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The Dawt Church of Christ will host a centennial celebration beginning at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 29, at the church on County Road 317 at Dawt.
The Dawt Church of Christ will host a centennial celebration that starts at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 29, at the church on County Road 317 at Dawt. Minister Wayne Stewart said everyone is invited, especially those who have been associated with the Dawt congregation through the years. "Come and help...

Corbyn Treat was made a Walmart Heart honorary truck driver during a special event held in his honor June 1 in West Plains.
Eight-year-old Corbyn Treat, son of Shane and Amanda Treat of Gainesville, had quite the special day June 1, thanks to his nomination as an honorary member of the Walmart Heart program, an effort to recognize and celebrate children with special needs, terminal illness or life-altering experiences...
The Ozark County commissioners opened and approved several bid offers during the May meetings. During the May 13 meeting, the commissioners opened bids for hot and cold mix. However, acceptance of bids was tabled in order to speak with other counties to obtain more information. During the May 20...

Concrete-repair work continues at the Ozark County Volunteer Library, causing the library to be closed longer than originally expected. Shown here, from left: Nick Schwenk, Jim Frye, Ken Krupp and Braden Frye. The work crew also included Davin Friend, not pictured.
The Ozark County Volunteer Library’s closure for concrete repairs will continue a little longer than expected due to the ongoing work, library board president Joanne Krupp said last week. The original closure was scheduled for May 20 through June 1, but the job has proven to be a little more...

Amanda Goodman snapped this photo of a black bear in a tree in her yard last week.
One day last week Howards Ridge resident Amanda Goodman was at her house on County Road 529 off J Highway when her dog began barking insistently. At first, she didn’t think much of it. “We just thought it was a neighbor dog coming down the road, so we didn’t give it much attention,” she told the...

drone photo courtesy of Ed Doiron This overhead photo shows the location of the four vehicles that were involved in an afternoon crash at Highways 160 and 5 North last Friday. Emergency responders were at the scene for five hours, from 4:45 until 9:50 p.m., cleaning up the crash site. There was one reported injury to Claire York of Springfield. The injury was classified as “moderate” by the MSHP. All other drivers and passengers were uninjured.
A photo posted to the Ozark County Times Facebook page from a May 31 four-vehicle crash at Highways 160 and 5 North in Gainesville has sparked a lively discussion, where many local residents voiced their opinion that something should be done to help prevent further crashes at the busy intersection...

Several broken limbs and uprooted large trees were found along a less than one mile stretch in Brixey where officials believe a tornado touched down for a brief period Sunday.
Ozark County Emergency Management Director Curtis Ledbetter said Tuesday that after speaking with weather officials, the National Weather Service confirmed that an EF-0 tornado touched down 11 miles north of Gainesville in the Brixey area in the early morning hours Sunday, May 26.  Ledbetter said...
Former Ozark County resident Lin Waterhouse, acclaimed author and journalist now living in West Plains, will be the lead-off storyteller at 12:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 7-8, during the Yellow House Storytelling Circle at the 30th annual Ozark Heritage Festival in West Plains.  Waterhouse,...

Navy veteran Ennis "Beau" Isabeau, right, the new commander of the Bakersfield American Legion post, is the first woman to serve as commander since the Bakersfield post was started on Aug. 17, 1950. She steps into the role held for 16 years by retiring commander Pat Neal, a former Marine, left. They're also shown at top in their military service portraits.
When 84-year-old Pat Neal retired as the commander of Bakersfield's American Legion Post last month after serving in that role for 16 years, the former Marine turned over the job to someone who's the opposite of any other commanders in the Bakersfield post's 73-year history. The new commander, a...
The Gainesville City Council met for their regularly scheduled meeting at 6 p.m. May 14 at City Hall.  Council members Dana Crisp, Teri Edades, Lana Bushong, Treva Warrick and Renee Schmucker were in attendance, along with Mayor Gail Reich, City Clerk Lisa Goodnight, Water Specialist Jessi Price...

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