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Seventeen-year-old Andrew Ault of Gainesville and 18-year-old (Laura) Hailey Taylor of Isabella were transported to Cox South Hospital in Springfield Nov. 9 with injuries they sustained in a single-vehicle crash in Douglas County.  According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report, Ault...
Gainesville resident Richard Miller, left, and grandsons Grant, 8, and Braden, 12, found this pair of deer dead in Miller’s field in Gainesville on Friday, Nov. 13. The two deer, an 8-point buck and a 10-point buck, died with their antlers locked together, likely from sparring or fighting.  Miller’...

This photo of the Roberts family and their nine children was taken last week in Dora. Front: Silas and Stacy. Second row: Matthew, Kaylee, Austin and Allison. Back: Olivia, Marcie, Jay, Wes and Bobbi Lovelace. Not shown: Jay’s wife Kim Roberts, Bobbi’s husband Jacob Lovelace and Wes and Marcie’s grandchildren, Waylynn Lovelace, and Madi, Jase and Rosie Roberts.
In this Thanksgiving season, Dora residents Wes and Marcie Roberts are thankful for the broken road of shattered dreams and heartbreaking setbacks that led them to the rewarding but exhausting life they live today as the parents of nine children, including several with mental and learning...
Thornfield resident Alene Turner had covid-19 recently and lived to tell the tale – quite a feat for someone who’s 95 and was recently diagnosed with a heart condition. The Ozark County Health Department could not comment due to privacy regulations, but Alene believes she may be the oldest Ozark...
Area residents are invited to celebrate Thanksgiving by sharing any of four community Thanksgiving dinners to be served in Tecumseh, Isabella and Theodosia.    Clear Springs Church  Clear Springs Church in Tecumseh will host a community Thanksgiving dinner after its regular 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 22...
Bakersfield School Resource Officer Wayne Romans, left, and high school ag teacher and FFA sponsor Jordan Grigg, right, recently presented Ozark County Sheriff Darrin Reed with a metal plaque in honor of his many years of service to Ozark County. “Thank you from the bottom of my heart to...

The late Palmer Holmes sent this photo to his mother, Ethel Holmes, while he was still serving with the Army during World War II. Because the photo is dated 1945 and Palmer is shown wearing his Class A uniform, it’s thought that the photo was taken after the end of hostilities in Europe, and he was most likely in Germany, perhaps in the occupational force. His rank insignia indicates he held the non-commissioned officer rank of “technician fifth grade.” The star-shaped patch marks him as a member of the 2d Infantry Division, and the two hashmarks on his lower left sleeve show that he had served a year in a combat zone. Palmer’s badges, at right in the shadow-box frame, show that he held an expert (the highest of three levels) weapons qualification in machine gun, rifle, carbine and pistol, and a marksman qualification (the first of the three levels) in mortar. At the bottom of the picture, the wreath-encircled rifle, is probably what was Palmer’s most coveted award, the combat infantryman badge. (Thanks to Army retiree Mike Sparks for help in identifying the medals and insignia.)
As this year’s Veterans Day approaches, Mammoth resident Danny Holmes was thinking of his dad, the late Palmer Holmes, who left school during his senior year at Gainesville High School to volunteer to serve in World War II.  Danny isn’t sure what year that would have been, but Palmer was born in...
This salute to veterans is reprinted from the Nov. 7, 2012, edition of the Times and updated.      I was in Chicago recently when I saw, during a plane-change, a scene that stuck in my head and planted a reminder in my heart. A tall, confident sailor wearing Navy whites was striding ahead of me...
Circuit Judge Craig Carter processed a total of 17 criminal cases during the Nov. 4 session of Ozark County Law Day. Details on the hearings are listed below.    Defendants who pleaded guilty Anthony S. Collins pleaded guilty to second-degree burglary and forgery pursuant to a plea agreement with...
By Sid Pierce Special to the Times   Editor’s note: Ozark County native Sid Pierce, right, a Navy veteran, worked and traveled with country music star Roy Clark for more than 20 years before returning home to teach in the Gainesville Schools. Now living in Kimberling City, he worked as a sound...

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