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Santa Claus will be riding in this year’s Jingle Bell Parade during the Wonders of Christmas celebration Dec. 6. After the parade, Santa will visit with children at the gazebo on the west side of the square. This photo was taken during the 2017 parade.
Thanksgiving is over, and Christmas is coming right up. Area organizations and businesses are planning a variety of Christmas-themed events throughout the month, and two Christmas light displays are up and ready for visitors.  To have your Christmas event added to the list, call the Ozark County...

This photo was taken Sunday morning, Nov. 24, by Ron’s Recovery Towing Service when it retrieved the Treeces’ 2010 Dodge Journey from Bull Shoals Lake at Haskins Ford northeast of Isabella.
In the foggy darkness, the water didn’t look deep, even to overly cautious Mary Treece.  “I’m the one who always says, ‘No! Don’t go across that water.’ So for me to say there wasn’t that much water, you know there really wasn’t much,” Treece said last week, describing a harrowing incident at...
  The filing period for candidates wishing to run in the April 7, 2020, general municipal election for openings on school, city and public boards in Ozark County opens Tuesday, Dec. 17, and continues through Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. Candidates may file at the appropriate organization’s office....

Construction on the MoDOT project to improve the Highway 160 curves at Tecumseh may be delayed as the agency considers the historic value of the old, rock-faced cabins at Rocky Top Campground and Cabins. The original plan for the realigned roadway indicated that the five cabins would have to be demolished. Photo Rocky Top Campground and Cabins
  Work to improve the serpentine Tecumseh curves on Highway 160 may be delayed as the Missouri Department of Transportation looks for ways to adjust its plans so the realigned highway can miss the old, rock-faced cabins at Rocky Top Campground and Cabins, which have been designated as being of...

Theodosia Pharmacy will close Dec. 31, says owner Craig Atkins.
    Theodosia Pharmacy, on Highway 160 in Theodosia, will close Dec. 31, says owner Craig Atkins. “In recent years, insurance compensation issues have created difficult challenges,” Atkins said in announcing the close. He also told the Times Monday that the business “just isn’t making enough margin...

Christy Thompson
  Gov. Mike Parson’s office notified Christy Thompson Monday that he was appointing her to fill the unexpired term of former  Ozark County Treasurer Phyllis Turner, who died of cancer on Oct. 10. Interim Treasurer Rickie Johnston was appointed by the Ozark County Commission to serve in that...

Rebecca Ruud
  Theodosia-area resident Rebecca Ruud will stand trial for murder before 31st Circuit Judge Calvin Ray Holden rather than a jury of her peers on Jan. 27, 2020. The trial will be held in the Greene County Courthouse in Springfield. The trial was moved to Taney County on a change of venue motion,...

Santa Claus will be riding in this year’s Jingle Bell Parade during the Wonders of Christmas celebration Dec. 6. After the parade, Santa will visit with children at the gazebo on the west side of the square. This photo was taken during the 2017 parade.
  Thanksgiving is over, and Christmas is coming right up. Area organizations and businesses are planning a variety of Christmas-themed events throughout the month, and two Christmas light displays are up and ready for visitors.  To have your Christmas event added to the list, call the Ozark County...

This photo was taken Sunday morning, Nov. 24, by Ron’s Recovery Towing Service when it retrieved the Treeces’ 2010 Dodge Journey from Bull Shoals Lake at Haskins Ford northeast of Isabella.
  In the foggy darkness, the water didn’t look deep, even to overly cautious Mary Treece.  “I’m the one who always says, ‘No! Don’t go across that water.’ So for me to say there wasn’t that much water, you know there really wasn’t much,” Treece said last week, describing a harrowing incident at...
Parents who anticipate that their children will participate in the Mr. and Miss Merry Christmas contest at Gainesville’s Wonders of Christmas event on Friday, Dec. 6, are asked to pre-register their children by Monday, Dec. 2, so gifts can be purchased in advance for all participants.  The contest...

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