Local News

Ninety participants have signed up for the free CPR (cardio-pulmonary resuscitation) class to be held at 5 p.m. Thursday at The Center on Highway 5 north at the Gainesville city limits.  Ozark County Ambulance administrator Stacy Raney, with support from Ozark County emergency management director...

Photo courtesy Cody Kendall, TKVFD / storm chaser
Members of the Timber Knob Volunteer Fire Department visited Head Start students Oct. 31 to talk to them about fire safety, including how firefighters work during house fires and rescues. The volunteers showed the youngsters how firefighters look in turnout gear, helmets and facemasks – and even...

Chatting with Mr. Claus: Makadah Price, daughter of Warren and Valerie Price, shared her Christmas wishes with Santa during last year’s breakfast with Santa event in the Bakersfield School cafeteria prior to the annual Bakersfield Christmas parade. Children visited with Santa (Richard Chamberlain) while his elves (Carol Bales, Melba Mullins and Dianna Stover) served pancakes and sausage. This year’s breakfast with Santa in Bakersfield will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1. Photo by Val Price.
Organizers are finalizing details for upcoming Ozark County Christmas events.  Bakersfield’s “An American Christmas” will be held Saturday, Dec. 1, beginning with  Breakfast with Santa from 9 to 11 a.m. in the school cafeteria. The menu includes pancakes and sausage, milk and coffee for $2 per...

Tracy Todd Presson. Ozark County Jail booking photo.
Tracy Todd Presson, 53, of Gainesville was indicted in federal court Nov. 8 on five felony charges including two counts of of sexual exploitation of children, coercion or enticement of a female, coercion or enticement of a minor female and activities regarding material constituting or containing...
Pat Hannaford of Pontiac (right) shown here with life-long friend Sonja Grisham, will be the speaker at the prayer brunch set for 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at Frontier Baptist Church in Pontiac. All women are invited to attend. To get to Frontier Baptist from Gainesville, take Highway 5 south,...

Counterfeit $100 bills have appeared in Ozark County recently. The bills have Chinese writing on them, which, according to an online source, can be translated as “not to be used as real currency” and “bill to be used for counting practice.”
Multiple counterfeit $100 bills have been found across the county, Ozark County Sheriff Darrin Reed confirmed Monday. Six of the bills, which have pink and white Chinese symbols on the front and back, were reportedly found in Pontiac and turned in to Century Bank of the Ozarks.  On a post made...
County, state and federal offices and many businesses, including banks, will be closed Thursday, Nov. 22, for the Thanksgiving holiday.  The Ozark County Courthouse, Gainesville City Hall, The Center, Ozark County Health Department, Gainesville License Office and the Ozark County Times will also be...

Vince Quosig, shown here celebrating his 90th birthday last year, spent Friday night in his stranded car west of Theodosia when he missed the turnoff from NN Highway to his home on a county road. Rescuers spent all day Saturday trying to find him – and finally succeeded about 6 p.m. Quosig turns 91 on Nov. 29.
Ellen Richardson said Monday that her dad, Theodosia resident Vince Quosig, 90, wouldn’t have survived another night – lost, alone and cold in his stranded vehicle – if Ozark County rescuers hadn’t worked diligently Saturday to find him. “He would be dead if it wasn’t for them,” she told the Times...

West Plains-based MDC fisheries management biologist Nathan Recktenwald takes a sample from a deer killed Saturday by Blaine Taylor, left, at the sampling station at Gainesville High School. While mandatory sampling has ended here, voluntary sampling is encouraged and can be done in Ozark County by contacting McKinzie Taxidermy at 870-321-379 or 870-321-3483.
Deer hunters in Ozark County braved temperatures in the teens Saturday morning as they took to the woods for the opening day of 2018 firearms season. This year’s opening-weekend harvest total was not available at press time, but the Missouri Department of Conservation website posted an unofficial...

As election judge Ted Bischoff watches, Barren Fork Precinct voter Pamela Cramm sends her ballot into the Unisys Optical Scanner last week while voting at the Wasola Volunteer Fire Department building.
Ozark County voter turnout in last week’s general election was “phenomenal,” Ozark County Clerk Brian Wise said Monday. “Numbers like this are unheard of in a midterm. It has to be in the top three that I have ever seen.” Slightly more than 55 percent of Ozark County’s 7,419 registered voters...

Pages

Ozark County Times

504 Third Steet
PO Box 188
Gainesville, MO 65655

Phone: (417) 679-4641
Fax: (417) 679-3423

Comment Here