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Ozark County Explorers, a six-week after-school program focused on law enforcement training, began this year at Dora School. Ozark County Chief Deputy Winston Collins says he hopes to expand the program in the future to include other Ozark County schools. Pictured, from left, back row: Ozark County Deputy Vesa Phelan, Brent McKemie, Gavin Martin, McKenna Miller, Ryan Causey, Anna Deatherage and Chief Deputy Collins. Front row: Makayla Lucas, Lakin Church, Kylie Jones, LeeAnna Collins and Deputy Curtis Dobbs. Not available for the photo: Korey Murphy.
A group of 10 Dora students are well on their way to graduating from the first ever Ozark County Explorer program, a six-week course for 14- through 18-year-olds interested in pursuing a law-enforcement career after high school.Ozark County Chief Deputy Winston Collins told the Times that the after...
To contact the Ozark County Sheriff’s Office, call 417-679-4633. In an emergency, dial 911. April 99:38 a.m. – Caller said neighbor’s cattle are on her property on Docs Drive. OCSD officer spoke with reporting party on phone.10:51 a.m. – Caller on County Road 110 reported a fraud / scam call: a...

Gainesville FFA officers and their adviser, Jon Wilson, attending Sunday service at Gainesville Church of Christ so they could surprise preacher Halbert Smith with the honorary American FFA Degree, the highest degree awarded by the national FFA. From left: Madison Trivitt, Blakely Morrison, Peyton Donley, Natlie Kiger, Halbert, Wyatt Wilson, Jaima DeVries, Will Uchtman and Hunter Webb.
Gainesville Church of Christ preacher Halbert Smith wasn’t surprised to see eight students wearing FFA jackets in his congregation Sunday. His wife, Vicki, has been helping train the Gainesville High School FFA parliamentary procedure team that will soon be participating in the upcoming state...
Alyssa Dillon of Tecumseh, a sophomore Associate of Science in business major at Missouri State University-West Plains, is one of 29 college students in the Missouri – and the only student from a two-year school – who has been awarded a $1,250 scholarship from the Missouri Society of Certified...
The Missouri Department of Conservation encourages homeowners and landscapers to avoid planting Callery pear trees this spring. Better known as Bradford pears, the Callery pear tree is an invasive species known to multiply quickly and crowd out Missouri native plants. While it’s been a popular...
Local farmers and artisans are invited to sign up as vendors at the Fourth Annual Ozark County Homegrown and Homemade Festival, to be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 5, on the Gainesville square. Vendor applications are due April 20, and completed applications should be returned to any...

Photo by Josh Dooley/The Baxter Bulletin Sgt. Lee Sanders, right, and Eldon Cooper discuss the night Cooper was trapped in a tractor underwater at his Clarkridge home.
This article is reprinted with permission from The Baxter Bulletin, Mountain Home, Arkansas. Eldon Cooper doesn’t consider himself lucky to be alive. This despite being trapped inside the cab of a tractor upside down, submerged in a frigid pond on his Clarkridge, Arkansas, property for more than...

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The 13th annual Blessing of the Fleet will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at Pontiac Cove Marina in Pontiac. The day will begin with a lake, park and highway clean-up sponsored by the marina from 9 a.m. to noon. The marina will provide trash bags and gloves to anyone who participates, and a...

Eric Morgan
Eric Morgan, 48, of Gainesville, is being held in the Ozark County Jail on a $10,000 cash-only bond after he was arrested April 10 and charged with possession of methamphetamine and unlawful use of a weapon in connection with allegations that he had a loaded Taurus 9 mm semi-automatic handgun and...
Mega Motorsports, a PowerSports dealer in West Plains, in partnership with manufacturer CFMOTO, has provided this 2017 ZForce 800 EX utility vehicle for use at Cloud 9 Ranch by ranch manager Ed Barfield during the spring and summer riding seasons. Pictured, from left: Mega Motorsports PowerSports...

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