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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...

Michael McCullough. Mug shot courtesy of Ozark County Jail.
Michael W. McCullough, 57, of Gainesville, is being held in the Ozark County Jail on a $20,000 cash-only bond, accused of child molestation involving a girl who was younger than 12 when the molestation began. McCullough is scheduled to be arraigned at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9, before Associate...
The Ozark County Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon Wednesday, Jan. 10, in the Century Bank of the Ozarks training room. Debra Schilling Smith, Realtor with the Century 21 LeMac Realty Z Team will be the lunch sponsor.  For more information, contact Amelia LaMair at 679-4913 or ozcocofc@yahoo....
The filing period for candidates wishing to run in the April 3, 2018, general municipal election for seats on school, municipal and other public boards continues until 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16. Three two-year seats are coming open on both the City of Bakersfield and City of Gainesville boards. Two...

Sherri Wilson, who retired Friday after 26 years with Century Bank of the Ozarks in Gainesville, shows the gifts she was given during her retirement party Thursday, including pictures and a plaque resting on a porch swing that was a gift from her colleagues in the bank’s loan department. Also pictured are her boss, Bill Trivitt, and Century Bank president and CEO Chris Harlin. Photo submitted.
Sherri Cockrum Wilson retired Friday after working 26 years with Century Bank of the Ozarks in Gainesville. She had worked some other jobs – in retail sales in Springfield, at Town & Country Supermarket and at the Ozark County Recorder’s Office –  between her graduation from Gainesville High...

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