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Runners and walkers are invited to participate in Ozark County’s oldest 5K, set for 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22. The race is a pet-friendly event, according to organizers.  Participants can register between 8 and 9 a.m. next to Gainesville City Hall, or they can pre-register, using the form below, at...
To contact the Ozark County Sheriff’s Depart-ment or other emergency-responding agencies here, call 417-679-4633. In an emergency, dial 911.   Sept. 10 11:02 a.m. – Someone disarmed the alarm on the foyer doors at First Christian Church but would not say anything. Keyholder wants an officer to...
Ozark County Commissioners were notified recently that the county has earned “Certified Work Ready Community” status. The workreadycommunities.org website explains that, by achieving the credential, “counties can both identify skill gaps and quantify the skill level of their workforce. This helps...
The 39th annual Ozark Area Community Congress will meet Sept. 28-30 at Hammond Mill Camp, off Highway CC southeast of Dora. The event is described as “the first and longest-standing bioregional congression” for “all those who love and care about the Ozarks.” The gathering includes workshops and...
The Theodosia Area Volunteer Fire Department annual meeting of the members will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday,  Sept. 27, at the main fire house in Theodosia. Refreshments will be served. Votes for a new board member will be counted from paid memberships who have returned their ballots. A request for...

Branson’s “Dynamic Duo,” Michelle Ivey Jordan and Jeff Sadie, will perform Sept. 29 at the “Party on the Hill” fundraiser event near Theodosia to raise money for the Semper Fi Fund, which benefits post-9/11 wounded veterans from all branches of the military. The free event, organized by Debbie Daniel, includes live and silent auctions offering valuable merchandise, as well as free food and entertainment.
“Party on the Hill,” a benefit event for the Semper Fi Fund, a national charity that assists wounded “post-9/11 veterans” from all branches of the military, will be held Sept. 29 near Theodosia.  Organizer Debbie Daniel, who is hosting the event on her land on Ashlynn Acres Lane, off P Highway west...
Brandon Adams, who for 15 years has worked with Dennis Watson in Watson’s Plumbing and Pump business, now has assumed ownership of the electrical and plumbing side of the service, launching his business under the name Adams & Sons. Watson continues his HVAC work throughout the area. For more...

Lakyn McGee
Ozark County native Lakyn McGee, a television reporter for KRBK Channel 5 Fox news in Springfield, has accepted a morning reporter position at WOI Local 5 TV in Des Moines, Iowa. McGee will be on the station’s “Good Morning Iowa” show from 4 a.m. to noon. “I”m going to miss the Ozarks and...
The Ozark County Health Department will be closed Friday, Sept. 21. For more information, call the OCHD before Friday at 679-3334.
Absentee voting for the Nov. 6 general election begins Tuesday, Sept. 25. Registered voters who are unable to go to the polls on Election Day should contact Ozark County Clerk Brian Wise’s office for the required application. Absentee ballots may be voted by mail or in person at the clerk’s office...

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