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SUNBURST RANCH - After the devastating flood of 2017 wiped several structures from Sunburst Ranch’s property, including its campground bathroom and showerhouses, resort owners Justin and Amy Spencer decided to rethink the buildings. Now Sunburst Ranch has colorful bathrooms and showerhouses that are stand-alone structures that can be picked up and moved with heavy machinery when high water threatens the resort on the North Fork of the White River. After a wildly successful “sponsor a shade tree” fundraiser last summer, Sunburst Ranch has purchased and planted 100 trees in the campground over the winter and spring season after the flood swept virtually all of the trees away from the resort. They are planning to plant another 100 trees in another park of the campground next year.
Ozark County’s resorts on the North Fork of the White River took a huge hit during the historic flood that ravaged the area a year ago this week. But Ozarkians are known for their resilience, and river resort owners are proving the truth of that reputation. All the resorts on the North Fork have...

Lawrence C. Brostedt
A call from the Mountain Grove Police Department Friday morning prompted Ozark County Sheriff’s Department Investigator Curtis Dobbs to make a well-being check at 290 Up Hill Lane, off JJ Highway northeast of Thornfield, where he found the body of 73-year-old Lawrence C. Brostedt. (See related...

Patterson
Brandon Patterson, 33, recently pleaded guilty to abuse of an animal, a class E felony, in connection with a May 28, 2017, incident in which Patterson allegedly tortured a dog over a two-day span. A class E felony can carry a sentence of up to four years in the Missouri Department of Corrections....

Bakersfield firefighter Kelly Fowler, left, practices cutting door and window posts to remove a vehicle roof during an emergency services extraction-training session held recently at Duke’s Truck Repair in Tecumseh. State-certified instructor Ed Doiron, right, the Gainesville VFD chief, helped lead the session, in which volunteers from Bakersfield, Gainesville and Tecumseh departments participated.
Firefighters from Gainesville, Bakersfield and Tecumseh volunteer fire departments participated in a training session April 10 to familiarize themselves with Bakersfield’s new equipment and practice with current TVFD and GVFD tools. The session was held in Tecumseh at Duke’s Truck Repair, which...

Brown
Barry Scott Brown, 54, of Caulfield is currently being held in the Ozark County Jail on a $100,000 cash-only bond after allegedly holding his wife at gunpoint with a shotgun and holding her 9-year-old son at gunpoint with an “Uzi-type firearm.” Brown also reportedly discharged the shotgun once...

Bakersfield firefighter Kelly Fowler, left, practices cutting door and window posts to remove a vehicle roof during an emergency services extraction-training session held recently at Duke’s Truck Repair in Tecumseh. State-certified instructor Ed Doiron, right, the Gainesville VFD chief, helped lead the session, in which volunteers from Bakersfield, Gainesville and Tecumseh departments participated.
Firefighters from Gainesville, Bakersfield and Tecumseh volunteer fire departments participated in a training session April 10 to familiarize themselves with Bakersfield’s new equipment and practice with current TVFD and GVFD tools. The session was held in Tecumseh at Duke’s Truck Repair, which...
Alyssa Dillon of Tecumseh, a student at Missouri State University-West Plains, won third place in the microeconomics competition and fourth place in accounting principles at the Future Business Leaders of America/PBL Leadership Conference April 7 at Ozarks Technical Community College in Springfield...
Ozark County Missouri University Extension will sponsor a workshop series dealing with bovine reproduction and artificial insemination May 10 and May 15 in Gainesville.Both workshops begin at 6 p.m. at the Ozark County Extension Office, 526 Third St. just east of the Gainesville square.Instructors...
Pontiac Cove Marina is holding their 13th Annual Blessing of the Fleet Saturday, April 28. “To kick off the day, PCM is sponsoring ‘Lola’s Lake Cleanup’ from 9 a.m. to noon,” said marina manager Jabet Wade. “We will provide trash bags and gloves to anyone who would like to participate, and then we’...

Gainesville student volunteers who helped with weigh-in at the recent Verne Cubbage Memorial Bass Tournament were, from left: Jaima DeVries, Javy Rosas, Will Uchtman, Eli Amyx and Blakely Morrison.
Mark Sanders of Ava won first place with an 18.4-pound catch in the 12th annual Verne Cubbage Bass Tournament March 31 out of Pontiac Cove Marina. Second place was won by Brad Welsh of Festus and Brandon Williams of Cape Girardeau with 17.4 pounds. Third place was won by Wyatt Grisham and Ray...

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