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Donnie and Beverly Miller at the celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary on June 14. Both tested positive for covid-19 in September. Beverly’s symptoms were relatively mild. But Donnie contracted the illness while recovering from colon cancer surgery. He died Sept. 17 in Cox South Hospital in Springfield.
The covid-19 pandemic continues to impact Ozark County with increasing numbers of cases occurring. While only one “official” death has been reported to the Ozark County Health Department, postings on social media have reported the deaths of other Ozark Countians who had active covid infections. In...
Ozark County Sheriff’s Deputies found and arrested two wanted Michigan fugitives Oct. 20 inside a home on County Road 818C in the Nottinghill area.  Aaron Perry, 27, and Nolan Woodworth, 26, both of Newport, Michigan, were arrested at the residence at 1:58 p.m. by Deputies Justin Urich, Dustin...

Landon Walker
Landon Walker, 21, of Henderson, Arkansas, has been charged with the class E felony of leaving the scene of an accident with injuries in connection with an Aug. 26 crash near Bakersfield.  According to the probable cause statement filed by Ozark County Sheriff’s Deputy Seth A. Miller, the Ozark...
Circuit Judge Craig Carter processed a total of eight cases during the Oct. 21 session of Ozark County Law Day. Details on the cases are listed here. Angela D. Brake, who pleaded guilty to assault in March 2019, did not appear for a scheduled case review. A show-cause hearing was scheduled for Nov...
Editor’s note: Bakersfield School announced Oct. 16 that, due to an increase in covid cases in the school and the community, it was again transitioning to virtual learning until Tuesday, Nov. 3. Here, Bakersfield superintendent Dr. Amy Britt shares her thoughts about the district’s decision.   It...
Ozark County Collector Darla Sullivan said last week Ozark Countians can now pay taxes online with the recent development of the ozarkcountycollector.com website. The new site also allows title companies, banks, Realtors and other interested businesses to research tax amounts online.  All Ozark...
Two Ozark County residents are running in contested races to represent this area in the Missouri General Assembly. Wasola resident Karla Eslinger is running on the Republican ticket against Ripley County Democrat Tammy Harty for the Missouri Senate 33rd District seat. The 33rd District includes...
Travis Smith REPUBLICAN   Personal information: I’m happily married to Karen, the love of my life. We have four grown children and one grandson. I sold my business in West Plains, and we purchased Twin Bridges Campground and Canoe Rental just this month. I was born and raised in Southern Missouri....
Karla Eslinger REPUBLICAN   Personal information: My husband, David, and I have been married 38 years; we live on the family farm and own a small business. We have two daughters, Chelsey Gilmore and Katy Chapman, who are both teachers.  Experience and education: I was first elected as a State...

When Brenda Miller, a lung cancer survivor, was admitted to the new covid wing at Cox South Medical Center in Springfield, she immediately started crying. The stark, cavernous ward, which had been recently created on an unfinished floor of the hospital’s latest addition, was divided into two sections with 25-30 beds lined up in each section. “The only thought I had was that everyone in there was waiting to die,” she said.
Covid-19 cases are increasing dramatically in Ozark County. The graphs accompanying this story on page 16 show how the number of total cases have grown since the first case was reported here on June 19. Now we’re at 203 total cases, with 113 of them characterized as “active” by the Ozark County...

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