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Greg Watts
A benefit auction Saturday night to help Greg Watts, longtime Bakersfield Volunteer Fire Department chief, raised $5,176 to help with expenses related to his recent medical setback. Watts has been battling health issues since experiencing a severe and unexpected reaction to anesthesia during gall...
To contact the Ozark County Sheriff’s Department, call 417-679-4633. In an emergency, dial 911.   Oct. 16 (continued from last week’s Times) 10:34 a.m. – Caller said a red, four-door Pontiac Grand Am had a flat and parked in front of his hay field on County Road 605. The occupants threw the donut...
Robert Edwards was recognized during the Oct. 18 American Red Cross bloodmobile in Gainesville for donating 22 gallons of blood.  The October bloodmobile included 12 participants, who donated 13 units of blood. Besides Edwards, other donors included Ned Upton, Linda McKinney, Edmond Beckham, John...
A storm in the early hours of Sunday morning carried intermittent rain and high winds that caused several trees to topple in some areas of Ozark County. At least two hay barns were destroyed, including this one owned by Bill and Lana Cockrum off County Road 107 north of Gainesville. Another barn...

Jule Kruger feeds sorghum canes into the  mill while Bill Barnes collects the pressed canes; a local rancher will use the discarded canes as cattle fodder. Barnes, a tractor repairman, rigged a power takeoff to provide the power the mill that originally was provided by a horse.
Six area residents, all members of the Ozarks Neighborly Exchange, will be making sorghum this week on a century-old cast-iron sorghum mill formerly owned by the late Dale Morrison of Dawt.  The sorghum will be made behind the old Ledbetter store on Highway 160 at the west end of Theodosia....

The Center news
A memorial service for Beverly Forrest will be held at The Center from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4. Please join us Sunday, Nov. 5, for our regular first Sunday fried chicken dinner fundraiser from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children younger than 10. The meal...
We finally got .09 inches of rain. It will help because it is so dry. It looks like the fall weather is coming in. Paul saw some frost one morning last week when he went to feed. Some people are already feeding hay. Mr.  Szabo has been doing some carpentry work on his front porch. One afternoon...
Folks who are lucky to have a turnip patch have some good eating now. I miss having my own turnip patch that I always had for many years. In years past, we would pull the turnips this time of year, cut off most of the tops and bury them back in an area in the garden that had good drainage. We would...
Needmore Church of God will celebrate the completion of its new multi-purpose building Sunday, Oct. 29, with a dedication service set for 2 p.m. The service will include a concert by The Elmores and a message by Bro. Gale Wooten, former pastor of Mammoth Assembly of God. The new building includes a...

Share the Harvest program
By Jerry Kiger, Conservation Agent Things looked bleak for the Ozark County Food Pantry when Randall and Karin Vaught sold out and moved to Arkansas last year. Randall had been processing deer for many years here in Gainesville, and for the past several years he was our one and only processor in...

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