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The Ozark County Health Department will continue to have adult flu vaccine available until the end of December. The department will continue to offer flu vaccine for children as long as needed. To make an appointment, call 417-679-3334. 

The completed manger scene. Photo by Jessi Dreckman.
After disappointment was expressed that the traditional Christmas Nativity display was missing from the Gainesville square this year, representatives of the Ozark County Chamber of Commerce and local residents hurried to set up the manger scene in a new location last week. Adam Drumm, pastor of...

photo courtesy of Karla Smith
Continuing the annual tradition they’ve had for many years, the Gainesville Lady Bulldog basketball team adopted one local family through the Ozark County Angel Tree program. The basketball team held a bake sale in Gainesville Friday, raising over $1,100 for the adopted family, which includes six...
Many children in Ozark County had a little merrier Christmas thanks to the generosity of local residents through the Ozark County Angel Tree program. Organizer Karla Smith, pictured with daughter Shelby, said 144 children were “adopted” by residents who bought Christmas presents for them this year...

James Bridge on PP Highway bridge near Dawt completely washed away in the historic flood in late April. This photo was taken Sunday, April 30, by Jeff Smith of Aerial Ozarks (http://aerialozark.webs.com/) after the bridge had been washed away by the high water.
2017 has been quite a year. From the removal of the Dawt Mill dam to the historic flood of late April to kind-hearted strangers helping each other, here’s a quick look back at some of the highlights from January through June 2017. Top stories from July through December 2017 will be featured in next...
Filing for April 2018 election continues through Jan. 16 The filing period for candidates wishing to run in the April 3, 2018, general municipal election for seats on school, municipal and other public boards continues until 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018.   Municipal, public boards Candidates are...
The Ozark County Courthouse and most other government offices, including post offices, will be closed Monday, Jan. 1, in observance of New Year’s Day. The Ozark County Commission will postpone its usual Monday meeting until 9 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 2.  Gainesville City Hall will also be closed on  New...

Ozark County emergency responders who received 2017 State of Missouri Volunteer of the Year Team Award certificates during a presentation Friday at the courthouse were, from left, Ozark County emergency management director Brett Meints, Tecumseh Volunteer Fire Department assistant chief J. B. Duke, Tecumseh VFD board member Shawn Taylor, SEMA Region G coordinator J.J. Travis (front) holding certificate awarded to Tecumseh VFD firefighter Dan Israel who couldn’t attend, Bakersfield VFD firefighters Lloyd “Punk” Stone (back) and Zaylor Watts, Ozark County Chief Deputy Winston Collins, Tecumseh VFD chief Nathanael Winrod (back), Dora VFD chief Monte Shipley and Bakersfield VFD chief Greg Watts and his daughter Tera. Meints had accepted the awards on behalf of the Ozark County recipients at the recent Show Me Partnerships Emergency Human Services Conference and Volunteer Symposium at Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach. The honor recognizes some of the emergency responders who assisted residents during the April floods.
Several Ozark County emergency services volunteers, along with an Ozark County Sheriff’s deputy, were honored with the 2017 Missouri Volunteer of the Year Team Award recently at the 2017 Show Me Partnerships Emergency Human Services Conference and Volunteer Symposium in Osage Beach.  Brett Meints,...

Missouri Department of Conservation
he Missouri Conservation Commission recently approved recommendations by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) for these 2018-2019 turkey-hunting and deer-hunting season dates: 2018 spring and fall turkey seasons Spring youth portion: April 7-8 Regular spring turkey season: April 16-May 6...

Robert Chambers. Courtesy of the Ozark County Jail.
Robert Chambers, 24, of Gainesville, is being held in the Ozark County Jail on a $3,500 cash-only bond in connection with a bizarre incident in which Chambers allegedly broke into Lee and Stephanie Bearden’s shed in Gainesville, pulled the Beardens’ dirtbike out into their yard and set it on fire....

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