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Josiah Wheat of Vanzant is now in the custody of the Missouri Department of Mental Health after he was found mentally incompetent to stand trial in connection with a 2017 case in which he is accused of beating several puppies to death with a baseball bat and posting a video of the incident to...

Angaline Ryan
Angaline Ryan, 60, of West Plains was recently found guilty by a Texas County jury of armed criminal action and first-degree assault in connection with the April 13, 2015, ambush-style shooting of her ex-daughter-in-law, Tammy Hathcock. According to the West Plains Daily Quill, the jury in the case...
Several motorists were injured in recent Ozark County accidents.   Cited for DWI with a child in the car Linda M. Pullen, 46, of Tecumseh, was transported by air ambulance to Cox South Hospital in Springfield May 8 after sustaining serious injuries in a single-vehicle crash on Highway 5 about 1...
Decoration Day notices are published at no charge in the Times. Send notices to sueann@ozarkcountytimes.com or call the Times office at 679-4641 with Decoration Day news.   Center Point Center Point Cemetery will hold its annual business meeting at noon Sunday, May 27, with a potluck lunch...
Gainesville School superintendent Jeff Hyatt attended Monday’s meeting of the Ozark County Commission to ask for the commisioners’ help in applying for a government grant that would be used to be build a freestanding preschool building on the Gainesville campus.  Hyatt was accompanied by...

Before the flood of 2017, this large log cabin on the North Fork of the White River near Dawt had been owned – and loved – since 2005 by West Plains residents Kris and Greg Hubbard, who often hosted and friends there.
West Plains residents Kris and Greg Hubbard were in Nashville, Tennessee, attending a business meeting in April 2017 when they first got word of the flood back in West Plains – as well as on the North Fork of the White River near Dawt, where they owned a large vacation home. Then they got a cryptic...

After consulting historic flood maps and doing their “homework,” Tim and Sandy Johnson built their “forever home” on the North Fork of the White River near Blair Bridge. They spent their first night in the cabin on Friday, April 28, 2017.
Editor’s note: This story, part of our continuing coverage of the survivors of the historic 2017 flood, includes edited excerpts from an email written to us last month by Sandy Johnson, recalling the year since the disaster.   One of the riverside homes destroyed by the April 2017 flood on the...

The Rockbridge mill today: This photo of the Rockbridge grist mill, taken last week, shows the mill’s current appearance after the 2017 flood damage was repaired. The renovation plan included adding diagonal wood facing to the lower half of the mill after that section of traditional red siding was ripped from the building by the floodwaters.
Although Ozark County’s historic flood in late April 2017 damaged Rockbridge Rainbow Trout Ranch in a significant way, the resort only paused in its usual operations and was quickly back up and running. Now, a year later, it’s business as usual at the tucked-away resort, which got its start in 1954...

When the floodwaters receded enough so that they could enter the Mansfield Building Supply in Gainesville that Saturday evening, April 29, 2017, Jeremy Welch said he and co-worker Robert Hogue found “a big mess” inside the business, where water still stood 18 inches deep.
Editor’s note: This story is part of our continuing coverage of survivors’ stories one year after Ozark County’s historic 2017 flood. See additional stories and photos on pages 2, 3 and 16.   It was raining a little on that Saturday a year ago when Jeremy Welch and Robert Hogue closed the Mansfield...
The Ozark County Health Department is offering free cholesterol screenings now through May 31, while supplies last. Those interested should call the health department at 417-679-3334 during regular business hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, for an appointment and more information. 

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