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Darla Sullivan and her grandkids, from left Jese Landry, Claire Turner, Jayce Turner and Jack Landry, enjoyed the 2016 Ozark County Trunk-or-Treat event on the Gainesville square. This year’s event is scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31.
Halloween is Tuesday, and Ozark County residents may choose from a wide array of area activities to join in on the fun. From trunk-or-treat events across the county to costume contests and Halloween parties, there’s no shortage of places to celebrate the spooky and family-fun-filled holiday. In...

Youth deer season
Young hunters ages 6 to 15 across the state will be taking to the woods this weekend as the first session of Missouri's youth deer season is set for Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 28-29. Youth hunters are able to harvest one deer of either sex during the early youth portion. If the young hunter has more...
The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, at the Sheid Performing Arts Center on the Arkansas State University campus in Mountain Home. Now in its 50th season, the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra is led by conductor Philip Mann, shown at right. Tickets are $30 for adults...
Dora School will host a donkey basketball fundraiser game at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, in the school gym. The event has local students and school faculty staff members, as well as a school board member and community residents, riding donkeys and playing basketball, usually provoking lots of laughter....
St. Paul Lutheran Church of West Plains will hold its annual Christmas craft show, chili fest and bake sale from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Nov. 2 and 3, and from  8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4.  Free apple cider will be served to shoppers, who will be invited to sign up for a free...
Pottersville resident Zelda Beavers, 88, proudly shows off her giant yellow mum. Zelda says she bought the mum as a small plant two years ago at Cash Saver in West Plains. She planted it in her yard and put a little extra dirt over it during the winter so the roots didn’t freeze. The mum has...

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...

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