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Gainesville resident Bryan Mohr, 34, pleaded guilty to the class D felony of second-degree statutory rape before Circuit Judge Craig Carter Oct. 16 and was sentenced to two years in the Missouri Department of Corrections. The range of punishment for a class D felony in Missouri is up to four years...

Ozark County’s William Mahan was 17 when this tintype of him wearing his Civil War Home Guard uniform was created. Area residents interested in joining a new interest group that will meet for informal discussions about the Civil War in the Ozarks and beyond are invited to an initial gathering at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, at the Historium on the west side of the Gainesville square.
There is news for anyone interested in learning more about the Civil War in the Ozarks and beyond: A new interest group with this focus is now being organized at the Ozark County Historium. The first gathering will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, and all are invited and encouraged to attend....

Barney Head and daughter Kiya Belle
A true Ozark County native, Barney Head was known for his love of the outdoors, his family and his daughter, Kiya Belle. So it was only fitting that he was laid to rest in a casket as unique as he was – built by the people who loved him most, made from reclaimed Ozark County barnwood adorned with...
The Ozark County Republican Committee has called a special meeting to interview persons who want to be considered for the position of Ozark County Treasurer. The meeting, to be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, in the third-floor courtroom of the Ozark County Courthouse, is not open to the public...

David Mahan, left, and Kevin Honeycutt repair a fence that was torn down early Monday morning when a tree came down on Highway 95 near Theodosia, pulling up a huge root ball.
Many Ozark Countians this week are cutting their way through a thicket of downed trees and fences and celebrating the return of electrical power – or maybe still waiting for the lights to come back on, after a strong, swift storm swept through the area in the early-morning hours  Monday.Between 1:...

Bakersfield High School sophomore Emmi Tucker is captain of the Junior Team of the USA Martial Arts team that will participate in international competition in 2021 in London, England.
A Bakersfield teen is on her way to London in 2021 to compete with Team USA in the World Martial Arts Competition. Emmi Tucker, 15, a sophomore at Bakersfield High School, is the Junior Team captain of the USA Martial Arts team that will participate in the world competition. Emmi is currently the...

John William Bass
An Ozark County man accused of trafficking large amounts of crystal methamphetamine was sentenced to 10 years in prison by Circuit Judge Craig Carter during the Oct. 9 session of Ozark County Law Day. John William Bass, 52, of Caulfield, pleaded guilty to trafficking a controlled substance in...
Ozark County government was given a “fair” rating last week in an audit released by Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway.   Announcing the audit results in a news release, Galloway highlighted “several areas of concern for Ozark County officials” and offered recommendations.  Galloway said, “The...

Photo by Chelsea Gilmore Students came forward to pray together as First Baptist Church pastor Mason Eslinger gave an altar call Wednesday night, Oct. 9, during the Fields of Faith student-led worship service in the GHS football stadium.
More than 350 people gathered on the Gainesville High School football field Wednesday, Oct. 9, for the countywide Fields of Faith student-led worship service.  It was the second year that Gainesville’s Fellowship of Student Athletes (FCA) hosted the event. This year, the students extended an...

Ozark County Treasurer Phyllis Turner
Ozark County Treasurer Phyllis Gaulding Turner died Oct. 10 of cancer, the second consecutive Ozark County treasurer to die in office. Turner, an Ozark County native, was appointed to the office in March 2012 by former Gov. Jay Nixon following the October 2011 death of the previous treasurer, David...

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