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Clayton Leroy
Clayton Leroy of Dora, an accounting major at Missouri State University in Springfield, worked at the Ozark County Soil & Water Conservation District office this summer, finishing his internship on Friday, June 29. SWCD now is looking for an intern to fill the position next year. The deadline...
Missouri State Highway Patrol Trooper Justice C. Simpson is one of two new troopers assigned to Troop G, which includes Ozark County. Simpson has been assigned to Zone 2, Texas County.  He is a native of Galena and a graduate of Galena High School. He earned an Associate of Arts degree in criminal...
Missouri State Highway Patrol Trooper Sean D. Goostree is one of two new troopers assigned to Troop G, which includes Ozark County. Goostree has been assigned to Zone 10, northern Howell and Shannon counties.  He is a native of Rocky Comfort and a graduate of Wheaton High School in Wheaton. He...
To contact the Ozark County Sheriff’s office or other emergency-responding agencies here, call 417-679-4633. In an emergency, dial 911. June 2510:51 a.m. – Electrical transformer blew near Second and Main streets in Gainesville. Gainesville VFD  responded.12:57 p.m. – Semi-truck is in roadway on...
The following criminal cases, traffic/municipal tickets and infractions were filed in Ozark County Court between Tuesday, June 19, and Friday, June 29. All those charged are presumed innocent pending final court action.Hunter Dale Rife, Gainesville, defective equipment. Ozark County Sheriff’s...
Circuit Judge Craig Carter processed a total of 14 civil cases and 29 criminal cases during the June 5 session of the Ozark County Law Day. The criminal cases for which online information is available are listed below. Cases to reach disposition Clinton W. Dieter, who was charged with third degree...
Theodosia Area Volunteer Fire Department hosted a joint training exercise June 6 with Timber Knob VFD in which new volunteers were able to experience a real house fire in a controlled-burn environment, reports TAVFD spokesperson Tracy Meal. An Isabella-area house was destroyed at the request of...

Meints
Brett Meints has resigned as emergency management director for Ozark County, the city of Gainesville and the village of Theodosia, effective June 28. In an email to Ozark County fire department chiefs, the Ozark County Sheriff, the Ozark County Times and others, Meints said Thursday his reason for...
The Gainesville Lions Club is accepting nominations for this year’s Barney Douglas Citizen of the Year award, to be presented to an Ozark County resident who has made a difference in our community. The citizen of the year will be recognized at Hootin an Hollarin.Nominations can be made by emailing...
Two local events are planned this month to help voters gather information before casting their votes in the Aug. 7 primary election.  The Gainesville R-5 Board of Education will host an informational meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, July 16, about Proposition Gainesville Bulldogs, the district’s proposal...

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