Final week of fall festivals, Halloween events begin


Two cute chicks: Sisters Kelbi and Laney Clayton, daughters of Darian and Kyle Clayton, strutted around the Gainesville square in matching chicken costumes during the 2017 Ozark County trunk-or-treat on the Gainesville square. This year, on Halloween night, Wednesday, Oct. 31, trunk-or-treat events will be held on the Gainesville square, in the Lutie School parking lot and at Bakersfield’s Pride Park.

Halloween is next week, and residents of all ages are looking forward to the spooky and fun-filled holiday as well as non-spooky events celebrating autumn.

Caulfield VFD gets three new trucks and new gear, continues to raise funds with upcoming hunters’ breakfast


Clad in new turnout gear, Caulfield Volunteer Fire Depart-ment firefighters stand in front of Caulfield pumper #1, a 1989 Chevrolet Kodiak truck with the capacity to hold 1,000 gallons of water. The fire department was able to purchase two trucks and new gear after Caulfield VFD members voted earlier this year to trade in the 1993 Freightliner truck the department had been using. Firefighters pictured are, from left, back row: Assistant Chief Brandon Watkins and Chief Shannon Sisney. Front: firefighter and first responder David Kingsolver, Capt. Lonza Keaton and Lt. Joey Hedrick.

Thanks to the hard work of its firefighters and department supporters, Caulfield Volunteer Fire Department is much bette

Fast-moving fire destroys empty Theodosia home in Holiday Hills subdivision


A fast-burning fire destroyed an unoccupied home in the Holiday Hills subdivision of Theodosia Wednesday, Oct. 17. The state fire marshal was called to investigate the blaze, but his report, filed with the Missouri Division of Fire Safety, said the damage was too extensive to determine the fire’s origin. Photo courtesy Joe Rinehart.

A fast-moving fire destroyed an unoccupied Theodosia home Wednesday morning, Oct. 17.

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