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Jerry Studdard
  Ozark County Sheriff Darrin Reed issued a news release this morning (Nov. 2) saying Jerry Studdard, 52, of Wasola, has been arrested on two counts of statutory sodomy and one count of forcible sodomy.  The cases go back as far as 2007, the sheriff said, and "multiple other charges" are expected....

Elijah Church of Christ minister Cody Mayberry, right, stands at the front door of the church with members, from left, Doug Bean and Donald Joice.
Editor’s note: This article about Elijah Church of Christ has been adapted by Carol Pendergrass from a Feb. 13, 1975, story by Thelma Killion and Joyce Essex that was published in the Ozark County Times.   Elijah Church of Christ will celebrate the 100th anniversary of its move to its current site...

Andrew Brandt Clay. Photo courtesy of Ozark County Jail.
Andrew “Brandt” Clay, a 19-year-old Gainesville man, was arraigned Tuesday on a class B felony charge of shooting a firearm at another person in connection with a Oct. 21 incident in which Clay reportedly pulled his truck up behind the truck of another man he knew, grabbed a shotgun and discharged...
Saturday, Oct. 28, is National Drug Take-Back Day, when residents nationwide turn in unwanted, expired or unneeded prescription or over-the-counter medications to law enforcement officers to be disposed of by the Drug Enforcement Agency. The Ozark County Sheriff’s Department has participated in the...

Darla Sullivan and her grandkids, from left Jese Landry, Claire Turner, Jayce Turner and Jack Landry, enjoyed the 2016 Ozark County Trunk-or-Treat event on the Gainesville square. This year’s event is scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31.
Halloween is Tuesday, and Ozark County residents may choose from a wide array of area activities to join in on the fun. From trunk-or-treat events across the county to costume contests and Halloween parties, there’s no shortage of places to celebrate the spooky and family-fun-filled holiday. In...

Youth deer season
Young hunters ages 6 to 15 across the state will be taking to the woods this weekend as the first session of Missouri's youth deer season is set for Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 28-29. Youth hunters are able to harvest one deer of either sex during the early youth portion. If the young hunter has more...
The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, at the Sheid Performing Arts Center on the Arkansas State University campus in Mountain Home. Now in its 50th season, the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra is led by conductor Philip Mann, shown at right. Tickets are $30 for adults...
Dora School will host a donkey basketball fundraiser game at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, in the school gym. The event has local students and school faculty staff members, as well as a school board member and community residents, riding donkeys and playing basketball, usually provoking lots of laughter....
St. Paul Lutheran Church of West Plains will hold its annual Christmas craft show, chili fest and bake sale from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Nov. 2 and 3, and from  8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4.  Free apple cider will be served to shoppers, who will be invited to sign up for a free...
Pottersville resident Zelda Beavers, 88, proudly shows off her giant yellow mum. Zelda says she bought the mum as a small plant two years ago at Cash Saver in West Plains. She planted it in her yard and put a little extra dirt over it during the winter so the roots didn’t freeze. The mum has...

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