Homegrown, Homemade Fest is Saturday in Gainesville

Mae Johnson peruses local gardner Miriam Schrippe’s selection of plant starts and baked goods at the 2017 Ozark County Homegrown and Homemade Festival. This year’s festival, to be held Saturday on the Gainesville square, will feature vendor booths by local farmers, gardeners, artisans and others.

The fourth annual Ozark County Homegrown and Homemade Festival will fill the west side of the square with creative vendors and a variety of appealing activities from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Ozarkian resilience helps river resorts recover from devastating 2017 losses

SUNBURST RANCH - After the devastating flood of 2017 wiped several structures from Sunburst Ranch’s property, including its campground bathroom and showerhouses, resort owners Justin and Amy Spencer decided to rethink the buildings. Now Sunburst Ranch has colorful bathrooms and showerhouses that are stand-alone structures that can be picked up and moved with heavy machinery when high water threatens the resort on the North Fork of the White River. After a wildly successful “sponsor a shade tree” fundraiser last summer, Sunburst Ranch has purchased and planted 100 trees in the campground over the winter and spring season after the flood swept virtually all of the trees away from the resort. They are planning to plant another 100 trees in another park of the campground next year.

Ozark County’s resorts on the North Fork of the White River took a huge hit during the historic flood that ravaged the area a year ago this week.

Firefighter volunteers practice extraction training

Bakersfield firefighter Kelly Fowler, left, practices cutting door and window posts to remove a vehicle roof during an emergency services extraction-training session held recently at Duke’s Truck Repair in Tecumseh. State-certified instructor Ed Doiron, right, the Gainesville VFD chief, helped lead the session, in which volunteers from Bakersfield, Gainesville and Tecumseh departments participated.

Firefighters from Gainesville, Bakersfield and Tecumseh volunteer fire departments participated in a training session April 10 to familiarize themselves with Bakersfield’s new equipment and practic


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