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Christy Thompson
  Gov. Mike Parson’s office notified Christy Thompson Monday that he was appointing her to fill the unexpired term of former  Ozark County Treasurer Phyllis Turner, who died of cancer on Oct. 10. Interim Treasurer Rickie Johnston was appointed by the Ozark County Commission to serve in that...

Rebecca Ruud
  Theodosia-area resident Rebecca Ruud will stand trial for murder before 31st Circuit Judge Calvin Ray Holden rather than a jury of her peers on Jan. 27, 2020. The trial will be held in the Greene County Courthouse in Springfield. The trial was moved to Taney County on a change of venue motion,...

Santa Claus will be riding in this year’s Jingle Bell Parade during the Wonders of Christmas celebration Dec. 6. After the parade, Santa will visit with children at the gazebo on the west side of the square. This photo was taken during the 2017 parade.
  Thanksgiving is over, and Christmas is coming right up. Area organizations and businesses are planning a variety of Christmas-themed events throughout the month, and two Christmas light displays are up and ready for visitors.  To have your Christmas event added to the list, call the Ozark County...

This photo was taken Sunday morning, Nov. 24, by Ron’s Recovery Towing Service when it retrieved the Treeces’ 2010 Dodge Journey from Bull Shoals Lake at Haskins Ford northeast of Isabella.
  In the foggy darkness, the water didn’t look deep, even to overly cautious Mary Treece.  “I’m the one who always says, ‘No! Don’t go across that water.’ So for me to say there wasn’t that much water, you know there really wasn’t much,” Treece said last week, describing a harrowing incident at...
Parents who anticipate that their children will participate in the Mr. and Miss Merry Christmas contest at Gainesville’s Wonders of Christmas event on Friday, Dec. 6, are asked to pre-register their children by Monday, Dec. 2, so gifts can be purchased in advance for all participants.  The contest...
The 2019 Jingle Bell parade at the Wonders of Christmas festival, which steps off at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, and circles the  Gainesville square, is going to be extra-festive this year, says parade organizer Paula Rose.  She has been actively recruiting businesses, churches and community groups to...
This year’s Wonders of Christmas festival and parade, set to begin at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6,  is shaping up to be one of the biggest in recent history. Excited festival organizers Paula Rose, Allisa West and Pearl Schneider say that, in addition to a big line-up of parade floats and entries, this...

Gainesville VFD firefighter Kevin Piland makes sure no flames are left in the ruins of the small mobile home that burned Nov. 13 on Highway 5 south of Gainesville. The home’s occupants, Austin and Nicole Davis, lost everything in the blaze. Times photos/Regina Mozingo
A young Gainesville couple lost everything except their dogs in a  Nov. 13  fire on Highway 5 south of Gainesville. Austin and Nicole Davis were getting ready to leave their small mobile home that Wednesday afternoon when they noticed the electric box sparking, said Austin. “We were just about...

At the Dec. 6 Wonders of Christmas celebration in Gainesville, the Ozark County Historium will host an interactive decoration station where children can create old-fashioned Christmas ornaments and decorations. The decorations will then be used to decorate the Historium’s old-fashioned cedar Christmas tree. These young volunteers practiced making paper chains recently at the First Christian Church. Clockwise from top left: Brylee Van Ranken, Garner Crewell, Ty Alms, helper Addie Alms, Eleanora Crewell and Faelyn Crewell.
Children attending Gainesville’s Wonders of Christmas event Friday, Dec. 6, are invited to help trim the Historium’s Christmas tree. An interactive decoration station will feature instruction and the needed supplies to make colorful paper chains, paper snowflakes and foil-covered stars, “just like...

Members of PPPVFD – and Missouri State Fire Marshal Tim Bean, right – were among the dozens of EMS personnel and friends who gathered Saturday night for a surprise farewell party honoring Al and Sharon Davidson for their many years of service to the department. From left: senior captain Joe Bator, Liz Rode, kitchen chairperson Crystal Jones, traffic control & communications coordinator Diane Streigle, Nancy Stewart (front), John Wilshire (back), Sharon Davidson, current PPPVFD chief Art Streigle, Al Davidson (back),Maggie Gwartney (front), assistant chief Khristie Sansone Jacquin, Keith Jacquin, Melissa Anderson, Kirk Lewis and Bean.
As a way to say good-bye to longtime Pontiac residents and fire department stalwarts Al and Sharon Davidson, their friends and fellow firefighters Keith and Khristie Sansone Jacquin invited the Davidsons to join them for a farewell dinner Saturday night before the Davidsons move to Mountain Home,...

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