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Hello from our home to yours.To start off last week, we went outside to enjoy some fresh air under some shade on Monday. We also did a paint project.Tuesday, we were joined by Debbie Cobb, who had Bible study with us.Dominoes started off our Wednesday morning, followed by a western movie. In the...
Mark your calendars for our “Meet the Candidates” fundraiser dinner to be held at 6 p.m. Friday, July 20, here at The Center on Highway 5 north at the Gainesville city limits. Candidates will speak and answer questions during dinner, which costs $8 and includes beverage and dessert. The dinner is...
The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Chapter 695 of West Plains will meet at noon Tuesday, July 24, at Chen’s Garden Chinese Restaurant, 1705 Gibson Ave. in West Plains. At the meeting, Peggy Miller will share highlights of her career as chief housing manager for the Departments of the...
The 16th annual Dora Classic golf tournament will be held at 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, at the West Plains Municipal Golf Course. The entry fee for the 18-hole, two-person scramble is $110 per team and includes pizza, drinks and Mulligans. The tournament will have four flights with four...
The Ozark County Historium’s annual tea, to be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, will be focused on the theme “Tea with Anne,” and the entertainment will include a skit based on the popular novel Anne of Green Gables. Tickets are $10 each, and only 60 tickets will be sold. Historium volunteer...
The Gainesville Volunteer Fire Department recently completed a test of its pumping equipment near Pontiac Cove Marina with assistance from members of the Pontiac / Price Place Volunteer Fire Department. Gainesville VFD chief Ed Doiron said the city’s ISO rating will be re-evaluated in a few weeks,...

Photo courtesy David Mahan Friends and guests came from near and far to hunt, fish and relax at Braddock Lakes Resort. A group of hunters, clad in their red deer-hunting shirts, jackets and caps, is shown in this undated photo, probably in the mid to late 1950s. The two men at left are unknown. Orval Mahan is shown with his foot on the car fender. The next man is unknown. Everett Mahan is standing, center, with Wendall Mahan and “Boogie” Taylor at right.
Editor’s note: This feature is the first of a series by Ozark County Times reporters Jessi Dreckman and Amelia Lamair describing a hidden-away bit of history in the Mark Twain National Forest just north of Ozark County in the community once known as Siloam Springs. By Amelia Lamairamelia@...
Organizers of a May 5 meeting that was sponsored by the Ozark County Ministerial Alliance to discuss the drug and opioid problem that’s currently sweeping the nation – and having a severe impact on Ozark County – are working to follow up on the interest shown at the meeting.Mary Ketcham, one of the...

Times photos/Norene Prososki
Close to 70 people attended Monday night’s informal information session at Gainesville High School regarding the 75-cent levy increase proposal that will appear on the Aug. 7 primary election ballot. The increase would bring the school levy from the state minimum of  $2.75 to $3.50, still one of...
Absentee voting for the Aug. 7 primary election continues through Aug. 6. Registered voters who are unable to go to the polls on Election Day should contact County Clerk Brian Wise for the required application. Absentee ballots may be voted by mail or in person at the clerk’s office from 8 a.m. to...

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