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More than 100 people attended the informational meeting Dec. 5 in Ava about the future of the new Bryant Creek State Park in Douglas County a few miles north of Rockbridge. The meeting included three exhibits where Missouri State Park employees answered visitors’ questions and shared information about the park. Written comments were accepted at the meeting, and online comments are currently being accepted through Jan. 5, 2018, on the Missouri State Parks website. Photo courtesy of the Douglas County Herald.
This article is reprinted with permission from KSMU.org. Additional information has been added by the Times staff.    Three public meetings on the future of Missouri’s newest state parks are finished, including the Bryant Creek State Park meeting, which was held Dec. 5 at the Ava Community Building...

While being filmed for an upcoming episode of “Homestead Rescue” on the Discovery Channel, Misty Raney, left, and Wren Russenholt, discuss a cedar “aqueduct” system designed to provide Wren and partner Ini with a more accessible way to bring water to their gardens. Times photo/Jessi Dreckman.
An episode of the Discovery Chanel’s hit TV show “Homestead Rescue” that was filmed in Ozark County earlier this year will air at 8 p.m. central time tonight, Wednesday, Dec. 13. The episode features a Luna-area couple named Wren and Ini, who have elected to use the last name Russenholt in the...
A preliminary hearing for Kevin Robinson, 28, of Gainesville, was held Nov. 28 before Associate Judge Cynthia MacPherson in connection with an incident in which Robinson was alleged to have stabbed  24-year-old Robert Chambers in Gainesville’s Town & Country Supermarket parking lot Oct. 21. At...

Area residents are invited to select an “ornament” from area Angel Trees, like this one shown by Deb Garcia at Deb & Lou’s Cafe in Gainesville. The ornament adopter is then asked to fulfill some or all of the requests listed on each ornament as the child’s needs and wishes. The gifts must to returned to the Angel Tree site by 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20, to be collected by the project’s organizers and distributed to the specified families. Times photo/Norene Prososki.
Ozark County Family Services, partnering with retired social worker Karla Smith and the Ozark County Sheriff’s Department, are working to make sure Santa visits every child in the county this year. Family Services staff members organize the annual “Angel Trees” here to provide gifts for children...

Kathy Weinert works to chisel a stone to fit a spot within Rick and Jill Norton’s fireplace. Rick said the Weinerts were true craftsman, and “as many stones were chosen as were rejected.” Photo courtesy of Jill Norton.
Despite living away for several years, Ozark County native Rick Norton has always considered Ozark County his home. He and wife Jill looked forward to the day they could retire and move back to the area. After some unexpected health issues, that day came a little sooner than expected. But the early...

Photo courtesy Doug Hawkins.
Rob Collins of Chaney Monument and D&D Signs assisted Gainesville city employees Monday in hanging holiday decorations around the Gainesville square in celebration of the Christmas season and to prepare for Saturday’s “Wonders of Christmas” event to be held from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. See page 2...

Circuit Judge Craig Carter
In a recent ceremony honoring exemplary service to the people of Missouri, Missouri Chief Justice Zel M. Fischer recognized Ozark County Circuit Judge Craig Carter for his participation in the judicial transfer and partnership programs. The ceremony was held during the annual meeting of the...

Angaline Ryan
Angaline Ryan, 60, of West Plains was scheduled to face a Texas County jury Dec. 11-15; however, Ryan’s trial was canceled after a motion for continuance was filed by Howell County Prosecutor Michael P. Hutchings on Nov. 28. The case is now scheduled for a hearing at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12. It’s...
Angaline Ryan, 60, of West Plains was scheduled to face a Texas County jury Dec. 11-15; however, Ryan’s trial was canceled after a motion for continuance was filed by Howell County Prosecutor Michael P. Hutchings on Nov. 28. The case is now scheduled for a hearing at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12. It’s...

Geneva Liveley
A Dora woman got four years of probation and surrendered her nursing license as part of a plea agreement announced Thursday in Baxter County (Arkansas) Circuit Court. Geneva Liveley was found guilty of possession of hydrocodone, possession of drug paraphernalia and DWI. The 33-year-old Liveley will...

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