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The annual Bakersfield all-school reunion and Fourth of July picnic is set for Saturday, June 30. The reunion will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Bakersfield School cafeteria. Festivities including entertainment, games, food and booths, then continue at Pride Park from 5 p.m. until dark, when a...

Danielle Neal
Danielle Neal, 46, of Noble, died Sunday, June 17, in a motorcycle accident on Highway 60 five miles east of Cabool. The Missouri State Highway Patrol online crash report, filed by MSHP Trooper J. L. Sentman, said the accident occurred when Neal, operating a 2012 Yamaha motorcycle, swerved to dodge...

Ashley Fulkerson, also identified in reports as Ashley Simonetti, was the great-niece of Ray McDaniel.
Another distant tragedy has impacted an Ozark Countian.Zanoni resident Ray McDaniel was shocked and heartbroken to learn last week that the young woman who was shot and killed Thursday by Kansas City Police was his great-niece who, 20 years ago, had been a flower girl at his wedding.Ashley...

Times photo/Sue Ann Jones Outfitters and individuals launched dozens of canoes, kayaks and rafts Saturday morning at the North Fork Recreation area (locally known as Hammond Campground) off CC Highway south of Dora. Plans to create a separate swimming area, away from this boat launch area, were put on hold after last year’s flood, but campground Ranger Carrie Bond said Saturday it’s hoped work can resume on the project soon. Meanwhile, she said, by early afternoon, after most floaters have launched for the day, the boat launch part of the recreation area is “a great swimming hole.” The day use fee for the campground is $2 per vehicle.
Many folks may have wondered a year ago, following the most devastating flood on record, if Ozark County’s rivers would rebound. County officials and those operating tourist-dependent businesses worried that tourists and locals who had flocked to the river in previous years might not come back.But...

Certified family nurse practitioner Erin Carlile, center, has joined the staff at the Missouri Ozarks Community Health office in Gainesville. She’s pictured here with other Gainesville staff members, from left: Angie Lovan, patient services; Phyllis Hathcock, referral coordinator; Devon Jarvis, registered medical assistant; Carlile; Shannan McGee, licensed practical nurse; and Jessie Smith, patient services.
Nurse practitioner Erin Carlile has joined the staff at the Missouri Ozarks Community Health office in Gainesville. Carlile holds a 2007 Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Baker University in Topeka, Kansas, a 2014 master’s of science in nursing from Walden University and certification as a...
Another extra-loud boom rattled dishes – and Ozarks residents – on Wednesday, June 6. The Ozark County Sheriff’s Office reported several calls from people who were puzzled by the sudden, super-loud clap of thunder, and similar calls reportedly poured into other area law enforcement offices and also...

Mammoth resident Dawn Carr, left, said her Maine coon cat Kenny is doing well after being treated for bobcat fever last week by Robin Deck, right, small animal vet at Gainesville Veterinary Clinic. Kenny came home Friday after a stay at the clinic. Carr said she would be giving him medicine three times a day until Wednesday. Times photo/Amelia LaMair
Some Ozark County cats are coming down with a painful, fast-acting and often lethal disease called bobcat fever. Mammoth resident Dawn Carr’s beloved Maine coon cat Kenny is one of them. After being treated by veterinarian Robin Deck last week at Gainesville Veterinary Clinic, he is doing well now...
Amazingly, no humans were injured Sunday night when three vehicles hit four head of cattle on Highway 5 about 7 miles north of Gainesville. The cattle didn’t fare as well.Because no drivers or passengers were injured, the Missouri State Highway Patrol officer who responded to the incident did not...

This photo of Savannah Leckie was posted recently on Facebook by her aunt, Lisa Orn, to commemorate the girl’s 17th birthday on June 3. The girl’s biological mother, Rebecca Ruud, and Ruud’s husband, Robert Peat, face murder charges in connection to Savannah’s disappearance last year.
If she hadn’t died, Savannah Leckie would have turned 17 ten days ago, on June 3. Instead, on one of the days following her birthday, Ozark County Sheriff Darrin Reed and his deputies were back at the Theodosia-area farm where Savannah had lived for a few months with her biological mother until she...

Gainesville residents Brian Morgan and his daughter, Katelyn, look over the memorial of stuffed animals, toys and balloons at the entrance to the Lebanon trailer park where five children died in a June 6 fire that also left the mother of two of the children with severe injuries. Morgan, an EMT, worked on one of the Mercy ambulance crews that responded to the fire with Lebanon firefighters.
The tragic story from Lebanon last week reporting the deaths of five children in a mobile home fire has two Ozark County connections.Two of the five children, Andre Malleck, 1 1/2, and Patience Malleck, 6 months, are descendants of the late Leonard and Hattie Chaney, who founded Chaney Monument...

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