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Misty Gant. Courtesy of Ozark County Jail.
Misty (Pendergrass) Gant, 38, of Gainesville, appeared before Circuit Judge Craig Carter on Dec. 6 and was sentenced to a 120-day institutional drug treatment program in the Missouri Department of Corrections in connection with a high-speed chase and assaulting a police officer while intoxicated. A...

Soil samples may be mailed directly to the University of Missouri Soil and Plant Testing Laboratory – or delivered to the local Ozark County Extension office. The fee for the soil test goes up $5 beginning Jan. 1, so area residents are urged to purchase the tests – or gift certificates for the test – this week because the Extension office will be closed Dec. 25-Jan. 1, reopening Jan. 2.
Soil tests can save farmers thousands of dollars, according to Missouri University Extension, and buying the tests before Jan. 1 can save farmers even more money because, beginning Jan. 1, 2018, the fee charged by the Extension service will increase from $14.50 to $19.50 for basic soil testing. For...
Missouri State University-West Plains’ dual credit classes will be the topic of the Friends of the Garnett Library monthly luncheon meeting Friday, Jan. 12, on the MSU-WP campus. Dr. Michael Orf, assistant dean of academic affairs, will discuss aspects of the university’s dual credit program and...

Delta Kapp Gamma
Xi chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma, an organization of professional women educators, met Nov. 18 at the West Plains Country Club for a program on Americorps. Ginny Henderson, of West Plains, introduced the team of 14 Americorps workers from all over the United States who are doing a project in...

American Red Cross
A total of 14 donors participated and 14 units of blood were collected during the Dec. 13 American Red Cross blood drive. Donors included Ned Upton, Patty Wright, Charlotte Barr, Diane White, Joe Easterday, Jim Gynn, Robert Edwards, Edmund Beckham, Dennis Lawson, Bob Main, Danny Walker, Jack Strong...

Robert Chambers. Courtesy of the Ozark County Jail.
Robert Chambers, 24, of Gainesville, is being held in the Ozark County Jail on a $3,500 cash-only bond in connection with a bizarre incident in which Chambers allegedly broke into Lee and Stephanie Bearden’s shed in Gainesville, pulled the Beardens’ dirtbike out into their yard and set it on fire....
During their Monday meeting, the Ozark County Commissioners reviewed and passed an ordinance giving county officials the power to issue a burn ban if conditions are dangerous.  Presiding Commissioner John Turner told the Times this is the first time Ozark County has had a burn ban ordinance....

Sections of Highway 160 between P Highway west of Theodosia and Mark Twain School at Highway 125 south will be closed several hours on weekdays through Jan. 2 so that culverts can be replaced.
Sections of Highway 160 between P Highway west of Theodosia and Mark Twain School (at Highway 125 south near Reuter) will be closed from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. weekdays through Jan. 2, except for Friday, Dec. 22, and Mondays, Dec. 25 and Jan. 1, when the road will be open. The Missouri Department...

Happy holidays!
The Ozark County Courthouse and most other government offices, including post offices, will be closed Monday, Dec. 25, in observance of Christmas, and Jan. 1, in observance of New Year’s Day. The Ozark County Commission will postpone its usual Monday meetings until 9 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 26, and...

Doris and Wayne Sayles discuss an exhibit in the 416th Bomb Group Archive, which they began in Gainesville in the WPA building that once served as the town’s city hall.
Reprinted with permission.   To read more of Kaitlyn McConnell’s blog, Ozarks Alive!, featuring colorful stories about the people and places of the Ozarks, visit ozarksalive.com   Glittering rings often signify memories and monumental life events — just like one, set with a sparkling stone, that...

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