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Work on the Tecumseh access on Norfork Lake is scheduled to be completed this May in a US Army Corps of Engineers project. A nearby Missouri Department of Transportation project to straighten Highway 160 at the curves just west of the access is slated to begin in January 2021 and will take approximately one year. The entrance to the boat ramp at the lake access will remain open during the project, but entrance to the access might take longer than normal because of the highway construction. Times photo/Jessi Dreckman
The highly anticipated project to realign Highway 160 at the Tecumseh curves is once again on the Missouri Department of Transportation’s schedule.Construction on the project was initially slated to begin in July 2020. However, complications involving the possible historical significance of several...
Dog lost after fatal crashis reunited with owner Washdae, a dog who went missing after a Feb. 17 crash on Highway 5 south that claimed the life of Michael “Micky” Clark of Flippin, Arkansas, was found Thursday, Feb. 20, at a residence on Highway 5 south. Washdae, who was riding in Clark’s truck...
A new canine deputy will be joining the Ozark County Sheriff’s Office in a few months, thanks to a generous donation from the Harlin family and Century Bank of the Ozarks. OCSO Deputy Cpl. Curtis Dobbs, second from right, accepted the donation last week. Dobbs said John, pictured far left, and his...

Bob Main and Robin Deck
Veterinarians Robin Deck and Bob Main, who’ve operated the Gainesville Veterinary Clinic since moving here in 1985, say they’re ready to retire, but they don’t want to leave Ozark County without any practicing veterinarians. So they’re hoping two veterinarians from America’s Southwest will like...

Laird
For more than a month, Ozark County fugitive Jason Laird has evaded Ozark County Sheriff’s deputies and Missouri State Highway Patrol officers who sought to arrest him for active warrants in nine Ozark County cases. Laird’s lucky streak came to an end Thursday, Feb. 20, after Taney County officers...
After more than an hour of testimony and about 45 minutes of deliberation last week, an Ozark County coroner’s inquest jury found reasonable cause to believe the Feb. 12 death of 26-year-old Robert Christian Chambers was justifiable homicide.The inquest was convened at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, in...

Ozark County Clerk Brian Wise, far right, passed out paperwork Tuesday to candidates filing for county positions that are up for election in the Aug. 4 primary. These candidates were at the clerk's office at 8 a.m. when filing opened: (from left) Christy Thompson, incumbent candidate for treasurer; Jama Berry, incumbent candidate for assessor; Ozark County Deputy Cpl. Curtis Dobbs, who filed for sheriff; and Layne Nance, who filed for western district commissioner. Filing continues through March 31.
Filing for the Aug. 4 primary election opened at 8 a.m. Tuesday and will continue through March 31.Candidates can file for office by filling out the candidacy paperwork at the Ozark County  Clerk’s office on the main floor of the courthouse.  According to the Missouri Secretary of State’s website,...
Ozark Countians are reminded of important dates that are coming up related to the next three elections to be held in 2020. Those elections begin with Missouri’s March 10 Presidential Preference Election, followed by the April 7 General Municipal Election and the Aug. 4 Primary Election. The...

William Cook
This week the Times is publishing “profiles” of the five candidates running in the April 7 General Municipal Election for the three seats coming open on the Thornfield R-I School District Board of Education.  Candidate profiles for the Gainesville and Dora school boards ran in the Feb. 5 and...

Jeff and Kim Nash
When Kim Nash told her husband Jeff recently that she wanted him to make an appointment for a cardiac calcium screening at Baxter Regional Medical Center (BRMC), he thought it would be a waste of time.  “I felt fine and didn’t think there was anything wrong with me,” he said.  Nash made it a...

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