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Missouri University Extension employees Traci Foster, left, and Renee Hambelton present donations totaling $250 from Marty Morrison, the Ozark County Extension Council and the Extension office staff to Ozark County Health Department administrator Rhonda Suter as part of the council’s participation...

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Reprinted with permission from the Springfield News-Leader with local information added.   A Walnut Grove woman was charged Dec. 12 in connection with a 2016 crash that left a mother dead and her two children injured. Billie Jo Howard, 39, said she had smoked marijuana, drank alcohol and taken an...

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Members of the Pontiac Ladies Club spent one morning recently wrapping gifts they’re providing for 20 Ozark County children in need. Funds for the gifts were raised at the club’s pie and cake auction following a community chicken dinner last summer. Club members expressed thanks to residents who...
To contact the Ozark County Sheriff’s Office or other emergency-responding agencies here, call 417-679-4633. In an emergency, dial 911.   Dec. 11 8:05 a.m. – Caller said beagles are running through his property. Officer talked with reporting party on the phone.  8:36 a.m. – Caller hit a deer with...
Merry Christmas! Check the activities listed here and plan to join us. The Center will be closed for the Christmas and New Year holidays on Friday and Monday, Dec. 23 and 25, and on Monday, Jan. 1.  We hope you’ll plan to join us for our first-Sunday fried chicken dinner on Jan. 7.   Menus Lunch is...
We finally got l inch of rain from two half-inch showers. We may not get more rain before it comes a snow. Paul and I went to Mountain Grove and ate supper at the Pizza Hut and got to visit with Wilma Fish a few minutes. She and Randy live down on W Highway from Vanzant. One of the cold evenings,...
My daughter Kris helped my granddaughter Dana Taylor paint the interior of a home in the Brixey area Saturday. I miss attending Sunday school and church, which has always been a part of my life for 95 years, except for a few times when I had to miss because I was in the hospital. Wonder if that...
Gainesville First Baptist Church will host a churchwide discipleship series beginning at 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 7. Adults will meet in the Relevant classroom, youth will meet at the Family Center on Third Street and elementary students will meet in the sanctuary. The study will focus on “The Story,”...

Misty Gant. Courtesy of Ozark County Jail.
Misty (Pendergrass) Gant, 38, of Gainesville, appeared before Circuit Judge Craig Carter on Dec. 6 and was sentenced to a 120-day institutional drug treatment program in the Missouri Department of Corrections in connection with a high-speed chase and assaulting a police officer while intoxicated. A...

Soil samples may be mailed directly to the University of Missouri Soil and Plant Testing Laboratory – or delivered to the local Ozark County Extension office. The fee for the soil test goes up $5 beginning Jan. 1, so area residents are urged to purchase the tests – or gift certificates for the test – this week because the Extension office will be closed Dec. 25-Jan. 1, reopening Jan. 2.
Soil tests can save farmers thousands of dollars, according to Missouri University Extension, and buying the tests before Jan. 1 can save farmers even more money because, beginning Jan. 1, 2018, the fee charged by the Extension service will increase from $14.50 to $19.50 for basic soil testing. For...

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