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Mary Lou Hambelton, 78, was sound asleep in her Dora home a little after 1 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, when she woke up and “had a funny feeling that something was going to happen,” she said Monday. A few seconds later, someone pounded on the door of her house south of Dora.  “It rattled me,” she...

photo courtesy of Missouri Press Association Missouri Press Association president Jeff Schrag, left, presented Ozark County Times staff members with award plaques during Saturday’s Missouri Press Association convention in Springfield. From left, Times reporter Jessi Dreckman, Times advertising manager Jenny Yarger and Times owner and publisher Norene Prososki. Times editor Sue Ann Jones was unable to attend.
The Ozark County Times brought home two first place awards, five second place awards, four third place awards and one honorable mention at the 2016 Missouri Press Better Newspaper Contest awards luncheon held at University Plaza Hotel in Springfield Saturday. “I’m extremely proud of the staff at...

Fish fry
The Protem Community Center will host a fish fry  with music performed by local musicians beginning at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct 14. The community center is on Highway 125 in Protem.  The menu includes fish and hot dogs, with all the fixings. Everyone is welcome.

Photo courtesy Linda Dunsmuir Pontiac resident Linda Dunsmuir recently visited the McWilliams Pumpkin farm in West Plains with grandkids Mia Dunsmuir, 11, and Alex Dunsmuir, 6. “That place is awesome,” Linda told the Times this week. “They’ve added a lot of new stuff for the kids.”
Fall is here, although the weather hasn’t yet turned to those familiar crisp October temperatures. Autumn events around the Ozarks are being held to celebrate the season and in anticipation of Halloween. Listed below are events happening soon in the area. Watch theTimes each week for an updated...

Photo courtesy Aerial Ozarks MoDOT officials say the recently rebuilt James Bridge on PP Highway near Dawt (shown here) will probably reopen to traffic next week, and the rebuilt CC Highway bridge near Hammond Camp may reopen as early as late today, Oct. 4, if final details can be completed. Both bridges were destroyed by the historic April 29-30 floods that lifted the North Fork of the White River to levels never seen before in recorded history.
Many Ozark Countians are eagerly awaiting the reopening of two major bridges over the North Fork of the White River this week and next, hoping the Missouri Department of Transportation’s hopeful predictions stay on schedule. The bridges on CC Highway neaer Hammond Camp and James Bridge on PP...

St. Paul Lutheran Church
St. Paul Lutheran Church in West Plains invites area residents to bring their pets to a “blessing of the animals” ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, in the church parking lot at 291 N. Kentucky Ave., behind Bradford Pharmacy. A color photo certificate of owner and pet can be ordered, free of...

Alex Morrison and his reserve champion heifer
Alex Morrison, son of Gainesville license agent Robin Morrison and husband Gene, placed first in class in the FFA division and won reserve champion heifer of the FFA division with his March heifer that he showed in August at the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia. The next day his heifer placed first...
Sheri Lee of Ozark County Farm Bureau, with some help from young Harlow Mansfield,  worked the registration desk during Ag Day in the Ozarks Saturday at the Gainesville Livestock Auction. The event, sponsored by the Ozark County Farm Bureau, the Soil and Water Conservation District and Missouri...
University of Missouri Extension agronomist Dr. Sarah Kenyon presented information on forages and weed control at the Women’s Grazing Day Conference Saturday at Lisa Edwards’ farm near Thornfield. Edwards also shared her story, the progress she has made on the farm in the last eight years and tips...

Photo courtesy Teresa Orloff, TAVFD Five Ozark County volunteer fire departments responded to multiple fires Sunday on the Glade Top Trail northwest of Longrun with equipment including this 2,000-gallon tanker from Theodosia Area VFD.
Five Ozark County volunteer fire departments, along with a fire crew and bulldozer from the U.S. Forest service, battled multiple fires Sunday along the Glade Top Trail near the Ozark-Taney county line.  Mark Twain National Forest public affairs officer Cody Norris said the fires burned...

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