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Ozark County emergency responders who received 2017 State of Missouri Volunteer of the Year Team Award certificates during a presentation Friday at the courthouse were, from left, Ozark County emergency management director Brett Meints, Tecumseh Volunteer Fire Department assistant chief J. B. Duke, Tecumseh VFD board member Shawn Taylor, SEMA Region G coordinator J.J. Travis (front) holding certificate awarded to Tecumseh VFD firefighter Dan Israel who couldn’t attend, Bakersfield VFD firefighters Lloyd “Punk” Stone (back) and Zaylor Watts, Ozark County Chief Deputy Winston Collins, Tecumseh VFD chief Nathanael Winrod (back), Dora VFD chief Monte Shipley and Bakersfield VFD chief Greg Watts and his daughter Tera. Meints had accepted the awards on behalf of the Ozark County recipients at the recent Show Me Partnerships Emergency Human Services Conference and Volunteer Symposium at Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach. The honor recognizes some of the emergency responders who assisted residents during the April floods.
Several Ozark County emergency services volunteers, along with an Ozark County Sheriff’s deputy, were honored with the 2017 Missouri Volunteer of the Year Team Award recently at the 2017 Show Me Partnerships Emergency Human Services Conference and Volunteer Symposium in Osage Beach.  Brett Meints,...

Missouri Department of Conservation
he Missouri Conservation Commission recently approved recommendations by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) for these 2018-2019 turkey-hunting and deer-hunting season dates: 2018 spring and fall turkey seasons Spring youth portion: April 7-8 Regular spring turkey season: April 16-May 6...

Robert Chambers. Courtesy of the Ozark County Jail.
Robert Chambers, 24, of Gainesville, is being held in the Ozark County Jail on a $3,500 cash-only bond in connection with a bizarre incident in which Chambers allegedly broke into Lee and Stephanie Bearden’s shed in Gainesville, pulled the Beardens’ dirtbike out into their yard and set it on fire....
Hadley Henson, daughter of Chauncey and Kara Henson, stood transfixed before the stage during the Mark Twain Elementary School Christmas program Dec. 12. Schools around the county wrapped up the 2017 year with holiday programs before winter break. 
During their Monday meeting, the Ozark County Commissioners reviewed and passed an ordinance giving county officials the power to issue a burn ban if conditions are dangerous.  Presiding Commissioner John Turner told the Timesthis is the first time Ozark County has had a burn ban ordinance....
The Ozark County Courthouse and most other government offices, including post offices, will be closed Monday, Dec. 25, in observance of Christmas, and Jan. 1, in observance of New Year’s Day. The Ozark County Commission will postpone its usual Monday meetings until 9 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 26, and...

Doris and Wayne Sayles discuss an exhibit in the 416th Bomb Group Archive, which they began in Gainesville in the WPA building that once served as the town’s city hall.
Reprinted with permission. To read more of Kaitlyn McConnell’s blog, Ozarks Alive!, featuring colorful stories about the people and places of the Ozarks, visit ozarksalive.com   Glittering rings often signify memories and monumental life events — just like one, set with a sparkling stone, that...

Missouri Department of Conservation
The Missouri Conservation Commission recently approved recommendations by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) for these 2018-2019 turkey-hunting and deer-hunting season dates: 2018 spring and fall turkey seasons Spring youth portion: April 7-8 Regular spring turkey season: April 16-May 6...

First place: Caleb Kline, left, and Pete Pearson won first place in Ozark Mountain Bass Club’s December tournament with a total of 24.82 pounds. Pearson also won the big bass prize with 4.56 pounds.
The Ozark Mountain Bass Club held its monthly tournament Dec. 16 out of Pontiac Cove Marina on Bull Shoals Lake. For the  2018 year, the format has gone back to team competition where partners are drawn for each event. Winners of the December tournament were Caleb Kline and Pete Pearson, first...
Editor’s note: Following longstanding tradition, we’re pleased to publish a Christmas story by Gainesville resident Dorothy Strickland.   by D. Strickland   The old, white-haired doctor had tears in his eyes as he talked to the Jones family. “I don’t understand it. I’ve been a doctor more years...

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