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Two theft cases were filed in Ozark County Circuit court in the past week.    Four-wheeler theft A warrant with a $2,500 cash only bond has been issued for Jade Nicholl Goodnight, 29, of Ava, and Estevon Dockins, 30, of Gainesville after felony-level stealing charges were filed against the pair on...

Election judges who served in the November 2017 election in Gainesville wore red, white and blue to celebrate the patriotic occasion. From back, left: Renee Schmucker, Lana Cockrum, Dennis Lawson and Diane White. Ozark County Clerk Brian Wise is seeking qualified residents interested in serving as judges in upcoming elections. Times file photo.
Ozark County Clerk Brian Wise is seeking election judges to serve in upcoming elections in April and August. He likes to find “people who care about the process and believe in elections.” After all, he said, “the judges’ faces are the first people voters see when they come to the polling place, so...
The Ozark County Ambulance District will participate in the April 3 general municipal election by having a county-wide ballot asking voters to approve a tax levy increase, but it won’t hold a write-in election to fill the board position in District 3, where no one filed for the seat before the Jan...

A picture of 16-year-old Savannah Leckie holding two baby goats sits on the desk where Ozark County Sheriff’s Department evidence investigator Cpl. Curtis Dobbs, left, and Chief Deputy Winston Collins, study evidence they’ve gathered in the case involving the Theodosia teenager’s murder last summer. The boxes and crate beside the desk include additional evidence that still needs to be sorted through. Ozark County Sheriff Darrin Reed said he believes that if there were a timeline in the investigation, officers might just be reaching the halfway mark now. Times photo/Jessi Dreckman.
Although the case hasn’t been in the headlines every week lately, as it was a few months ago, Ozark County Sheriff Darrin Reed says officers are working as hard as ever behind the scenes to help bring justice in the murder case of 16-year-old Theodosia area teen, Savannah Leckie.  Leckie’s mother...

Big bass winner - Brian Sherrll caught the big bass prize winner with a 4.85-pounder in the Jan. 27 Ozark Mountain Bass Club tournament held out of Pigeon Creek ramp on Norfork Lake.
Alabama rigs and jigging spoons caught most of the fish during the monthly Ozark Mountain Bass Club tournament held Jan. 27 out of Pigeon Creek Ramp on Norfork Lake. Despite cold water temperatures, several fish were caught.  Winners were Rodney Shockey and Marty Whisnant, first place with 18.35...
Bass fishing was hit-and-miss last weekend with several people doing very good while others struggled. The winning five-fish limit at Buck Creek was a little over 18 pounds with a big bass just over 5 pounds. The A rig worked well as did jigs and tubes. Most fish were in the 20- to 25-foot range,...
Cassidy Johnson was honored Sunday, Jan. 28, by the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame with one of 110 Special Achievement Awards presented to Missouri athletes who earned first team All-American honors in 2017. Cassidy, a junior at College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, was recognized for earning first...
To contact the Ozark County Sheriff’s Department or other emergency-responding agencies here, call 679-4633. In an emergency, dial 911.   Jan. 22 (continued from last week’s Times) 8:17 a.m. – Medical: 82-year-old male is having possible stroke. Wasola VFD, Ozark County Ambulance and Air Evac...
We have had some sunny days and a little rain. Not enough yet to start the creeks running. The wind has been bad a few days. No time for burning. Paul took a load of cedar logs to the cedar mill and had to wait in line to get unloaded. We went to West Plains one evening to get some parts for the...
Please join us Sunday, Feb. 4, for our regular first-Sunday fried chicken fundraiser dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Southwest Baptist University student Tali Rose and her family will be volunteering to serve guests to earn tips that will go toward Tali’s upcoming mission trip to Colombia,...

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