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The filing period for candidates wishing to run in the April 3 general municipal election for seats on school, municipal and other public boards continues until 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16. However prospective candidates are reminded that Monday is a holiday and schools and government offices will be...

Dakota Metz
Dakota Metz, 21, of Carrolton, Mississippi, has been charged with two counts of statutory sodomy in the first degree in connection with alleged sexual acts involving a 10-year-old child between Sept. 6, 2015, and May 29, 2016, when Metz was 19.Associate Circuit Judge Cynthia MacPherson set a $2,000...

When a fire threatened the house Liz Kuk shares with her husband Kenneth early Friday morning, she was awakened by her dog Ghost, who had just given birth by C-section the day before and was in the basement with two other female Huskies and a total of 18 puppies. The house was saved, thanks to the quick action of their neighbor, Tecumseh VFD assistant chief J. B. Duke.
A week after a fire destroyed a house on J Highway in Howards Ridge, two more structures burned in Ozark County, and the owner of one of the structures, John Evans, was seriously injured. But the two buildings damaged in the most recent fires are still standing, and one of them, the Tecumseh-area...
Crappie are still biting, but they have gone somewhat deeper. Live minnows, chrome-head jigs and jerkbaits are all working. Small spoons have also been effective. Look for crappie anywhere you find some standing timber or brush piles. Bass fishing this past week has been tough. Jigs and the Bama...
Elizabeth Conley, 21, and Andrew McDougall, 19, both of Thornfield, sustained minor injuries in a Jan. 7 two-vehicle crash, according to a Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report filed by Missouri State Highway Patrol Trooper J. Roberts. Both were transported to an unknown medical facility by a...
Cloudy skies and rain are with us, reminding us it’s the middle of winter. Paralee Rea says she feeds and waters various birds including woodpeckers, two kinds of doves, purple finches, chickadees, cardinals, blue jays and juncos (snow birds). They are lucky to have someone who cares! Prayers for...
Clear Springs Church near Dawt will host a pizza and movie night for the youth at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13. The movie to be shown is God’s Not Dead 2. Those planning to attend are asked to call 417-274-1811 so that enough pizza is provided for everyone. In case of bad weather, the event will be...
Tony E. Cowden, 63, owner of the popular Tony’s Pizza House restaurant in Protem, was sentenced Monday, Jan. 8, to 18 months in federal prison without parole. The sentence was handed down by U.S. District Judge Beth Phillips in connection with tax evasion charges. Cowden pleaded guilty to five...

DO YOU RECOGNIZE THIS BURGLAR? Deputies with the Ozark County and Taney County sheriff’s departments are currently investigating several burglaries in the area that are thought be to related. This still shot was taken from security footage from the most recent break-in, which occurred over the weekend at Mark Twain School. Lutie School superintendent Scot Young told the Times that footage from a Dec. 10 break-in at Lutie school showed the same man, dressed in the same outfit. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Ozark County Sheriff’s Department at 417-679-4633.
Sheriff’s deputies from Ozark and Taney Counties are currently investigating a string of burglaries over the past month across the two-county area that are thought to be related. Ozark County Sheriff Darrin Reed told the Times Tuesday morning that officers are almost certain a burglar who broke...

Postal service officials outnumbered residents at Monday’s meeting in the Gainesville post office to discuss the proposed reopening of the Zanoni post office. USPS real estate specialist Vee A. Spikes from Bloomington, Illinois, standing, front, presided over the meeting. From left: Peggy Bradfield from Kansas City (filling in for the manager of finance, she said); Robert Deen from Cape Girardeau, manager of post office operations for Area 4; Gainesville postmaster Jeff Elliott; Thomas Flynn from Cabool, manager of post office operations for Area 2; and Poplar Bluff postmaster Matt Carey.
The U.S. Postal Service plans to spend approximately $270,000 to $280,000 to reopen a post office facility in the Zanoni area, USPS real estate specialist Vee Spikes said Monday at a meeting held at the Gainesville post office.  The new facility will be open two hours a day during the week and four...

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