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The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Chapter 695 of West Plains will meet at noon Tuesday, Jan. 23, at Chen’s Garden Chinese Restaurant, 1705 Gibson Aven. in West Plains. Doyle Fink will present a program on the Battle at Verdun, the largest and longest battle of the First World War on...

David and Tiffany Bauer. Photo courtesy of Ozark County Jail.
Theodosia-area husband and wife defendants David Bauer, 55, and Tiffany Bauer, 33, were convicted of one count of first degree statutory sodomy of a child younger than 12. The Jan. 8 verdict came from Associate Judge Elizabeth Bock after the judge took the case under advisement following a Nov. 2,...
To contact the Ozark County Sheriff’s Depart-ment or other local emergency-responding agencies, call 679-4633. In an emergency, dial 911.   Jan. 8 4:47 a.m. – Vehicle slid off Highway 181 near the school and is partway in the road. OCSD rendered assistance; Ron’s Recovery dispatched. 5:32 a.m. –...

Rebecca Ruud, left, and Robert Peat Jr., right. Courtesy of Ozark County Jail.
Reprinted with permission from the Springfield News-Leader with local details added by the Times staff.   A judge set trial dates Friday, Jan. 12, for the husband and wife accused of killing a 16-year-old autistic girl and burning her body this summer in Ozark County. Rebecca Ruud, 39, and Robert...
To contact the Ozark County Sheriff’s Department or other emergency-responding agencies here, call 679-4633. In an emergency, dial 911. Jan. 112:26 a.m. – Officer is in pursuit of a black Dodge truck traveling at excessive speed on W Highway. Subject arrested. Sam’s Towing called.12:50 a.m. –...
Tony E. Cowden, 63, owner of the popular Tony’s Pizza House restaurant in Protem, was sentenced Monday, Jan. 8, to 18 months in federal prison without parole. The sentence was handed down by U.S. District Judge Beth Phillips in connection with tax evasion charges. Cowden pleaded guilty to five...

DO YOU RECOGNIZE THIS BURGLAR? Deputies with the Ozark County and Taney County sheriff’s departments are currently investigating several burglaries in the area that are thought be to related. This still shot was taken from security footage from the most recent break-in, which occurred over the weekend at Mark Twain School. Lutie School superintendent Scot Young told the Times that footage from a Dec. 10 break-in at Lutie school showed the same man, dressed in the same outfit. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Ozark County Sheriff’s Department at 417-679-4633.
Sheriff’s deputies from Ozark and Taney Counties are currently investigating a string of burglaries over the past month across the two-county area that are thought to be related. Ozark County Sheriff Darrin Reed told the Times Tuesday morning that officers are almost certain a burglar who broke...
To contact the Ozark County Sheriff’s Department or other emergency-responding agencies here, call 679-4633. In an emergency, dial 911.   Dec. 25 9:06 a.m. – Medical: 80-year-old female has abdominal cramps. Gainesville VFD first responders and Ozark County Ambulance responded. Patient was...

Michael McCullough
Michael W. McCullough, 57, of Gainesville, is being held in the Ozark County Jail on a $20,000 cash-only bond, accused of child molestation involving a girl who was younger than 12 when the molestation began. McCullough is scheduled to be arraigned at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9, before Associate...
Area residents are responding with support for a Theodosia couple, Kermit J. Schofield, 76, and his wife, Sandy Schofield, 73, who pleaded guilty in federal court Friday to illegally trafficking in wild American ginseng. According to a news release from Tom Larson, acting United States attorney for...

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