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When a fire threatened the house Liz Kuk shares with her husband Kenneth early Friday morning, she was awakened by her dog Ghost, who had just given birth by C-section the day before and was in the basement with two other female Huskies and a total of 18 puppies. The house was saved, thanks to the quick action of their neighbor, Tecumseh VFD assistant chief J. B. Duke.
A week after a fire destroyed a house on J Highway in Howards Ridge, two more structures burned in Ozark County, and the owner of one of the structures, John Evans, was seriously injured. But the two buildings damaged in the most recent fires are still standing, and one of them, the Tecumseh-...
The Ozark County Courthouse and most other government offices, including post offices, will be closed Monday, Jan. 15, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The Ozark County Commission will postpone its usual Monday meeting until 9 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16. Gainesville City Hall will also be...
The filing period for candidates wishing to run in the April 3 general municipal election for seats on school, municipal and other public boards continues until 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16. However prospective candidates are reminded that Monday is a holiday and schools and government offices will be...

Dakota Metz
Dakota Metz, 21, of Carrolton, Mississippi, has been charged with two counts of statutory sodomy in the first degree in connection with alleged sexual acts involving a 10-year-old child between Sept. 6, 2015, and May 29, 2016, when Metz was 19.Associate Circuit Judge Cynthia MacPherson set a $2,000...
Ozark County’s Long-Term Recovery Committee will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15, at the Lions Club building in Gainesville. Anybody can be on the committee, and officers Shawn Taylor and Sharon Davidson say anyone who’s interested in helping their neighbors after a disaster is welcome.The committee...
The first-Sunday fried chicken fundraiser dinner originally planned for Jan. 7 at The Center in Gainesville has been rescheduled for 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14. The original date was canceled due to the threat of bad weather. The cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children under age 10....
University of Missouri Extension will host a high-tunnel greenhouse workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, at the Gainesville Livestock Auction on Highway 160 west of Gainesville. The fee is $10 and includes lunch. Those planning to participate are asked to register by calling 679-...

When a fire threatened the house Liz Kuk shares with her husband Kenneth early Friday morning, she was awakened by her dog Ghost, who had just given birth by C-section the day before and was in the basement with two other female Huskies and a total of 18 puppies. The house was saved, thanks to the quick action of their neighbor, Tecumseh VFD assistant chief J. B. Duke.
A week after a fire destroyed a house on J Highway in Howards Ridge, two more structures burned in Ozark County, and the owner of one of the structures, John Evans, was seriously injured. But the two buildings damaged in the most recent fires are still standing, and one of them, the Tecumseh-area...
Crappie are still biting, but they have gone somewhat deeper. Live minnows, chrome-head jigs and jerkbaits are all working. Small spoons have also been effective. Look for crappie anywhere you find some standing timber or brush piles. Bass fishing this past week has been tough. Jigs and the Bama...
Elizabeth Conley, 21, and Andrew McDougall, 19, both of Thornfield, sustained minor injuries in a Jan. 7 two-vehicle crash, according to a Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report filed by Missouri State Highway Patrol Trooper J. Roberts. Both were transported to an unknown medical facility by a...

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