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The Gainesville Saddle Club is hosting a fun show at 5 p.m. Sunday, June 26, at the Gainesville Saddle Club Grounds The Saddle Club hosts the fun shows every fourth Sunday of the month, weather permitting. Everyone is welcome to come join in on the fun, which features a variety of events for...

Brynlee Johnson, shown with mother Brianna Johnson, shows off her pioneer dress and pretty smile during the 2021 Hootin an Hollarin festival.
The Hootin an Hollarin Committee has been meeting monthly since April, and organizers say there are some exciting changes coming to this year’s festival, to be held Sept. 15-17, on the Gainesville square.  Hootin an Hollarin Chairperson Paula Rose, who has taken the reigns this year from long-time...

Photo submitted Gainesville student Laine McGuigg participates in a play using shadow puppets during a summer school class at Gainesville School. Ozark County schools planned all sorts of enrichment activities and special field trips for students.
Ozark County students are basking in summer school. Area schools report good enrollment numbers and lots of learning and special activities. “We have had a wonderful summer school session,” said Dora Summer School Administrator Sherry Ross. “We started on May 23 and will be done on June 15.” Ross...
County employees who travel for county business may see an increase in mileage and food expenses. Ozark County Commissioners discussed the topic for some time during their regular weekly meeting Monday, but tabled the issue until June 21 so they could research the issue and gather input and...

Brian Dunaway. Ozark County Jail mug shot.
Court documents filed Tuesday in connection with a murder case filed against 42-year-old Theoodsia resident Brian Dunaway give further details into the fatal June 13 early-morning shooting.  The probable cause statement, prepared by Ozark County Sheriff’s Deputy Matt Rhoades, explains that the...

Lutie Superintendent Scot Young, center, works with creative writing students Tyler Mabary, left, and Angel Hill during last year’s poetry class. Photos submitted.
A group of eight Lutie High School students are now published poets several times over, and their works have reached people all over the world, thanks to a semester-long creative writing/poetry course offered at the school last year.    ‘They have a story to tell’ Superintendent Scot Young said...

This fun paper-chain octopus is hanging out at the Ozark County Volunteer Library, located at Elm and Second Streets in Gainesville, in preparation for the library’s upcoming children’s summer reading program that starts next week and runs through July 26. The program features an ‘oceans of possibilities’ theme, and a story time and a craft project session is held each Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. for children who wish to participate.
The Ozark County Volunteer Library in Gainesville is hosting a free summer reading program for children from June 14 to July 26.  This year’s national theme for reading programs is “oceans of possibilities,” which the library has adopted. But in Ozark County it’s with a twist - the Gainesville...

Lost Woods Golf Course in Theodosia is now owned by five couples, pictured here from left to right: Tom and Christene Reinbold, Sharon and Greg Nagel, Brandi and Matt Shockey, Nancy and Bill Rauch and Debi and Bill Agee.
Lost Woods Golf Course and Pub in Theodosia has changed hands, and five couples now own the business as a joint effort.  New owners are Tom and Christene Reinbold, Sharon and Greg Nagel, Brandi and Matt Shockey, Nancy and Bill Rauch and Debi and Bill Agee. The group purchased Lost Woods from former...

Justin Ruggles recently released a video to explain why he and wife Jennifer, along with their infant son Barakah, had been out of contact with family members for a couple months, which led to a missing persons report filed at the Ozark County Sheriff’s Department. The video is posted on a Facebook page titled, “Way of the Messiah” and can be viewed by visiting facebook.com/wayofthemessiah. The family says they are safe and happy and apologized for causing concern and worry to those looking for them.
Justin Ruggles, the 32-year-old man who was the recent subject of a missing persons search by the Ozark County Sheriff’s Office, along with wife 30-year-old Jennifer and infant son Barakah, released a video this week to try and help explain the reason why the family was out of touch with family...

Gainesville resident Timmy Henderson was baptized at the June 5 event by his father-in-law, Pastor Robby Berning, pictured to the left of Henderson, and Pastor Gary Kinsey. Kinsey and Berning are with Anew Church in Gainesville.
A community baptism held June 5 in Bull Shoals Lake at Pontiac Cove Marina was a big success, said Annia Contreras who helped organize the event along with Gainesville resident Audrey Breedlove.  “It was an awesome day,” Contreras said. “Boy, did the Holy Spirit show up - and so did our community...

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