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The Ozark County Ambulance District now has two ambulances and crews available seven days a week to respond to medical calls. While one ambulance and crew are available 24/7, a second vehicle and crew are now available from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. each day of the week. Since mid-September, the...

Tecumseh resident Joe Corbin, left, and Ozark County Emergency Manager Curtis Ledbetter review some of the mapping materials that were shared during a Dec. 24 meeting in which personnel from the State Emergency Management Agency and Wood, the mapping contractor company, talked with local officials about the plan for updating Ozark County floodplain maps.
Missouri’s State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) has begun the process of updating outdated floodplain maps to better reflect flood hazards in the state, including those in Ozark County. SEMA personnel and a representative of Wood, the mapping contractor company, met Dec. 24 in Gainesville to...
At their weekly meeting Monday, Dec. 16, the Ozark County Commissioners approved a payment of $250 to Agape House, a shelter for victims of domestic violence in Mountain View. The payment will be made from Ozark County’s Commission on Domestic Violence fund, which, according to Circuit Clerk...

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Matthew Barnett, 32, of Gainesville, is scheduled to be arraigned before Circuit Judge Craig Carter Jan. 14, 2020, on a class D felony charge of third-degree assault and a class B-misdemeanor charge of second-degree property damage.  The case stems from a Sept. 14 incident in which Barnett is...

Robert Ross. Photo courtesy West Plains Daily Quill
Reprinted with permission of the West Plains Daily Quill.   After eight years of representing all of Texas County, the southern halves of Phelps and Pulaski counties and the northeast corner of Howell County in the Missouri House of Representatives, 142nd District Rep. Robert Ross has announced...

Bakersfield Volunteer Fire Department firefighter Kelly Fowler took this photo of Wayne Osborn’s home on County Road 355 south of Dora ablaze Christmas morning. Dora VFD chief Monte Shipley spotted the burning home as he was traveling back home after fighting a Bakersfield-area fire. The cause is unknown.
Bakersfield Volunteer Fire Department  chief Greg Watts was asleep when his emergency radio went off at 1:47 a.m. on a dark Christmas morning.  An Ozark County dispatcher toned out the Bakersfield VFD to respond to a structure fire at the Tom Turner home on County Road 588, just south of...
Steve Miller, a prevention specialist with Community Partnership of the Ozarks (CPO), was the guest speaker at the Dec. 10 meeting of the Ozark County Substance Abuse Task Force.  Ten members of the task force were present at the meeting, which was held in the Century Bank of the Ozarks conference...

Robert Morris
Robert Morris, 54, is being held in the Ozark County Jail without bond in connection with a Dec. 19 incident in which he allegedly attempted to “run a man off” by hitting him in the face with a gun and discharging a shotgun at the man’s vehicle. The vehicle’s back glass was reportedly shot out,...
Winners of the fundraiser raffle hosted by the Ozark County Long-Term Recovery Committee were (top) Paula Barker, who won the quilt handmade by Charlotte Taylor, and (below) Dr. Aaron Newton, who won the propane-powered fish fryer.   
The Ozark County Ambulance District now has two ambulances and crews available seven days a week to respond to medical calls. While one ambulance and crew are available 24/7, a second vehicle and crew are now available from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. each day of the week. Since mid-September, the ambulance...

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