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Wasola Volunteer Fire Department will host a community barbecue at 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12, at the firehouse on Highway 5. Everyone is invited. A donation of $6 for adults, $3 for children is requested.
The following criminal cases, traffic/municipal tickets and infractions were filed in Ozark County Court between Friday, July 20, and Sunday, July 30. All those charged are presumed innocent pending final court action.   Cory B. Runion, Gainesville, forgery, OCSD. Daniel Eric Johnson, Gainesville,...
To contact the Ozark County Sheriff’s Report or other emergency-responding agencies here, call 679-4633. In an emergency, dial 911.   July 21 6:49 p.m. – Reporting party said a boat trailer rolled off, hitting his vehicle, causing minor damage. Subject is giving reporting party all insurance info...

Gainesville school superintendent Mearle Luna, who held the post for 26 years, presenting the senior class of 1962, the last class to graduate in the “old” building before high school classes moved to the current high school building in 1963.
Editor’s note: The Ozark County Times is a nonpartisan newspaper that does not endorse candidates or take sides on issues. However, Times staffers sometimes express their own personal opinions in clearly identified writings. This is Times editor Sue Ann Jones’ opinion about the upcoming Gainesville...

The Hay Hollow Youth Conservation Camp teenage girls worked full summer days swinging pick axes and hurling 20-pound “tree-jabbers” at trunks. The 1978 Hay Hollow yearbook says, “TSI, tolerance and Swedish brush axes were things that became common terms. The sun, the snakes and the blisters were overcome to accomplish the needed work.”
Editor’s note: This feature continues the series by Ozark County Times reporters Jessi Dreckman and Amelia Lamair describing a hidden-away bit of history in the Mark Twin National Forest just north of Ozark County in the community once known as Siloam Springs.    A Youth Conservation Camp (YCC)...

Photo courtesy Janet Taber
The Isabella-area home where Robert and Eva Horvath have lived for 23 years is currently adorned with a summertime ribbon of pink surprise lilies – sometimes called “naked ladies”  – against a border of driftwood the couple has picked up along area streams. Robert said that several years ago he got...
Little Rock, Arkansas, musical artist Sarah Cecil performed Friday, July 20, evening for the July Music on the Square event sponsored by First Home Bank. The next Music on the Square will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, when the Steel Ridge Bluegrass Band from Douglas County will perform...
Ozark County native Kyle Burnett and the Timber & Nails bluegrass gospel band have recently released a new CD, “Nothing But the Blood,” featuring 13 songs, including “Sinner, You Can Run” by Burnett, his wife, Kelsey and Adam Isom. Burnett, well known for his vocal, fiddle-playing and song-...
There is much concern now among beef production farmers about winter forage supplies. Last winter shaped up to be long and expensive. Most hay reserves were depleted after a dry fall caused early hay feeding, and those hay reserves have not yet been replenished due to the lack of available forage...

Samantha Shipman, M.D.
Pediatrician Samantha Shipman, M.D., has joined the medical staff at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Arkansas, joining the practice of Dr. Michael Adkins at Lincoln Paden Medical Group. A native of Yellville, Arkansas, Shipman earned a B.S. in biology from the University of...

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