Vanzant, MO

County man charged with felonies after alleged kidnapping of woman

A Texas County man faces a trio of charges – including two felonies – after a Cabool Police Department investigation of an incident involving a woman on Saturday, Aug. 6. Bryon G. Pettijohn, 41, of the 17000 block of Highway Y in Elk Creek, is charged with second-degree kidnapping (a class D felony), third-degree domestic assault (a class E felony) and second-degree property damage (a misdemeanor).
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Three Area Teens Injured in Saturday Crash

Mountain Grove, AR. – Three teenagers from the area have become injured after a two-vehicle accident on Saturday, August 6th. This crash occurred on Gumbo Road, 1 mile South of Mountain Grove. Tyler Long and Waylon Williams, two 18-year-old males from Mountain Grove and Hartville, respectively, were riding in a 1997 Chevy S10, when Long failed to yield at a stop sign. They then collided with a 2005 Chevy Silverado, driven by a 15-year-old male juvenile from Mountain Grove, forcing both of them off the right side of the road.
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Stolen Property; Howell County Sheriff’s Office Asking Public for Engagement

Cabool, MO. – The Howell County Sheriff’s Office released information on a stolen UTV from the Cabool area, and is asking the public for information on the theft. On July 25th, Deputy Roberts and Reserve Deputy Duggins responded to the call of theft on State Route AM close to Cabool. The stolen UTV has been reported as being a 2019 Polaris Ranger 1000 Crew Cab. Identifying marks include a pair of stickers on the bumper showing Summit Racing and Speedway Racing. The Polaris was equipped with a top, and a custom 3 inch pipe on the rear bumper. It is also camouflage in color.

Two Fatal Crashes on Saturday in Mountain Grove

Mountain Grove, MO. – Mountain Grove has experienced the loss of two individuals on Saturday, in two different accidents. The first accident occurred on Highway AD at 5:20PM. Tangala Brown, 64 of Mountain Grove, was Eastbound in her 1999 Dodge Caravan when she crashed. Brown traveled off the right side of the roadway, and struck the embankment. She was not wearing her safety device. Brown was pronounced deceased at 6:14 by Dr Joe Jones of Mercy, and transported to Elliott Gentry Funeral Home in Cabool.

Two Die In Separate Crashes in Wright County Over The Weekend

(KTTS News) – Two drivers died in two separate crashes in Wright County over the weekend. The Missouri Highway Patrol reports that 65-year-old Tangala Brown was driving her vehicle seven miles south of Mountain Grove when she went off the side of the road and hit an embankment. The...
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2022 Fall Preview: Willow Springs Volleyball

Willow Springs volleyball will have a new look on the court with just two players returning from last season’s 10-win team. Those two players are senior Lily Bolander (middle) and junior Aspen Crudgington (outside hitter). Bolander earned all-district and honorable mention all-conference honors last year. She was second on...

Steve Frye

Steve Frye, 85, of Gainesville, MO died peacefully on August 6, 2022 at the Gainesville Healthcare Center. At his request, no services will be held. Mr. Frye was born November 12, 1936 in San Diego, CA to Sam and Edna Frye, the oldest of three sons. He worked for many years as a truck driver and also in construction. He moved back to Gainesville after several years in Montana.

Two die in south-central Missouri accidents

Two fatalities occurred Saturday in south-central Missouri, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said. A 5:20 p.m. wreck occurred when a 1999 Dodge Caravan driven by Tangala M. Brown, 64, of Mountain Grove, ran off Highway AD south of Mountain Grove, traveled off the right side of the roadway before striking an embankment. Troopers said she was not wearing a seat belt.
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2022 Fall Preview: Mansfield Volleyball

Mansfield volleyball won six matches last year in its return to the volleyball court for the first time since 2000. The Lady Lions learned many lessons in their first season back playing varsity volleyball. “The biggest lesson, by far, that we overcame as a team was learning the sport in...
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2022 Fall Preview: Cabool Volleyball

Cabool volleyball has a new head coach in Erica Spittler taking over this year. Spittler began her coaching career at Summersville where she was an assistant for one year and head coach for two. She then spent four years at Junction Hill as an assistant before a two-year stint as an assistant at Cabool. Last year she was an assistant at Liberty.

HHS Awards Nearly $1.8 Million to Missouri Community Health Centers to Advance Health Equity through Better Data

Washington, DC – Today, during National Health Center Week, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), awarded $1,767,320 in American Rescue Plan funding to 27 community health centers in Missouri to advance health equity through better data collection and reporting. On Friday, August 5, President Biden issued a proclamation on National Health Center Week to recognize the vital role health centers play in safeguarding the well-being of Americans and honor the heroic staff who keep these facilities running.

TCMH Healthcare Foundation awards scholarships to area students

Texas County Memorial Hospital Healthcare Foundation awarded $8,000 in scholarships to area students to assist with their educational costs for the 2022 fall semester. Receiving $1,000 scholarships were Madison Graeff and Rachel Hutson of Cabool, Tara Silveus, Elexis Calhoun and Parker Stilley of Houston, and Amber Collins of Mountain View.

2 die in separate crashes in Wright County

MOUNTAIN GROVE, Mo. (KY3) - Two drivers died in two crashes near Mountain Grove Saturday night. The Missouri Highway Patrol reports Tangala Brown, 65, was driving her minivan on State Highway AD seven miles south of Mountain Grove when she went off the right side of the roadway and hit an embankment around 5:20 p.m. She died at the scene.

Audrey May Mumert

Funeral services for Audrey May Mumert, 94, Pottersville, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, August 12, 2022, in the Rose Chapel of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Mrs. Mumert passed away at 10:45 a.m., Saturday, August 6, 2022, at Brooke Haven Healthcare. She was born June 1, 1928, at Onaga,...
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2022 Fall Preview: Mountain Grove Volleyball

Mountain Grove volleyball took a huge step forward last year with a 20-win season after back-to-back five-win campaigns. It was the program’s first 20-win season since 2013. “I think the difference in last year’s season compared to prior years had a lot to do with maturity and discipline,” Mountain Grove head coach Ashley Martin said. “The kids finally bought in, trusted the process and it paid off. I think they had finally figured out that what they were doing wasn’t getting the results they wanted and they were actually willing to change to win.”

Wanted man held in Texas County Jail

A 57-year-old Willow Springs man wanted on Texas County charges was arrested Thursday night by the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Blane C. Bennett was wanted on a felony Texas County warrant – possession of methamphetamine and charged with felony possession of methamphetamine, misdemeanor driving while revoked, misdemeanor possession of marijuana, misdemeanor unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and failing to properly affix license plate.