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In this Ozark County Times file photo, Robert Peat Jr. stands with his attorney, special public defender James R. Hayes, before Ozark County Circuit Judge Craig Carter at his Sept. 26, 2017, arraignment on murder charges. Ozark County Prosecuting Attorney John Garrabrant is seated behind them, and behind Garrabrant are Minnesota residents Tamile Leckie-Montague, adoptive mother of murder victim Savannah Leckie, center, and her fiance (now husband) Cary Steeves. With them is victim's advocate Nicole Graham, left. In a surprising turn of events last week, a Greene County judge released Peat from custody on his own recognizance, with GPS monitoring by Court Probationary Services.
Reed: 'What the heck just happened?' Ozark County Sheriff Darrin Reed said Monday he was "as appalled as everyone else was" when a Greene County court ruled last week that Robert Peat Jr., accused of murder in the 2017 Savannah Leckie case, could be released on his own recognizance with electronic...
Two local events are planned this month to help voters gather information before casting their votes in the Aug. 7 primary election.  The Gainesville R-5 Board of Education will host an informational meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, July 16, about Proposition Gainesville Bulldogs, the district’s proposal...
Theodosia Area Volunteer Fire Department hosted a joint training exercise June 6 with Timber Knob VFD in which new volunteers were able to experience a real house fire in a controlled-burn environment, reports TAVFD spokesperson Tracy Meal. An Isabella-area house was destroyed at the request of...

Meints
Brett Meints has resigned as emergency management director for Ozark County, the city of Gainesville and the village of Theodosia, effective June 28. In an email to Ozark County fire department chiefs, the Ozark County Sheriff, the Ozark County Times and others, Meints said Thursday his reason for...

Clayton Leroy
Clayton Leroy of Dora, an accounting major at Missouri State University in Springfield, worked at the Ozark County Soil & Water Conservation District office this summer, finishing his internship on Friday, June 29. SWCD now is looking for an intern to fill the position next year. The deadline...

Within the last few months The Center has been able to add an exit to its parking lot, easing traffic flow, thanks to help from Ozark County and from the MLH Company. With grants from the SeniorAge Area Agency on Agency, the parking lot was paved and striped. Local residents donated parking curbs.
Lisa Engelhardt, administrator at The Center in Gainesville, said during a recent talk at the Gainesville Lions Club that the activities and services the facility offers continue to grow. As an example, Engelhardt said the number of meals served by The Center in the first five months of the year...

Patterson
Brandon Patterson, 34, of Tecumseh was sentenced June 27 by Circuit Judge Craig Carter to seven years in the Missouri Department of Corrections. Patterson had pleaded guilty on April 19 to the class E felony of animal abuse.During the plea hearing, Ozark County Prosecuting Attorney John...

Girl Scouts Alana Broncal and Amber Gibson, along with leader Virginia Campbell, arrange the faded and torn American flags before each was taken to the fire to be retired.
America flags, some folded neatly in the familiar triangle, some rumpled and faded, lay stacked on a long table in front of Sampson Masonic Lodge in Theodosia Saturday. The old and battered flags “have flown over homes, churches, schools, businesses and government buildings,” said ceremony emcee...

Within the last few months The Center has been able to add an exit to its parking lot, easing traffic flow, thanks to help from Ozark County and from the MLH Company. With grants from the SeniorAge Area Agency on Agency, the parking lot was paved and striped. Local residents donated parking curbs.
Lisa Engelhardt, administrator at The Center in Gainesville, said during a recent talk at the Gainesville Lions Club that the activities and services the facility offers continue to grow. As an example, Engelhardt said the number of meals served by The Center in the first five months of the year...
Kerry Glenn of Sedalia became the most recent record-breaking angler in Missouri when he hooked a 2-pound 2-ounce goldeye on Truman Lake May 25 using a rod and reel. It broke the previous state record of 2 pounds. Glenn was crappie fishing using minnows for bait when he caught the goldeye. “As soon...

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