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The filing period for candidates wishing to run in the April 3, 2018, general municipal election for seats on school, municipal and other public boards continues until 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16. Three two-year seats are coming open on both the City of Bakersfield and City of Gainesville boards. Two...

Sherri Wilson, who retired Friday after 26 years with Century Bank of the Ozarks in Gainesville, shows the gifts she was given during her retirement party Thursday, including pictures and a plaque resting on a porch swing that was a gift from her colleagues in the bank’s loan department. Also pictured are her boss, Bill Trivitt, and Century Bank president and CEO Chris Harlin. Photo submitted.
Sherri Cockrum Wilson retired Friday after working 26 years with Century Bank of the Ozarks in Gainesville. She had worked some other jobs – in retail sales in Springfield, at Town & Country Supermarket and at the Ozark County Recorder’s Office –  between her graduation from Gainesville High...

Ozark County residents Ini, left, and Wren, were approached by a casting crew for the Discovery Channel’s hit TV show “Homestead Rescue” in early spring through Instagram, where Wren frequently shares photos and snippets of their homesteading journey. The pair, who do not have a TV and had not heard of the show, went through an interview process and were ultimately chosen to be featured in an episode that aired Dec. 13. The Raney family was able to use the yurt’s original floor, made of reclaimed poplar barnwood.
Wren and Ini, an Ozark County homesteading couple who have chosen not to use their last names for privacy concerns, were featured in a Dec. 13 episode of Discovery Channel’s hit TV show, “Homestead Rescue.” The show pairs homesteaders in need of help with Marty, Matt and Misty Raney, a father, son...
The former Hodgson Mill plant on County Road 806 in Gainesville is now home to a new company, Ozark Vinyl, a plastic-recycling business that moved into the facility in early December. The company, which has a contract with Baxter Healthcare Corporation to recycle scrap plastic, shares the space...

A New Year’s Day fire destroyed this older rock home on the Howards Ridge farm owned by Stan and Janet Taber of Almartha. Sam Overturf, who was renting the house, was not home when the fire started. Volunteers from six area fire departments responded to the blaze, working several hours in bone-chilling, sub-freezing temperatures to contain the fire and keep it from spreading to nearby hay barns and other structures. Times photo / Sue Ann Jones.
Fire destroyed a Howards Ridge home Monday evening, bringing firefighters from six area fire departments to battle the blaze in sub-freezing temperatures. Ozark County Ambulance also responded to the scene, where an unidentified firefighter slipped from a ladder but, after attention from the...

Amelia LaMair
Amelia LaMair of Sycamore will address the Ozarks Neighborly Exchange (ONE) about building the local food economy in Ozark County during a meeting to be held at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 5, at Theodosia United Metho-dist Church on Highway 160 across from Lutie School in Theodosia. LaMair has been working...

Bob Stickles
This cold spell will have an effect on both bass and crappie. Bass will be deeper than they have been, and jigs and the Bama rig should both work well. Look for bass on both the main lake and in the first third of major creeks, like Pine Branch. The Rock Crawler crank bait that has been working so...
To contact the Ozark County Sheriff’s Department or other emergency-responding agencies here, call 679-4633. In an emergency, dial 911.   Dec. 25 9:06 a.m. – Medical: 80-year-old female has abdominal cramps. Gainesville VFD first responders and Ozark County Ambulance responded. Patient was...
Tony Clayton with Clayton Agri-Marketing Inc. will speak on “Exporting livestock genetics to Asia” at the next meeting of the South Central Cattlemen, to be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11, at the West Plains Civic Center in West Plains. Brill Title Company will sponsor the dinner provided by...
Two teenagers from Ava were injured in a Dec. 29 single-vehicle crash in Ozark County, according to an Missouri State Highway Patrol online crash report. Denton S. Burnett and Riley J. Willis, both 18, were taken by ambulance to Cox South Medical Center in Springfield with what was described in the...

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