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A year and a half of after debilitating surgery to remove tumors from her brain and sacrum, Katelyn Brantingham, right, finished the Go Girl half marathon in Springfield on April 14. Her friend and training partner, Cheyanne Broyles, ran the race with her; they finished ahead of time they’d set as their goal.
This time last year, Katelyn Brantingham was working hard to recover from surgeries she had in December 2017 to remove tumors from her brain and sacrum. The surgeries initally left her with double vision and problems with balance, but Katelyn kept a positive attitude, relied on her faith in God and...

The soaring new Irwin Cudworth Bridge over the North Fork of the White River reopened less than six months after (below) an historic April 29, 2017, flood destroyed the previous bridge at the site adjoining the North Fork Recreation Area of Mark Twain National Forest (known locally as Hammond Campground). Ozark County Presiding Commissioner John Turner said Monday it was “unheard-of” for such big bridges (the Cudworth Bridge on CC Highway as well as James Bridge, farther downstream on PP Highway near Dawt) to be built in such a short length of time. MoDOT’s quick work is counted by many as one of the unexpected “blessings” that occurred after the devastating flood.
Ozark County Commissioners at their meeting Monday acknowledged that they were meeting exactly two years after an historic flood wreaked havoc on the county, washing away homes and bridges and devastating many of the 750-plus miles of county-owned roads. Work to repair the damage began immediately...
Shane Funk and Shelly Clayton recently completed construction of new storage buildings in Theodosia. Theodosia Storage is next to Theodosia Pharmacy on Highway 160. Call 417-989-0157 for information on renting a unit.
Ozark County Community Foundation board president Kerrie Zubrod, center, presents a $10,000 check from the Leroy and Ovia Marie McGinnis fund, which is invested with OCCF, to be used for the updating of the Gainesville High School and Junior High library. Combined with a recent $20,000 Coover...

Black Bear sow, Forsyth, MO Noppadol Paothong
An estimated 350 black bears call southern Missouri home, and as the spring season gets underway, these magnificent mammals leave their winter dens in search of food. The Missouri Department of Conservation reminds Missourians to be proactive and “be bear aware.” MDC resource scientist and...

When Mike Breton bought this 1946 Angelus trailer, it had been last licensed in 1947 – and that license plate was still attached. He has since sold it to a collector in Little Rock, replacing it with a “vintage-inspired” trailer with a few modern conveniences that make it more appealing to his wife, Karen.
Theodosia resident Mike Breton is helping organize a “vintage trailer rally” this weekend at Bull Shoals Dam Site Park in Bull Shoals, Arkansas. The event is the third annual gathering of the vintage trailer collectors, most of them members of the Tin Can Tourists group, to be held in Bull Shoals....

Fishergirls Nora Welch, 9, right, and cousin Laney Suter, 13, caught 14 crappie in under an hour while fishing out of Theodosia Marina Resort on Bull Shoals Lake.
Fishermen (and fishergirls!) are enjoying some excellent fishing on Bull Shoals and Norfork lakes this spring. Young turkey hunters have had some success as well.

A year and a half of after debilitating surgery to remove tumors from her brain and sacrum, Katelyn Brantingham, right, finished the Go Girl half marathon in Springfield on April 14. Her friend and training partner, Cheyanne Broyles, ran the race with her; they finished ahead of time they’d set as their goal.
This time last year, Katelyn Brantingham was working hard to recover from surgeries she had in December 2017 to remove tumors from her brain and sacrum. The surgeries initally left her with double vision and problems with balance, but Katelyn kept a positive attitude, relied on her faith in God and...

The soaring new Irwin Cudworth Bridge over the North Fork of the White River reopened less than six months after (below) an historic April 29, 2017, flood destroyed the previous bridge at the site adjoining the North Fork Recreation Area of Mark Twain National Forest (known locally as Hammond Campground). Ozark County Presiding Commissioner John Turner said Monday it was “unheard-of” for such big bridges (the Cudworth Bridge on CC Highway as well as James Bridge, farther downstream on PP Highway near Dawt) to be built in such a short length of time. MoDOT’s quick work is counted by many as one of the unexpected “blessings” that occurred after the devastating flood.
Ozark County Commissioners at their meeting Monday acknowledged that they were meeting exactly two years after an historic flood wreaked havoc on the county, washing away homes and bridges and devastating many of the 750-plus miles of county-owned roads. Work to repair the damage began immediately...

Dakota Metz
Dakota Metz, 22, of Carrolton, Mississippi, was given a suspended imposition of sentence and placed on supervised probation for a term of five years before Circuit Judge Craig Carter during the April 3 session of Ozark County Law Day.  The sentence came after Metz pleaded guilty to two counts of...

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