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Pontiac resident Karen Eubank wrote this piece on Dec. 19, 2021, about her marriage to Norman Eubank in honor of the couple’s 40-year wedding anniversary.    This is what 40 years of marriage looks like. It’s finishing each other’s sentences. It’s listening to him express a random thought and...
Ozark County Commissioners signed off on the 2022 county budget this past week, and with a combined leftover balance and expected revenue totaling $7.5 million, and anticipated expenditures totaling nearly $6.5 million, the 2022 budget is the largest in the county’s history. The 249-page budget...

The Little North Fork Country Store, located off Highway 95 in Thornfield, opened last week. The crew includes, from left: David and Desirae Parry, pictured far left with their son Gunner, Cheri Howell, center, owner David Siefker and Ruby Goss. The store’s hours are 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 6 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays.
The Little North Fork Country Store on Highway 95 in Thornfield opened its doors to the public last week, and owner David Siefker says he’s excited about bringing the store back to life.  In addition to gas, groceries, beer, wine and liquor and regular convenience store offerings, the store will...
The Village of Theodosia met for their monthly meeting Jan. 10, revisiting discussions of employee benefits and a security system, as well as exploring some new topics.   The Village of Theodosia holds their board meetings at 5:30 p.m. the first Monday of the month at the Village Hall, located at...

Lutie teacher Sandy Woody, front and center, is pictured here with this year’s yearbook staff. Woody teaches middle and high school english, yearbook, serves as the elementary librarian and is a sponsor for several extra curricular activities. Students pictured from left to right are: back row: Emily Linenbrink, Alexis Goldman, Coby Dooley and Bailee Amos. Front row: Gage Christine and Crystal Fenske.
If you’ve been involved in any way with Lutie School in the last 18 years, you’re probably familiar with the warm and welcoming, slightly off-beat and fun personality of Ms. Sandra Woody.  Woody, who has served in varying faculty roles in her nearly two decades at Lutie, says she found a home in...
Accused murderer Timothy “Kyle” Sprague, 32, of Gainesville, was released from the Ozark County Jail following a Jan. 20 hearing before Circuit Judge Craig Carter.  “I am ecstatic that Judge Carter agreed to release Kyle Sprague. He has been incarcerated in Ozark County since July 20, 2020…”...
The Ozark County Historium is gathering stories for its next book focusing on Ozark County’s colorful history. This one will spotlight the stores and post offices that served as the heart of dozens of rural communities tucked back in Ozark County’s hollers or standing sturdily on its ridges. The...
Missouri Gov. Mike Parson’s State of the State address last week raised some eyebrows among local school administrators when he called for a pay bump for Missouri teachers. Parson pointed to billions of federal dollars and a state surplus waiting for allocation as he called on the state and...

Last week officers with the Missouri State Highway Patrol apprehended Tony Hager, a 22-year-old Imperial man who is charged with murdering a 25-year-old man in St. Louis County on Jan. 16.
On Jan. 19, at the Gainesville Bullseye/Subway store, officers with the Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) apprehended a man wanted in connection with a Jan. 16 murder in St. Louis County.  Tony Hager, 22, of Imperial, was arrested without incident at the Gainesville convenience store.  He was...

The “popcorn man” Bobby Grisham was presented with a 2021 Senior Service Award on behalf of Missouri Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe for his volunteer work selling popcorn to raise money for area schools. Grisham was presented the award by Sen. Karla Eslinger, who also nominated him for the award. He was one of only 10 people in the state to receive the award.
Affectionately known as “the popcorn man,” local resident Bobby Grisham was recognized with a 2021 Senior Service Award, presented by Missouri Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe, for his many years of service to the community, particularly raising money for local schools. Grisham earned the name “the popcorn man...

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