Dora pastor leads wounded veterans in getting a real ‘Ozarks experience’


A group of 11 wounded veterans were brought to the Ozarks by the Roever Evangelistic Association to float the Current River on a trip organized and led by Don Hamby, pastor of Family Life Church in Dora.

A group of wounded veterans from as far away as Alaska and North Carolina got a taste of Ozarks hospitality a few weeks ago as they floated 28 miles on the Current Riv

The results of Donna Walker’s lifetime love of fabrics is now on display at the Historium


Ozark County native Donna Walker, a 90-something “fabric hound,” pieced her first hand-sewn quilt when she was 10 years old in 1937. Here, she holds a hand-pieced and hand-sewn Dresden plate quilt, one of many handmade quilts in her collection. This one, a family heirloom, is not included in the Historium display.

Donna Walker is a self-proclaimed “fabric hound.” When the Ava resident gathered a sampling of her personal collection of quilts to share with the Ozark County Histori

Raw, wild bee honey is sweet business of this dedicated Ozark County couple


Ozark Mountain Honey co-owner Buddy Goree still has a jar of honey from the business’s first honey harvest in 2012. Goree and his wife, Ginny Watkins, try to keep samples from most of the couple’s honey harvests. Times photos/Regina Mozingo

“Nearly 40 percent decline in honeybee population last winter ‘unsustainable,’ experts say.” (ABC News)

Family with four young children loses everything in weekend house fire


Four Ozark County volunteer fire departments battled a Sunday night blaze that destroyed a home south of Gainesville occupied by a family of six, including four children age 3 and younger. Photo courtesy Pontiac / Price Place VFD

A Gainesville-area family of six, including four boys age 3 and younger, lost their home and possessions in a Sunday night fire.

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