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A short time before this photo was taken on Sept. 2 at Sunshine Street and Fort Avenue in Springfield, former Pontiac resident James Atkinson was pinned between the SUV and the traffic signal pole. His mother, Gainesville resident Kathryn Atkinson, praised those who rushed to help him, crediting them with keeping him alive. James’ right leg had to be amputated as a result of the accident, and his left leg is badly broken. He remains hospitalized in Mercy Hospital in Springfield. Photo courtesy KOLR10.
Former Pontiac resident James Atkinson, 55, was severely injured and had a leg amputated Sept. 2 in Springfield after he was struck by an impaired driver as Atkinson was standing in a median, waiting to cross Sunshine Street.  Atkinson, son of Ozark County Volunteer Library board president Kathryn...
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...
The Drug/Alcohol Epidemic Organizational Committee met with the Ozark County Ministerial Alliance on Sept. 4 and presented the feedback/survey results and reports of the progress made on the project during the summer. The Ministerial Alliance voted to serve as the not-for-profit organization for...

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...
The Ozark County Volunteer Library will be close at noon Thursday, Sept. 20, so its volunteers can move into the library Hootin an Hollarin booth on the north side of the Gainesville square. The library, on Elm Street across from the Gainesville post office, will be closed Friday and Saturday, but...

The Stearns family
Tammy Conner Stearns will speak at Mammoth Assembly of God at 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16. Tammy and her husband, Travis, are both graduates of Gainesville High School.  Tammy is the director of women’s ministry at Project H.O.P.E. in Managua, Nicaragua. She oversees a family center called Center of...
Jon Kruger, left, Bill Barnes and Magda Preston man the sorghum cooker during last year’s big sorghum-making session in Theodosia. Along with other members of the Ozarks Neighborly Exchange, they will be making sorghum again this Saturday, Sept. 15,  behind the old Ledbetter store on Highway 160 at...
Hootin an Hollarin is next week, and committee members, vendors, performers and presenters are as busy as bees behind the scenes preparing for another successful celebration of our hillbilly heritage, this year focused on the theme “Fun from the Old School.” Although the festival, to be held Sept....

Mende Thorn, a French and history teacher at Lutie High School, pictured center, answers a question from Hailey Taylor about an assignment last week. This photo was snapped as the students in Thorn’s class were using their individual laptops to do research for reports on pre-colonial tribes and civilizations native to the Americas. The laptops are part of the 1:1 Initiative, a program made possible by the financial support of a single private donor. Also pictured, from left, front row, are Zacharia Collins, Coby Dooley, Andrew Ault, Lance Day and Jaden Thompson. Middle row: BreAnna Guidry, Mende Thorne, Hailey Taylor, Mirah Scott and Katelynn Ford. Pictured at the far table: Morgan Smith, with her back to the camera, Mason Jennings and Tyler Garrison.
Thanks to the continued generous donations of a private donor, a brand-new shipment of Chromebooks, personal laptop computers, was delivered to Lutie High School students last week, superintendent Scot Young said. The laptops are part of a program dubbed the 1:1 Initiative, which provides every...
Friends of Dora High School graduate Rocky Whanger will host a fundraiser truck-pulling event at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Ozarks Older Iron Club in Cabool. Dustin Ellis, Jared Ellis and Rusty Sheppard are organizing the event. Proceeds from admission fees, a bake sale and other...

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