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Gainesville resident Rhonda Johnson, 51, and former Theodosia resident Kayla Williams, 28, now living in Hartville, were two of the three people reportedly held at gunpoint by a resident when they were caught burglarizing his remote Douglas County residence on Halloween night.  The pair, along with...

Michael Maloy
Michael Maloy, 32, of Willow Springs, was arrested Nov. 12 on a $1,500 cash-only bond in connection with a charge of possession of a controlled substance (Alprazolam and Tizanidine).  The class D felony can carry a sentence of up to four years in prison. According to the probable cause statement in...

Michael W. McCullough
Michael W. McCullough, 60, of Gainesville, pleaded guilty to two counts of child molestation pursuant to a plea agreement with the state Nov. 7. As part of the agreement, a third child molestation charge was dismissed.  A sentence advisory report was ordered from the Missouri Division of Probation...

Last week the OCSD received a $3,000 donation from Caesar DePaco, a businessman and philanthropist who is known for supporting law enforcement agencies. The funds were used to outfit Ozark County Sheriff’s canine Rye with a kevlar vest, providing protection from bullets and stab wounds, and also a heat alarm for Brown’s truck, which will alert the officer if conditions inside become unsafe for Rye.
Ozark County Sheriff’s canine Rye, a black German shepherd that joined the department earlier this year, has generated some exciting news lately.   K9 and handler now certified Brown and Rye were recently certified as a K9 team at BlueStreak K9 in Jonesboro, Arkansas. During the certification, four...
The Ozark County Toy Drive, an annual charity operation that has helped make Christmas brighter for hundreds of Ozark County children through the decades, is moving to a new location this year.  Toy drive chairperson Nancy Walker said this year’s toy drive will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 12,...
Seventeen-year-old Andrew Ault of Gainesville and 18-year-old (Laura) Hailey Taylor of Isabella were transported to Cox South Hospital in Springfield Nov. 9 with injuries they sustained in a single-vehicle crash in Douglas County.  According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report, Ault...
Gainesville resident Richard Miller, left, and grandsons Grant, 8, and Braden, 12, found this pair of deer dead in Miller’s field in Gainesville on Friday, Nov. 13. The two deer, an 8-point buck and a 10-point buck, died with their antlers locked together, likely from sparring or fighting.  Miller’...

This photo of the Roberts family and their nine children was taken last week in Dora. Front: Silas and Stacy. Second row: Matthew, Kaylee, Austin and Allison. Back: Olivia, Marcie, Jay, Wes and Bobbi Lovelace. Not shown: Jay’s wife Kim Roberts, Bobbi’s husband Jacob Lovelace and Wes and Marcie’s grandchildren, Waylynn Lovelace, and Madi, Jase and Rosie Roberts.
In this Thanksgiving season, Dora residents Wes and Marcie Roberts are thankful for the broken road of shattered dreams and heartbreaking setbacks that led them to the rewarding but exhausting life they live today as the parents of nine children, including several with mental and learning...
Thornfield resident Alene Turner had covid-19 recently and lived to tell the tale – quite a feat for someone who’s 95 and was recently diagnosed with a heart condition. The Ozark County Health Department could not comment due to privacy regulations, but Alene believes she may be the oldest Ozark...
Area residents are invited to celebrate Thanksgiving by sharing any of four community Thanksgiving dinners to be served in Tecumseh, Isabella and Theodosia.    Clear Springs Church  Clear Springs Church in Tecumseh will host a community Thanksgiving dinner after its regular 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 22...

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