Organizers are finalizing details for Ozark County Christmas events


Chatting with Mr. Claus: Makadah Price, daughter of Warren and Valerie Price, shared her Christmas wishes with Santa during last year’s breakfast with Santa event in the Bakersfield School cafeteria prior to the annual Bakersfield Christmas parade. Children visited with Santa (Richard Chamberlain) while his elves (Carol Bales, Melba Mullins and Dianna Stover) served pancakes and sausage. This year’s breakfast with Santa in Bakersfield will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1. Photo by Val Price.

Organizers are finalizing details for upcoming Ozark County Christmas events. 

Voting is that important


Diane White, right, has been an election judge in Bridges Precinct for five years. The job generally includes long, 14- to 15-hour workdays, but Diane says it’s a very rewarding opportunity to be a part of the election process. Shown with Diane in this November 2017 election photo are fellow Bridges Precinct election judges. From left: Renee Schmucker, Lana Cockrum and Dennis Lawson.

The Nov. 6 General Election is one for the record books.

Sheriff reports counterfeit $100 bills appearing here


Counterfeit $100 bills have appeared in Ozark County recently. The bills have Chinese writing on them, which, according to an online source, can be translated as “not to be used as real currency” and “bill to be used for counting practice.”

Multiple counterfeit $100 bills have been found across the county, Ozark County Sheriff Darrin Reed confirmed Monday.

Greatly thankful: 90-year-old man spends night lost in stranded Jeep


Vince Quosig, shown here celebrating his 90th birthday last year, spent Friday night in his stranded car west of Theodosia when he missed the turnoff from NN Highway to his home on a county road. Rescuers spent all day Saturday trying to find him – and finally succeeded about 6 p.m. Quosig turns 91 on Nov. 29.

Ellen Richardson said Monday that her dad, Theodosia resident Vince Quosig, 90, wouldn’t have survived another night – l

Over 600 deer sampled for CWD in Ozark County this weekend


West Plains-based MDC fisheries management biologist Nathan Recktenwald takes a sample from a deer killed Saturday by Blaine Taylor, left, at the sampling station at Gainesville High School. While mandatory sampling has ended here, voluntary sampling is encouraged and can be done in Ozark County by contacting McKinzie Taxidermy at 870-321-379 or 870-321-3483.

Deer hunters in Ozark County braved temperatures in the teens Saturday morning as they took to the woods for the opening day of 2018 firearms season.

Voter turnout is ‘phenomenal’ in Nov. 6 election but Gainesville levy proposal fails


As election judge Ted Bischoff watches, Barren Fork Precinct voter Pamela Cramm sends her ballot into the Unisys Optical Scanner last week while voting at the Wasola Volunteer Fire Department building.

Ozark County voter turnout in last week’s general election was “phenomenal,” Ozark County Clerk Brian Wise said Monday.

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