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The Gainesville High School class of 1956 will hold its 61-year reunion beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at The Center off Highway 5 just north of the Gainesville city limits. All members of the class as well as family and friends are invited. 
To contact the Ozark County Sheriff’s Depart-ment or other emergency-responding agencies, call 679-4633. In an emergency, dial 911.   Sept. 26 1:31 a.m. – Traffic stop on Highway 5 north near Bryant Plastics. OCSD rendered assistance. 3:24 a.m. – Caller said a truck with camper shell was going back...

The grow-your-own mushroom kits from Willow Mountain Mushrooms allow anyone to grow a variety of different mushrooms including portabella and oyster mushrooms, shown here with 8-year-old Jamie, left, and 6-year-old Joey Semyck, children of Willow Mountain Mushroom owners Bob and Wendy Semyck.
Local mushroom provider Willow Mountain Mushrooms is now offering grow-your-own mushroom kits for purchase. The 12-inch-by-12-inch kit weighs about 12 to 14 pounds and includes detailed instructions, colonized growing medium and a casing layer that  the purchaser mixes with water and applies. Each...

Photo by Andrew Jansen/News-Leader From left, Donetta Clouse, Skeeter Decker and Harry Clouse watch the fish swim by at the Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium on Sept. 22. Donetta, an Ozark County native, and her husband Harry celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary by going to the museum on opening day.
Springfield residents Donetta and Harry Clouse gave themselves a 61st wedding anniversary gift Sept. 22, buying tickets to the new Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium in Springfield. [Donetta Newton Clouse is an Ozark County native, a former student at the Caney School and daughter of...
A free “Medicare and You” class will be offered here at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10,  sponsored by The SeniorAge Area Agency on Aging and The Center. The class helps participants make sense of the decisions  involved in starting Medicare and in making choices during open enrollment. Individual...
The weather man is saying we might get some rain this week. We really need it. One day last week Paul took Kenny Bushong to Ava to get his pickup. He had it up there for repairs. Mr. and Mrs. Fulkerson visited Ray McDaniel. Mrs. Fulkerson is Ray’s sister. We are seeing lots of motorcycles on the...
Our fall festival time brings the opportunity for old friends to gather and meet new ones. Cousins Colene Pitcock Rose and Marlyn Pitcock met for possibly the first time on the square, and they don’t live very far apart.  Lyndon and Linia Pitcock and two little granddaughters, Cloe and Quinn Wright...
The Pontiac Price Place Volunteer Fire Department will hold its monthly board meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10. The general meeting will follow at 7 p.m. Everyone is invited. Coffee and cake will be served after the meeting.
David Hirsh of Gainesville won the 12-gun Liberty gun safe that was the prize in a raffle sponsored recently by the Ozark County Farm Bureau. Hirsh’s winning ticket was drawn Sept. 30 during the Ag Day in the Ozarks event sponsored by Sponsored by the Ozark County Farm Bureau, the Soil and Water...

Doyle Turner stands in front of a bumper crop of sorghum that’s growing on the family farm in Thornfield. Turner said the sorghum crop hasn’t done well the past two years, but this year, the cane has flourished, standing 10-12 feet tall.
As reported in last week’s edition of the Times, the Turner family plans to make molasses at their farm in Thornfield Saturday, Oct. 7. However, the forecast is calling for a 40 percent chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms, and Doyle Turner says, “We can’t cook if it’s raining.” So the...

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