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This year’s Regional Grazing School, for livestock producers interested in improving their grass resources for grazing animals, will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, June 18-20, at the Douglas County Sale Barn on Highway 5 in Squires.   The registration fee of $175 for a single...

Members of the Howell County Rural Fire District #1 were congratulated May 8 by West Plains Fire Chief Roy Sims and Missouri State Fire Marshal Tim Bean, who attended a firehouse gathering to celebrate the department’s being named the Missouri Fire Department of the Year on May 5 during the 2018 Firefighter Association of Missouri convention in St. Joseph. Front row, from left: firefighter Jared Chapman (seated), junior firefighter Edward Heuchelin, Sims, HCRFD Chief Joe Auffert, Bean and HCRFD administrative officer Christel Cantrell. Second row: board president Joe Bean, board member Leon York, firefighter Jerry Wirtz, board vice president Doyle Surritte, Captain Verlin Bunch, Assistant Chief Chris Wilbanks, firefighter Joey Smith, firefighter Jack Romans and firefighter Gary LeRoux. Not pictured: Lt. Lee Arthurs, firefighters Daniel Dennis, David Hubbard and Scott McNichols, and secretary Tiffany Dugan. HCRFD responds automatically and in mutual aid when needed to Ozark County’s east-side volunteer fire departments at Bakersfield, Caulfield, Dora and Tecumseh.
Howell County Rural Fire District #1, which responds in mutual aid to Ozark County’s east-side fire departments, including Bakersfield, Caulfield, Dora and Tecumseh, was named Missouri Fire Department of the year at the Firefighters Association of Missouri Convention May 8 in St. Joseph. Chief Joe...
First Baptist Church in Gainesville will host this month’s ladies prayer brunch at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 19. Organizers invite all area women to attend and enjoy the meal, fellowship and a message. The church is located at 122 Second St. in Gainesville. For more information, call Polly Huddle, 417-...
To contact the Ozark County Sheriff’s Department or other emergency-responding agencies here, call 417-679-4633. In an emergency, dial 911. May 7 10:25 a.m. – Caller shared information. Handled by officer. 10:40 a.m. – Two-vehicle accident on Highway 160 in front of Dollar General. No injuries....
The Ozark County Long-Term Recover Committee will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, at the Lions Club Building on Third Street in Gainesville. Committee members will be discussing ways to raise funds to held those impacted by the 2017 flood. Everyone is invited to come and share ideas. 
A new Christian camp, Jordan Crossing, will hold its first summer session June 25-29 for young people in the Peel, Arkansas, and Protem areas, as well as the surrounding area. The camp is being organized so that campers attending Jordan Crossing-sponsored sessions may attend at minimal cost to...
The camping area at Theodosia Park on Bull Shoals Lake will be closed through May 25 while the Army Corps of Engineers performs road maintenance. In announcing the closure, the Corps’ Mountain Home, Arkansas, project office said the boat ramp on the north side of Highway 160 remains open for use. ...

Nic Rogers, Stewardship Specialist
Nic Rogers, a stewardship specialist with the Ozark Regional Land Trust, will talk about the work ORLT is doing in Ozark County’s Alford Forest, Bryant Creek and the conservation areas in Missouri and Arkansas at the next meeting of the Ozark Heritage Garden Club, to be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May...
Josiah Wheat of Vanzant is now in the custody of the Missouri Department of Mental Health after he was found mentally incompetent to stand trial in connection with a 2017 case in which he is accused of beating several puppies to death with a baseball bat and posting a video of the incident to...

Angaline Ryan
Angaline Ryan, 60, of West Plains was recently found guilty by a Texas County jury of armed criminal action and first-degree assault in connection with the April 13, 2015, ambush-style shooting of her ex-daughter-in-law, Tammy Hathcock. According to the West Plains Daily Quill, the jury in the case...

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