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Several dozen law enforcement officers and school personnel attended a training program Friday at Bakersfield School presented by Phil Chalmers, whose 30 years of research and experience as a true-crime writer and interviewer of serial killers led him to develop informative sessions that address...
Friendly Neighbors Extension Club members Lily Branco, left, and Lynn Bentele show the quilt that will be the prize in this year’s Hootin an Hollarin quilt show raffle. The 80 x101-inch hand-quilted Dresden Plate quilt was donated by Julie Pippen, who won it in another raffle a few years ago....
School started Tuesday in Bakersfield, and these new warning signs welcome those entering through any gates to the school’s campus, which includes preschool through 12th-grade students. The signs say, “Attention: Please be aware that certain staff members at Bakersfield R-IV School District are...
Highway 160 in Ozark and Taney Counties will be reduced to one lane with a 10-foot width restriction as contractor crews perform a resurfacing project beginning Monday, Aug. 20, at Highway 5 in Ozark County and continuing westward to Highway 125 in Taney County.  Guardrail upgrades and preliminary...
Ozark County’s Drug/Alcohol Epidemic Project organizational committee met Thursday, Aug. 9, to discuss the community’s interest in continuing the project. Fourteen community leaders had responded to letters inviting them to serve on the task force. Group spokesperson Mary Ketchum said participants...
The Gainesville school district got a double dose of disappointment last week when, on Aug. 7, its proposal asking voters to increase its operating levy was defeated by 14 votes, out of 1,394 votes cast, and then, a couple of days later, it was notified that its application for a FEMA grant to...

One of the things Sandy Schofield prayed as she and her husband, Kermit, progressed through their federal felony case was, “Oh, Lord, please don’t let us have to sell the farm and our cattle.” Monday she posted this photo of Kermit “feeding hay in August” on their Theodosia-area farm. Photo courtesy Sandy Schofield.
Before Theodosia-area residents Sandy and Kermit Schofield stepped into the federal courtroom last week in Springfield to learn how their future would be decided, they paused at the door and reached out to hold each other’s hand – and found 60 more pairs of hands ready to grasp theirs.   “The...

Timber Knob VFD first responders, the Missouri State Highway Patrol and Ozark County Ambulance personnel responded to the July 7 accident when a car crashed into an apartment in the Outpost Liquor building near the state line. However, no major injuries were reported, and the MSHP website lists no online crash report. Shaneesa Scott, who rented the apartment the car crashed through, said the driver, whose identity isn’t known, was taken to the hospital by an Outpost Liquor employee. Photo courtesy of Timber Knob VFD.
Gainesville resident Shaneesa Scott says her perspective on life got a sharp refocus last Tuesday morning when a driver ran off  Highway 5 south near the state line  and crashed through a telephone pole and into the concrete foundation and bedroom wall of the building where she rents an apartment,...

Ozark Countians wait outside the courthouse in Gainesville Tuesday night for precinct vote counts to be posted on boards leaning against the ramp railing.
Two of the decisions on last week’s primary election ballot in Ozark County resulted in razor-thin victories, and a recount has been requested in one of the races – the challenge by attorney John Russo for the job of prosecuting attorney, currently held by John Garrabrant. The other close decision...
The second annual Back-to-School Youth Revival will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, at the Lilly Ridge General Baptist Church. The evening will include prayers for staff, students and community as the new school year begins. Area churches are asked to encourage their youth to attend this event...

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