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Annette and Paul Lane
A benefit pie auction, potluck supper and silent auction event is being planned by friends, family members and neighbors to help Wasola-area residents Paul and Annette Lane, whose home was badly damaged by fire on May 13. The event begins at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 16, at the Wasola Volunteer Fire...

Harrison
Brent Harrison, 48, of Isabella, is currently being held in the Ozark County Jail on a $100,000 cash-only bond in connection with an incident in which Harrison allegedly fired a gun into a vehicle with a woman and two children inside. Harrison faces felony charges of unlawful use of a weapon and...
Cooper Friend, 13, and his “Papa D” (Dana Crisp) pose with their first home run baseballs after Cooper hit his out of the Bakersfield ball park Tuesday, May 29. Dana hit his first home run in the summer of 1976 when he was 16 while playing for the Mountain Home, Arkansas, American Legion team at a...

Mike Wallace, standing back, right, has resigned after 22 years with Thornfield School as a teacher and, since 2004, administrator. He’s pictured with his parents, Thornfield residents Maynard and Linda Wallace, left, and sons (back, from left) Cale, 18, Casey, 19, and (front, left) Riley, almost 10, as well as girlfriend Lexie Scott and her son Hoyt, right. Maynard, Cale and Casey all attended school at Thornfield, as did Maynard’s parents, the late Archie and Ruby Mahan Wallace. Mike Wallace has accepted a job as superintendent of schools in Everton, northwest of Springfield.
After 22 years at Thornfield School as a teacher and administrator, Mike Wallace has resigned, effective June 30. Wallace said Monday in an email to the Times that when he told the Thornfield students last month on the last day of school that he was leaving to accept a job in another district, “...

Bakersfield School officials, board members, and representatives of DeWitt Construction in Springfield (the project’s general contractor) and Paragon Architecture in Springfield broke ground Thursday for the new FEMA storm shelter to be built on the Bakersfield campus. Pictured, from left: Dee (Barron) Smith, DeWitt safety officer; Kathy Jackson, DeWitt project manager staff member; Mark Hampton, DeWitt site superintendent; Bakersfield school board member Chris Bales; board vice president Charles Moss; board president Bruce Bales; superintendent Dr. Amy Britt; maintenance director Jason Marsh; board members Mike Zimmer, Matthew Evans and Tim Watlington; and Paragon Architecture representatives Jessica Struckhoff and Conner Stokes.
Bakersfield school officials and board members, with representatives from Springfield-based construction and architectural companies, staged a groundbreaking event Thursday for the school’s new storm shelter. The structure, funded primarily through a grant from the Federal Emergency Management...

Exploding tree This red oak tree exploded when it was struck by lightning Thursday night near the home of Les and Patrice Wells in the Spring Creek area between Gainesville and Isabella. Les Wells said pieces of the tree landed 100 feet away from the trunk, and another nearby tree was split by the powerful bolt.
Les and Patrice Wells were sitting in their hilltop home off County Road 829 during Thursday night’s thunderstorm when a bright flash and something that sounded like an explosion shook their house and made them jump. Friday morning, they discovered a large red oak tree that had been shattered by a...
Three children and one man from Gainesville were taken by private vehicle to Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Arkansas, on Friday  after sustaining injuries in a single-vehicle crashon Highway 5, about 5 miles north of Gainesville.According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol...
Circuit Judge Craig Carter processed a total of 13 civil cases and 39 criminal cases during the May 9 session of the Ozark County Law Day. The criminal cases are listed below. Cases to reach dispositionEstevon S. Dockins pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of a firearm and was sentenced to five...
The Gainesville Junior High softball team ended its season with a 3-12 record. “With tough competition and pitchers throwing 50-plus miles per hour, our girls competed and hit fairly well, although our record doesn’t show it,” said coach Sherry Patterson. “On a positive note, we have seven new...
The Blackjack Church Camp Meeting will be held June 7-9 in Douglas County. Speakers at the 7 p.m. evening sessions will be Pastor Bill Kelly on Thursday, Pastor Dennis Walton on Friday and Pastor Robert Henry on Saturday.Music will be performed by the Pringle family on Friday evening and by the...

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