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The following criminal cases, traffic/municipal tickets and infractions were filed in Ozark County Court between Monday, July 9, and Thursday, July 19. All those charged are presumed innocent pending final court action.Charles David Cole, Theodosia, knowingly burning or exploding. OCSDDavid M....
These candidates are running in contested races in the Aug. 7 primary The candidates whose profiles appear on this page are running in the four locally contested races in the upcoming Aug. 7 primary election – associate circuit judge, prosecuting attorney, presiding county commissioner and 155th...
The Gainesville Saddle Club will host the Arkansas Family Rodeo Friday and Saturday, Aug. 3-4, at the Gainesville Saddle Club arena. The schedule includes mutton bustin’ at 7:30 p.m. before the 8 p.m. main event. Barrels and poles, goat tying and untying will be at 5 p.m. Friday.For more...
Gainesville insurance agent Doug Hawkins’ photo of a bright rainbow shining over the Ozark County Courthouse Friday creates an image of grief and hope. The flag was at half staff to honor the 17 victims who died Thursday when the Duck Boat they were riding in capsized in a storm on Table Rock Lake...
The Missouri Ozarks Rural Health Network (MORHN) will host a one-year birthday party for its Great Expectations program from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, July 26, at the Missouri Ozarks Wellness Center at 603 W. Broadway in Ava.The network officially launched the program in January 2018, initially...

These firearms, drugs and drug paraphernalia were confiscated from a Dora-area home late Saturday night by officers from several area law enforcement agencies, including the Ozark County Sheriff’s Office. The suspect fled from the home and is still at large, but Sheriff Darrin Reed said he isn’t considered dangerous.
Ozark County Sheriff Darrin Reed and Chief Deputy Winston Collins say the suspect who fled from a Dora home around 10:45 p.m. Saturday, July 21, when officers executed a search warrant there isn’t thought to be dangerous. The search was a joint effort by the  Ozark and Douglas County sheriff’s...

This photo, titled “Crew 4,” is included in the 1978 Hay Hollow YCC camp yearbook. The photo was taken during the Hay Hollow camp’s eighth year. Camp director S.A. “Lee” Leonardi wrote these thoughts in the yearbook, perhaps reflecting the real purpose of the program: “In essence the success or failure of a YCC program is measured by what is done and what was learned. I feel we can all continue to grow in knowledge and wisdom so we can continue to develop perhaps the most important resource of all, ‘The Youth of the Nation.’ “
Editor’s note: This feature continues the series by Ozark County Times reporters Jessi Dreckman and Amelia Lamair describing a hidden-away bit of history in the Mark Twain National Forest just north of Ozark County in the community once known as Siloam Springs. Just across the Ozark-Douglas County...

Bob Stickles will close his bait and tackle shop in Gainesville Tuesday, July 31. After that, he said, he plans to be “out on the water two or three days a week.” Times photo / Sue Ann Jones
After 12 years of selling fishing gear in Gainesville, Bob Stickles on Tuesday is closing his store, Big Bob’s Bait & Tackle. His plan is to retire – again.He opened the store in 2006, a year after moving to Ozark County with his first wife, Maxine. Maryland natives, the two had been high...
A pre-election meet-and-greet sponsored by Ozark County Farm Bureau will be held at noon Friday, July 27, at The Center on Highway 5 north at the Gainesville City limits. The free session will follow the regular Friday fried-fish lunch at The Center. For those who choose to purchase lunch, the cost...

Gainesville R-V school board member Marti Warden, left, and food service employee Mary Ann Moore discuss the plans for expansion and renovation of the elementary school cafeteria if the 75-cent levy increase proposal passes in the Aug. 7 primary election. In addition to being able to seat more students, the cafeteria would also serve as a storm shelter. Times photo/Jenny Yarger
Gainesville R-5 School District will host an open house from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 6. Hamburgers and hot dogs will be served. In addition to touring the schools, enjoying a free dinner and meeting administrators and teachers, community members are invited and encouraged to attend informational...

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