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Photo at left: This photo of Jill Frye Talley and daughter Laela was taken the day Jill entered the John 3:17 Ministries program in 2015. Caught in an abusive relationship and using drugs to dull the pain, Jill says the black eye she had when she entered the program was not out of the ordinary at that time in her life. Photo at right: Jill and Laela are pictured here after Jill completed the year-long program at John 3:17 Ministries. Laela, who lived with her grandmother while Jill’s addiction spiraled out of control, moved back in with Jill after graduation, and Jill says that today their family could not be any happier.
Former Gainesville resident Jill Frye Talley was living a nightmare just a few years ago. Trapped in a physically abusive relationship, she turned to prescription narcotics to ease the pain – physically and emotionally. The result led to the darkest days of her life, but through faith and the help...
Thanksgiving events are being planned around the county, including a free community  dinner to be served at noon on Thanksgiving Day at VFW Post #5366 on HH Highway in Isabella. Another community meal will be served on Christmas Day. Facility manager Ruby Winslow said everyone is invited to the...
It’s Asian ladybug season in Ozark County and elsewhere in the Midwest. Residents are reporting large numbers of the small beetles that are invading homes and other structures. A Missouri University Extention web page (http://extension.missouri.edu/p/g7369) says the beetles “do not sting, carry...
Jim Cleland tosses a disc Sunday as, from left, Matt Shockey, Russ Burns, Kevin Carder and Kodi Shockey watch in the two-day Disc Golf Monkey Tournament held last weekend at Lost Woods Golf Course in Theodosia. The tournament brought 102 participants from throughout Missouri and as far away as Salt...
Doris Pinckney Baten, right, of Wasola recently received the National Weather Service 45-Year Dick Hagemeyer Service Award from Thomas Olsen, observation program leader of NWS Springfield. Joining in on the award presentation was her dog, Mr. Henry. In 1972, Doris took over observation duties from...

Jerry Studdard. Photo courtesy of the Ozark County Jail.
Jerry Studdard, 52, of Wasola is scheduled to be arraigned before Associate Judge Cynthia MacPherson Nov. 14 on charges of forcible sodomy/deviate sexual intercourse by forcible compulsion and two counts of statutory sodomy. The allegations against Studdard include sexually engaging multiple...
Ozark County hunters who successfully harvest a deer during firearms season’s opening weekend Nov. 11-12 are required to present their deer to an area chronic wasting disease (CWD) sampling station so tissue samples can be taken to test for the disease. The closest sampling stations for Ozark...
The Ozark County Courthouse and Gainesville City Hall and several other government offices will be closed Friday, Nov. 10, in observance of Veterans Day, which falls this year on Saturday, Nov. 11. The Gainesville License Office will also be closed. Banks will be open Friday but closed Satuday, Nov...
Theodosia chapter #130 Order of the Eastern Star on Oct. 30 presented a Masonic Home of Missouri check for $300 to the Ozark County Sheriff’s Department for use in purchasing winter clothing for children in need within Ozark County. Through its “Creating a Partnership” program, the Masonic Home of...
Timber Knob Volunteer Fire Department visited the Gainesville Head Start location to teach the students about fire safety Oct. 25. Children’s names aren’t given due to Headstart restrictions. 

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