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Antler Pizza & Restaurant in Gainesville is currently accepting nominations for families in need this Thanksgiving that could use a free, fully cooked, ready-to-eat honey ham. Restaurant owner Mike Mansfield said the restaurant is awarding up to 50 free hams for needy area families. To nominate...

Dakota Woodward was escorted out of Circuit Judge Craig Carter’s courtroom Nov. 6 after yelling obscenities at Carter and Prosecuting Attorney John Garrabrant. Ozark County Jail photo
A 19-year-old Gainesville man was escorted out of the courtroom by Ozark County deputies after spewing obscenities at Circuit Judge Craig Carter and Ozark County Prosecuting Attorney John Garrabrant during the Nov. 6 session of Ozark County Law Day.  Dakota Woodward, dressed in an orange jumpsuit...

With money from the Ozark County Sheriff’s Community Fund, sheriff’s department volunteers Rachel Phelan, Gavin Phelan and Sheila Dilts shopped for gifts on 2018 Angel Tree ornaments that weren’t claimed, so that all children who shared wish lists got presents. When this photo was taken last year, sheriff’s office personnel were preparing to load the gifts into vehicles for delivery to the distribution office. From left: administrative assistant Curtis Ledbetter, Chief Deputy Winston Collins, Sheriff Darrin Reed and Jailer (now Deputy) Jeff Lane. Times file photo / Sue Ann Jones
Each year, generous Ozark Countians help make Christmas bright for children in foster care or in families whose budgets have little or no room for Christmas gifts and surprises. Here are ways you can help:   Ozark County Angel Tree   Each year the Ozark County Angel Tree project works to bring...

Zack L. Burris
Zack L. Burris, 21, pleaded guilty to second-degree domestic assault before Circuit Judge Craig Carter Nov. 6. The charge was amended by Ozark County Prosecuting Attorney John Garrabrant to second-degree domestic assault from the originally filed first-degree domestic assault.  The plea was made as...

Tecumseh Volunteer Fire Department Capt. Stephen Ator shows some of the reflective signage his department uses to direct traffic around accident areas. The signs’ reflectivity is especially important as winter brings longer hours of darkness.
Ozark County’s emergency personnel remind area residents and drivers that, with longer hours of darkness as the seasons change, it’s more important than ever to be careful when driving through accident and incident zones. “Especially here in Ozark County, where it seems like every road’s one blind...

Jerry Ann Lash offers handmade crafts, collectibles, handmade jewelry, antiques and other seasonal items at the Rainbow’s End Christmas house she and her husband, Jerry, have operated seasonally near Tecumseh for 20 years. The shop will close after its last day, Sunday, Dec. 1, before the Lashes’ Dec. 7 auction, when they will sell their property ahead of a move to Arizona. 2017 photo courtesy Zach Smith, Rural Missouri
Rainbow’s End, the seasonal Christmas-house craft shop tucked back in a holler east of Tecumseh, is coming to the end of the road after 20 years in annual business.  Owners Jerry Ann and Jerry Lash say the shop on County Road 555, now open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, will close after its last...
VFW Post #5366 in Isabella, with help from the local AmVets chapter, is asking for donations and help in preparing its annual free community dinner, to be served at noon on Thanks-giving Day at the VFW hall on HH Highway in Isabella. Another community meal will be served on Christmas Day. Facility...

Halbert Smith
Halbert Smith, pastor of Gainesville Church of Christ and president of the Ozark County Ministerial Alliance, will deliver the message at the Ozark County Community Thanksgiving Service to be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, at Lilly Ridge General Baptist Church off Highway 160 east of...

Dakota Woodward was escorted out of Circuit Judge Craig Carter’s courtroom Nov. 6 after yelling obscenities at Carter and Prosecuting Attorney John Garrabrant. Ozark County Jail photo
  */ A 19-year-old Gainesville man was escorted out of the courtroom by Ozark County deputies after spewing obscenities at Circuit Judge Craig Carter and Ozark County Prosecuting Attorney John Garrabrant during the Nov. 6 session of Ozark County Law Day.  Dakota Woodward, dressed in an orange...

Times file photo / Sue Ann Jones With money from the Ozark County Sheriff’s Community Fund, sheriff’s department volunteers Rachel Phelan, Gavin Phelan and Sheila Dilts shopped for gifts on 2018 Angel Tree ornaments that weren’t claimed, so that all children who shared wish lists got presents. When this photo was taken last year, sheriff’s office personnel were preparing to load the gifts into vehicles for delivery to the distribution office. From left: administrative assistant Curtis Ledbetter, Chief Deputy Winston Collins, Sheriff Darrin Reed and Jailer (now Deputy) Jeff Lane.
Each year, generous Ozark Countians help make Christmas bright for children in foster care or in families whose budgets have little or no room for Christmas gifts and surprises. Here are ways you can help:   Ozark County Angel Tree   Each year the Ozark County Angel Tree project works to bring...

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