GHS academic team earns sixth consecutive conference title


Members of the Gainesville High School academic team Summit Conference champions for the sixth consecutive year, are, from left, (front) coach Michelle Pointer, Jaima DeVries, Aubrey Turingan, Abigail Milligan, Madison Trivitt; (back) Anastasia Goodson, Hunter Webb, Daniel Miller, Ben Pointer, assistant coach Sherry Uchtman. Not pictured: Hannah Carter.

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What if you called for help…and no one came?


Times photo/Jessi Dreckman Ken Burnett, one of the Ozark County Sheriff’s Department dispatchers, manages informational and emergency calls, including all 911 calls in the county. In response to emergency calls, the dispatcher often “tones out” one or more of the county’s 14 volunteer fire departments, and those firefighters and first responders are frequently the first on scene, ahead of deputies and the Ozark County Ambulance. But many of those departments have fewer than 10 trained personnel on their rosters, and sometimes no one is available to respond. Most departments say more volunteers are urgently needed.

Search team perseveres despite grim circumstances to find fisherman’s body


Ozark County Sheriff’s deputies, volunteer firefighters and first responders and Missouri State Highway Patrol Water Division troopers descended on Norfork Lake at Udall Saturday evening to look for a West Plains fisherman who had launched his boat there Friday – and didn’t come back. Photo courtesy Todd Young

GHS academic team earns sixth consecutive conference title


Members of the Gainesville High School academic team Summit Conference champions for the sixth consecutive year, are, from left, (front) coach Michelle Pointer, Jaima DeVries, Aubrey Turingan, Abigail Milligan, Madison Trivitt; (back) Anastasia Goodson, Hunter Webb, Daniel Miller, Ben Pointer, assistant coach Sherry Uchtman. Not pictured: Hannah Carter.

The Gainesville High School Academic team won its sixth consecutive Summit Conference championship title Saturday, March. 2.  

MDC seeks information in elk poaching cases


This is the carcass of a 10-year-old bull elk that was shot and left near the Log Yard area of Shannon County. An adult cow elk was also shot and left in the area, according to MDC. Anyone with information on this poaching case is asked to call 1-573-226-3616, ext. 226, or Operation Game Thief at 1-800-392-1111. MDC photo

The Missouri Department of Conservation continues to seek information in the case of two adult elk shot Friday, Feb.

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