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Ozark County Law Day was held March 3, when four civil cases and five criminal cases were brought before the court. Circuit Judge Craig Carter handled most of the cases, with the exception of  the case of James Klein (see below), who appeared before Associate Judge Lynette Veenstra.    Sentenced to...
Photos by Misty Souder   Summer LaBrueyre and Trevor Mansker were crowned queen and king at Lutie School’s 2021 homecoming ceremony Friday, March 5. Members of the homecoming court were, from left, (front) Jenna Hand and Danny Lane; (middle) Alyssa Wensel, BreAnna Guidry, Morgan Smith, Lutie...

More than 500 people received their initial covid-19 vaccination Tuesday, Feb. 23, during the drive-thru clinic hosted by the Ozark County Health Department and the Missouri National Guard in the parking lot of the Gainesville Church of Christ. One participant was Sherri Wilson, left, whose vaccination was given by her daughter, Mindi Lawson, RN, a clinical manager at Cox Health at Home who was one of 16-18 nurses who volunteered to help with the mass-vaccination event.
(Story edited with updated information)   Seven people who attended the Lady Bulldogs’ basketball game Feb. 23 at Gainesville High School got a little something extra besides the thrill of seeing the Gainesville and Bakersfield girls go head-to-head on the court. They also got an unplanned covid-19...
Editor’s note: The delayed timeline between a traffic stop and the official filing of charges related to the stop is often delayed several weeks to months, as in this case and the Davis case (see page 3), because the prosecutor often waits for official test results from the Missouri State Highway...
Court documents filed in Howell County give some insight into what suspect Jeremiah Partee was doing before he reportedly came into Ozark County Feb. 14 in a stolen truck, hooked onto a stolen trailer, attempted to cross Lick Creek and got stuck and then fled from officers on foot  before allegedly...
A warrant without bond has been issued for the arrest of William Hill in connection with a Sunday, Feb. 7, incident in which he is alleged to have discharged a 12-gauge shotgun while intoxicated and swung the firearm in a threatening manner, and with injuring his wife by punching her in the head...
Times photo/Jessi Dreckman On Monday, contractors began work on a project to realign the Tecumseh curves on Highway 160. The $3.4 million contract, which aims to redirect the highway through a straighter path, widen the roadway and provide improved guardrails, was awarded to Van Buren-based H. R....

Photo by Shana Hambelton District champs! The Dora Lady Falcons are the Class 2 District 10 champions for the first time since 2010 after defeating the Gainesville Lady Bulldogs Thursday, Feb. 25, at the district tournament held at Norwood High School last week. Members of the team are, from left (front row), manager Laney Miller, Callen DePriest, Shauna Lake, Chesney Luna, Kaitlin Hambelton, Cassidy Hambelton, Hanna Bunch, Mia Gray, manager Kinley Luna; (back row) manager Olivia Martin, head coach Cole Garnette, Vanessa Woolbright, Kenley Howard, Natasha Slavik, McKenna Miller, Lauren Martin, Autumn Told, Riley Collins, assistant coach Bobby Spencer.
The Dora Lady Falcons defeated Gainesville 47-32 Thursday, Feb. 25, to earn the Class 2 District 10 championship. “The girls played absolutely amazing this game,” said Dora coach Cole Garnette. “They executed their game plan to a T and did exactly what we had talked about all week in preparation....
Anyone who has been involved with the Gainesville Junior High in the last decade is probably well acquainted with the positive personality and bright smile of junior high math teacher Laurie Poe. Known for her approachable teaching style and encouraging personality, Poe is well liked by students...
At its Feb. 22 meeting, the Gainesville R-V School District board voted to transition to a four-day in-person school week beginning with the 2021-22 school year.  Gainesville Superintendent Justin Gilmore said the board is expected to decide at its next meeting, to be held March 22, which weekday...

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