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MDC staff tested more than 27,000 tissue samples for CWD during the 2019 hunting season. Twenty-four new cases of CWD were identified, bringing the total number of CWD cases in the state to 140. MDC has tested about 130,000 deer since the first cases of CWD were found in Missouri free-ranging deer in 2012.
  Twenty-four new cases of chronic wasting disease (CWD) were confirmed in Missouri from nearly 27,000 tissue samples collected from white-tailed deer and tested during the 2019 hunting season. No cases were found in Ozark County; however, one of the new cases was detected in Taney County, which...

Sprague
  Gainesville resident Timothy K. Sprague, 30, is currently being held in the Ozark County Jail on a $15,000 cash-only bond, in connection with a Dec. 23, 2019, incident in which he is alleged to have held a woman against her will, threatened her and punched her in the face.  When officers...

Ozark County Volunteer Library volunteer Joanne Krupp, left, helps Wasola resident Ginger Sirois sign up as a library patron. Sirois and her husband recently moved to Ozark County from Granite City, Illinois. After settling into their Ozark County home, Sirois said one of the first things she did was check out the local library. Times photo/Regina Mozingo
  Ozark County was once a county without a library. That changed in 1947, when Dr. and Mrs. Charles Fackler of York, Pennsylvania, gave the community 1,000 volumes in memory of their daughter, Jean, who had died at a young age. The Fackler donation was combined with support from the Save the...

Travis Brown
  The Ozark County Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a Gainesville man who has now been missing for more than a month. Travis Lee Brown, 51, was last seen around 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019, walking on Highway 5 north of Gainesville. “Through investigation, we...

Charlotte Holmes, shown here during a recent speaking appearance at The Church in Mountain Home, Arkansas, has received more than 700 Facebook messages since her story about visiting heaven was published in the Dec. 25 edition of the Times and was posted on the Times’ website. She has also been invited to speak to churches and groups in 10 states, from Arizona to Georgia, Minnesota to Alabama, describing her visit to heaven during a near-death experience. Photo submitted
  Charlotte Holmes has been inundated with calls, messages and invitations since the story about her visit to heaven was published in the Dec. 25, 2019, edition of the Times and was posted a few days later on the ozarkcountytimes.com website and linked to the Times’ Facebook page.  Before the Times...

Garrett Morgan, second from right, pictured here with his parents Brian and Nikki Morgan and younger sister Katelyn, was seriously injured in a Dec. 28 accident on Highway 5 north, 2 miles south of Squires. Brian, who serves as a full-time EMT for both Ozark County Ambulance and Mercy Hospital in Lebanon, said he’s seen several accidents with similar damage in which the driver “did not walk away.” Times photo/Jessi Dreckman
  Gainesville resident Brian Morgan has responded to hundreds of accidents in his nine-year career as an emergency medical technician, but on Dec. 28, 2019, he experienced a crash in a completely different context than he’s used to. Instead of delivering his usual professional medical attention to...
Winners of the fundraiser raffle hosted by the Ozark County Long-Term Recovery Committee were (top) Paula Barker, who won the quilt handmade by Charlotte Taylor, and (below) Dr. Aaron Newton, who won the propane-powered fish fryer.
Steve Miller, a prevention specialist with Community Partnership of the Ozarks (CPO), was the guest speaker at the Dec. 10 meeting of the Ozark County Substance Abuse Task Force.  Ten members of the task force were present at the meeting, which was held in the Century Bank of the Ozarks...

Robert Morris
Robert Morris, 54, is being held in the Ozark County Jail without bond in connection with a Dec. 19 incident in which he allegedly attempted to “run a man off” by hitting him in the face with a gun and discharging a shotgun at the man’s vehicle. The vehicle’s back glass was reportedly shot out...
The Ozark County Ambulance District now has two ambulances and crews available seven days a week to respond to medical calls. While one ambulance and crew are available 24/7, a second vehicle and crew are now available from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. each day of the week. Since mid-September, the...

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