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This Hootin an Hollarin square dance photo, taken sometime between 1980 and 1983, shows, from left, Allen and Glenda Douglas, Joe and Nikki McFarland (backs to camera), Pat Crawford and Jerry Crawford, and Barbara and Don Luna.
You’d be hard-pressed to find a way to embrace the heart of the Hootin an Hollarin spirit more than getting out on one of the old wooden platforms under the starry September sky and dancing the night away.  Every night from 9 p.m. to midnight, Hootin an Hollarin turns its focus to one of its most...
Wow! Who is that skinny kid in these pictures? I look different now—it couldn’t be age!  It’s been quite a few years since I began playing music on stage at Hootin an Hollarin. That festival stage is one of the earliest places where I played in front of a crowd. The music was simpler then. The...

Modern August kicks off the 2018 Hootin an Hollarin live music schedule at 5:35 p.m. Thursday. Modern August’s Wes Whittaker is a singer/songwriter and one-man-band covering a wide variety of music styles from classic rock, pop and country to modern sounds.
All music is on the main stage unless otherwise noted. The schedule is subject to change.   Thursday 5:35 p.m. - Modern August 6:15 p.m. - Kattie Laney Project 9 p.m. - Square dancing with live music**   Friday 10:30 a.m. - Morey Sullivan Band 11:30 a.m. - Debra Lane 12:30 p.m. - Casey Ritchie 12:...
Welcome to the 58th celebration of Hootin an Hollarin, always my favorite festival in my favorite little hometown. This year’s theme is “Fun from the Old School,” and that kind of fun is something I’m very familiar with.  You see, my mama, Edith Gaulding, taught in “old schools” – the one-room...
The Hillhouse-Owens family reunion will be held Saturday, Sept. 15, at Frontier Baptist Church in Pontiac and will include a potluck lunch served at noon. All family and friends are welcome.  For more information, call Patsy Batson at 316-524-3905.
The Theodosia Area Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual meeting of the members at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, at the main firehouse on Highway 160 in Theodosia . Votes for a new board member will be counted from paid memberships who have returned their ballots. A change in the TAVFD bylaws...
Theodosia True Hope church will host its Third-Sunday music night at 6 p.m. Sept. 16. Refreshments will be provided.  This will be the final music night for the year. Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy the music. Participation is also welcome.   

Brian D. Walter, PhD., is the keynote speaker for the event. His presentation is titled, "Sage and Osage: Donald Harington and the Long History of the Ozarks."
 “Social Architecture and Foundations of the Ozarks” is the theme of the 12th annual Ozarks Studies Symposium set for Sept. 20-22 at the West Plains Civic Center in West Plains.     Hosted by Missouri State University-West Plains, the event celebrates various aspects of Ozarks culture and history...
Ozarks Medical Center Laboratory Services will offer low-cost lab health screenings from 8  to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, at its affiliate clinics, including the Gainesville Medical Clinic. No appointment is necessary. These screenings are available for a minimal cost: CBC, CMP, A1C, Lipid, TSH...

This colorful quilt was an entry in the 2017 Hootin an Hollarin quilt show.
Hootin an Hollarin quilt show chair Lily Branco reminds those planning to participate in this year’s show to check in their entries between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, at The Meeting Place, 434 Third Street just west of the square. Judging will take place Thursday morning, and the show...

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