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It’s that time of year, when pumpkins, apple cider and crisp, fall air set a tone of festivity in the Ozarks. Listed here are Halloween and fall events that residents can visit or attend in the coming weeks. Watch the Times each week for an updated list of fall-related events. Those organizing a...
It’s that time of year, when pumpkins, apple cider and crisp, fall air set a tone of festivity in the Ozarks. Listed here are Halloween and fall events that residents can visit or attend in the coming weeks. Watch the Times each week for an updated list of fall-related events. Those organizing a...

Katie Hoversen won the Best in Show ribbon in this year’s Hootin an Hollarin quilt show for her pieced and hand-appliqued “Climbing Jacob’s Ladder” quilt. Hoversen made the quilt using scraps and other pieces of fabric given to her by friends after all her quilting supplies were destroyed when her house was washed away in the 2017 floods. See more photos in the quilt show album on the Ozark County Times Facebook page, which includes winners of the Judges’ Choice and People’s Choice ribbons as well as the “Out of This World” quilt made and donated by Linda and Gary Smith of Sycamore.
Twenty-eight beautiful quilts were presented for the public’s enjoyment at this year’s Hootin an Hollarin quilt show sponsored by the Friendly Neighbors Extension Club. Katie Hoversen won the Best in Show ribbon for her hand-appliqued “Climbing Jacob’s Ladder” pattern. Sandra Stone’s machine-...

Five-year-old twin brothers Dalton, left, and Dakota Morgan, visited the McWilliams Pumpkin Patch near West Plains Saturday during its opening weekend. The twins, sons of Joe and Kristin Morgan of Gainesville, are shown riding the farm’s tractor train.
The weather forecast for this coming weekend features a prediction of beautiful, crisp, fall temperatures that promise to provide the perfect setting for a fun day at an area event or activity celebrating the season. Listed here are events happening soon in this area. Watch the Times each week...

Katie Hoversen won the Best in Show ribbon in this year’s Hootin an Hollarin quilt show for her pieced and hand-appliqued “Climbing Jacob’s Ladder” quilt. Hoversen made the quilt using scraps and other pieces of fabric given to her by friends after all her quilting supplies were destroyed when her house was washed away in the 2017 floods. See more photos in the quilt show album on the Ozark County Times Facebook page, which includes winners of the Judges’ Choice and People’s Choice ribbons as well as the “Out of This World” quilt made and donated by Linda and Gary Smith of Sycamore.
Twenty-eight beautiful quilts were presented for the public’s enjoyment at this year’s Hootin an Hollarin quilt show sponsored by the Friendly Neighbors Extension Club. Katie Hoversen won the Best in Show ribbon for her hand-appliqued “Climbing Jacob’s Ladder” pattern. Sandra Stone’s machine-pieced...

Five-year-old twin brothers Dalton, left, and Dakota Morgan, visited the McWilliams Pumpkin Patch near West Plains Saturday during its opening weekend. The twins, sons of Joe and Kristin Morgan of Gainesville, are shown riding the farm’s tractor train.
The weather forecast for this coming weekend features a prediction of beautiful, crisp, fall temperatures that promise to provide the perfect setting for a fun day at an area event or activity celebrating the season. Listed here are events happening soon in this area. Watch the Times each week for...

Blevins
Dr. Brooks Blevins, Missouri State University professor of history, will be at the Ozark County Historium in Gainesville at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, to talk about his new Civil War book, volume 2 of his History of the Ozarks series. Blevins is a popular speaker, and his previous appearances at...

Isaiah Ralston, 3, walked with the Timber Knob Volunteer Fire Department Honor Guard in this year’s parade carrying an American flag. in memory of his dad, former firefighter Cody Ralston, who died in January.
A picture may be worth a thousand words, but sometimes it’s the story behind the picture that tells the bigger story. Most people watching the Hootin an Hollarin parade Saturday afternoon were probably unaware of the story behind the little blond-haired boy carrying a small American flag and...

MO State Parks photo
Members of the Sierra Club and Ken McCarty, Missouri State Parks natural resources management director, will lead a hiking tour of Bryant Creek State Park, off N Highway just north of the Douglas-Ozark County line near Rockbridge, from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6.  A similar hiking tour will be...

Lily Parker (center) was crowned 2019 Hootin an Hollarin Queen Thursday night on the first night of the festival. She is the daughter of Hank and Cindy Parker of Thornfield. Deputy queen is Cheyanne Clinton (second from right). Brandy Belt (right) was elected Miss Sweetie Pie by the other contestants, and she also was selected as one of the three Hootin an Hollarin princess. The other two princesses are Star Janes (left) and Jessee Latham.
The 59th celebration of Hootin an Hollarin came off “about as close to perfect as a Hootin an Hollarin could get,” one regular festival goer proclaimed. Skies stayed blue or partly cloudy, the music rolled along as though composed just for Ozark County, and folks young and old came together to take...

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