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Shannon Collins, far right, is pictured here as she is escorted out of the the Ozark County Courthouse, where she was arraigned on second-degree murder charges in connection with a June 12 incident that lead to the death of 62-year-old Gainesville resident Mark Ault.
Shannon Collins, 49, of Isabella, is now facing murder charges in connection with a June 12 incident in which her boyfriend, Mark Ault, was thrown from a vehicle and seriously wounded. He later died from the injuries. She remains in the custody of the Ozark County Sheriff’s Department and is being...

Kevin Piland
The Gainesville City Council met in regular session Tuesday, June 11, at City Hall. Council members Dana Crisp, Renee Schmucker, Treva Warrick and Teri Edades were in attendance. Councilmen Seth Collins and Lana Bushong were absent.  Also attending the meeting was Mayor Gail Reich, City Clerk Lisa...

Shannon Collins
Shannon Collins, 49, of Isabella, is being held in the Ozark County Jail without bond in connection with a case in which she’s charged with second-degree assault and leaving the scene of an accident with physical injury involving a June 12 incident that led to the death of her boyfriend Mark Ault...

Doug Hawkins of Shelter Insurance discusses the insurance business with a group of Gainesville High School students during a Career Cafe session last school year. The Career Cafe program is aimed at allowing students at GHS to have more exposure to a variety of different career fields to help them better decide what path to pursue after high school.
Senior year in high school is a time when adolescents are pulled in several different directions. Amid juggling academics, extra curricular activities and social lives, students are also in the process of making one of the most important decisions of their lives. Once they’ve graduated high school...

Missing persons case Travis Brown from 2019 is priority for OCSD Sgt. Seth Miller and others
Editor’s note: Missouri Governor Mike Parson has recognized June as the official Missing and Unidentified Persons Awareness month in Missouri by proclamation. The designation was made with the suggestion of Missouri Missing, a 501c3 organization that has worked with hundreds of families, agencies...
A Norwood woman was killed Monday night, June 17, on Highway 5, about six and a half miles northwest of Gainesville, after hitting a cow in the roadway.  According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s online crash report, Holly P. Cooke, 31, of Norwood, was driving a 1998 Lincoln Town Car...

Times photo/Jessi Dreckman Although most of the damage reported in the county from last weekend’s storms involved downed trees and branches, the fence at the new sports complex across from the Gainesville High School sustained quite a bit of damage. “The fence is 16 feet high in center field (pictured above). The posts are buried 8 feet deep with concrete. The wind blew hard enough to bend some of the posts over at the ground,” Superintendent Justin Gilmore told the Times. “The fence will probably be replaced in areas and fixed in others. We will look to reinforce the fence somehow; however, mother nature can be very destructive sometimes.”
According to the Ozark County Commissioners, several trees were damaged and fell across the roads and highways during the strong storms that swept across the Ozarks during the early Sunday morning hours.  During their regular Monday morning meeting, commissioners said no structural damage was...

The concrete repair work has been completed in front of the Ozark County Volunteer Library, and the library will reopen to the public on Monday.
By Aletta Moore Library volunteer   The Ozark County Volunteer Library will reopen Monday, June 17, after being closed since May 20 for repair work to improve the front access to the building. “If the number of phone calls we have received is any indication, a lot of people have missed the library...
Gainesville resident Penny Britt, center, received the 2024 Servant’s Heart of the Year award at the Hospice of the Ozarks “A night of Hope” gala fundraising event, held June 8, at The Sheid at Arkansas State University in Mountain Home, Arkansas. She is pictured with Relationship and Giving...

Shari McCallister, the new manager of Just Because Floral and Gifts, has over 34 years of experience in the floral industry and recently sold her flower shop in Houston, Missouri. She is now the lead designer at the Theodosia shop, which offers an array of gift items and floral options.
Just Because Floral and Gifts has opened in Theodosia, conveniently located next door to the Theodosia post office on Highway 160. The shop offers residents in the area a new place to shop for gift items and order a wide variety of flowers and floral arrangements.  The store is owned by Leslie and...

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