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Whitley Uchtman, 8, killed this spike buck with a .243 rifle the last weekend of youth season while hunting with her stepmother, Kim Curtis. She is the daughter of Holly Uchtman and Russell Curtis.
To contact the Ozark County Sheriff’s Depar-tment or other emergency-responding agencies here, call 417-679-4633. In an emergency, dial 911.   Dec. 18 9:59 a.m. – Medical: 94-year-old has altered mental status. Ozark County Ambulance responded. Patient was transported to Baxter Regional Medical...
Christmas trees can be left at the side of any Army Corps of Engineers boat ramp on Norfork or Bull Shoals lake to be used as fish cover. Those leaving trees at the ramps should be careful not to block the ramp and parking areas. All trees must be real, not artificial, and must be free of ornaments...
Menus Lunch is served daily from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and is open to everyone. The cost is $6 for those younger than 60; a $3.50 donation is requested for those over 60. Call 679-4746 to order take-out for 25 cents more. Wednesday, Dec. 27: country-fried steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, peas,...
The Ozark County Health Department will continue to have adult flu vaccine available until the end of December. The department will continue to offer flu vaccine for children as long as needed. To make an appointment, call 417-679-3334. 
Where does the time go? Another Christmas has come and gone, and we have much to be thankful for while also thinking of those who must be far from home during this holiday season. I had family with me for Christmas dinner on Monday. My daughters Karen and Kris brought the dinner, and it was very...

The completed manger scene. Photo by Jessi Dreckman.
After disappointment was expressed that the traditional Christmas Nativity display was missing from the Gainesville square this year, representatives of the Ozark County Chamber of Commerce and local residents hurried to set up the manger scene in a new location last week. Adam Drumm, pastor of...

photo courtesy of Karla Smith
Continuing the annual tradition they’ve had for many years, the Gainesville Lady Bulldog basketball team adopted one local family through the Ozark County Angel Tree program. The basketball team held a bake sale in Gainesville Friday, raising over $1,100 for the adopted family, which includes six...
Many children in Ozark County had a little merrier Christmas thanks to the generosity of local residents through the Ozark County Angel Tree program. Organizer Karla Smith, pictured with daughter Shelby, said 144 children were “adopted” by residents who bought Christmas presents for them this year...

James Bridge on PP Highway bridge near Dawt completely washed away in the historic flood in late April. This photo was taken Sunday, April 30, by Jeff Smith of Aerial Ozarks (http://aerialozark.webs.com/) after the bridge had been washed away by the high water.
2017 has been quite a year. From the removal of the Dawt Mill dam to the historic flood of late April to kind-hearted strangers helping each other, here’s a quick look back at some of the highlights from January through June 2017. Top stories from July through December 2017 will be featured in next...

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