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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....
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 Times this is the first time Ozark County has had a burn ban ordinance....

Sections of Highway 160 between P Highway west of Theodosia and Mark Twain School at Highway 125 south will be closed several hours on weekdays through Jan. 2 so that culverts can be replaced.
Sections of Highway 160 between P Highway west of Theodosia and Mark Twain School (at Highway 125 south near Reuter) will be closed from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. weekdays through Jan. 2, except for Friday, Dec. 22, and Mondays, Dec. 25 and Jan. 1, when the road will be open. The Missouri Department...

Happy holidays!
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...
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. 
Howards Ridge resident Bobbie Head, 69, suffered multiple injuries Saturday when a tractor rolled over him. First responders from Lick Creek Volunteer Fire Head and an Ozark County Ambulance crew transported him to a landing zone at Highways J and T, and he was flown by Air Evac to Cox South...

Ozark County native Tawnya Crisp Krempges’ photo appeared recently on the Megatron in Times Square as part of an advertising promotion for the Mary Kay cosmetics company.
It’s not every day that an Ozark County native’s photo appears, billboard size, in Times Square, but one was there recently when Tawnya Crisp Krempges’ smiling face appeared on the ABC building’s Megatron in New York City. The publicity came when Tawnya’s Mary Kay unit met the challenge of having a...
The Ozark County Food Pantry is working to raise $5,000 so it can receive a dollar-for-dollar matching grant from Ozarks Food Harvest, the regional food bank for southwest Missouri.  The funds are being provided through a grant the regional food bank received recently from the Wal-Mart Foundation...

Joshua Long. Courtesy of the Ozark County Jail.
Joshua Long, 37, of Mountain Home, Arkansas, is being held in the Ozark County Jail on a $5,000 cash-only bond on charges of burglary and possession of methamphetamine in connection with a Nov. 26 break-in at a Mammoth-area apartment where he allegedly attempted to leave the scene dressed as a...

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