As suspected murdered victim’s 17th birthday passes, sheriff executes another search warrant

This photo of Savannah Leckie was posted recently on Facebook by her aunt, Lisa Orn, to commemorate the girl’s 17th birthday on June 3. The girl’s biological mother, Rebecca Ruud, and Ruud’s husband, Robert Peat, face murder charges in connection to Savannah’s disappearance last year.

If she hadn’t died, Savannah Leckie would have turned 17 ten days ago, on June 3.

Tragic fire in Lebanon that killed five children has two Ozark County connections

Gainesville residents Brian Morgan and his daughter, Katelyn, look over the memorial of stuffed animals, toys and balloons at the entrance to the Lebanon trailer park where five children died in a June 6 fire that also left the mother of two of the children with severe injuries. Morgan, an EMT, worked on one of the Mercy ambulance crews that responded to the fire with Lebanon firefighters.

Angling for Athletes benefit bass tourney winners announced

Mark Sanders of Ava, right, was the lucky winner of the 2018 Gravely ZT-X Zero Turn Lawn Mower donated by West Plains Marine that was raffled off at the Angling for Athletes Benefit Bass Tournament Saturday out of Theodosia Marina.

Fifty-six teams turned out Saturday morning for the third annual Angling for Athletes Benefit Bass Tournament at Theodosia Marina on Bull Shoals Lake.

Art show honors

Dora students who placed in the Alpha Rho Tau Art Show held April 30-May 5 at Mountain Grove High School were, from left (back row), senior Jaleigh Russell, third place, photography color still lif


Photo by Karla Smith

The Gainesville Bulldogs traveling baseball team competed in the Barnhouse Baseball 2018 Summer Heat Showdown Saturday in Springfield and took first place after winning three games.


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