COURT RECORDS

The following criminal cases, traffic/municipal tickets and infractions were filed in Ozark County Court between Monday, July 2, and Monday, July 9.

Accused of murder, Robert Peat's release from custody surprises many residents here, including the sheriff


In this Ozark County Times file photo, Robert Peat Jr. stands with his attorney, special public defender James R. Hayes, before Ozark County Circuit Judge Craig Carter at his Sept. 26, 2017, arraignment on murder charges. Ozark County Prosecuting Attorney John Garrabrant is seated behind them, and behind Garrabrant are Minnesota residents Tamile Leckie-Montague, adoptive mother of murder victim Savannah Leckie, center, and her fiance (now husband) Cary Steeves. With them is victim's advocate Nicole Graham, left. In a surprising turn of events last week, a Greene County judge released Peat from custody on his own recognizance, with GPS monitoring by Court Probationary Services.

Reed: 'What the heck just happened?'

Now in its second year in the new building, The Center continues growth, improvements


Within the last few months The Center has been able to add an exit to its parking lot, easing traffic flow, thanks to help from Ozark County and from the MLH Company. With grants from the SeniorAge Area Agency on Agency, the parking lot was paved and striped. Local residents donated parking curbs.

Lisa Engelhardt, administrator at The Center in Gainesville, said during a recent talk at the Gainesville Lions Club that the activities and services the facility offers continue to grow.

Large crowd turns out for Masons’ flag-retirement ceremony Saturday


Girl Scouts Alana Broncal and Amber Gibson, along with leader Virginia Campbell, arrange the faded and torn American flags before each was taken to the fire to be retired.

America flags, some folded neatly in the familiar triangle, some rumpled and faded, lay stacked on a long table in front of Sampson Masonic Lodge in Theodosia Saturday.

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