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Kenneth Smith
  A Theodosia Dollar General employee was scheduled to be arraigned by Associate Circuit Judge Cynthia MacPherson Tuesday after he was arrested Sunday in connection with accusations that he helped multiple people take as much as $16,000 worth of merchandise over a five-month period.Kenneth Smith...

Shelby Kinsey and her boyfriend Bailey Elliott pause for a quick photo with children who were able to live in a new home thanks to building efforts by volunteers with Project H.O.P.E. Shelby met Bailey, who stays in Nicaragua as a missionary for the majority of the year, during a recent mission trip. He surprised her on Sunday, March 11, when he walked into Texas Roadhouse In Springfield, where she was celebrating her 17th birthday by having dinner there with her parents, Gary and Heather Kinsey.
Nicaragua is beginning to feel like a second home to Gainesville High School junior Shelby Kinsey, who is making plans for her sixth mission trip later this year to the country, where her cousin Tammy Conner Stearns, along with her husband Travis and their children, are missionaries at Project H...

After last spring’s monumental flood washed away the gravel boat ramp and much of the bank at Cook’s Landing on Bryant Creek, the Missouri Department of Conservation brought in boulders so drivers wouldn’t accidentally drive off the badly eroded creek bank.
Just in time for the spring white bass run, the Missouri Department of Conservation has reopened its Florence C. Cook Access on Bryant Creek.The access, known locally as Cook’s Landing, has been closed since a large section of creek bank was washed away in the epic spring 2017 floods. MDC brought...

It’s believed Sunday night’s fire started in the kitchen area of the Millers’ manufactured home, but no specific origin has been determined. Four dogs perished in the fire. Gainesville firefighter Sage McGinnis saved a fifth dog from the blaze, but another pet, a basset hound, is missing.
Gainesville-area residents Richard and Cindi Miller got the news Sunday evening that their home off AA Highway was on fire as Cindi was being admitted to Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains for treatment of pneumonia. And that double-whammy of hard events was made even more gut-wrenching when they...
Save the date for the 31st annual Lions Club auction and sportsman’s raffle set for Friday, April 20 at Gainesville High School.  Dinner in the cafeteria starts at 6 p.m. The silent auction is at 6:15 p.m., followed by the auction at 7 p.m. Proceeds from the event go to help fund the youth summer...
Spring fishing is well under way and will only get better as the days and nights continue to warm. White bass are active on both lakes with the Stump Hole area on Norfork and Gulley Creek on Bull Shoals the hot spots. A few whites have been reported under the bridge at Theodosia and a few in Spring...
This past week we saw some wild weather on Norfork Lake. The winds blew all week, with Tuesday being the worst. You would think with the cold weather and windy conditions the stripers would quit biting. On the contrary! I mainly fished the Bennett’s area most of the week while my son fished the Big...
The 12th annual Verne D. Cubbage Memorial Bass Tournament out of Pontiac Cove Marina is set for Saturday, March 31, on Bull Shoals Lake. The tournament honors Verne Cubbage who, after moving to the Ozarks and operating a fishing resort on Bull Shoals, had two favorite pastimes, fishing and driving...
Missouri State University-West Plains will offer a machining technology program beginning April 2 at the Greater Ozarks Center for Advanced Technology (GOCAT). The 16-week course is non-credit and will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. each Monday and Wednesday at GOCAT, 125 N. Howell Ave. in West Plains,...
Registration is underway for a 5K or 1-mile Fun Run/Walk scheduled for 9 a.m.  Saturday, April 28, on the Gainesville square.Pre-registration fee is $25 for adults, $20 for children under 18. Competitors receive a T-shirt. Pre-registration closes on April 21. After that, the entry fee is $30, and...

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