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Traci Foster, Thornfield, has been hired as administrative support for the Ozark County Extension Council and Missouri University Extension staff in the Gainesville office. She replaces Regina Wood, who recently retired. Foster said she looks forward to serving the community, assisting the...

Mike Hatcher, shown here with his wife, Gretchen, is leading efforts to build a pastors retreat center west of Theodosia. The project began in 2005 when Mike was serving with the Navy in Guam and felt he'd received a message from God, directing him to Theodosia. Hatcher will tell the story of the project at 11 a.m. Sunday at The Fountain Church in Theodosia. Everyone is invited.
By Sue Ann Jones sueann@ozarkcountytimes.com   The vision for Briar Creek, a pastors retreat center that’s expected to open next year near Theodosia, began 12 years and 7,300 miles from here – in the American territory of Guam. That’s where Navy Senior Chief Mike Hatcher, who had never been...
Editor’s note: Sections of these 1950s Dora-area reminiscences by former Ozark County resident Martin Capages Jr. are reprinted in the Ozark County Times as space allows. Capages, a Ph.D. University of Missouri-Rolla graduate and the retired former owner of ARIS Engineering in Ozark, attended...
A great time was had by all at the first annual Ozark County classmates and friends reunion held recently at the Golden Corral in Springfield. Those attending included Donna Mishler Lewis, Archie Mishler, Lyle Mishler, James Mishler, Jean Mishler Evans, Joy Ann Elmore Young, Deloris and Jack Hobbs...
Dr. Oleksandr Halytskyy and Dr. Linda Wangui recently joined the hospitalist team at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. Other members of the team include Dr. Kendell Clarkston, Dr. Jeffrey Dryden, Dr. Priscilla Frase, Dr. Alex Makarian and Dr. Samantha Wallace. A hospitalist is a physician who...
Tax statements for 2017 were mailed last week, according to Ozark County Collector Billy Hambelton, who shared the photo, left, of the statements being delivered to the post office. “People who own real estate and/or personal property in Ozark County should have received their statements by now,”...

If Roscoe the dog were a cat he would already have used up at least two of his nine lives – first when someone apparently dumped him off near Lost Woods Golf Course as a skin-and-bones, flea-ridden puppy a few years ago, and then again last week when someone shot him after he wandered away from the home he shares with the Shockeys, his adoptive family, on HH Highway near Isabella. In happier times, Roscoe enjoys a golf cart ride with his family: Brandi and Matt Shockey, front, and their kids, Bradley (left) and Emma.
In his short life, the Shockey family’s beloved dog Roscoe has had some close encounters with death – and also with angels. We’re glad to report that, so far, his stories keep having happy endings.  Roscoe turned up a few years ago at Lost Woods Golf Course, where Brandi Shockey works. Still just a...
The Pontiac Price Place Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual hunters dinner at 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at Fire Station #1 next to the Pontiac post off Post Office on W Highway in Pontiac. The menu will include turkey and dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, cranberry relish...
Hammond Mill Camp, Inc., will host a work day for volunteers on Saturday, Nov. 11. Help is needed for campground cleanup and other outdoor tasks. Lunch will be provided. Everyone is invited to come spend some time volunteering and enjoy the beautiful scenery at the historic Hammond Mill Camp, which...
The Brixey-Rockbridge Volunteer Fire Department will host a fall fling cookout at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, at the firehouse on Highway 95 between N Highway and Bryant Creek. Fall fling is a community event and fundraiser for the fire department. It will include a bonfire and horseshoes, and free...

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