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Tecumseh resident Robert Marshall, 24, had minor injuries, and West Plains resident Marissa Guerrero, 34, sustained moderate injuries in a two-vehicle crash Feb. 23 on Highway 160 in South Fork.According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol online crash report, Guerrero was stopped in the roadway...

Photo courtesy Jerry Luna
This bridge over Pine Creek on County Road 314, which connects Highways AA and FF, will be closed through March 13 as repairs are made, says Ozark County Eastern Commissioner Gary Collins. The county has been waiting for a predicted stretch of warm weather to pour a new concrete top on the bridge,...

Chief deputy clerk Sarah Knight prepares candidate application packets at the Ozark County Clerk’s office Tuesday morning to hand out to those filing for the Aug. 7 primary election. The filing period continues until 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 27. Times photo / Jessi Dreckman.
Candidate filing for the Aug. 7 primary election began at 8 a.m. Tuesday. While in the recent past candidates sometimes lined up outside the Ozark County Clerk’s office hoping to be first to file so that their name was listed first on the ballot, that practice no longer holds. Now, according to the...
The Peitz Cancer Support House in Mountain Home, Arkansas, will host a colorectal cancer discussion  at 10 a.m. Friday, March 2, in the Knox Community Room at the Donald W. Reynolds Library serving Baxter County. The event will include information about risk factors, screening recommendations,...
Members of Sampson Masonic Lodge #298 in Theodosia will serve their regular first Saturday of the month community breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. March 3 at the lodge on Highway 160 next to Lutie School in Theodosia. The menu includes scrambled eggs, sausage, biscuits and gravy, pancakes, waffles, ...

Mareshah Taber
Mareshah Taber, former owner of The Cellular Connection in Gainesville, an authorized Verizon store that closed in July 2017, has reopened the storefront located on First Street next to Bullseye. The new store, Taber Communications, opened Tuesday. The privately owned business, which is...

Eleven months after historic spring floods devastated many Ozark County roads and bridges, weekend rains brought high water that again caused closures like this one on the Highway 181 bridge over Bryant Creek near Hodgson Mill. MoDOT reopened the roadway Monday morning. Photo courtesy of Michael Huntsman.
After a protracted dry spell that had many area residents using the word “drought,” the first part of the weekend brought as much as 6 inches or more of rain in some parts of the county. The deluge filled streams to overflowing, reminding many of the historic floods that swept through the area 11...

Derek Beaver. Ozark County Jail photo.
UPDATE 3/01/18: Online court records show that Derek Beaver was released from custody Tuesday on a supervised bond after appearing in court with defense attorney C. Lee Pipkins.     After spending the weekend in the Ozark County Jail with a $100,000 cash-only bond, a Bakersfield High School senior...
The Theodosia United Methodist Men are sponsoring a chili supper to be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 2, at the church on Highway 160 in Theodosia across from Lutie School. A donation will be requested, with all proceeds going to  support local Ozark County benevolences.
The stagecoach journey “The Last Stage to Matador” will be the topic of the Friends of the Garnett Library monthly luncheon meeting at noon Friday, March 9, on the Missouri State University-West Plains campus. Local photographer Dennis Crider will be joined by Cowboy Rick Hamby and his wife,...

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