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DVFD chief Monte Shipley, left, and two Caney Mountain VFD firefighters prepare to enter the mobile home where a fire started in a back bedroom. Photos courtesy Dora VFD.
It was just before midnight Saturday night when longtime Caney Mountain firefighter Josh Spence walked outside his home off CC Highway and saw that his neighbor Laura Smith’s trailer house was on fire. Josh yelled to his wife Tiffany, also a Caney Mountain firefighter, to call 911.  “Then he said...

Jabet Wade, left, and Jenny Yarger, practice their newly acquired CPR skills while Air Evac director Lacey Robb, right, gives pointers, and Renee Schmucker, back, waits for her turn to give it a try. Photo by Norene Prososki.
A large crowd gathered at The Center in Gainesville Thursday evening to learn CPR lifesaving skills and drowning prevention. New and long-time parents, grandparents, babysitters, co-workers, caregivers  and others interested in learning how to save a life were among those taking advantage of the...
A $30,000 cash-only bond has been set for Curtis Lee Barton, 34, of Ava, in connection with a swath of school and business break-ins beginning as early as February  2017 at Thornfield School and continuing through Nov. 5 at Dora and Bakersfield schools. Barton is charged with two counts of burglary...

For the first time, Missy Harlin will be hosting her family’s Thanksgiving gathering this year, using her grandmother “Pud’s” handwritten recipe for the dressing.
Gainesville resident Missy Harlin will be hosting her family’s Thanksgiving gathering this week for the first time,  she said Monday, following the death of her beloved “Pud” - short for Puddin’, the nickname for her grandmother, Lois Lorene Workman. Mrs. Workman, who was 96 when she died in...

Ozark County native Sid Pierce, left, now living in Reeds Spring, was part of the crew that accompanied country music star Roy Clark for more than 20 years as he performed around the world. Clark, 85, died Thursday at his home in Tulsa, Oklahoma. This photo was taken around 2005 in Biloxi, Mississippi.
Editor’s note: Sid Pierce, a 1974 graduate of Gainesville High School, is the son of Lessie Pierce of Gainesville and the late Herman Pierce, former Ozark County Sheriff. He is a former teacher in Gainesville and Reeds Spring, where he now lives, and after spending more than 20 years mixing sound...
Ninety participants have signed up for the free CPR (cardio-pulmonary resuscitation) class to be held at 5 p.m. Thursday at The Center on Highway 5 north at the Gainesville city limits.  Ozark County Ambulance administrator Stacy Raney, with support from Ozark County emergency management director...

Photo courtesy Cody Kendall, TKVFD / storm chaser
Members of the Timber Knob Volunteer Fire Department visited Head Start students Oct. 31 to talk to them about fire safety, including how firefighters work during house fires and rescues. The volunteers showed the youngsters how firefighters look in turnout gear, helmets and facemasks – and even...

Chatting with Mr. Claus: Makadah Price, daughter of Warren and Valerie Price, shared her Christmas wishes with Santa during last year’s breakfast with Santa event in the Bakersfield School cafeteria prior to the annual Bakersfield Christmas parade. Children visited with Santa (Richard Chamberlain) while his elves (Carol Bales, Melba Mullins and Dianna Stover) served pancakes and sausage. This year’s breakfast with Santa in Bakersfield will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1. Photo by Val Price.
Organizers are finalizing details for upcoming Ozark County Christmas events.  Bakersfield’s “An American Christmas” will be held Saturday, Dec. 1, 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...

Tracy Todd Presson. Ozark County Jail booking photo.
Tracy Todd Presson, 53, of Gainesville was indicted in federal court Nov. 8 on five felony charges including two counts of of sexual exploitation of children, coercion or enticement of a female, coercion or enticement of a minor female and activities regarding material constituting or containing...
Pat Hannaford of Pontiac (right) shown here with life-long friend Sonja Grisham, will be the speaker at the prayer brunch set for 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at Frontier Baptist Church in Pontiac. All women are invited to attend. To get to Frontier Baptist from Gainesville, take Highway 5 south,...

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