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Theodosia United Methodist Church will host its annual roasted chicken dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, at the church on Highway 160 in Theodosia. Dinner will be served by donation, with all proceeds benefiting local Ozark County benevolences. 
Community Blood Center of the Ozarks will host a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 30, at Dora High School in Dora. Area residents are asked to participate in this effort that helps supply CBCO, the sole local provider of blood for patients at 40 area hospitals in southwest Missouri,...
The Center will hold its regular first Sunday fried chicken dinner fundraiser from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Nov. 5. The cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children younger than 10. The meal includes a beverage and dessert. Diners enjoy a delicious dinner while helping provide financial support for The...

Andrew “Brandt” Clay. Photo courtesy of the 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...
Shelby Kinsey, 16, of Pontiac was transported by ambulance to Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Arkansas, Wednesday, Oct. 18, after sustaining moderate injuries in a single-vehicle crash on Highway 5 south.  According to the online Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report, Kinsey...

Drug take-back day
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...

Rodney Winchester
Caulfield resident Rodney Winchester, 69, was killed in a single-vehicle accident that occurred at 10:20 a.m. Sunday in Howell County. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol online crash report, Winchester was traveling westbound on Route FF, about 12 miles southwest of West Plains, in a...
Rebecca Ruud’s murder trial has been moved to Taney County on a change of venue motion, and Judge Tony W. Williams has been assigned to the case. According to online court records, Ruud is scheduled to appear Friday, Oct. 27, before Williams in Taney County court. She  is now incarcerated in the...

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...
The late Genelle Breeding is remembered by scores of Ozark Countians, and former Ozark Countians, as a beloved elementary teacher whose fun-loving ways made learning fun. Those who weren’t fortunate enough to have been a student in her classroom (or one of the one-room schools where she taught in...

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