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A series of “Back to the Bible” gospel meetings will be held soon at Smith Chapel Church of Christ with Ivie Powell and Jake Long speaking. The sessions start Sunday, May 6, with Bible study at 10:30 a.m., Sunday morning worship at 11:15 a.m. and evening worship at 6 p.m. Monday and Tuesday...
The Thornfield Volunteer Fire Department will host a fish fry fundraiser from noon to 2 p.m. Mother’s Day – Sunday, May 13 – at Thornfield School on Highway 95. Organizers say side dishes and desserts will be gratefully accepted. Door prizes will be awarded. Everyone is invited. For more...

Mae Johnson peruses local gardner Miriam Schrippe’s selection of plant starts and baked goods at the 2017 Ozark County Homegrown and Homemade Festival. This year’s festival, to be held Saturday on the Gainesville square, will feature vendor booths by local farmers, gardeners, artisans and others.
The fourth annual Ozark County Homegrown and Homemade Festival will fill the west side of the square with creative vendors and a variety of appealing activities from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.Local farmers, artisans and other “merchants” will be peddling their wares, which must be made or grown...
 Join us for the first-Sunday fried chicken dinner fundraiser from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. May 6. You’ll enjoy a delicious dinner while helping The Center – and also the Bakersfield students who will be serving the meal to collect tips for the Scholar Bowl, an academic Quiz Bowl in which students...
Thursday is National Day of Prayer, and the Ozark County Ministerial Alliance will sponsor a community prayer service at noon in the gazebo in front of the Ozark County Courthouse.Local coordinator Betty Stanley says the theme for this year’s Day of Prayer is unity, and to emphasize the theme,...

SUNBURST RANCH - After the devastating flood of 2017 wiped several structures from Sunburst Ranch’s property, including its campground bathroom and showerhouses, resort owners Justin and Amy Spencer decided to rethink the buildings. Now Sunburst Ranch has colorful bathrooms and showerhouses that are stand-alone structures that can be picked up and moved with heavy machinery when high water threatens the resort on the North Fork of the White River. After a wildly successful “sponsor a shade tree” fundraiser last summer, Sunburst Ranch has purchased and planted 100 trees in the campground over the winter and spring season after the flood swept virtually all of the trees away from the resort. They are planning to plant another 100 trees in another park of the campground next year.
Ozark County’s resorts on the North Fork of the White River took a huge hit during the historic flood that ravaged the area a year ago this week. But Ozarkians are known for their resilience, and river resort owners are proving the truth of that reputation. All the resorts on the North Fork have...

Lawrence C. Brostedt
A call from the Mountain Grove Police Department Friday morning prompted Ozark County Sheriff’s Department Investigator Curtis Dobbs to make a well-being check at 290 Up Hill Lane, off JJ Highway northeast of Thornfield, where he found the body of 73-year-old Lawrence C. Brostedt. (See related...

Patterson
Brandon Patterson, 33, recently pleaded guilty to abuse of an animal, a class E felony, in connection with a May 28, 2017, incident in which Patterson allegedly tortured a dog over a two-day span. A class E felony can carry a sentence of up to four years in the Missouri Department of Corrections....

Bakersfield firefighter Kelly Fowler, left, practices cutting door and window posts to remove a vehicle roof during an emergency services extraction-training session held recently at Duke’s Truck Repair in Tecumseh. State-certified instructor Ed Doiron, right, the Gainesville VFD chief, helped lead the session, in which volunteers from Bakersfield, Gainesville and Tecumseh departments participated.
Firefighters from Gainesville, Bakersfield and Tecumseh volunteer fire departments participated in a training session April 10 to familiarize themselves with Bakersfield’s new equipment and practice with current TVFD and GVFD tools. The session was held in Tecumseh at Duke’s Truck Repair, which...

Brown
Barry Scott Brown, 54, of Caulfield is currently being held in the Ozark County Jail on a $100,000 cash-only bond after allegedly holding his wife at gunpoint with a shotgun and holding her 9-year-old son at gunpoint with an “Uzi-type firearm.” Brown also reportedly discharged the shotgun once...

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