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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 the Times each week for an updated...

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...

In this photo, published in the Oct. 11, 2006, edition of the Ozark County Times, Leslie Turner, center, stirs molasses toward its final stage as son Doyle Turner (back) stirs the incoming cane juice, and son-in-law Wendell Daugherty strains the finished product into jars. Leslie died in 2013, but his children continue the fall tradition of turning sorghum cane into molasses.
For more than 40 years, the Turner family has been turning the juice of homegrown sorghum cane into sweet molasses on their farm. To watch them in action, make plans to travel to Thornfield between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, when they crank up the old cane press again and fire up the...
Lions Club auction items
Century Bank employees Michele Johnson, left, Bill Trivitt and Amanda Martin show some of the items to be sold Friday night at the Gainesville Lions Club’s 30th annual auction at Gainesville High School. In addition to a wide array of merchandise and gift certificates, the auction also includes a sportsman’s raffle that offers multiple winners firearms, gun safes, a kayak, an electric smoker and more. Tickets, available at Century Bank, are $50 each, and only 30 were left at press time Tuesday. The April 21 event begins with dinner at 6 p.m. and a silent auction at 6:15 p.m., followed by the main auction at 7 p.m. The auction and raffle support Gainesville’s summer ball programs. For more information, call Trivitt at Century Bank, 679-3321
Century Bank employees Michele Johnson, left, Bill Trivitt and Amanda Martin show some of the items to be sold Friday night at the Gainesville Lions Club’s 30th annual auction at Gainesville High School. In addition to a wide array of merchandise and gift certificates, the auction also includes a...

Neighborhood News
I believe spring has sprung. The trees are really green, and the dogwood trees are beautiful. I am sure lots of gardens are being planted. We had some turkey breasts last week. A friend’s son who killed one during youth season shared with us, and was it ever good! We hope the starting of the...
Mountain Lion
The mountain lion - hit by a vehicle on I-44 in Laclede County and later euthanized by state troopers - measured 6 feet 8 inches from nose to tail.
State troopers had to euthanize a large mountain lion Tuesday morning after it had been injured by a vehicle on I-44 in Laclede County. It's the first recorded mountain lion hit by a vehicle in southwest Missouri, according to Missouri Department of Conservation Agent Jarad Milligan, who recovered...

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