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Theodosia chapter #130 Order of the Eastern Star on Oct. 30 presented a Masonic Home of Missouri check for $300 to the Ozark County Sheriff’s Department for use in purchasing winter clothing for children in need within Ozark County. Through its “Creating a Partnership” program, the Masonic Home of...
Timber Knob Volunteer Fire Department visited the Gainesville Head Start location to teach the students about fire safety Oct. 25. Children’s names aren’t given due to Headstart restrictions. 

Sally Ledbetter Hambelton
Gainesville resident Sally Ledbetter Hambelton recently completed the educational and credentialing requirements to become a certified nurse practitioner. She has worked for several years as a registered nurse at Regional Family Medicine in Mountain Home, Arkansas, and completed her advanced...
Jim Cleland tosses a disc Sunday as, from left, Matt Shockey, Russ Burns, Kevin Carder and Kodi Shockey watch in the two-day Disc Golf Monkey Tournament held last weekend at Lost Woods Golf Course in Theodosia. The tournament brought 102 participants from throughout Missouri and as far away as Salt...
Doris Pinckney Baten, right, of Wasola recently received the National Weather Service 45-Year Dick Hagemeyer Service Award from Thomas Olsen, observation program leader of NWS Springfield. Joining in on the award presentation was her dog, Mr. Henry. In 1972, Doris took over observation duties from...
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture is investing $2.5 billion in loans for rural electric infrastructure improvements including $27 million awarded to Howell-Oregon Electric Co-op, which serves some residents in eastern Ozark County. The...
Ozark County native Windell Cobb joined the Army the day he turned 18 on July 24, 1944. He couldn’t know it then, but he would have an extraordinary view of some of World War II’s most horrendous and historic sites and events.  “I wanted to join when I was 17, but my mother wouldn’t sign for me,”...
The “fog” was still rising off the rubble at Hiroshima in August 1945 when Ozark County native Truman Miller arrived with the American infantry. He and his fellow soldiers had been on a ship, steaming toward an invasion of Japan, when “the captain came on over the loudspeaker” and said a big bomb...

Jacob, front, performs with the Navy Ceremonial Guard drill team for a Utah-based Honor Flight group. Below right: the drill team tosses rifles.
When last we shared Navy Airman Jacob Nanney’s Navy duty adventures, he was “standing tight” as part of the White House weapons cordon that lined a White House walkway as newly inaugurated President Donald Trump and his family walked by to reach the stands where they would watch the 2017...
Andrea Martin, 32, of Dora, was seriously injured Nov. 3 in a rollover accident on CC Highway about 12 miles west of West Plains. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol online crash report filed by Trooper D. L. Nash, Martin was traveling eastbound on CC Highway around 8:15 a.m. Friday in a...

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