Times designing ads for The Real Ozarks

The cover of last year’s The Real Ozarks featured a man kayaking on the North Fork of the White River. The Times is currently looking for photos to consider for the cover of this year’s edition. Email photos taken in Ozark County to Editor Jessi Dreckman at jessi@ozarkcountytimes.com or bring them by the Times office during regular business hours.


Times ad manager Jenny Yarger has been busy working with area business owners on ads for the upcoming annual publication of The Real Ozarks Magazine. The glossy-covered, magazine-style book features information for residents and visitors about everything there is to do and enjoy in the area.

The Real Ozarks features helpful information about Ozark County and the surrounding area’s outdoor recreation, hiking trails, lake and river fun, festivals, camping, hunting, historic grist mills, scenic drives, restaurants, brewery and other eateries. The information is tastefully paired with beautiful photos of the county, submitted by Ozark County residents and vacationers. 

The magazine is an appealing marketing option for area business because it is distributed widely. 

In addition to being available at many local businesses within Ozark County, the Times sends the magazines to every visitors center in the state. Many visitors centers call the Times early in the year to request additional cases of the publication, explaining that it’s one of the most popularly picked magazine at their centers. An online version, posted to the Times website, receives frequent traffic from visitors and future-residents researching the destination on the internet. 

A business directory listing all advertising businesses is available in the back of each year’s magazine. 

All ads are full color. Ad pricing is as follows: $95 for an eighth-page, $130 for a quarter-page, $225 for a half-page and $325 for a full page ad. The Times graphic art department designs ads based on customers’ specifications. The design process is free with the purchase of the ad. 

The Real Ozarks ad deadline is a month away, on Feb. 24. The magazine will be published March 15 and will be distributed throughout the year. 

For more information on advertising in The Real Ozarks or the Times’ other publications, contact Jenny Yarger at jenny@ozarkcountytimes.com or 417-679-4641. 

Ozark County Times

504 Third Steet
PO Box 188
Gainesville, MO 65655

Phone: (417) 679-4641
Fax: (417) 679-3423