The historic April 29, 2017, flood caused damage throughout Ozark County,, including Gainesville, where North Main Street was inundated by Lick Creek’s high water Some residents who received financial assistance from FEMA after the flood have now received letters saying they may have been ineligible for assistance and may have to repay the money.
Some Ozark County residents who received financial assistance from FEMA after the devastating 2017 flood recently received letters from the agency saying they may have to give the money back.  The upsetting surprise was revealed during a recent meeting of the Ozark County Long-Term Recovery...

Part-time Theodosia resident Michael Atkins, below, was close to drowning in Bull Shoals Lake Saturday when Pastor Davin Friend, above, and his wife Kasey spotted him in the water as they started across the Theodosia Bridge.
Usually, Davin and Kasey Friend head from Gainesville to Salem General Baptist Church in Ocie plenty early on the day of the church’s annual fish fry, which this year was held from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday. But various jobs around the house delayed their departure this time, and they ended up westbound...
Ozark County Clerk Brian Wise reminds residents that today, Oct. 10, is the last day to register to vote in the Nov. 6 general election.  The county clerk’s office will be open until 5 p.m. today. For more information, call the clerk’s office at 417-679-3516.

Scott and Wanda Brown were recognized for their Missouri Century Farm on Friday during Hootin an Hollarin. Also pictured are MU Extension staff members Traci Foster, left, and Randy Wiedmeier.
Scott and Wanda Brown of Theodosia were recognized for their Missouri Century Farm on Friday during Hootin an Hollarin. The award was presented by Randy Wiedmeier representing the MU Extension Service here. The Brown family farm was established Aug. 27, 1898, by Scott Brown’s great-great-...

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With fall firearms turkey season and archery season underway, the Missouri Department of Conservation predicts it could be a challenging season because this year’s annual wild turkey brood survey shows statewide turkey production was below average.  The statewide poult-to-hen ratio (PHR) for this...
Thomas & Douglas Certified Public Accountants this week moved to its new location on the east side of the Gainesville square. Pictured, from left: staff accountants Kellie Thomas and Annette Lane, and CPA/partner Jennifer Douglas. Founding partner Kenny Thomas opened the accounting firm as...

Owen and Emery Hogan, children of Gainesville residents Kyle and Sarah Hogan, visited the McWilliams Pumpkin patch near West Plains on Sunday.
Fall is here, and autumn events around the Ozarks are being held to celebrate the season and in anticipation of Halloween. Listed below are events happening soon in this area. Watch the Times each week for an updated list of seasonal events. Those organizing a local fall or Halloween-themed event...

Columbus Day
Most state, county and city offices will be closed Monday in observance of Columbus Day. Banks and some other offices and businesses may be closed as well.  The Ozark County Times and many retail businesses will be open regular business hour.

Photo courtesy Lisa Luna
Lisa and Charles Luna’s dog Ace checks out a tarantula near his Pontiac home. Tarantulas are a common sight crossing Ozarks roadways this time of year. The Missouri Department of Conservation says the huge spiders may have lived in this part of the country as long as 8,000 years. It’s believed they...

Skyler Ledbetter. Ozark County Jail photo.
The Ozark County Sheriff’s Department arrested a Dora High School student Tuesday, Sept. 25, after the student allegedly made a threat through a private Facebook message, sharing a plan to drive a truck through the school wall into the cafeteria, detonate explosives inside the room and “kill...


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