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Faith Harlin, a graduate of Gainesville High School and four-year volunteer at Camp Barnabas, hugs Theresa, a 29-year-old woman with Down syndrome. Faith spent a week with Theresa during this summer's week-long camp at Table Rock Lake. Camp Barnabas is a Christian-based summer camp for people with disabilities or chronic illnesses.
Faith Harlin first volunteered at Camp Barnabas  the summer after her freshman year at Gainesville High School. The week-long Christian camp at Table Rock Lake serves campers with special needs or chronic illnesses.  During her junior high years, Faith had spent some time volunteering at Special...
The Brixey Rockbridge Volunteer Fire Department will present its 14th annual car, truck and motorcycle show on Saturday, July 21. The event will be held at the department's firehouse on Highway 95 east of N Highway and west of Bryant Creek.Car, truck or motorcycle entries can sign in at 10 a.m.,...

Ozark County commissioners expressed relief at their Monday morning meeting that FEMA has approved funding for repairs to county roads and bridges damaged by flood and high water. One of the crossings to be repaired is Haskins Ford over the Little North Fork of the White River as it flows into Bull Shoals Lake on County Road 863 near Isabella. A hole opened up in the submerged slab earlier this spring, and concrete blocks were placed in the damaged area to keep vehicles from driving into the hidden hole after vandals stole metal fenceposts originally marking the hazardous spot. The crossing was underwater most of this spring due to high lake levels. The repairs, which will return the area to "pre-flood" condition, will include concrete work, asphalt and new culverts. Times photo / Amelia LaMair
At Monday’s meeting of the Ozark County Commission, the commissioners agree there are  big shoes to fill in the wake of Ozark County Emergency Management director Brett Meints' resignation last month.Presiding Commissioner John Turner said they are formulating a list of qualifications for the...

Twenty firefighters from five area departments worked several hours fighting a July 5 lightning-caused fire that destroyed the Caulfield-area home of an older Ozark County couple. Caulfield Membership Fire Department chief Shannon Sisney said the home was a total loss, but firefighters kept the fire from spreading to two nearby outbuildings.
Lightning sparked a July 5 house fire on Highway 160 west of Caulfield that destroyed the home of an older Ozark County couple. The Times could not confirm the couple's identity, but their last name is thought to be Metz.Caulfield Membership Fire Department chief Shannon Sisney said firefighters...

District specialist Laramie Johnson grills hot dogs while Ozark County Extension specialist Randy Wiedmeier and SWCD intern Clayton Leroy offer advice. Hamburgers and hot dogs were served to 180 people who attended the Ozark County Soil & Water Conservation District's annual meeting and election Friday in Gainesville.
Ozark County Soil and Water Conservation District's annual meeting and election were held Friday, June 22, at the office in Gainesville. There were 180 in attendance for the annual meeting, according to district specialist Melisa Myers. Hamburgers and hot dogs were served, and 100 landowners voted...
Mark your calendars for our meet-the-candidates fundraiser dinner at 6 p.m. Friday, July 20.   MenusLunch is served daily from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and is open to everyone. The cost is $6 for those younger than 60; a $3.50 donation is requested for those over 60. Call 679-4746 to order take-out...
July 11 was the last day to register to vote in the Aug. 7 primary election. Absentee voting for the August primary has begun, and two local events are planned this month to help voters gather information before casting their votes in the Aug. 7 primary election.  Registered voters who are unable...
During a DWI saturation conducted June 30 on Highways 5 and 160 in Ozark County by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a total of 11 citations and 26 warnings were issued. Two people were arrested for drug violations and one for driving while intoxicated. Other totals from this saturation included...

Photo by Karen Eubank
Fireworks reflect off Bull Shoals Lake at Pontiac Cove’s fireworks display  Tuesday, July 3. Fundraisers held throughout the year helped make this year’s show a big success, said Pontiac Cove Marina manager. Jabet Wade. “It’s been a community effort to be able to do this each year,” she added. “...
The Gainesville Lions Club is accepting nominations for this year’s Barney Douglas Citizen of the Year award, to be presented to an Ozark County resident who has made a difference in our community. The citizen of the year will be recognized at Hootin an Hollarin.Nominations can be made by emailing...

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