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A free CPR (cardio-pulmonary resuscitation) class, including infant CPR, has been organized in response to a story in last week’s Times describing the near-drowning death of 1-year-old Jayden Moody (“Rescuers resuscitate toddler after submersion in bathtub,” Oct 17 Times). The toddler was saved by...
Autumn’s cool temperatures have set in, and Halloween is just two weeks away. Ozark County residents may choose from a wide array of area activities to join in on the fun festivities of the season. From trunk-or-treat events to movie nights and fall foliage viewing, there’s no shortage of places...
Would you like to learn CPR, including infant CPR and drowning-rescue techniques – or would you like learn updated techniques from past lessons? Stephen Ator, who in addition to being an Ozark County reserve deputy and a Tecumseh VFD firefighter and first responder, is also Ozark County’s emergency...

Gentry Blackburn (in the chef’s hat) along with her parents, Walker and Beth Ann Blackburn, hand out treats from the Frontier Baptist Church trunk to trick-or-treaters Paul Goodwin, left, and Emmett Lynne at last year’s Trunk or Treat on the Gainesville square. This year’s trunk-or-treat is from 6 to 8 p.m. on Halloween. Times file photo.
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...

Owen and Emery Hogan, children of Gainesville residents Kyle and Sarah Hogan, visited the McWilliams Pumpkin patch near West Plains on Sunday.
Fall is here, and autumn events around the Ozarks are being held to celebrate the season and in anticipation of Halloween. Listed below are events happening soon in this area. Watch the Times each week for an updated list of seasonal events. Those organizing a local fall or Halloween-themed event...

Columbus Day
Most state, county and city offices will be closed Monday in observance of Columbus Day. Banks and some other offices and businesses may be closed as well.  The Ozark County Times and many retail businesses will be open regular business hour.
The Ozark County Historium will host author/historian/professor Brooks Blevins at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, as he introduces his newest book, A History of the Ozarks Volume 1: The Old Ozarks. Blevins will have copies of his book available for sale. This is a repeat visit for Blevins, who spoke 10...
Romance Church will host a fifth-Sunday meeting beginning at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, with brother Jim Kyle speaking, and Doyle Turner speaking at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29.  Everyone is invited.
The Ozark County Health Department is accepting appointments for flu shots.  Clinics will be held on Friday, Sept. 28; Tuesday, Oct. 9; and Thursday, Oct. 18.  Please call the health department at 417-679-3334 to schedule an appointment.
Runners and walkers are invited to participate in Ozark County’s oldest 5K, set for 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22. The race is a pet-friendly event, according to organizers.  Participants can register between 8 and 9 a.m. next to Gainesville City Hall, or they can pre-register, using the form below, at...

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