Karla Eslinger announces run for Senate seat in 2020 election


Current 155th Missouri House District Rep. Karla Eslinger visited with Rocky Sullivan in Gainesville auto parts store Bumper-to-Bumper Friday morning after officially announcing her plan to run for the Missouri Senate in the 2020 election. Eslinger, who has lived in Wasola with her husband, David, for 35 years, is the sister of Sullivan’s wife, Kim. “Whatever Karla does, she does a great job at,” Sullivan told the Times. “This won’t be any different. She’s a hard worker, and she’s not afraid to work for the people of the district.” Times photo/Jessi Dreckman

Young couple loses home, possessions in Nov. 13 fire


Gainesville VFD firefighter Kevin Piland makes sure no flames are left in the ruins of the small mobile home that burned Nov. 13 on Highway 5 south of Gainesville. The home’s occupants, Austin and Nicole Davis, lost everything in the blaze. Times photos/Regina Mozingo

A young Gainesville couple lost everything except their dogs in a  Nov. 13  fire on Highway 5 south of Gainesville.

Ozark County hunters harvest 861 deer on opening weekend


Couple has unforgettable deer hunt: Wyatt and Kiya Grisham had an unforgettable opening morning of deer season this year. Wyatt killed a nice 10-point buck on the Grisham farm off Highway 181 that he’s had his eye on through game camera photos for several months, but Kiya’s harvest was truly unforgettable. She killed an 8-point piebald buck, which has white and brown patchy fur, while hunting in Pontiac. “It’s a once in a lifetime buck,” she said. Albino deer and piebald deer, or partially albino deer, fall under the same regulations as normally colored animals, according to the Missouri Department of Conservation. A 2019 Mossy Oak article says hunters have a one in 30,000 chance of seeing a true albino deer, whose recessive genetic traits keep it from having any coloration in its hair, tissue or skin, in the wild. Piebald deer, also caused by a genetic variation, are slightly more common; 2 percent of the current whitetail deer population are piebald.

A total of 861 deer were harvested in Ozark County Nov.

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