehicle-fire training session for area volunteer fire departments in Gainesville. Three training sessions for area VFDs are planned for October.
Area volunteer firefighters will have three local training opportunities during the month of October. The courses are provided through the University of Missouri Extension Division Fire and Rescue Training Institute and will be held at the Gainesville Masonic Lodge at 98 Second St. behind Town...

DOYLE SHELTON
Ozark County Sheriff’s Deputies Seth Miller, Kyle Hannaford and Eric Bales helped Douglas County Sheriff Chris Degase apprehend Doyle Wayne Shelton Jr., a 46-year-old Ava man, from a residence in Theodosia on Sept. 24 after a week-long search for the wanted fugitive. “Sheriff Degase credits the...

WILLIAM WOLFE JR.
A two-day manhunt for Douglas County murder suspect William Wolfe Jr., 54, of Ava, extended into northern Ozark County over the weekend. “We were all over eastern Douglas County and northern Ozark County for about 48 hours,” Douglas County Sheriff Chris Degase told KY3 news.  The hunt for Wolfe is...

JESSE PICKEL
A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Jesse Pickel, 25, of Theodosia, in connection with the Aug. 13 break-in of a Gainesville storage unit rented by Andrew Wayne and Megyn Adam and the theft of more than  $10,000 worth of possessions inside.  Pickel is charged with second-degree burglary and...
  In response to increased numbers of active covid-19 cases in the county and in the district, Gainesville Schools announced Thursday that, beginning Friday, Sept. 25, it will institute block scheduling in its junior high and high school buildings and that virtual learning from home will be...
Warrants with $3,500 cash-only bonds each have been issued for Summer Dawn Luna, 34, and Thomas Stephen Pettit, 53, both of Isabella, in connection with a case of possession of methamphetamine. According to the probable cause statement prepared by Ozark County Sheriff’s Deputy Jeffrey Lane, the...

Nicholas Keeling
A warrant with a $2,500 cash-only bond has been issued for the arrest of 28-year-old Nicholas James Keeling of Gainesville in connection with a case in which he’s charged with possessing methamphetamine.  Public defender Lauren Kate Welborn entered her appearance as Keeling’s attorney. If convicted...
Bonnie Honeycutt Hathaway, 95, of Springfield, died Sept. 1, 2020, in Springfield. A memorial service will be held at a later day. She was born Dec. 21, 1924, in Theodosia, the daughter of Willis and Dora Pellham Honeycutt.  Mrs. Hathaway loved caring for those in need. She enjoyed working as a...

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