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Morgan Spoor, pictured above with her late husband, Greg Spoor, gave birth to the couple’s twins on March 16. The babies, named after their father, who died in a Nov. 29, 2017 car crash, are currently in the neonatal intensive care unit at Cox South Hospital in Springfield.
Morgan Amyx Spoor gave birth by caesarean section March 16 at Cox South Hospital in Springfield, growing her family by four little feet –- those of her twin babies, Gregory Beckett and Amelia Lee. The babies, born at 30 weeks gestation, are named for their father, the late Gregory Lee Spoor, who...
The following criminal cases, traffic/municipal tickets and infractions were filed in Ozark County court between Tuesday, March 13, and Monday, March 19. All those charged are presumed innocent pending final court action. Colt R. York, Ava, resisting/interfering with arrest, detention or stop. OCSD...
The Baxter Regional Adult Behavioral Health Center, a 16-bed, secure unit located on the third floor of Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Arkansas, invites the public to an open house from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, ahead of its scheduled April 2 opening. At the open house,...
The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Chapter 695 of West Plains will meet at noon Tuesday, March 27, at Chen’s Garden Chinese Restaurant, 1705 Gibson Ave. in West Plains. The program will focus on the Court Appointed Special Advocate program presented by CASA volunteer coordinator...
Bakersfield High School 1988 graduate Dee Smith, daughter of Jerry and Peggy Plachy of West Plains, was recognized recently by Springfield-based general contractor DeWitt & Associates during Women in Construction Week. Smith, who grew up on her family’s Ozark County farm, which she now owns,...

Gainesville senior pitcher Brandon Poe had six strikeouts in 4.2 innings in the season opener comeback victory over Cabool Friday, March 16.
The Gainesville Bulldogs, down 7-0 in a cold, rainy seventh inning, rallied to beat Cabool 9-7 in their season opener Friday, March 16.‘It was a great comeback win,” said GHS coach Jordan Savage. “Our guys showed a lot of heart and determination to pull that off. We had a lot of players step up at...
Dora R-III School District will conduct kindergarten screenings Friday, March 23. Children are eligible for kindergarten if they will be 5 years old before Aug. 1, 2018. Beginning March 1, parents of eligible children may pick up a packet that includes all forms needed for kindergarten enrollment....
Lutie R-VI School District will hold preschool and kindergarten screenings Friday, March 23, at Theododia United Methodist Church, across Highway 160 from the school.Screenings will begin at 8 a.m. and will close at 1:30 p.m. Each screening will take approximately one hour to complete. Parents are...
The Gainesville Lady Bulldogs, seeded fifth in the Summit Conference Tournament, defeated Seymour 8-2 in their first game of the season. “We played really good defense with zero errors,” said GHS coach Cody Swearengin. “Emily McKinzie did an excellent job pitching, allowing only 4 hits and walking...
Bakersfield residents Lacy Dunniho and Haley Yeager are among the 17 students at Missouri State University-West Plains who were recently awarded scholarships from the federally funded TRIO Student Support Services program. To be eligible for a scholarship, students must be enrolled full time at the...

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