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We're in the process of transferring our files over to our new website. So, we've compiled all of the stories on the Savannah Leckie murder here through Sept. 27, 2017. Stories published after Sept. 27 will be posted directly on the new website.  ********************************************* Family...

Rebecca Ruud
Thirty seventh Judicial Circuit Judge David Evans filed an order today transferring the murder trial of 39-year-old Theodosia resident Rebecca Ruud from Ozark County to Taney County. The transfer was made on Ruud's behalf by defense attorney Lauren Kate Welborn. Online records indicate that the...

Joyce Morgan visited the McWilliams Pumpkin Patch in West Plains recently with grandsons Dalton, left, and Dakota. The pumpkin patch, on Howell County Road 6920 just west of West Plains, is open Tuesday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays noon to 6 p.m. Find out more about the McWilliams Pumpkin Patch by visiting their website, http://www.mcwilliamspumpkinpatch.com.
Halloween is just a couple of weeks away, and fall- and Halloween-themed events are happening all over the region. The following events and ongoing attractions in the area cater to both families and those looking for something a little more frightening. Next week’s Times will include information on...
Friends and family are mourning the tragic death of Ozark County native Dixie Bertram Adair, 86, whose body was found near the Oklahoma-Kansas border Thursday night, Oct. 12, after she was reported missing the previous Monday evening. Adair, who was born in Elijah and graduated from Gainesville...
Friends and family are mourning the tragic death of Ozark County native Dixie Bertram Adair, 86, whose body was found near the Oklahoma-Kansas border Thursday night, Oct. 12, after she was reported missing the previous Monday evening. Adair, who was born in Elijah and graduated from Gainesville...

Quilt donated to Casey House
Members of the Mountain Home (Arkansas) Hill ‘n Hollow Quilters Guild show the Arkansas sesquicentennial quilt they recently donated to Baxter County Historical and Genealogical Society at the Casey House in Mountain Home. From left: guild president Constance Randall, secretary Donna Bohaty,...

Flu vaccine
Adult and children’s flu vaccine is now available at the Ozark County Health Department on Third Street in Gainesville. Call OCHD at 417-679-3334 for an appointment.

Melissa Loftis, Bakersfield
For Bakersfield resident Melissa Loftis, her mother’s heart procedure was a wake-up call. “It opened my eyes,” Melissa said. “Diabetes and heart disease run in my family. And I’m a single mom. My son is autistic. I wanted to be there for him, to play with him and watch him grow up.”  But the...

Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Melissa Littleshield, right, a sexual abuse advocate with Christos House in West Plains, met with the Ozark County commissioners Monday as they signed a proclamation designating October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The proclamation states that the Missouri State Highway Patrol recorded 44,...

Disability Employment Awareness Month
Ozark Independent Living spokesperson Terry Hampton recently met with Ozark County Presiding Commission John Turner, left, and Ozark County Western District Commissioner Greg Donley for the signing of a proclamation recognizing October as Disability Employment Awareness Month. (Eastern district...

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