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Well-known stagecoach driver Rick Hamby, 65, of Caulfield, was seriously injured in a Sunday morning crash on Highway 160 three miles west of West Plains. According to the MSHP online crash report, the accident occurred at 10:08 a.m. when a 2001 Dodge 3500 truck driven by 42-year-old Justin Turner...
Times photo/Regina Mozingo   William Tim Chamberlain, 38, of Caulfield was seriously injured in a crash about 12:30 p.m. Monday, July 8. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol online crash report, Chamberlain was riding a 2006 Honda BT750 motorcycle westbound on Highway 160 in Gainesville...

This photo was taken by Times Editor Jessi Dreckman during a recent trip to Caney Creek at Caney Mountain Conservation Area, north of Gainesville.
The hot, humid days of summer are upon us, and those looking for a nice place to cool off in Ozark County are in luck. From shaded creeks to ice-cold spring-fed river water to rocky lakeshore bluffs, there are several places in these beautiful hills to take a quick dip or stay all day long.  We’ve...
During their regular Monday morning meeting, the Ozark County Commissioners discussed the damage to county roads due to several severe storms the past few weeks and the recently passed Senate Bill 190. Senate Bill 190 allows Missouri residents age 62 and older to “freeze” the property tax for their...
A concrete truck rollover crash closed J Highway in the Howards Ridge area for some time last Friday, June 28. The Ozark County Sheriff’s Department dispatch report shows that a call came into the office at 9:30 a.m. that day from a caller who said they thought there might’ve been a crash. The...

photo courtesy of Grayham family Whitney Grayham and her 7-month-old nephew Titus are pictured here at a June 22 benefit auction held in her honor.
There may not be any better example of just how special it is to live in a small town than a benefit auction held in honor of a beloved community member. And that small town neighborly spirit was on full display June 22 at Bakersfield School as friends, family and neighbors gathered for the Whitney...

The bus currently serves all of Ozark County’s schools, Bakersfield, Dora, Gainesville, Lutie and Thornfield - along with more than a dozen others in a four county area.
The big, bright sea life-painted facade of the Missouri Ozarks Community Health dental bus is a head-turner, but it’s the work that occurs inside the dental bus that’s the real star of the show.  The dental bus serves more than 18 schools in its four county service area and provides services for...
Clarence F. Shaw, 89, of Zanoni, was transported by Air Evac helicopter ambulance to Cox South Hospital in Springfield June 17, following a two-vehicle crash on Highway 181, four miles north of Gainesville.  According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s online crash report, Shaw was traveling...

The Tecumseh Volunteer Fire Department shared this photo to their Facebook page Monday night, showing the front end damage of a 2014 GMC Terrain that was involved in a head-on collision Monday night. The driver and passenger of the vehicle, along with the driver of the truck that hit them, all sustained serious injuries involved in the crash. “Please be careful when driving. Stay focused and keep your eyes on the road... Please say a quick prayer for all those involved,” the post on TVFD’s page said.
A Searcy, Arkansas woman was flown by helicopter ambulance to Cox South in Springfield, and two Arkansas men were taken by ground ambulance to Ozarks Healthcare in West Plains, all with serious injuries, following a head-on crash on Highway 160 in Tecumseh Monday night, June 24.  According to the...
Holly Cooke, a 31-year-old Norwood woman, was killed last Monday night, June 17, on Highway 5, about six and a half miles northwest of Gainesville, after hitting a cow in the roadway. Cooke was a middle school math teacher at Hartville School District. She leaves behind a husband and three children...

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