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Gainesville resident Amanda Forrest, 39, was arraigned last week before Circuit Judge Craig Carter on a charge of financial exploitation of the elderly.The charge stems from accusations that, last December, Forrest made a “false promise” to care for the animals and property belonging to an 80-year-...
To contact the Ozark County Sheriff’s Depart-ment or other emergency-responding agencies here, call 417-679-4633. In an emergency, dial 911. July 74:38 p.m. – Single-car accident on KK Highway: road sign hit, air bags deployed and no one is around. MSHP rendered assistance.6:22 p.m. – Medical: 2-...
Brushy Knob General Baptist Church will host the Missouri Association fifth Sunday meeting July 27-28.Services begin at 7 p.m. Friday, July 27, with Brother Davin Friend, pastor of Salem General Baptist Church, bringing the message. In addition, youth from area churches and campers from Camp Piland...
Ron Felker, shown here with his wife, Tracy, was recently hired as the new pastor at the Mammoth Assembly of God Church on T Highway in Mammoth. Felker has been filling in at Mammoth Assembly since Nov. 1; he was officially hired July 8 to become the church’s permanent pastor. Felker, from...
The Ozark County Health Department will hold a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, July 20, at the back of the OCHD building on Third Street in Gainesville. Items for sale will include chairs, desks, cabinets, ceiling fans, an older refrigerator and other surplus office items in good...
The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Chapter 695 of West Plains will meet at noon Tuesday, July 24, at Chen’s Garden Chinese Restaurant, 1705 Gibson Ave. in West Plains. At the meeting, Peggy Miller will share highlights of her career as chief housing manager for the Departments of the...
The 16th annual Dora Classic golf tournament will be held at 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, at the West Plains Municipal Golf Course. The entry fee for the 18-hole, two-person scramble is $110 per team and includes pizza, drinks and Mulligans. The tournament will have four flights with four...
The Ozark County Historium’s annual tea, to be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, will be focused on the theme “Tea with Anne,” and the entertainment will include a skit based on the popular novel Anne of Green Gables. Tickets are $10 each, and only 60 tickets will be sold. Historium volunteer...
The Gainesville Volunteer Fire Department recently completed a test of its pumping equipment near Pontiac Cove Marina with assistance from members of the Pontiac / Price Place Volunteer Fire Department. Gainesville VFD chief Ed Doiron said the city’s ISO rating will be re-evaluated in a few weeks,...

Photo courtesy David Mahan Friends and guests came from near and far to hunt, fish and relax at Braddock Lakes Resort. A group of hunters, clad in their red deer-hunting shirts, jackets and caps, is shown in this undated photo, probably in the mid to late 1950s. The two men at left are unknown. Orval Mahan is shown with his foot on the car fender. The next man is unknown. Everett Mahan is standing, center, with Wendall Mahan and “Boogie” Taylor at right.
Editor’s note: This feature is the first of a series by Ozark County Times reporters Jessi Dreckman and Amelia Lamair describing a hidden-away bit of history in the Mark Twain National Forest just north of Ozark County in the community once known as Siloam Springs. By Amelia Lamairamelia@...

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