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Rebecca Ruud and Robert Peat Jr.
Reprinted with permission from the Springfield News-Leader with local details added by the Times staff.   A judge set trial dates Friday, Jan. 12, for the husband and wife accused of killing a 16-year-old autistic girl and burning her body this summer in Ozark County. Rebecca Ruud, 39, and Robert...
The annual Pontiac Chili Cook-off and live music will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, at Just Jackie’s restaurant in Pontiac. The cook-off is open to all chili-making competitors, and all types, varieties and heat levels of chili are welcome. Competitors are asked to deliver chili warm/ or hot...
Tecumseh Volunteer Fire Department recently bought this 1995 E-One Cyclone firetruck from the Lansing, Kansas, Fire Department. The truck will be outfitted with tools and equipment so it can be used as the department’s rescue/pumper vehicle, said TVFD chief Nathanael Winrod, right, pictured with...
Lindy Nicole Graham, victims’ advocate for the 44th Judicial Circuit, was the guest speaker at the Gainesville Lions Club meeting Thursday. Graham works with the prosecuting attorneys in Ozark, Douglas and Wright counties to keep victims updated as their cases work their way through the courts. She...

Laina Owen, left, was 84 and living at Sycamore when former Times writer Marilyn Tilley took this photo of her with her sister, Radie.
This story by former Times staff member Marilyn Tilley, sharing the late Laina Owen’s Ozark County memories, is reprinted from the Dec. 26, 1991, edition of the Times. When Mrs. Owen died in 1997, her obituary noted that she had attended the Lottie Hollow, Odom and Elijah schools in Ozark County...

Col. Clay Pettit
Ozark County native Clay Pettit was recently promoted from lieutenant colonel to colonel during an Army ceremony at the U.S. Special Operations Command at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida, where he currently serves.  Pettit, son of Isabella resident Mary Pettit and the late Tommy D. Pettit...
Billy DeLuna, 19, of Caulfield was moderately injured at 8:55 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9, in Howell County when a minivan pulled into his path while he was driving a Suzuki sport bike.  According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol online crash report, DeLuna was traveling southbound on Howell County’s...
TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets at 4 p.m. every Monday in Isabella.  Call chapter leader Donna Anderson at 273-0027 for information about attending the next meeting.  The TOPS Isabella chapter hopes everyone had a great Christmas and that the new year brings good things your way. Dian Sage...
The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Chapter 695 of West Plains will meet at noon Tuesday, Jan. 23, at Chen’s Garden Chinese Restaurant, 1705 Gibson Aven. in West Plains. Doyle Fink will present a program on the Battle at Verdun, the largest and longest battle of the First World War on...

David and Tiffany Bauer. Photo courtesy of Ozark County Jail.
Theodosia-area husband and wife defendants David Bauer, 55, and Tiffany Bauer, 33, were convicted of one count of first degree statutory sodomy of a child younger than 12. The Jan. 8 verdict came from Associate Judge Elizabeth Bock after the judge took the case under advisement following a Nov. 2,...

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