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Absentee voting for the Nov. 6 general election begins Tuesday, Sept. 25. Registered voters who are unable to go to the polls on Election Day should contact Ozark County Clerk Brian Wise’s office for the required application. Absentee ballots may be voted by mail or in person at the clerk’s office...
Hay and fire are a bad combination at any time, but this year's hay shortage and sky-high prices make the 150 round bales that burned Sept. 12 at Bob and Brenda Newton's Dora-area property a little harder to lose than might have been the case in a good-hay year.  According to the Ozark County...
Volunteers from Lilly Ridge General Baptist Church – from left, Dale Roberts, Wayman King and Rodger Hickerson – picked up trash Monday morning along the church’s designated stretch of Highway 160 near the east-side Gainesville city limits. Even though they started their work at 8 a.m., the...
Many Ozark County farmers who faced a potential hay shortage as summer began are thankful to be getting a second cutting of hay as summer ends. In the June 27 edition of the Times, Ozark County’s Missouri University Extension livestock specialist Randy Wiedmeier shared his concerns about the...
Some Theodosia mail patrons were informed recently that their mail may have been destroyed by fire on Aug. 31.  A Theodosia-area resident recently shared with the Times a letter from Theodosia postmaster Maurice Anna that was distributed to some Theodosia residents. The letter, dated Sept. 10, said...

Angela Plemmons is escorted from the courthouse in 2012 by former Ozark County Sheriff Raymond Pace and Jailer Robert Hathcock. Charged with murder in the stabbing death of former Theodosia resident Fred Wiggins, Plemmons was found not guilty by reason of insanity and has been in the custody of the Missouri Department of Mental Health since her trial. The department recently filed an application for her to be released from custody. Ozark County Prosecuting Attorney John Garrabrant has filed an objection. Ozark County Times file photo.
An Ozark County woman who has been in the custody of the Missouri Department of Mental Health for five years, after being found not guilty by reason of insanity in the stabbing death of former Theodosia resident Fred Wiggins, could potentially be released in the near future.  The Southeast Missouri...

Sisters Shirley Luna Sinor, left, Marilyn Luna Tilley and Sue Luna Cockman (not shown) will again be making and selling slices of homemade bread with homemade butter in a booth adjoining the Hootin an Hollarin information booth near the festival stage. Demonstrations coordinator Barbara Luna said the sisters will be demonstrating an old skill (breadmaking) in a new way (using bread machines). Ozark County Times file photo.
Dozens of committee members, volunteers, demonstrators, musicians, vendors and competitors are working today to make the 58th celebration of Hootin an Hollarin another success.  This year’s event is focused on the theme “Fun from the Old School.” Wednesday afternoon brings Lions Club members and...

Olivia Vega had a little moral support from her pug dog during her time on stage in the 2017 calling contests.
Come on down to the square around 4 p.m. Saturday, and you might be surprised by the crazy sounds coming from the main stage. Don’t be alarmed.  It’s Hootin an Hollarin’s famous calling contests! Enjoy the fun as contestants yip, yell, yelp and (of course!) hoot and hollar to bring home the herd,...

Running Wild BBQ, a new vendor at Hootin an Hollarin this year, is serving up whole roasted turkey legs, smoked beef, chicken and pork and their signature loaded fries (served with sharp cheese and your choice of meat). If you want to really do it up good, ask for your loaded fries to be served “Ozark style,” and you’ll get a healthy topping of coleslaw and baked beans right on top.
(See page 59 of the Hootin an Hollarin festival guide for a map detailing vendors locations.) One of the best things about any festival is the food, and Hootin an Hollarin is no exception. This year's lineup will include main dishes from a variety of different merchants including a new vendor,...

The Ava Art Guild members’ elaborately painted gourds are popular items each year in their Hootin an Hollarin booth.
Vendor and booth chairpersons LaVese Ericksen and Barbara Luna say the Hootin an Hollarin committee has had their ears open to suggestions from past festival-goers. In response, this year’s event will include 12 new vendors!   Crafts and handmade items As always, handmade items and craft booths...

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