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Angela Plemmons is escorted from the courthouse in 2012 by former Ozark County Sheriff Raymond Pace and Jailer Robert Hathcock. Charged with murder in the stabbing death of former Theodosia resident Fred Wiggins, Plemmons was found not guilty by reason of insanity and has been in the custody of the Missouri Department of Mental Health since her trial. The department recently filed an application for her to be released from custody. Ozark County Prosecuting Attorney John Garrabrant has filed an objection. Ozark County Times file photo.
An Ozark County woman who has been in the custody of the Missouri Department of Mental Health for five years, after being found not guilty by reason of insanity in the stabbing death of former Theodosia resident Fred Wiggins, could potentially be released in the near future.  The Southeast Missouri...

Sisters Shirley Luna Sinor, left, Marilyn Luna Tilley and Sue Luna Cockman (not shown) will again be making and selling slices of homemade bread with homemade butter in a booth adjoining the Hootin an Hollarin information booth near the festival stage. Demonstrations coordinator Barbara Luna said the sisters will be demonstrating an old skill (breadmaking) in a new way (using bread machines). Ozark County Times file photo.
Dozens of committee members, volunteers, demonstrators, musicians, vendors and competitors are working today to make the 58th celebration of Hootin an Hollarin another success.  This year’s event is focused on the theme “Fun from the Old School.” Wednesday afternoon brings Lions Club members and...
The Ozark Mountain Bass Club held its last night tournament of the year on Aug. 25 out of Pontiac Cove on Bull Shoals Lake. Several fish were caught. Jigs and single-spins appeared to work well.  First place was won by Greg Phillips and Caleb Cline with 24.23 pounds. Second place went to Pete...

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The Missouri Department of Conservation will host a free gigging clinic for youth age 15 and younger on the North Fork of the White River in Ozark County on Oct. 6. MDC agent Tom Leeker said the specific location and other details will be announced later. The first 20 youth to sign up by calling...
Sixteen knitters or knitters-to-be gathered Sept. 4 at the Ozark County Historium for the first meeting of the Historium Knitters group. Historium volunteer Janet Taber said the participants enjoyed “sitting down together, needles and yarn in hand, to talk about knitting, share our projects and...
The Theodosia Area Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual meeting of the members at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, at the main firehouse on Highway 160 in Theodosia . Votes for a new board member will be counted from paid memberships who have returned their ballots. A change in the TAVFD bylaws...
Seedlings from the Missouri Department of Conservation’s George O. White State Forest Nursery may be ordered from now through April 15, 2019, as supplies last. MDC says a variety of low-cost native tree and shrub seedlings are available for reforestation, windbreaks, erosion control, wildlife food...

Dr. Magdy Giurgius
Ozarks Medical Center will offer a free community education dinner focusing on the health risks of obesity and weight-loss surgery options from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, at OMC Parkway Center in West Plains. Dr. Magdy Giurgius, board-certified general and bariatric surgeon at Ozarks Medical...
TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets at 4 p.m. every Monday in Isabella. For information about attending a meeting, call chapter leader Donna Anderson at 417-273-0027. Both men and women are welcome. Debbie Dodd took over the month and had the best weight loss. Weekly weight loss winners were Bev...
Theodosia True Hope church will host its Third-Sunday music night at 6 p.m. Sept. 16. Refreshments will be provided.  This will be the final music night for the year. Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy the music. Participation is also welcome.   

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