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Theodosia United Methodist Church will host a spaghetti supper from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2, at the church on Highway 160 in Theodosia. The cost is by donation.  All proceeds of the supper will be matched dollar for dollar by a grant from the Ozarks Food Harvest to support the Ozark County Food...

Ozark County Ambulance emergency medical technician Ed Doiron stows a patient-transport gurney inside the ambulance to prepare for the next emergency call. Times photo / Jessi Dreckman.
Ozark County’s registered voters will go to the polls April 3 to decide a levy-increase request from the Ozark County Ambulance District and also to elect members to the ambulance district board; the board of aldermen in Bakersfield, Gainesville and Theodosia; the school boards in Bakersfield and...
U.S. Postal Service real estate specialist Vee Spikes told the Times Monday that he had no new information related to the $270,000 post office USPS proposes to open later this year in Zanoni. He referred future media inquiries to USPS strategic communications specialist Stacy St. John in Kansas...
Amelia LaMair of Sycamore has joined the Ozark County Times staff as a reporter/office staff member. She works Mondays and Fridays covering the Ozark County commissioners’ weekly meetings and also working with school news and on general feature/news assignments.  “We’re happy to welcome Amelia to...
Last week’s snow-covered Ozark County experienced a drastic change in weather as temperatures climbed over the weekend. (Top, left) On Thursday, Noble resident Shiela Scott captured a unique pattern of ice that froze on top of Bull Shoals Lake at Theodosia after an arctic blast of below-zero...

Emilee Shipley. Courtesy of Ozark County Sheriff's Department.
Ozark County Sheriff Darrin Reed says officers are still searching for 16-year-old Emilee Shipley, who was reported missing at 6:58 a.m. Monday, Jan. 8.  “It’s the not knowing that’s so hard,” Emilee’s grandmother Jeanie Shipley,  told the Times Tuesday morning.  Jeanie and husband David had...
Tecumseh Volunteer Fire Department recently bought this 1995 E-One Cyclone firetruck from the Lansing, Kansas, Fire Department. The truck will be outfitted with tools and equipment so it can be used as the department’s rescue/pumper vehicle, said TVFD chief Nathanael Winrod, right, pictured with...

Col. Clay Pettit
Ozark County native Clay Pettit was recently promoted from lieutenant colonel to colonel during an Army ceremony at the U.S. Special Operations Command at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida, where he currently serves.  Pettit, son of Isabella resident Mary Pettit and the late Tommy D. Pettit...

The new Missouri Ozark Community Health building is nearing completion on Elm Street just north of the Gainesville post office. Times photos/Sue Ann Jones.
Gainesville’s new Missouri Ozark Community Health building is expected to open within the few weeks just north of the Gainesville post office.  MOCH CEO Tim Shryack said last week he expects the new 6,000-square-foot building will be finished by the end of February or early March – if the weather...
The filing period for candidates wishing to run in the April 3 general municipal election for seats on school, municipal and other public boards ended at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, after this week’s press deadline. We’ll have the names of candidates running in this year’s election in next week’s ...

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