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Craig Barulich
Craig Barulich of Kansas City became the most recent record-breaking angler in Missouri when he hooked a skipjack herring Nov. 12 on the Missouri River using a rod and reel. The new “pole and line” skipjack herring record weighed 3 pounds, breaking the previous state record of 2 pounds, 11 ounces....

John McCullough, Courtesy of Ozark County Jail.
A $1,000 cash-only bond has been issued for John Wesley McCullough, 37, of Gainesville, in connection with a case in which he is charged with eight counts of forgery. The case was filed Dec. 13. At press time, information on his next court date was not yet listed on online records. According to a...

Misty Watson. Courtesy of Ozark County Jail.
A warrant with a $2,500 cash-only bond has been issued in a case against 40-year-old Gainesville resident Misty Watson in connection with assault and property damage charges that were filed against her Dec. 8. The charges stem from allegations that Watson threw several beer bottles at another woman...

This photo of the Dora High School freshman class of 1958-59 is from the 1959 Doramo yearbook, which is posted on the Dora School Library’s Facebook page. Top row, from left: Norma Warren (no photo), Bob Barlow, Juanita Cudworth, Lula Collins, Louise McDonald, Don Collins. Second row: Eula Parsons, Dorothy Driskell, Dottie Dobbs, Jerry Tetrick, Patsy Uhlmann, Martin Capages. Third row: Carol Woolf, Burdella Owen, Alice Berry, Darrell Berry, Tommy Shipley, Clifton Shipley. Fourth row: Doyne Elliott, Mackie Welch, Jerry Driskell, Shirley McCarty, Pauline Sparks, Clifford Hensley. Bottom: Billy Leroy, Francis Hollingshad and Ronnie Thornton.
Editor’s note: Sections of these 1950s Dora-area reminiscences by former Ozark County resident Martin Capages Jr. will be reprinted in the Ozark County Times as space allows. Capages, a Ph.D. University of Missouri-Rolla graduate and the retired former owner of ARIS Engineering in Ozark, attended...

Jeff Rowland
Jeff Rowland of Poplar Bluff became the most recent record-breaking angler in Missouri when he gigged a northern hog sucker on the Current River in Ripley County, according to the Missouri Department of Conservation. The new “alternative method” record fish caught by Rowland on Oct. 15 weighed 2...
Hypnotist Chris Jones will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, at the West Plains Civic Center theater in a program sponsored by the University/Community Programs (U/CP) Department at Missouri State University-West Plains. Tickets are $10 each and are available through the West Plains Civic Center...

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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...

Jill Morrison
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...

Photo courtesy Shirley Bator.
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...

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