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The year’s first high-water event lifted Ozark County streams over many roadways Monday, including Highway 181 at Hodgson Mill, shown in this photo by Joyce Morgan. Many parts of the county reported about an inch and a half of rain Sunday night / Monday morning, but heavier rains north of here were...
Dora Lady Falcon basketball player Cassidy “Noodle” Hambelton  hit her 1,500th point on Jan. 11 during a home game against Couch and was honored  Monday, Jan. 18, when coach Cole Garnette and fellow teammates presented her with a commemorative ball. “Cassidy is a special player,” Garnette said. “...
Photos courtesy Lori Denton   Ethan Cotter and Ashton Yeager were crowned king and queen at Bakersfield’s homecoming celebration Friday, Jan. 15. Pictured, from left, Bo Bean, Silas Bouchard, Sydney Tucker, Aidan Tiller, Sarah Deluna, king Ethan Cotter, queen Ashton Yeager, Hailee Collins, Logan...

Ted and Carey Harris recently opened 101 Pastries & Cream, a cafe, bakery and ice cream shop at Highways 101 and 160 in Caulfield. The couple say their goal is to bring the little building back into commercial existence from its original life as the Frosty Freez, a cafe and ice cream shop that opened in the 1950s. “[This building] contains many childhood memories of our older generation, and we’re here to allow another generation to create new memories here in Caulfield,” Carey said.
A cafe and sweets shop with deep local history and an eclectic little store that sells all sorts of interesting treasures both opened last month in Caulfield.  The two stores, 101 Pastries & Cream and Ozark Mountain Trading Post, are located directly across from one another on Highway 101 near...

This design rendering shows what the front of Gainesville High School will look like in a couple years after undergoing a $3 million renovation and major construction project. The plan features a new nearly 8,000-square-foot addition to the front of the existing building that will serve as a FEMA tornado shelter and will include a commons area, bathrooms, locker rooms, administrative offices and storage space. The project will be funded with more than $2 million in grant funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and somewhere between $800,000 to $1.1 million in Gainesville district funds. Design plans courtesy of Sapp Design Architects.
Click here to see detailed design plans for the project. *** During the next few years, Gainesville High School will undergo a major renovation that will add 7,792-square feet to the existing structure, creating a totally new facade, new locker rooms, offices, storage room and a multi-use common...
Wasola resident Newt Souder, 19, was arrested Friday in Ozark County in connection with two warrants in Douglas County cases, including a case in which Souder is alleged to have stolen a pickup truck in Gainesville. The warrants were issued in April and May 2020, respectively, in connection with...
Missouri State Highway Patrol Trooper Jason Philpott’s Nov. 9, 2020, traffic stop of a Yamaha motorcycle on Highway 5 near County Road 118 in the Noble area has led to two warrants being issued and charges filed for two out-of-area drivers.    Charges A $1,500 cash-only bond has been issued for...
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...

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