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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...

The tan-colored, single-level home just below the red fire-retardant chemical plume in this photo by Riverside (California) Press-Enterprise reporter Brian Rokos belongs to Alex and Vonda Solomko, Ozark County native Kristin Solomko’s in-laws in Murrieta, California. During the Liberty Fire that burned out of control in that area last week, fire crews decided to drop their load there because they saw the fire breaks that had been created around the home and thought it could be saved.
An Ozark County native recently got a too-close-for-comfort view of California wildfires that have made national headlines during the past week. For the last three years, Kristin Crawford Solomko, daughter of Bryan and Jerri Sue Crawford of Gainesville, has lived with her husband, Michael, in...

West Plains Propane office manager Chrystal Meek said whoever burglarized the facility Tuesday, Dec. 5, caused substantial damage, including this broken glass door, but only got away with two checks made out to West Plains Propane. Photo courtesy Chrystal Meek.
Ozark County Sheriff Darrin Reed warns local residents that burglaries and thefts are on the rise, a trend that typically can be seen nationwide from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day. “Please be aware of your surroundings, and lock your vehicles,” Reed posted on his Facebook page. “If you see...
Shelter Insurance agent Doug Hawkins shows the Fostering Joy collection box that was delivered to his Gainesville office Monday. The charitable project gives area residents another opportunity to help make Christmas merry for foster children in Ozark, Douglas and Wright counties by donating new,...

More than 100 people attended the informational meeting Dec. 5 in Ava about the future of the new Bryant Creek State Park in Douglas County a few miles north of Rockbridge. The meeting included three exhibits where Missouri State Park employees answered visitors’ questions and shared information about the park. Written comments were accepted at the meeting, and online comments are currently being accepted through Jan. 5, 2018, on the Missouri State Parks website. Photo courtesy of the Douglas County Herald.
This article is reprinted with permission from KSMU.org. Additional information has been added by the Timesstaff.    Three public meetings on the future of Missouri’s newest state parks are finished, including the Bryant Creek State Park meeting, which was held Dec. 5 at the Ava Community Building...
Jennifer Garrison and Misty Twyman, certified child passenger safety technicians from the Ozark and Douglas County Health Departments, will hold a car seat safety check from 8 to 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 15, in the former car-lot pavilion next to the Ozark County Health Department at 370 Third Street...
Rylen Wynn, son of Jimmy and Liz Wynn of Gainesville, graduated Nov. 17 from Air Force basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas. A 2017 graduate of Gainesville High School, Wynn now heads to his technical training assignment.

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