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Serious Injuries as a Result of Intoxicated One-Vehicle Crash

Mansfield, MO. – At roughly 1 PM, on Friday, May 13th of 2022, a crash occurred on Old Highway 5, 1 mile south of Mansfield. The driver, Joshua Cornelius, 34 of Mansfield, was driving a 2002 Chevy Trailblazer Northbound when he crashed. According to reports, the crash occurred when...
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Family of three from Ozark County missing

OZARK COUNTY, Mo. — The Ozark County Sheriff’s Department (OSCD) posted on Facebook Friday it received a missing person report for a Thornfield family of three on May 5. OSCD said 32-year-old Justin Ruggles, 30-year-old Jennifer Ruggles, and 5-month-old Barakah Ruggles were taking a religious sabbatical to Florida on a missionary trip at the end […]
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Ozark Sports Zone

Gainesville baseball hoping for another big playoff run

Gainesville baseball won its first district title in 30 years last season, and is set to try for back-to-back crowns this year. That group of kids, and a new coach, are changing the recent narrative around Bulldog baseball. Gainesville hasn’t always been known as a baseball town. “My first...

Traffic Stop In Wright County Leads to Meth Bust

Wright County, MO. – On May 9th, 2022 at approximately 6:21 p.m. Corporal Campbell of the Wright County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop for traffic violations. During the duration of the stop, consent to search was given. Corporal Campbell located two suspected meth pipes in the center...

Mid-Day Mountain Grove Crash Leaves Three Teens Injured

Mountain Grove, MO. – Three teenagers have been injured in a crash on Thursday morning at roughly 11:20 AM. A 2007 Honda Civic, driven by Mikayla Rhodes, 19 of Mountain Grove, was traveling Southbound on Highway N, north of Mountain Grove, when they crashed. The crash occurred as Rhodes went off the roadway, struck the ditch, and overturned.

Three injured Thursday in crash north of Mountain Grove

Three persons were injured Thursday morning — including a Cabool teen — in a single-vehicle accident north of Mountain Grove, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said. Makayla L. Rhodes, 19, of Mountain Grove, was driving a westbound 2007 Honda Civic on Highway N that ran off the roadway, struck a ditch and overturned, the patrol said.

Girl Scouts hopeful to return to camp after fire and staff shortage

The Finbrooke Program Center in Rogersville is hopeful that they will be able to host their summer camp after an ongoing staffing shortage and a fire that has caused damage to their facilities. According to the staff, a fire destroyed the camp’s Hickory Knoll shelter and another cabin on April...
Ozark County Times

High speed motorcycle pursuit ends in Gainesville

Officers say a nearly 50-mile long, high-speed motorcycle chase that reached speeds of over 100 miles per hour ended in Gainesville around 1 a.m. Sunday, May 8. Douglas County Sheriff Chris Degase said that the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office received numerous calls of a reckless driver on a motorcycle in the Goodhope area of Douglas County.

Seniors Lead Charge in Home Finale

All five Republic baseball seniors started and all five got base hits in a 15-0 Senior Night win over Marshfield Thursday. The Tigers scored eight runs in the first inning and the outcome of the game was never in doubt after that. Republic added two in the second and five more in the third to trigger the run rule and end the game.

Diamond Tigers defeat Mansfield in regular season finale

Trailing 3-1, the Houston High School baseball team scored 3 runs the bottom of the fifth inning and added 3 more in the sixth to earn a come-from-behind victory over Mansfield in the final regular season game of the year Tuesday at Tiger Field. The Diamond Tigers got on the...

Bruce Allen Carr

Graveside services for Bruce Allen Carr, 64, Mansfield, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, May 14, 2022 at Chapel Hill Cemetery, Mountain View, Missouri, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Mr. Carr passed away at 5:25 p.m., Wednesday, May 4, 2022, at Rocky Ridge Manor, Mansfield, Missouri.

Baxter County Regional Medical to Have Mammography Van in Gainesville

Gainesville, MO. – The Baxter County Regional Medical Center is sending its mobile Mammography Unit to Gainesville, MO, to do mammogram screenings for breast cancer. Roughly 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer over the course of their lifetime, and for women in the U.S., breast cancer death rates are higher than those for any other cancer, besides lung cancer.
Ozark County Times

Highway 160 shoulder work, Lick Creek bridge sealing to begin May 18

Next week MoDOT contractor crews will begin working on Highway 160, making repairs to a job last year in a stretch that runs beginning at Highway 5, south of Gainesville, and running to Highway 101 in Howell County. Crews will also be applying an epoxy seal on the Lick Creek Bridge on Highway 160 in Gainesville.
Ozark County Times

Dora has 10 track athletes qualify to advance to sectionals

The Dora girls 4x200-meter relay team took third place at the district track meet held at Carthage High School on Saturday, May 7. Members of the team are, from left, Calley DePriest, Shauna Lake, Chesney Luna and Chloe Barton.
Ozark Sports Zone

Clever upsets top seed Sparta to win Class 2 District 5 championship

CLEVER — Kylie Wenger’s timing to pitch the best game of her life Wednesday couldn’t have been better. “Oh yeah, I’d say so,” Wenger said as she smiled and glanced at the scoreboard showing second-seeded Clever winning the Class 2 District 5 championship game 2-0 against top-seeded Sparta.
Ozark County Times

Rhonda Sprague charged in Friday shooting

Gainesville resident Rhonda Sprague, 56, is being held in the Ozark County Jail without bond in connection with a shooting incident at her home on Highway 181. She was arraigned Tuesday. A bond reduction hearing is scheduled for 1 p.m. May 18. Sprague faces felony charges of first-degree assault, three...
Ozark Sports Zone

Plato shuts out Crane to win Class 1 District 4 title

FORDLAND, Mo. — It has been one of those memorable years for the Plato softball program. And the good times will continue as the Eagles, the top seed, bested the second-seeded Crane Pirates, 5-0, Wednesday at the Class 1 District 4 tournament in Fordland. Starting senior hurler Kailey Garrett...