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Another extra-loud boom rattled dishes – and Ozarks residents – on Wednesday, June 6. The Ozark County Sheriff’s Office reported several calls from people who were puzzled by the sudden, super-loud clap of thunder, and similar calls reportedly poured into other area law enforcement offices and also...

Mammoth resident Dawn Carr, left, said her Maine coon cat Kenny is doing well after being treated for bobcat fever last week by Robin Deck, right, small animal vet at Gainesville Veterinary Clinic. Kenny came home Friday after a stay at the clinic. Carr said she would be giving him medicine three times a day until Wednesday. Times photo/Amelia LaMair
Some Ozark County cats are coming down with a painful, fast-acting and often lethal disease called bobcat fever. Mammoth resident Dawn Carr’s beloved Maine coon cat Kenny is one of them. After being treated by veterinarian Robin Deck last week at Gainesville Veterinary Clinic, he is doing well now...
Amazingly, no humans were injured Sunday night when three vehicles hit four head of cattle on Highway 5 about 7 miles north of Gainesville. The cattle didn’t fare as well.Because no drivers or passengers were injured, the Missouri State Highway Patrol officer who responded to the incident did not...

This photo of Savannah Leckie was posted recently on Facebook by her aunt, Lisa Orn, to commemorate the girl’s 17th birthday on June 3. The girl’s biological mother, Rebecca Ruud, and Ruud’s husband, Robert Peat, face murder charges in connection to Savannah’s disappearance last year.
If she hadn’t died, Savannah Leckie would have turned 17 ten days ago, on June 3. Instead, on one of the days following her birthday, Ozark County Sheriff Darrin Reed and his deputies were back at the Theodosia-area farm where Savannah had lived for a few months with her biological mother until she...

Gainesville residents Brian Morgan and his daughter, Katelyn, look over the memorial of stuffed animals, toys and balloons at the entrance to the Lebanon trailer park where five children died in a June 6 fire that also left the mother of two of the children with severe injuries. Morgan, an EMT, worked on one of the Mercy ambulance crews that responded to the fire with Lebanon firefighters.
The tragic story from Lebanon last week reporting the deaths of five children in a mobile home fire has two Ozark County connections.Two of the five children, Andre Malleck, 1 1/2, and Patience Malleck, 6 months, are descendants of the late Leonard and Hattie Chaney, who founded Chaney Monument...
The striper fishing on Norfork Lake continues to be very good for the first two hours each morning. Now that we are entering the dark moon phase, you can expect to find feeding stripers later in the morning on the flats in water depths of 40 to 60 feet. We are still catching some stripers on long...

Mark Sanders of Ava, right, was the lucky winner of the 2018 Gravely ZT-X Zero Turn Lawn Mower donated by West Plains Marine that was raffled off at the Angling for Athletes Benefit Bass Tournament Saturday out of Theodosia Marina.
Fifty-six teams turned out Saturday morning for the third annual Angling for Athletes Benefit Bass Tournament at Theodosia Marina on Bull Shoals Lake. Even with high temperatures and sunny skies, the anglers showed how skilled they were, with several 4-pound fish being brought to weigh- in,...

from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/national/201805
May 2018 is set to go down in history as the warmest on record in Missouri, and perhaps the nation, according to University of Missouri Extension climatologist Pat Guinan.Every day in May charted above normal in Missouri, Guinan said. Many days registered more than 10 degrees Fahrenheit above...
Dora students who placed in the Alpha Rho Tau Art Show held April 30-May 5 at Mountain Grove High School were, from left (back row), senior Jaleigh Russell, third place, photography color still life, and fourth place, photography color landscape; freshman Sarah Fehr, third place, plaster sculpture...

Photo by Karla Smith
The Gainesville Bulldogs traveling baseball team competed in the Barnhouse Baseball 2018 Summer Heat Showdown Saturday in Springfield and took first place after winning three games. Scores from the games were 16-1, 12-4 and 18-3. Members of the team are, from left (back row), Howard Wade, Khale...

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