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MTNF photo Forest Service employees Daniel Oldham and Kyle Young removed a particularly dangerous tree from the Current River one section at a time after several floaters got caught in the “strainer,” resulting in more than 20 MSHP Water Division rescues over the Memorial Day weekend.
Doniphan – During the busy Memorial Day weekend, the Missouri State Highway Patrol Water Division conducted approximately 20 water rescues on the Current River, including a near drowning, when river-goers got caught in the limbs and root system of a particularly large scarlet oak that had recently...

Boy Scouts helped fold flags during the Theodosia Masons’ 2016 flag retirement ceremony. This year’s ceremony is scheduled for noon Saturday, June 30, at the lodge on Highway 160 in Theodosia next to Lutie School. Those attending are invited to bring old and unserviceable flags for retirement.
Sampson Masonic Lodge #298 in Theodosia will conduct its fourth annual American flag retirement ceremony beginning at noon Saturday, June 30, at the lodge located on Highway 160 next to Lutie School.Missouri State Sen. Mike Cunningham will be the keynote speaker. Girl Scouts from Troop #71227 in...

Danny Joe Williams
Danny Joe Williams, 59, of Tecumseh, on June 7 entered a guilty plea to the class B felony of first degree child molestation. The case, originally filed in Ozark County, was moved to Wright County in 2017 in response to Williams’ motion for a change of venue, which was accepted by Circuit Judge...

Jamie Pate holds the 45-pound bighead carp he and his father, John Pate, shot on Bull Shoals Lake. It’s the first bighead they’ve encountered at the lake.
Bull Shoals Lake is renowned for its monster striped bass, largemouth bass and delicious walleye. Straddling the Missouri and Arkansas border, it’s a great lake to whet a youngster’s appetite for a day or night of family fishing.But a recent catch by two bowfishermen is sending some shock waves...

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...

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...
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...
The following criminal cases, traffic/municipal tickets and infractions were filed in Ozark County Court between Tuesday, June 5, and Monday, June 18. All those charged are presumed innocent pending final court action. Matthew F. Hannaford, Brixey, statutory rape, and two counts of statutory sodomy...
Gainesville R-V School District will hold registration on Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 1-2. Students may pick up their schedules, paperwork and pay fees at this time. Insurance information and lunch applications will be available. School officials ask that all paperwork be completed and turned in...
A total of 23 donors participated and 21 units of blood were collected during the June 6 American Red Cross blood drive in Gainesville.These donors participated: Ned Upton, Diane White, Elda Edwards, Dennis Watson, Kenneth Ablan, Virginia Beckham, Edmund Beckham, Pam McGinnis, Tom Bentele, Robert...

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