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The eagle had what would be the equivalent as a dislocated elbow in a human, Kiger says. The bird was able to be rehabilitated at the zoo, and Kiger released the eagle near the location where it was found.
By Jerry Kiger, MDC Ozark County conservation agent   On May 24, I received a call about an injured bald eagle here in Ozark County.  I went to the area where the caller told me the eagle was and found it lying on the ground just inside the fence in a cow pasture. As I started getting everything...

Dr. Gillian Henson-Van Wyk joined the Gainesville Veterinary Hospital staff in late May. She’s pictured here at the clinic with an armful of new patients.
Things are busy at the Gainesville Veterinary Hospital, and owner/veterinarians Bryan Luark and Katlin Hornig recently welcomed new veterinarian Dr. Gillian Henson-Van Wyk to the staff to help care for Ozark County residents’ many animal needs.  Henson graduated from veterinary school at Ross...
  Ozark County resident Rebecca Ruud is set to face 31st Judicial Circuit Judge Calvin Holden next week for a bench trial where she’s charged with murdering her 16-year-old daughter Savannah Leckie in 2017 and burning the girl’s body in a fire on her off-the-grid farm near Theodosia.  The trial is...

Nurse practitioner Marti Warden recently opened First Call Family Healthcare in Gainesville. She says she’s blessed to have three family members on staff including, from left: Kylee Humphries as office assistant, sister Kelli Humphries for insurance billing and behind-the-scenes support and sister-in-law Teodora Kyle as medical assistant. Times photo/Jessi Dreckman
Gainesville native and nurse practitioner Marti Warden has decided to bring her nearly 25 years of medical experience back to Ozark County with the recent opening of her clinic, First Call Family Healthcare.  Marti, along with clinic staff including sister Kelli Humphries, sister-in-law Teodora...

Winners in the Pontiac spearfishing tournament held June 18 on Bull Shoals Lake were, from left: first place Regan Blackburn, second place Lola Wade and third place, Scott Gunzenhauser.
Regan Blackburn, an 11-year-old girl from Pontiac, swept the competition in the June 18 annual spearfishing tournament held in Bull Shoals Lake at Pontiac Cove Marina with a whopping 14 pound 15 ounce catfish.  Regan completed her certification to scuba dive last May when she was 10. She is the...
The Gainesville Saddle Club is hosting a fun show at 5 p.m. Sunday, June 26, at the Gainesville Saddle Club Grounds The Saddle Club hosts the fun shows every fourth Sunday of the month, weather permitting. Everyone is welcome to come join in on the fun, which features a variety of events for...

Brynlee Johnson, shown with mother Brianna Johnson, shows off her pioneer dress and pretty smile during the 2021 Hootin an Hollarin festival.
The Hootin an Hollarin Committee has been meeting monthly since April, and organizers say there are some exciting changes coming to this year’s festival, to be held Sept. 15-17, on the Gainesville square.  Hootin an Hollarin Chairperson Paula Rose, who has taken the reigns this year from long-time...

Photo submitted Gainesville student Laine McGuigg participates in a play using shadow puppets during a summer school class at Gainesville School. Ozark County schools planned all sorts of enrichment activities and special field trips for students.
Ozark County students are basking in summer school. Area schools report good enrollment numbers and lots of learning and special activities. “We have had a wonderful summer school session,” said Dora Summer School Administrator Sherry Ross. “We started on May 23 and will be done on June 15.” Ross...
County employees who travel for county business may see an increase in mileage and food expenses. Ozark County Commissioners discussed the topic for some time during their regular weekly meeting Monday, but tabled the issue until June 21 so they could research the issue and gather input and...

Brian Dunaway. Ozark County Jail mug shot.
Court documents filed Tuesday in connection with a murder case filed against 42-year-old Theoodsia resident Brian Dunaway give further details into the fatal June 13 early-morning shooting.  The probable cause statement, prepared by Ozark County Sheriff’s Deputy Matt Rhoades, explains that the...

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