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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...

Kevin Robinson. Courtesy of the Ozark County Jail.
Kevin Robinson, 28, of Gainesville is being held in the Ozark County Jail on a $25,000 cash-only bond, charged in connection with the Oct. 21 stabbing of 24-year-old Robert Chambers in Gainesville's Town & Country Supermarket parking lot. Robinson is scheduled to be arraigned before Associate...

44th Circuit Associate Judge Cynthia MacPherson
Associate 44th Circuit Judge Cynthia MacPherson of Pontiac was recently recognized for her contributions and participation in the judicial transfer and partnership programs, which allow presiding judges of partnered circuits to arrange for the transfer of judicial resources and cover cases in areas...

H. K. Silvey has lived in several places around the country and even worked in the aerospace industry, but he says he never lived anyplace where the people were like the people of Ozark County. “The people here – they’re neighbors,” he said.
This story, originally published in the Ozarks Alive! blog, is reprinted with permission. To read more of Kaitlyn McConnell’s posts about the people and places of the Ozarks, visit ozarksalive.com.     THEODOSIA – When fiddler H.K. Silvey was a boy in rural Ozark County, a down-the-road town seemed...

44th Circuit Associate Judge Cynthia MacPherson
Associate 44th Circuit Judge Cynthia MacPherson of Pontiac was recently recognized for her contributions and participation in the judicial transfer and partnership programs, which allow presiding judges of partnered circuits to arrange for the transfer of judicial resources and cover cases in areas...

H. K. Silvey has lived in several places around the country and even worked in the aerospace industry, but he says he never lived anyplace where the people were like the people of Ozark County. “The people here – they’re neighbors,” he said.
This story, originally published in the Ozarks Alive! blog, is reprinted with permission. To read more of Kaitlyn McConnell’s posts about the people and places of the Ozarks, visit ozarksalive.com.   THEODOSIA – When fiddler H.K. Silvey was a boy in rural Ozark County, a down-the-road town seemed...

Stella Luna’s cornbread - I don’t think my mother ever had this written down, but this is how she taught me to make cornbread. It’s so much better than a mix – and not much harder. I remember it, hot and crusty, broken into a plate brimming with pinto beans, or simply crumbled into a cold glass of milk for an easy Sunday night supper. *****1 cup corn meal (Stella used yellow), 1 cup flour, 3 tsp. baking powder, 1 tsp. salt, 1 egg, Milk -- she never did measure it. I was to judge by looking at the batter. Over the years I’ve decided it takes a little more than one cup of milk. Mix all that together. (Don’t use a mixer. Just stir it with a fork or spoon.) Meanwhile in a 8 or 9” cast iron skillet, be heating some bacon grease. No measure on this, just be sure the bottom of the skillet is covered. (I’ve learned vegetable oil, even olive oil will work.) It should be VERY hot. Swirl it around in the skillet some to be sure the sides are coated too. Then pour it into the meal and flour mixture and stir four or five times. Pour it all into the hot skillet and bake 20 – 25 minutes at 400 degrees. When it’s done, turn it upside down on a plate and slice into wedges. - Mary Ruth Luna Sparks
The 2017 edition of Ozark County Cookin’ will feature not only the recipes but also the stories of Ozark County cooks, present and past, whose kitchen talents created warm, enduring memories for generations of area families. As we do each year, we’re asking our readers to share their...

Joyce Morgan visited the McWilliams Pumpkin Patch in West Plains recently with grandsons Dalton, left, and Dakota. The pumpkin patch, on Howell County Road 6920 just west of West Plains, is open Tuesday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays noon to 6 p.m. Find out more about the McWilliams Pumpkin Patch by visiting their website, http://www.mcwilliamspumpkinpatch.com.
Halloween is just a couple of weeks away, and fall- and Halloween-themed events are happening all over the region. The following events and ongoing attractions in the area cater to both families and those looking for something a little more frightening. Next week’s Times will include information on...
We're in the process of transferring our files over to our new website. So, we've compiled all of the stories on the Savannah Leckie murder here through Sept. 27, 2017. Stories published after Sept. 27 will be posted directly on the new website.  ********************************************* Family...

Rebecca Ruud
Thirty seventh Judicial Circuit Judge David Evans filed an order today transferring the murder trial of 39-year-old Theodosia resident Rebecca Ruud from Ozark County to Taney County. The transfer was made on Ruud's behalf by defense attorney Lauren Kate Welborn. Online records indicate that the...

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