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Lilly Ridge General Baptist Church won the $150 Jingle Bell parade grand prize in 2016 with its float depicting a snowy scene proclaiming Jesus as winter’s wonder. Gainesville's 2017 Christmas celebration will be Saturday, Dec. 9. Floats and other entries are needed for this year's parade, which lines up behind Town & Country Supermarket ahead of a 2:30 p.m. step-off. For more information about the parade, call Paula Rose, 417-989-1282.
Organizers are finalizing details for upcoming Ozark County Christmas events.  Bakersfield’s “Home Town Christmas” will be held Saturday, Dec. 2, beginning with  Breakfast with Santa from 9 to 11 a.m. in the school cafeteria. The menu includes pancakes and sausage, milk and coffee for $2 per person...
Jerry Studdard, 52, of Wasola, charged with forcible sodomy - deviate sexual intercourse by forcible compulsion and two counts of statuary sodomy, was scheduled to be arraigned Nov. 14 by Associate Judge Cynthia MacPherson; however, defense attorney Scott Gregory Taylor on Nov. 11 filed a motion...
First Christian Church in Gainesville invites area women to its annual ladies Christmas brunch (formerly the Christmas tea) to be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at the church on Highway 160 east, across from Hoerman Memorial Park.  All women are invited, and no tickets are needed, but those...
The first Sunday fried chicken dinner fundraiser at The Center will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Dec. 3. The meal includes a beverage and dessert. The cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children under 10 years of age.  Organizers say participants enjoy a delicious dinner while supporting...

Hayden Johns, 8, killed this 8-point buck during early youth season while hunting with a family friend in Theodosia.
The late portion of the youth deer firearms season will be held this weekend, Friday through Sunday, Nov. 24-26. Youth ages 6 to 15 are eligible to participate. Only one antlered deer may be taken during the entire firearms season, all portions combined. Up to two anterless deer may be taken during...

Dora VFD chief Monte Shipley hugs Mary Lou Hambelton at a surprise retirement party. Hambelton has served as the Dora VFD treasurer for 30 years and was active in starting the department in the mid-1980s.
The Dora Volunteer Fire Department members surprised Mary Lou Hambelton with a retirement party earlier this month. Hambelton has served as Dora VFD board treasurer the past 30 years. She and her late husband, Gerald, were founding members of the department when it began in early 1986, and they...
Ozark County has been awarded $3,086 in federal funds to supplement emergency food and shelter programs here. The funds have come through the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board program. A local board consisting...
Judge Calvin Holden has been assigned by the Missouri Supreme Court to hear Theodosia resident Rebecca Ruud’s case in connection with the murder of her 16-year-old biological daughter Savannah Leckie. Holden is currently a circuit judge based in Greene County.  The Supreme Court assignment was made...

Angaline Ryan, courtesy of Ozark County Sheriff's Department
Angaline Ryan, 60, of West Plains was scheduled to have a pre-trial hearing in Texas County Tuesday. Ryan, an Ozark County landowner, is charged with first-degree assault, serious physical injury and armed criminal action in connection with allegations of a April 13, 2015, ambush-style shooting of...

Feral hogs root up a glade in Ozark County looking for food. Feral hogs are usually black or brown with long hair, tails and snout. They reproduce rapidly and can double their population every few months.
The Missouri Department of Conservation is working with public and private conservation partners through the Missouri Feral Hog Partnership to eliminate feral hogs from Missouri. Partner agencies are helping landowners remove hogs from their properties through trapping, and some landowners are...

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