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Missouri Gov. Mike Parson announced Jan. 14 that, as of Monday, Jan. 18, Missouri is in Phase 1B of its covid-19 vaccination distribution plan. The announcement is good news for Missouri residents in high-risk categories for contracting the covid-19 virus. However, it’s had little effect so far in...
  During last year’s election season, Ozark County Sheriff candidate Cass Martin promised that if he was elected, his leadership would focus on a more active presence in general, including “working the county’s roads throughout all of Ozark County.” This week’s sheriff’s report, which includes 28...

Dustin and Amanda Warren are shown with their two older daughters, Kadynce, left, and Isabella. Amanda, 31, died Jan. 12 due to complications related to the birth of the Warrens' third child, Emersyn, who was born healthy.
Thayer resident Capri Turner was eagerly awaiting the phone call Tuesday night, Jan. 12, that would let her know her best friend, Amanda Warren, had given birth to her third child. But when Amanda’s husband, Dustin Warren, called late that night, it was not the joyous announcement Capri had been...
Ozark County Sheriff’s Deputies sworn in Friday were, from left: Jeff Lane, Kyle Hannaford, Justin Brown, Seth Miller, Steve Ator and Cecilia Schofield. Deputy Terin Cantrell was also sworn in. Schofield and Cantrel, who have both worked for OCSD in the past, are rejoining the department as full-...
Circuit Judge Craig Carter processed five civil cases and 17 criminal cases during the Jan. 6 session of Ozark County Law Day. Updates on the criminal cases are listed below.    Guilty plea, sentenced to prison Christopher S. Davis pleaded guilty to aiding the escape of a prisoner confined for a...
Ozark County has been awarded $4,244 in federal funds through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) through the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program. Now local agencies are invited to apply for the money, which is intended “to help expand...

Gainesville High School student Liz Kinworthy fills a water bottle at one of the new “touchless” water fountains the school purchased with money from the county’s allotment of federal CARES money. As a precaution to help prevent the spread of the covid-19 virus, students are encouraged to have their own water bottles, which can be filled by simply holding it in the designated spot on the new devices.
Ozark County Commissioners on Monday shared a list of the reimbursements that were made from Ozark County’s approximately $1.1 million portion of the more than $2 trillion in federal funds appropriated the by Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Stability (CARES) Act when it was passed by Congress...
  Cass Martin began his term as Ozark County Sheriff on Jan. 1, and one of the changes he’s making is to the  officers’ uniforms. Martin says sheriff’s deputies will now be sporting different black uniform pants and different patches on their uniform shirt sleeves. The new patches, pictured at...
The Dora Lady Falcons basketball team hosted Chadwick (7-2) on Monday, Jan. 4, and pulled out a thrilling 42-41 victory over the  Cardinals. “We came out really strong to start the game,” said Dora coach Cole Garnette. “We were hoping to start off strong and be able to push them the whole game and...

Photo by Teresa Shipley After a time-out and some coaching by Bulldog head coach Morris Jenkins, Gainesville basketball team members fist bump and return to the court to defeat the Conway Bears 52-45. Pictured, clockwise from left, assistant coach Seth Lash, Landry Jenkins, Andrew Hambelton, Easton McGee, Ryan Poe, Carter Wise, Wyatt Alms and coach Morris Jenkins.
The Gainesville Bulldogs were on the road last week, taking on the Thayer Bob-cats on Tuesday, Jan. 5, and the Conway Bears on Friday, Jan. 8. “We competed well and gave really good effort,” Gainesville head coach Morris Jenkins said after the 57-42 loss to Thayer. “We had some key turnovers during...

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