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Baxter Regional Wound Healing Center in Mountain Home, Arkansas, has been honored with the Robert A. Warriner III Center of Excellence award, which is given to wound-care centers that have met the highest level of quality standards for a minimum of two consecutive years. The award, presented by...

Rebecca Ruud and Robert Peat Jr.
Rebecca Ruud’s and Robert Peat Jr.’s murder trials are both awaiting Supreme Court assignment to a new judge.  Ruud appeared before Judge Tony W. Williams in the Taney County Courthouse Oct. 27 represented by public defender John Zimmerman after Ozark County Prosecutor John Garrabrant had filed a...

Dora Volunteer Fire Department members Monte Shipley, front, followed by John Epley and John Stanton, along with Jeremy McKee, who took this photo, formed one of three teams that responded Sunday morning to search for a hunter in the Devil’s Backbone area of Mark Twain National Forest who had not returned to camp the previous evening. The searchers soon learned that the hunter had made it back to camp. DVFD posted this photo on its Facebook page, noting, “Nice day for a search in the Devil’s Backbone Wilderness.”
Three search parties, including one from the Dora Volunteer Fire Department, were called out Sunday morning to look for a hunter who spent the night in the rugged Devil’s Backbone Wilderness of Mark Twain National Forest near Dora. Dora VFD chief Monte Shipley said the man, Reese Mason, 67, got...

Volunteer Hailey Turner, left, and John Peter, MDC wildlife resource technician at Caney Mountain Conservation Area, take a tissue sample from a deer Sunday at the chronic wasting disease check station at Gainesville High School. For the first time, Ozark County was one of the counties where mandatory sampling was conducted during opening weekend of the firearms deer season. It was added to the list of counties where mandatory sampling is being conducted after CWD was detected in animals in Arkansas.
Missouri hunters harvested 94,977 deer during the opening weekend of the November portion of fall firearms deer season Nov. 11-12, according to preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation. Last year Missouri hunters checked 96,131 deer during opening weekend. By Tuesday morning,...

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...

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